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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7606-7127 Kowalcze-Pawlik Anna

Abstract

This essay discusses fire as a significant factor shaping Australian social and cultural life. It focuses first on the climate-change induced emotions such as eco-anxiety and anger that can be tied with the Australian landscape, and then moves on to a discussion of the presence and function of fire in selected contemporary Australian poetry. The reflection on the poetics of trauma in the second part of the essay is accompanied by a discussion of solastalgia connected with land dispossession as an experience of the First Nations expressed in the Aboriginal literature in English.

Keywords

emotions in Australian literature, solastalgia, metaphors of anger, Anthropocene, Australian wildfires, trauma

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