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    The Uses of Adversity: Matthew Flinders' Mauritius Writings

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    A discussion of Matthew Flinders' 'Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim' and of an extended journal entry, both written while he was detained on Mauritius

    Fiji: Republican Rome in the Pacific?

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    Review of 'Fiji: Paradise in Pieces' by Satendra Nandan

    Alien and Adrift: The Diasporic Consciousness in V.S. Naipaul’s 'Half a Life' and J.M. Coetzee's 'Youth'

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    This article as also published in 'The Regenerative Spirit' ed. Nena Bierbaum, Syd Harrex and Sue Hosking. Adelaide: Lythrum Press, 2003, 118-125.In this paper, I look at some similarities in sensibility of Naipaul and Coetzee, one clearly a diasporic writer and the other less identifiably so, as expressed in these two recent books. I discuss to what extent their differences in literal diasporic status are significant in forming the consciousness of these two writers and their characters, none of whom seem to owe any allegience to a group, a race, a class or a nation

    Those Difficult Years

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    Review essay of 'Letters Between and Father and Son' and 'Reading and Writing: A Personal Account' by V.S. Naipaul. The letters of the Naipaul family are compared with the fictional version of events in 'A House for Mr Biswas'

    'When Tired of Writing, I apply to Music': Music in Matthew Flinders' Life

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    An examination of music in the life and writings of Matthew Flinders, against the background of the place of music in the navy of the times

    Review of Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas

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    Review of Barracuda by Christos Tsiolka

    Summer Reading 2009/10

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    Review of 2009 Australian publications for summer reading
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