The Oxford Literary History of Australia

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Overview


This new literary history rethinks the landscapes of Australian literature in an engaging style and takes into account contemporary theories of literature and associated art forms.
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"Recommended for all libraries supporting coursework at the upper-division undergraduate level and above."--Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195537376
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/1999
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Making Literary History: An Introduction 1
1 White on Black/Black on Black 9
2 The 'Settling' of English 21
3 Literary Culture 1851-1914: Founding a Canon 47
4 Literature and Melodrama 66
5 National Dress or National Trousers? 89
6 Literary Culture 1914-1939: Battlers All 107
7 Literary Democracy and the Politics of Reputation 130
8 National Myths of Manhood: Anzacs and Others 147
9 Clearing a Space for Australian Literature 1940-1965 169
10 Fiction in Transition 193
11 Poetry and Modernism 217
12 Literary Culture since Vietnam: A New Dynamic 239
13 Poetry since 1965 265
14 Drama since 1965 286
15 Fiction: Innovation and Ideology 308
16 Tracking Black Australian Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Literature 332
17 Film, Television and Literature: Competing for the Nation 348
Notes 364
A Guide to Reference Material 401
Chronology 415
Notes on Contributors 453
Index 457
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