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Contemporary issues in Australian literature / editor, David Callahan
Bib ID 110947
Format BookBook
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Description London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2002 
183 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0714652377
0714682195 (paperback)
Summary

"The contemporary study of Australian literature, as befitting that of a country that has been at the forefront of postcolonial studies, is a highly self-conscious and theoreticised enterprise, carried on now by academics across the globe and not just by Australians concerned to privilege a discourse of national assertion and specificity, as used to be the case. This volume accordingly deals with issues such as the tensions between literary and cultural studies, indigenous autobiography, postcolonial nostalgia, masculinity, the placing of Australia in the Pacific and in Asia, the uses of Australian literature in the United States, and includes the considerations of such widely-studied authors as Mudrooroo, Peter Carey and Patrick White."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Australian literary studies bushwhacked? / David Callahan
  • Cyberspace and Oz lit : Mark Davis, McKenzie Wark and the re-alignment of Australian literature / Ruth Brown
  • Ethnic autobiography and the cult of authenticity / Graham Huggan
  • Melancholy and nostalgia in Australian literature : Mudrooroo's Dr Wooreddy's prescription / Anne Maxwell
  • Abjection and nationality in Patrick White's A fringe of leaves / Briar Wood
  • Misogyny, muscles and machines : cars and masculinity in Australian literature / Rebecca Johinke
  • May in September : Australian literature as anglophone alternative / Nicholas Birns
  • From European satellite to Asian backwater? / Lars Jensen
  • Australia in the Pacific : peaceful representations? / Juniper Ellis.
 
Notes

"This group of studies first appeared in a special issue of Australian Studies, ISSN 0954-0954, Vol.15, No.2 (Winter 2000) published by Frank Cass and Co. Ltd."

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Australian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Other authors/contributors Callahan, David

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