Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New New World

Imagining Australia: Literature and Culture in the New New World

by Judith Ryan
     
 

Ranging from the country's colonial beginnings to its more globally oriented present, the nineteen essays by distinguished scholars working on the cutting edge of the field present a multi-faceted view of the vast land down under. A central theme is the relation of cultural products to nature and history. Issues explored include problems of race and gender,… See more details below

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Ranging from the country's colonial beginnings to its more globally oriented present, the nineteen essays by distinguished scholars working on the cutting edge of the field present a multi-faceted view of the vast land down under. A central theme is the relation of cultural products to nature and history. Issues explored include problems of race and gender, colonialism and postcolonialism, individual and national identity, subjective experience and international connections.

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An eclectic, chatty and inquisitive collection of essays, each looking to illuminate the corners (and shadows) of [Australian] culture and to see things in a new light...Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Judith Ryan have collected strong voices in Imagining Australia.
— Luke Beesley

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An eclectic, chatty and inquisitive collection of essays, each looking to illuminate the corners (and shadows) of [Australian] culture and to see things in a new light...Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Judith Ryan have collected strong voices in Imagining Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674015739
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2004
Series:
Committee on Australia Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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