By Rosalind Moran To translate written work, especially colourful prose or poetry, is an exercise both punctuated by glee and fraught with anxiety. The ethical pitfalls of translation are many, and synonyms somehow never quite enough. If one resignedly steamrolls alliteration and meter, the yells they emit could be transliterated as anything from “ouch”, to … Continue reading
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Embodying Character: Physical Symbolism or Lazy Stereotypes?
Rosalind Moran, Blogger in Residence Both as readers of fiction and in the real world, we have been conditioned to judge by appearance. Clean and collared in a boring suit? Public servant. Wearing a puffer jacket? Taswegian. Greying prematurely and drinking caffeine with abandon? Author. Sometimes we construe people’s identities based on what seem like … Continue reading
What Makes Literature ‘Australian’?
Words by Rosalind Moran, Blogger in Residence The world is full of impenetrable questions. Who is responsible for the word ‘flibbertigibbet’? Why is one sock always missing? And could the Pavlova really be as Australian as Crowded House? Yet one issue repeatedly proves itself to be even more complex: that of Australian culture and literary … Continue reading
The Byronic Hero’s Path: A Torturous Road
Blogger in Residence, Rosalind Moran, explores this enigmatic archetype and its enduring presence in writing today. The concept of the ‘Byronic hero’, named after Romantic poet Lord Byron, has existed for over 200 years. With his square jaw, tortured soul, and propensity to loiter on desolate hillsides, the Byronic hero’s enduring presence in storytelling across many mediums … Continue reading
We Have To Talk About Women’s Fiction
Blogger in Residence, Rosalind Moran, questions the notion of Women’s Fiction as a genre, and what this means for writers. Book categories are strange creatures, not unlike boa serpents. With every new release, the book category snake comes along, pinches and squeezes— reduces—and then swallows its prey whole. Yet what pushes both readers and publishers … Continue reading
Welcome to our FOUR new Bloggers in Residence
A big welcome to our newest Capital Letter’s Bloggers in Residence: Penny Hanley, Rosalind Moran, Nalini Haynes and Sophie Constable. We had so many wonderful applications this round, that we’ve opened the position up to four bloggers, who will bring you a whole bunch of wonderful articles over the next six months. Have a peruse below … Continue reading