Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'The Cambridge History of Australian Literature ... spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, encompassing indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society. Bringing together a distinguished line-up of contributors, this volume explores each of the literary modes in an Australian context, including short story, poetry, children's literature, autobiography and fiction. This book is an essential reference for general readers and specialists alike.' (From the publisher's website.)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
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Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cambridge University Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Peter Pierce , 2009 single work criticism (p. 1-6)
Britain's Australia, Ken A. Stewart , 2009 single work criticism
'This chapter seeks to discuss British (especially English) literature, ideas and literary conventions in a way that underlines their pre-emptive importance for colonial Australian writing, while acknowledging the possibility of their reconstitution or reformation in local and colonial conditions, and also within international, imperial, or global contexts that bear upon the British-colonial connection.' (8)
(p. 7-33)
The Beginnings of Literature in Colonial Australia, Elizabeth Webby , 2009 single work criticism
This chapter traces 'the importation of books, the growth of libraries and literary societies, the beginnings of local publishing and the influence of educational institutions, including mechanics' institutes and universities.'
(p. 34-51)
Early Writings by Indigenous Australians, Penny Van Toorn , 2009 single work criticism
This chapter looks at practices of literacy in Indigenous cultures after the arrival of the Europeans. It includes the sections: Literacy and the Stolen Generation; What did Aboriginal people read and write?; Colonial fantasies of Aboriginal voices in poetry and prose; Bennelong, Biraban, and Benjamin: early Indigenous authors of alphabetic writing; Early Aboriginal authorship and traditional Indigenous law; Hidden cultures of literacy; and Words for writing.
(p. 52-72)
Australian Colonial Poetry, 1788-1888 : Claiming the Future, restoring the Past, Vivian Smith , 2009 single work criticism
This chapter examines the popular and the learned/literary streams of colonial poetry and its representatives. Harpur, Kendall and Gordon are given separate sections, and there are sections on colonial subject matter and poetic forms, and on translation and satire.
(p. 73-92)
No Place for a Book? : Fiction in Australia to 1890, Tanya Dalziell , 2009 single work criticism
An overview of subjects and currents in 19th-century Australian fiction and travel writing, including a short section on 'writing Aboriginality'.
(p. 93-117)
Romantic Aftermaths, Richard Lansdown , 2009 single work criticism
This chapter discusses romanticism in colonial Australian thinking and writing.
(p. 118-136)
Australia's Australia, Peter Pierce , 2009 single work criticism
Discusses writing between the world wars and the perception of Australia emerging from it. Includes the subsections: Naturalising the saga;Facts and fictions; National self-respect; Banning and disparaging; Little magazines and anthologies; Conclusion: disgruntled patriotism, acrid optimism.
(p. 137-155)
The Short Story, 1890s to 1950, Bruce Bennett , 2009 single work criticism
This chapter gives attention to individual short story writers and collections or their work from the 1890s to about 1950 and 'their literary, geographic and historical contexts'. Special attention is given to newspaper and periodical publications as well as books, and responses to them by readers and critics, including the issue of quality judgements and commercial considerations. Subsections include: Predecessors, 1850s to 1880s; The 1890s legend revisited; National and international influences: The Bulletin and Louis Becke; Australian pasts revisited: Ernest Favenc, Price Warung; Lawson and legend; Expatriate writers, editors; Humour and nostalgia: Steele Rudd's selectors; Immigrants and travellers; Indigenous pioneer: David Unaipon; Realists and romantics: Katharine Susannah Prichard and Vance Palmer; Women at crossroads: Richardson, Stead, Barnard; Men at work: Herbert, Casey, Davison, Marshall; Looking backwards and forwards: Peter Cowan.
(p. 156-179)
Australian Drama, 1850-1950, Peter Fitzpatrick , 2009 single work criticism
An overview of Australian plays and theatres from the mid-nineteenth to the mid twentieth century. Includes the subsections: The discovery of a voice; The coming of the cinema; New theatres, little theatres.
(p. 180-198)
'New Words Come Tripping Slowly' : Poetry, Popular Culture and Modernity, 1890-1950, Peter Kirkpatrick , 2009 single work criticism
An overview of Australian poets and poetry between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth century, with focus on the impact of Australian modernity.
(p. 199-222)
Australian Fiction and the World Republic of Letters, 1890-1950, Robert Dixon , 2009 single work criticism
Discusses the changes in Australian fiction from the late-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, including international influences and the role of overseas publishers and global trends.
(p. 223-254)
Australia's England, 1880-1950, Peter Morton , 2009 single work criticism
This chapter discusses the role of London as 'the forge and measuring-rod of success' for Australian writers during the last decades of the nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century.
(p. 255-281)
Australian Children's Literature, Clare Bradford , 2009 single work criticism
Discusses themes, trends and developments in Australian children's literature between 1841 and 2006.
(p. 282-302)
Representations of Asia, Robin Gerster , 2009 single work criticism
Traces the development in perceptions of Asiasn countries and peoples by Australian writers from colonial to recent times.
(p. 303-322)
Autobiography, David McCooey , 2009 single work criticism
Includes colonial autobiographical writing, writing on childhood, education, and place, the rise of minority forms of autobiography '... centred on shifting ideas of identity (national and personal) and ongoing crises... ' (332) including testimonial and trauma writing, and autobiography in the public sphere.
(p. 323-343)
Riding on the 'Uncurl'd Clouds' : The Intersections of History and Fiction, Brian Matthews , 2009 single work criticism
'...the intersection of history and fiction, of works of record and works of the imagination, has been going on for a long time in the Australian creative culture.' (346)
(p. 344-359)
Publishing, Patronage and Cultural Politics : Institutional Changes in the Field of Australian Literature from 1950, David Carter , 2009 single work criticism (p. 360-390)
Theatre from 1950, Katharine Brisbane , 2009 single work criticism (p. 391-418)
The Short Story Since 1950, Stephen Torre , 2009 single work criticism (p. 419-451)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Cambridge University Press , 2009 .
      Extent: 622p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index and bibliography.
      • Publication date: October 2009.
      ISBN: 9780521881654

