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The Signifying Writer and the Ghost Reader: Mudrooroo's Master of the Ghost Dreaming and Writing from the Fringe

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Title: The Signifying Writer and the Ghost Reader: Mudrooroo's Master of the Ghost Dreaming and Writing from the Fringe
Author: Fee, Margery
Subject Keywords Mudrooroo;Aboriginal literature;Australian literature
Issue Date: 1992
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2009-08-04
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Studies in Canada
Citation: Margery Fee. "The Signifying Writer and the Ghost Reader: Mudrooroo's Master of the Ghost Dreaming and Writing from the Fringe." Australian and New Zealand Studies in Canada 8 (1992): 18-32.
Abstract: Mudrooroo has been influenced both by Henry Louis Gates' notions of signifying, as well as by those of Roland Barthes. For Aboriginal Australians, the Dreaming Ancestors marked the world with signs that they could read. The central character in the novel, Jangamuttuk, receives the European as his "dreaming" and his totemic ancestor. He (and Mudrooroo) therefore understand and can use and combat the power of this Ghost.
Affiliation: English, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/11653
Peer Review Status: Peer-Reviewed

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