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The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

Edited by: Jessica Gildersleeve

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367643560
eBook ISBN: 9781003124160
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781003124160
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In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companion emerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature?s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Expressing A New Civilisation Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Redemption Of The Larrikin At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Metropolis Or The Bush? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Weeping Kangaroo Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Reflective Moment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Among The Autumn Authors Download PDF
Chapter  7:  ‘Caterpillars Of The Commonwealth’ Download PDF
Chapter  8:  ‘Mad, Muddy, Mess Of Eels’ Download PDF
Chapter  9:  ‘Are You With Me?’ Offensiveness and Australian Drama in the 1970s Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Around 1988 Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Politics and Contemporary Australian Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Towards a New Direction in Contemporary Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Literary Criticism in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Obstetric Realism and Sacred Cows Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Literary Prizes and the Public Sphere Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Literary Media Entertainment Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Australian Literature in the University Download PDF
Chapter  18:  An Australian Ethics of Reading? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  News from Australia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Hijabi-Bodies and Sartorial Strategies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Australian Literature in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Facing East Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Turning the Inside Out Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Gendering Australian Literature Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ‘Silence Is My Habitat’ Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Australian Literature Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Into the Urban Labyrinth Download PDF
Chapter  28:  ‘Something New at Hand’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Animal Presence Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Landscape (after Mabo) Download PDF
Chapter  31:  ‘The Extraordinary Behind the Ordinary’ Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Australian Literature and Everyday Life Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Emblematic Spaces Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Twenty-First-Century Australian Poetry Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Life Writing and Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Reluctant Wandering Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Australia’s Long Relationship with Romance Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Magical Migrations Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Shadows in Paradise Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Australian Television and Literary Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Screen Adaptation and Australian Literature Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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