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Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas is Emeritus Professor of English at La Trobe University, and the author of the books Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804–1834 (2014), Imperialism, Reform and the Making of Englishness in ‘Jane Eyre’ (2008), and The Worlding of Jean Rhys (1999), co-author with Ann Blake and Leela Gandhi of England through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction (2001), and co-editor with Anne Collett and Russell McDougall of Tracking the Literature of Tropical Weather: Typhoons, Hurricanes, and Cyclones (2017), among others.

Sue Thomas reviews 'J.M. Coetzee And The Ethics Of Reading: Literature in the event' by Derek Attridge

April 2005, no. 270 01 April 2005
J.M. Coetzee and the Ethics Of Reading is both a deeply scholarly response to the work of a brilliant and challenging writer, and an act of advocacy for a particular mode of reading, which Derek Attridge characterises variously as ethical, literary, ‘attentive’ and scrupulously responsive to the text. This mode draws on practices of ‘close reading’, while proposing the ethics of ‘an open ... (read more)