This semester in 20th Century Literature, we are talking about journeys into the unknown; Metaphorical journeys as well as real ones. We are also looking at World War 1, The poets, and the literature surrounding it.
World War 1 seems to be a pivotal point in History, as well as in Literature. With my limited knowledge, I would say that the 19th Century was more focused on Romanticism, telling each other that the world was wonderful. A lot of Australian literature had the bush humour, a sense of naughtiness, fun and quiet patriotism; sort of this is who we are to be Aussies, we are proud of it, but still have a sense of humility, of finding our way.
As a creative writer, I have written some short stories, fiction, poetry perhaps on the themes of the journey, as well as World War 1. I have attached the links to a couple below, in case you want to read.
This one is a modern war story; think Apocalypse Now