Rainforest narratives: the work of Janette Turner Hospital, by David Callahan

Levy, Bronwen (2010) Rainforest narratives: the work of Janette Turner Hospital, by David Callahan. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, 29 1: 210-212.

Author Levy, Bronwen
Title Rainforest narratives: the work of Janette Turner Hospital, by David Callahan
Formatted title
Rainforest narratives: the work of Janette Turner Hospital, by David Callahan
Journal name Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0732-7730
1936-1645
Publication date 2010
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 210
End page 212
Total pages 3
Place of publication Tulsa, OK, United States
Publisher University of Tulsa
Language eng
Formatted abstract
There is much in Hospital's writing and in Callahan's account that could be explored at length by feminists, although the feminist critic of Hospital needs to be especially alert to literary method and nuanced in her approach to Hospital's literary, and other, politics. An ecofeminist approach suggested by Callahan's rainforest metaphor would need to be sensible to Hospital's sustained critique of "real world" geopolitics. A feminist interested in the difficulty of meaning would need to approach with care the way that Hospital does often return to meaning itself: her writing may question meaning and institute multiple meanings and points of view, but it remains profoundly moral. Answers are found even when it is hard to see how they will be—but not always to the questions that were originally asked, which, I suspect, the feminist reader of Janette Turner Hospital's fiction should, like other readers, allow herself to remember. Callahan does remember this, which contributes greatly to the success of his extended and detailed interpretation.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Publication date: Spring 2010.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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