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The outsider within : a reflection on notions of alienation within life writing

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Ulrike SturmUlrike Sturm
Authors relating their experiences as outsiders is a recurring theme within the genre of life writing. Focusing on the work of the South Australian author and artist, Barbara Hanrahan (1939-1991, and Ian Abdulla (1947-2011), an Australian indigenous artist from the Riverland region, also in South Australia, this article seeks to explore whether feelings of alienation can occur just as easily in the place where one has grown up, where one supposedly ‘belongs’. Both Abdulla and Hanrahan, through their differing approaches to life writing, offer an insight into the complex dynamic between place, belonging and identity.

History

Parent Title

Peer Reviewed Proceedings of the 4th Annual Conference, Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), Brisbane, Australia, 24-26 June, 2013.

Start Page

52

End Page

61

Number of Pages

10

Start Date

01/01/2013

Finish Date

01/01/2013

ISBN-13

9780646915616

Location

Brisbane, Qld.

Publisher

Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand

Place of Publication

Chapel Hill, Qld.

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC); Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand. Conference