The work of conjuring settler nationhood for literary space was a self-conscious, colonial, and then nationalist task for both Australia and new Zealand, and as literary space becomes increasingly global..., that conjuring must be repeated for broader... reading formations and in ways that can guarantee no singular literary tradition for either nation. This conjuring project is powerfully present in poems bearing the name of the country in which they were written, apostrophizing that national/colonial entity and bringing it into a literary reading space.
Birns, Nicholas; Moore, Nicole; and Shieff, Sarah
"Naming the Nation: A Poetic Retrospect,"
2, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/vol28/iss2/2