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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Stephanieen_US
dc.contributor.editorPaul Hetheringtonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:32:28Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:32:28Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2013-06-04T03:10:56Z
dc.identifier.issn18388973en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47885
dc.description.abstractThis discussion explores deflection as a narrative tactic for memoir writing, based on using material objects as sites of subjectivity. As a way of grounding this discussion, I employ the example of my own brief memoir 'Antidote', a fictionalised account of a collector and his collection, which provides the foundation for the story. In 'Antidote' I approach my account obliquely, as a restorative inventory. As I argue, however, it is not only the process of writing and remembering that provides a source of renewal. Rather, the objects themselves offer a mechanism of restoration. While imbued with ambiguity, they are an anchor against the constant slippage between the old world and the new. Roland Barthes has argued that the material details of a story can never denote the real: 'all that they do 堩s to signify it' (1989: 148) In 'Antidote' the assembled objects, the place that holds them and the collector who gathered them all exist. Even so, arguably, it is the selection and provenance of these objects, whether known or unknown, and their framing in language, that bring them into the realm of fabula and give narrative life to their form.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Canberraen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-2/deflected-subject-ethics-objects-and-writingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofpageto7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAxon Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume1en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCreative Writing (incl. Playwriting)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190402en_US
dc.titleThe Deflected Subject: ethics, objects and writingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2012. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal’s website or contact the author.en_US
gro.date.issued2012
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