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A. A. Phillips


Who is A. A. Phillips?

A. A. Phillips: Arthur Angel Phillips, generally known as A. A. Phillips, was an Australian writer, critic and teacher, best known for coining the term "Cultural Cringe" in his pioneering essay The Cultural Cringe, which set the early terms for post-colonial theory in Australia. He was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and at the Universities of Melbourne and Oxford, and later taught at Wesley College in Melbourne.

  • also known as A. Phillips
  • born on (115 years ago) in Melbourne
  • nationality: Australia
  • died on (30 years ago)
  • written works: "The Australian tradition", "A.A. Phillips on the cultural cringe"

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Google previewThe Dinkum Dictionary (2010)

by Susan Butler

cultural cringe cultural cringe This sense of inadequacy in relation to England contoured the outlook of the Australian elite in endless ways: it gave rise to what A. A. Phillips has called the 'cultural cringe', to much of what Rose describes as ' the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Australia (2014)

by Norman Abjorensen, James C. Docherty

The term “cultural cringe” was coined by the literary critic A. A. Phillips (1900–85) in an influential article in Meanjin in 1950 in ...

Google previewThe Oxford Classical Dictionary (2012)

by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Esther Eidinow

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My schoolmates would make love to anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself. (Emo Phillips)
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