Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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'Subverting the Empire traces the influences of Australian colonial exploration on writers of contemporary Australian fiction. Exploration journals serve as points of origin for social myths that continue to exercise the national imagination. This book examines these myths through a reading of the work of Thea Astley, Gerald Murnane and Rodney Hall' (back cover).

Notes

  • Some of the material in this book has been previously published in different form.
  • Epigraph: I know the names (learned painfully through homework) of several dozen capes, bays, promontories; and can trace in with a dotted line the hopeless journeys across it of all the great explorers, Sturt, Leichhardt, Burke and Wills. But what is beyond that is a mystery. It is what begins with the darkness at our back door. To big to hold in the mind! David Malouf, Johnno.
  • Epigraph: To put this another way, stepping into a story or constructing a map are much the same thing; and both are like tossing a stone at a window: the cobwebby lines fan out from the point of impact in all directions at once. Janette Turner Hospital. Oyster.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Altona, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Toowoomba, Toowoomba area, Darling Downs, Queensland,: Common Ground Publishing , Association for the Study of Australian Literature , 2004 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Exploration : The Australian Experience, Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism (p. 21-70)
The Evolving Literature of Australian Exploration, Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism (p. 71-96)
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre, Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism (p. 97-144)
Gerald Murnane : Exploring the Real Country, Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism (p. 145-194)
Rodney Hall : Exploring the Land in the Mind, Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism (p. 195-237)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Revisting Emptiness Kevin Rabalais , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 180 2005; (p. 83)

— Review of Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction Paul Genoni 2004 multi chapter work criticism
Internationalising Australian Studies : Non-Fiction 2004 - 2005 Robert Dixon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 128-143)
Argues a need for Australian literary studies and Australian studies in general to move beyond the national paradign that was a necessary part of their original disciplinary formation.
The Riddle of the Index: Subverting the Empire and Exploration Simon Ryan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , January-February no. 34 2005;

— Review of Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction Paul Genoni 2004 multi chapter work criticism
Revisting Emptiness Kevin Rabalais , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Spring no. 180 2005; (p. 83)

— Review of Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction Paul Genoni 2004 multi chapter work criticism
The Riddle of the Index: Subverting the Empire and Exploration Simon Ryan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , January-February no. 34 2005;

— Review of Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction Paul Genoni 2004 multi chapter work criticism
Internationalising Australian Studies : Non-Fiction 2004 - 2005 Robert Dixon , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 50 no. 2005; (p. 128-143)
Argues a need for Australian literary studies and Australian studies in general to move beyond the national paradign that was a necessary part of their original disciplinary formation.
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