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The article provides 'an overview of contemporary Australian writing, primarily fiction, that to varying degrees is critically informed by the development of queer theory in the late 1980s, early 1990s and beyond. The first section briefly explores some key tenets of queer theorising. This is followed by a focus on four queer writers who have achieved differing levels of cultural prominence in Australia .... The final section examines a wider range of queer Australian writers and writing and is structured around some central tropes, namely, sexual fluidity, postcoloniality and homophobic violence' (473).

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    y Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader Amit Sarwal (editor), Reema Sarwal (editor), New Delhi : SSS Publications , 2009 Z1560703 2009 anthology criticism

    This literary reader on Australian studies for India not only investigates this central question by exploring many other facets of Australian literature especially Australian cross-cultural relationships with India and Asia. Taking a broad view of what Australian literature is, it explores the dimensions of Australian literature (national, Aboriginal, multicultural, ecocritical, postcolonial, modernist, comparative, feminist, and popular) in its varied genres of drama, poetry, autobiography. explorers' journals, short stories, literature of war, travel writing, Anglo-Indian fiction, diasporic writing, mainstream novel, nature writing, children's literature, romance, science fiction, gothic literture, horror, crime fiction, queer writing and humour. Each paper in this Reader presents different ways of "reading down under" and "performing Australianness" (Source: Backcover).

    New Delhi : SSS Publications , 2009
    pg. 473-482
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