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Imagined portraits:Reviving figures from Australia’s past

  title={Imagined portraits:Reviving figures from Australia’s past},
  author={Ae Jackett},
This thesis contributes to the growing scholarly interest in connections with Australia’s past through localised, individual stories. While much of this scholarship has focused on literature and the writings of cultural historians, this thesis concentrates on ways of visually recovering the memory of historical figures in relation to land through examining a unique form of portraiture which I have termed ‘imagined’. The concept of imagined portraiture is distinguished from more conventional… 

‘A pretty decent sort of bloke’: Towards the quest for an Australian Jesus

  • J. Goroncy
  • Political Science
    HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies
  • 2019
From many Aboriginal elders, such as Tjangika Napaltjani, Bob Williams and Djiniyini Gondarra, to painters, such as Arthur Boyd, Pro Hart and John Forrester-Clack, from historians, such as Manning



Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums

Raw Histories is concerned with historical photographs in anthropology. Rather than seeing them merely as ideologically formulated products of colonial gaze and appropriative desire, it explores

White Aborigines: Identity politics in Australian art

The value of this book lies in its ambitious theoretical scope and the important questions it asks about the status of Aboriginality within Australian art. Suggesting that ‘perhaps the history of

Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych

The diptych, comprising two hinged panels that can be opened and closed like a book, was prevalent in Netherlandish art and depicted subjects ranging from secular portraiture to religious personages

Reframing the Colonial Gaze: Photography, Ownership, and Feminist Resistance

This essay recasts photographic creation and consumption from a postcolonial feminist perspective. It begins with a reflection on nineteenth-century legal debates regarding how to define the

Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character

Favoring fantastical invention, biting wit, and distorted figuration, with roots in mid-20th-century pop culture, Jim Nutt creates wildly original work ranging from paintings on Plexiglas to

South of the West: Postcolonialism and the Narrative Construction of Australia

Bearings...An Introduction 1. The Middle Distance...or, The Printed World 2. Letters from Far-off Lands Two Studies of Writing in Exile I. Each Wild Idea as It Presents Itself A Commentary on Thomas

Words of Light: Theses on the Photography of History

This text demonstrates that Walter Benjamin articulates his conception of history through the language of photography. Focusing on Benjamin's discussions of the flashes and images of history, it

After Representation?: The Holocaust, Literature, and Culture

After Representation? explores one of the major issues in Holocaust studies-the intersection of memory and ethics in artistic expression, particularly within literature. As experts in the study of

A Philosophical Inquiry Into The Origin Of Our Ideas Of The Sublime And Beautiful: With An Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste

The "Philosophical Enquiry" is a study of the relationship between strong feelings and forms of art, that considers the inspired persuasiveness of certain kinds of writing alongside experience of the

Writing Never Arrives Naked: Early Aboriginal Cultures of Writing in Australia

In 'Writing Never Arrives Naked', Penny van Toorn engages our minds and hearts. Her academically innovative book reveals the resourceful and often poignant ways that Indigenous Australians involved