It's Neoliberalism that lit the Fires

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Abstract

Right now, Australia is besieged by disparate disasters which nonetheless are linked: one involves the devastating results of a climate change-induced fire catastrophe, the other is marked by the disappearance of our literary and cultural eco-systems.

Flames and heat figure in these two distinctive, yet weirdly evocative ‘end of the world’ scenarios. In different ways, two forms of existence are under threat: one involves the survival of our literary culture. The other the literal preservation of our land that supports the life and livelihoods of people, as well as sustaining the lives of countless animals and trees.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationOverland
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2019

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