Dear friends and colleagues,

Maria Renata Dolce and Antonella Riem Natale, as old friends and students of his, are planning to publish a collection in memory of Bernard Hickey (he died on 30 July 2007); with “tributes” to him on the subjects he most loved and cared for and we would like to extend this invitation to you all.

The provisional title is: The Wizard of Oz. In Memory of Bernard Hickey, Literature’s Roving Ambassador. The Collection will be published in the series ALL (directed by Antonella Riem Natale, Forum: Udine).

Possible issues and areas of investigation include:

Ř      the relationship between Australia and Europe;

Ř      ReconciliationS;

Ř      crossing borders and boundaries (political, social, ethnic, racial and symbolic ones);

Ř      migration, diaspora and multiculturalism;

Ř      travel writing;

Ř      from Commonwealth to Postcolonial studies.


In consideration of Prof. Hickey’s wide range of interests and fields of research, you can suggest any other topic that you consider pertinent. A special focus on Australian and Aboriginal culture and literature would be most appreciated.

Papers are to be submitted by the 31th January 2008 at the following email address:

Please also find the attached notes for contributors and a sample file with the style to be used in your contribution.


Bernard has been for all of us an example of the friendship, warmth and creativity that can be fostered among people who do really wish to collaborate and get to know one another. We will always remember him for the splendid man he was and for all he did and achieved: our volume is meant to be a little tribute to the great “wizard of Oz” with infinite affection and gratitude.


Antonella Riem Natale                                                Maria Renata Dolce

Dean – Faculty of Foreign Languages                          Faculty of Foreign Languages

University of Udine                                                                 University of Salento

Italy                                                                                        Italy                                                 








Articles should report on original research or present an original framework that links previous research and possible implementations. Articles should be between 15,000 and 30,000 characters in length (including spaces) and should be submitted along with an abstract (maximum 150 words) and a bio (maximum 100 words).



Submission Guidelines:


1.      All submissions should be written in type-face 12 Times New Roman, spacing 1 and a half.

2.      References in the text: If you wish to make references in the text to other publications please do so clearly and in the following way: author’s surname, date, and page number, e.g. (Eisler, 2000: 35). Please remember not to over-reference your article.

3.      Footnotes: collect them together at the end of the article. There will be no footnotes on individual pages. Please number your notes consecutively, writing clear superscript numbers in the appropriate places.

4.      List of references: please give full bibliographical details of references and list them in alphabetical order of author, following the style of the examples given below:




Eisler, Riane. 1987. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future. San Francisco: Harper and Row.

Eisler, Riane. 1995. Sacred Pleasure, Sex, Myth, and the Politics of the Body: New Paths to Power and Love. San Francisco: Harper and Row.

Eisler, Riane. 2000. Tomorrow's Children. A Blueprint for Partnership Education in the 21st Century. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

Elleke, Boehmer. 1999. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Gimbutas, Marija. 2005 (original English ed. 1999). Le dee viventi. Edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter. Milano: Medusa.

Grossato, Alessandro. 1999. Il libro dei simboli. Metamorfosi dell’umano tra Oriente e Occidente. Milano: Mondadori.


Collections of articles

Benjamin, Medea e Evans, Jodie (eds). 2005. Stop the Next War Now. Effective responses to Violence and Terrorism. Maui, Hawai’i: Inner Ocean Publishing, Inc.

Riem Natale, Antonella (ed.). 2006. Sapienze antiche all’incrocio di mondi / Anam Ċara. Forum: Udine.

Chakravarti, Saumitra and Ramaswamy, S. (eds). 2003. The Endangered Self. Dehli: Eastern Book Linkers.


Articles in journals

Chakravarty, Saumitra. 2006. Conscious, Subconscious and Unconscious in Macbeth. Il bianco e il nero Studi di filologia e di letteratura, 8: 209-216.

Riem Natale, Antonella. 2006. Anita Desai’s Baumgartner and the Goddess Mother. Le Simplegadi, 4:

Semino, Elena. 2006. Blending and Characters’ Mental Functioning in Virginia Woolf’s ‘Lappin

and Lapinova’. Language and Literature: 15, 1: 55-72.


Articles in collections

Eisler, Riane. 2002. Education for a culture of peace: human possibilities. In Riem Natale, Antonella and Albarea, Roberto (eds). The Art of Partnership. Essays on Literature, Culture, Language and Education towards a Cooperative Paradigm: 19-46. Udine: Forum.


Articles in collections which are already mentioned in the bibliography

Roy, Arundhati. 2005. Introduction. In Benjamin, Medea and Evans, Jodie (eds): 1-4

Mercanti, Stefano. 2006. Essere umani: sulle ali del mondo Cheyenne di Lance Henson. Riem Natale, Antonella (ed.): 39-44.

Walker, Alice. 2005. Foreword: To Be Led by Happiness In Benjamin, Medea e Evans, Jodie (eds): xi-xiv.



CodePink. Women of Peace. n.d. (consulted on 27-1-2006)

Donne di Pace. n.d..; (consulted on 27-1-2006)

Siberian Shamanism. n.d. (consulted on 2-11-2006)


(n.d.: not determined in case there is no date in the website)




AUTHOR: Maria Renata Dolce, University of Lecce, Italy.

TITLE OF PAPER: Crossing Boundaries: History/Herstories, Female Genealogies and the Call of the Earth Mother in André Brink’s Imaginings of Sand.

EPIGRAPH STYLE: We may find ourselves wondering to what degree the suppression of women’s rites has actually been the suppression of women’s rights (Stone, 1978: 228).





“I’ve spent all my life crossing frontiers” (Brink, 1993: 7), claims the South African writer André Brink in the occasion of his openly committed involvement into the antiapartheid struggle. It is starting from this programmatic engagement that I will set out to explore the manifold expressions of his longstanding and passionate search for new paths leading towards a definite liberation of South Africa and the creation of a society forged according to a partnership model, in defiance of all systems and forms of oppression and discrimination. […]



There are some old stories about a woman deep in the heart of Africa who came from a lake with a child on her back, driving a black cow before her. Or from a river, the snake-woman with the jewel on her forehead. Or from the sea. One day a small wave broke on the beach and left behind its foam and in the sun it turned into a woman. (Brink, 1996: 174).




In a personal reinterpretation of Western humanism, which he revisits as an all-inclusive African humanism (Diala, 2002), he invokes the shared experience of suffering of all human beings, recognizing the existence of some common denominators in the human predicament, despite the specificity and peculiarity of each specific case and context which he is careful not to erase[1] (NOTES AS FOOTERS).



Brink. André. 1996. Imaginings of Sand. London: Secker & Warburg.

Diala, Isidore. 2002. The Political Limits of (Western) Humanism in André Brink’s Early Fiction. Studies in the Novel, 34, 4 (Winter): 422-426.

Jolly, R.J. 1996. Colonization, Violence and Narration in White South African Writing: André Brink, Breyten Breytenbach and J.M. Coetzee. Johannesburg: Witwaterstrand University Press.

Stone, Merlin. 1978. When God was a Woman. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovan.


[1] NOTES STYLE: His unconscious implication and consequent contamination by Western culture, is the object of analysis and contestation on the part of many critics who look with suspicion at the writer’s deep affiliation with a Western humanism that, though critically interrogated, hides in itself an ideology which empowers forms of oppression and hegemonic control (see, for example, Diala, 2002; Jolly, 1996).