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dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Sarahen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-07T16:35:29Z
dc.date.available2016-03-07T16:35:29Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-06en
dc.identifier.citationS. Kennedy. The Journal of Commonwealth Literature (2015). DOI:10.1177/0021989415589833en
dc.identifier.issn0021-9894
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/254219
dc.description.abstractWhen Judith Wright travelled to Europe in the “loaded spring” of February 1937, the 22-year-old poet found herself witness to “a break in the consciousness of Europe”. This article argues that Wright’s experience of being an outsider in Europe at this crucial historical moment had profound implications for her poetics, in the form of a compound and productive series of displacements. Her peripatetic encounters with European cultures-in-crisis caused Wright to despair of Europe as a source of political and creative renewal, and exposed fault lines in her own cultural orientation. Sundered from her Anglophile cultural inheritance, and able to reflect on home with the distance and imaginative ambivalence of an outsider, Wright invoked Ulysses — that archetypal poetic wanderer — whose experience of archipelagic journeying came to express for her the contingencies and hauntedness of Australia’s palimpsestic identity. This essay positions the shifting perspectives and excursive patterns of Wright’s developing poetics in relation to concepts of outsideness and embodiment, drawing on the work of Mikhail Bakhtin and phenomenological philosophies of mind.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectembodied cognitionen
dc.subjectEuropeen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectislandsen
dc.subjectJudith Wrighten
dc.subjectperegrinationen
dc.subjectphenomenologyen
dc.subjectpoetic imaginationen
dc.subjectwaren
dc.title“Where’s home, Ulysses?” Judith Wright in Europe 1937en
dc.typeArticle
dc.provenanceOA-7452
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Sage Publications via http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021989415589833en
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameThe Journal of Commonwealth Literatureen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-08-06en
dc.contributor.orcidKennedy, Sarah [0000-0002-8401-6776]
dc.identifier.eissn1741-6442
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen


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