"Riddle, Quizzicality, and Quirk - Trace Elements of the Poetic - ": the Value of the Fool in Some Australian Writing
PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Patrick White and David Malouf in two respective novels and Peter Steele S.J. in various writings place great emphasis on the figure of the "fool". The question which this paper pursues is what does this age-old figure, in its various manifestations, have to offer to Australian literature and to literature with a religious implication?
Colette Rayment, PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
The University of Sydney acknowledges that its campuses and facilities sit on the ancestral lands of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have for thousands of generations exchanged knowledge for the benefit of all.