The brutal geographies of Yar Khan

Wendy Alexander

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Abstract

This article attempts an experimental mode to ply the depths of a text’s relationship with its circumstances of production. Deploying an immersive praxis, the analysis aims to activate the autonomy of the short story ‘The Quest of Yar Khan’ through a rich engagement with its materiality, particularly its named geography. Revealing the text’s context in this way offers an opportunity to refresh the view of South Asia in peri-Federation Australia, a circumstance of which this short story is part.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-118
Number of pages17
JournalCultural Studies Review
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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