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Invisible Empire: Mysticism And Colonialism in Joan Lindsay's Picnic At Hanging Rock

Released Saturday, 13th February 2021
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Join Cian at a chilly Cabin In The Woods for a Valentine's chat about the ever-mysterious Picnic At Hanging Rock. Whether you're more familiar with the book or the film, you'll be fine in terms of spoilers here, so grab an ale (no Fosters, please) and get ready for a disappear (ahem) into:

-the tradition of 'Australian Gothic'

-Picnic as a still-relevant urban legend

-whiteness in the novel, Miranda Must Go, and the Australian 'tabula rasa'

-why we love unresolved mysteries

-a post-colonial interpretation of PAHR

-a 1900s period piece or a 1960s new age classic?

-which characters 'transcend' and why?

-the 'great Australian novel', Joan Lindsay as a mystic

-Lindsay's obsession with time, her own background with Hanging Rock

-why St Valentine's day?

-the enigmatic final chapter!

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Australian Ghost Stories, edited by James Doig

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The Bunyip by Rosa Praed

http://home.yowieocalypse.com/Rosa_Praed_The_Bunyi…

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https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-extraordinary…

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http://latrobejournal.slv.vic.gov.au/latrobejourna…

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Fear And Loathing In The Australian Bush, Kathleen…

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Must Miranda Go? Kill Your Darlings, Kathrin Barth…

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Australian Scenery, Marcus Clarke

http://www.telelib.com/authors/C/ClarkeMarcus/pros…

Time Loop At Hanging Rock, The Nightshirt, Eric Wa…

http://thenightshirt.com/?p=4178
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