• "The syntax of Resistance: the use of language and genre to assert indigenous identity and inclusion in Australia Literature."

    Author(s):
    Richard Marotta (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Australian literature--Aboriginal Australian authors
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    MLA International symposium
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Glasgow
    Conf. Loc.:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Conf. Date:
    June 2-4, 2022
    Tag(s):
    Australian Aboriginal literature
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/dn1t-8e68
    Abstract:
    This paper will explore the use of language as a form of resistance among the indigenous writers of Australia. My plan is to examine how altering English syntax and modifying the conventions of narrative genre create layers of resistance to literary conventions to assert indigenous identity and belonging. Syntax is a path of disclosure that reaches deep into the matrix of indigenous literature and, just as paganism embraces a spirituality free of dogma, this body of literature pursues a voice, a syntax free of the language structures of the Invader. Paradoxically, indigenous writers seek a language independent of colonial influences, while knowing this may not be possible, except through the reanimation of the Dreamtime, that primordial state of the beginning.
    Notes:
    This paper is scheduled to be presented at the MLA International Symposium in Glasgow, Scotland on June 4, 2022.
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