Mission Impossible: Mudrooroo's Gothic Inter/Mission Statement
In this essay I am attempting to (un)cover a fair bit of ground. I would like to discuss briefly the question of the Gothic as it has been used to construct a eurocentric notion of Aboriginality, but more importantly, I would like to look at the way the mode has been turned on its head, as it were, by indigenous artists, to produce an oppositional revisionist discourse that undermines European historigraphy. The chief example of this reading will be a series of novels by the writer Mudrooroo, who is interesting in the context of this collection because he locates his ghost and vampire tales at the site of the invasion of Australia by Europeans, and around a battle that was frequently effected through missionary activities.
Turcotte, G. (2002). Mission impossible: Mudrooroo's gothic inter/mission statement. In G. Stilz (Ed.). Missions of interdependence: A literary directory (pp. 333-346). Series: Cross/Cultures. Amsterdam: Rodopi,.