Nature and the uncanny in Christina Stead's The Rightangled Creek

Lane, William (2013) Nature and the uncanny in Christina Stead's The Rightangled Creek. Hecate, 38 1/2: 52-71.

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Author Lane, William
Title Nature and the uncanny in Christina Stead's The Rightangled Creek
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Nature and the uncanny in Christina Stead’s The Rightangled Creek
Journal name Hecate   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-4198
‎1839-4213
Publication date 2013-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 38
Issue 1/2
Start page 52
End page 71
Total pages 20
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher Hecate Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this essay I investigate Stead’s depiction of this relationship between the natural world and urban, Western people. I argue that this connection is presented as unsettling and frightening, and is characterised in the novella by uncanny effects. Stead’s story explores the Enlightenment view that nature has “a life of its own, independent of human needs” (Thomas 51). While this encounter with nature is confronting, it is nevertheless creative: Dilley’s Creek is presented as a place that inspires creativity.
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Institutional Status UQ

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