jeudi 30 juillet 2009

Nouvelle parution: Terror Australis Incognita? Antipodes

We would like to offer our sincere and heartfelf thanks to Nicholas Birns for generously allowing us to serve as guest editors for the special issue of Antipodes on Fear in Australian Literature and Film. In addition to entrusting us with the responsibility for the contents of an issue of a journal he has edited so expertly since 2001, Nicholas Birns provided extremely helpful and insightful guidance from the inception of the project right through to the printing of the finished product.

As emerging scholars, we are extremely grateful to Nicholas Birns for supporting our research. We would also like to thank Antipodes' Associate Editor, Paul Plisiewicz, for his wonderful design and layout work, as well as Richard Carr, Paul Kane and Jack Bennett, the reviews, poetry, and fiction editors for Antipodes, not to forget the cover artist, Richard Baxter, for generously allowing us to use his intriguing work.

We are delighted with the contents of the special issue, which contains thought-provoking articles produced by scholars based in Australia , New Zealand , Switzerland , the United States and Canada . Not only does the scholarship we have gathered represent significant diversity in terms of geography and nationality, the group of scholars represented includes a combination of well-established scholars and promising emerging talents who are beginning to make their mark in Australian literary and cultural studies.

Sincerely yours,

Nathanael O’Reilly

Jean-François Vernay

Nous souhaitons exprimer notre profonde et chaleureuse gratitude à Nicholas Birns pour nous avoir si généreusement permis de prendre la direction d’Antipodes pour ce hors-série consacré à la peur dans la culture australienne. En plus de nous avoir confié le sommaire d’une revue savante qu’il a dirigé avec maestria depuis 2001, Nicholas Birns nous a prodigué des conseils très judicieux et perspicaces depuis la genèse de notre projet jusqu’à son terme.

En tant que jeunes universitaires, nous sommes extrêmement reconnaissants de son soutien apporté à nos travaux. Nous voulons aussi remercier les collaborateurs de Nicholas Birns, Paul Plisiewicz, pour la grande qualité de la PAO, puis Richard Carr et Jack Bennett pour leur sélection de recensions et de créations littéraires, sans oublier l’artiste Richard Baxter (en couverture), pour avoir autorisé, dans sa grande mansuétude, la reproduction de son œuvre fascinante.

Nous sommes ravis du contenu de ce numéro, qui comporte de nombreux articles qui donnent à réfléchir, sous la plume d’érudits qui se sont établis en Australie, en Nouvelle Zélande, en Suisse, aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Non seulement les articles que nous avons réunis représentent une diversité manifeste en termes de latitudes et de nationalités, mais le vivier de rédacteurs qui ont voix au chapitre inclut un savant mélange de chercheurs dont la réputation n’est plus à faire et de nouveaux talents prometteurs qui commencent à s’imposer dans le champ des études australiennes.

Meilleurs sentiments,

Nathanael O’Reilly

Jean-François Vernay

Cover : RICHARD BAXTER's statement on his artwork

This painting deals with the unknown, and how when things are unknown, we tend to search out the negative possibilities inherent in any outcomes so that we may deal effectively with any problems arising in the future. Most creatures do it. (fear) In this pic, there is a shadowy unknown figure, could be a good guy, could be a bad guy, and the window next to him is in darkness. Could lead to good things, could be dark things. But because both are unknown outcomes, we err on the side of caution, and experience fear to guard against future pain.

History (Historique)

Antipodes, the official journal of the American Association of Australian Literary Studies, is published by the Association twice a year, June and December.

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