The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels: The Darkness Beyond the Stage-Lit Dream

The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels: The Darkness Beyond the Stage-Lit Dream

by Melinda Jewell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034304177
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Melinda Jewell attained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Plant Biology and Resource and Environmental Management from Macquarie University, Sydney in 1995. Her academic focus then changed to the arts, receiving a Bachelor of Arts specialising in dance and literature from the University of New South Wales in 2002. Her doctoral thesis extended on this topic and was completed at the University of Western Sydney in late 2008. Currently, Melinda Jewell works for the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney overseeing the group‘s postgraduate training program.

Table of Contents

Contents: Defining dance and its representation – Corroborees and surveillance – Performance dance: moving in the house of mirrors – Social dance, class and gender – Haunted by the old world: migration and the dance of death in the Australian novel – Terpsichore in the everyday: turning the world upside down – Dance as a metaphor – Writing about dance – Coda: gazing at the shadow.

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