Charlie Canning

Biography

Charlie Canning taught English for ten years at three universities in Japan before enrolling in the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Adelaide in 2009. He has published a novel on Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage of 88 Temples (The 89TH Temple, Outskirts Press, 2012) and is currently at work on a screenplay based on S. Brian Willson's Blood on the Tracks.

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Books

The Transmutation of Gold into Paper and Plastic
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Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The Transmutation of Gold into Paper and Plastic" is one of the early chapters of The Sign of Jonah, a serial novel of sin and redemption set on the remote island of Bato in the Philippines. Here we meet Collins, a retired mining engineer from Perth, who comes to the island by way of Papua New Guinea and Manila.
The Cranial Equity Loan
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Price: Free! Words: 10,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Category: Plays » Australian & Oceanian
A three-act satire of modern life, the banking industry and consumer credit played against the backdrop of the Melbourne Cup, the most prestigious horse race in Australia and possibly the biggest fashion event of the year. Horseplay in three acts.
The 89TH Temple
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You set the price! Words: 49,330. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
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Once an ascetic rite of passage, the Shikoku Pilgrimage of 88 Temples has become a more generalized ritual of penance for troubled souls. Seven juvenile offenders on leave from various reform schools are walking the 1,300-kilometer pilgrimage with a counselor and some assigned wardens from the state. When they finish the journey, they will be released. Will they rejoin society or leave it behind?
That's Entertainment: The Observation Principle from Bentham to Foucault (Oceania)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
In this essay, I begin with Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon and the observation principle as a method of control. I then discuss George Orwell's 1984 and Michel Foucault’s development of this idea as a means of control and a form of entertainment. Finally, I take up ways in which the individual - and not the state - has become the unwitting purveyor of suffering as entertainment for a mass audience.
Sheltering Down Under (Oceania)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Sheltering Down Under is a meditation on the nuclear issue written from a bomb shelter in South Australia. In this essay, the spotlight is on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the nuclear tests of 1953, the Cold War, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Tokaimura (the accident before Fukushima).

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