'New' New Zealand

Volume 8 Number 2

New New Zealand


This issue seeks to reflect recent trends in New Zealand literary and critical practice, in particular what the editors observe as a sense of detachment from traditional nationalistic imperatives. The issue is guided by the assumption that New Zealand cultural identity registers an uneasy cohabitation with the official biculturalism instituted in the 1980s, and through images generated as a consequence of the Lord of the Rings trilogy

  • Contents
      • PAUL DAGARIN, River Exercise
      • ALISON GLENNY, On the Ice
      • SARA KNOX, From The Midday Demon – Railhead
      • CARL SHUKER, From The Depleted Forest – Meals Variously Ready to Eat
    • POETRY
      • ROBERT SULLIVAN, Took: A Preface to ‘The Magpies’,

        Fragments of a Maori Odyssey

      • GREGORY O’BRIEN, The non-singing seats, The Surfer’s Mass
      • JOAN FLEMING, How to have made what we’re making, Going In, Children
      • GEOFF COCHRANE, That Winter with Celeste, Coming Down with Something,

        South Auckland, Late in the Day, Self-Portrait

      • ANNA JACKSON, Dream golems, Pull down the white curtain,

        Poetry and its returns, Infinity

      • CHARIS BOOS, Mnemosyne
      • STEPHEN TURNER, Compulsory Nationalism
      • JAMES MEFFAN, ‘Culturalism gone mad’: The Play of Cultural Rhetoric in the

        Invention of New Zealand National Identity

      • MICHELLE KEOWN, ‘Can’t we all just get along?’: bro’Town and New Zealand’s

        Creative Multiculturalism

      • JANE STAFFORD, ‘Irrevocably mute, for ever mourned’: George Grey and

        his Collaborators

      • KIRSTINE MOFFAT, The River and the Ocean: Indigeneity and Dispossession

        in Vincent Ward’s River Queen

      • MELISSA KENNEDY, ‘Are You for Real?’: Witi Ihimaera’s Eidolon Camouflage
      • CLARE BARKER, ‘Bionic Waewae’ and ‘Iron Crutches’: Turangawaewae,

        Disability, and Prosthesis in Patricia Grace’s Dogside Story

      • JULIE ADAMS, Carving a Space: George Nuku and Power and Taboo:

        Sacred Objects from the Pacific 1760-1860 at the British Museum

    • REPORT
      • STUART MURRAY, Era New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland July 2008