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'Integration', Vietnamese Australian Writing, and an Unfinished Boat Story

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Abstract


  • This article contributes to the critical commentary on boat narratives through a reading of an early and little-known example of a Vietnamese Australian boat story: ‘The Whitish-Grey Dove on the Disorientated Boat’, a serialised novella which was published in Integration: The Magazine for Multicultural and Vietnamese Issues from 1994 to 1998. Focusing on this novella and the magazine in which it appeared serves two objectives: the first is to make the argument that Vietnamese Australian writing has a longer and more active history than may be commonly recognized or acknowledged and that ‘the boat’ is a significant figure in this body of writing from its beginnings; the second is to situate the novella in the context of the diverse range writing found in Integration and to argue that the literary content of this community magazine constitutes a significant body of Vietnamese Australian writing that, for both literary scholars and other interested readers, is well worth exploring.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Jacklin, M. R. (2012). 'Integration', Vietnamese Australian Writing, and an Unfinished Boat Story. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 12 (2), 1-13.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1539&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/534

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/view/2344/3204

Abstract


  • This article contributes to the critical commentary on boat narratives through a reading of an early and little-known example of a Vietnamese Australian boat story: ‘The Whitish-Grey Dove on the Disorientated Boat’, a serialised novella which was published in Integration: The Magazine for Multicultural and Vietnamese Issues from 1994 to 1998. Focusing on this novella and the magazine in which it appeared serves two objectives: the first is to make the argument that Vietnamese Australian writing has a longer and more active history than may be commonly recognized or acknowledged and that ‘the boat’ is a significant figure in this body of writing from its beginnings; the second is to situate the novella in the context of the diverse range writing found in Integration and to argue that the literary content of this community magazine constitutes a significant body of Vietnamese Australian writing that, for both literary scholars and other interested readers, is well worth exploring.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Jacklin, M. R. (2012). 'Integration', Vietnamese Australian Writing, and an Unfinished Boat Story. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 12 (2), 1-13.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1539&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/534

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/jasal/article/view/2344/3204