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— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 October 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
A National Narrative Ivor Indyk , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 October 2009; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
WA Role in Literary History William Yeoman , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 October 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
An Escape from the Timeless Land Shirley Walker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
On Our Selection Nicholas Birns , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
Untitled Ian Reid , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 2 no. 1 2009;

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
The Calm After the Storm Patrick Morgan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 54 no. 1-2 2010; (p. 119-120)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference ; Cyril Hopkins' Marcus Clarke Cyril Manley Hopkins 2009 single work biography
Tongues of Fire: Refreshing Perspectives on Cultural Formation Gregory Kratzmann , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 318 2010; (p. 7-8)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
[Untitled] Susan Sheridan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 34 no. 3 2010; (p. 408-410)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
Untitled Horst Priessnitz , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 24 2010; (p. 104-112)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
The Cambridge History of Australian Literature Edited by Peter Pierce Ken Gelder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 10 2010;

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
Untitled Horst Priessnitz , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik , vol. 58 no. 2 2010;

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
Untitled Jean-François Vernay , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Cercles 2000-;

— Review of Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story ; The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
At the Limit of Literature Nicholas Jose , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Modernism/Modernity , November vol. 17 no. 4 2010; (p. 935-940)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 July 2009; (p. 26)
The Forest and its Undergrowth John McLaren , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 199 2010; (p. 80-85)
John McLaren writes on the ordering of Australian literature in The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature and the statement this makes about the place of Aboriginal writing within it.
Impossible Literary Histories Nicole Moore , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 49-60)
'The extent to which a notional Australia is at stake in new ventures in Australian literary history is ... a timely and productive question. These three new titles present quite varied versions of both literary history and any proffered "Australia", reflecting at once the current state of the field and the impulses galvanising literary endeavour in different quarters' (p.50-51).
Literary History and National Narrative in The Cambridge History of Canadian Literature, The Cambridge History of Australian Literature, and A New Literary History of America Coral Ann Howells , Eve Marie Kroller , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Anglistik , September vol. 21 no. 2 2010; (p. 115-132)
Itinerant Reading, Itinerant Writing : Teaching Australian Literature Contextually Ian Reid , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Teaching Australian Literature : From Classroom Conversations to National Imaginings 2011; (p. 16-30)
'Australian literature is like literature in general, only more so: what characterises all reading and writing is embodied with special intensity in this case. Why? Because when you read or write in an Australian context, your imagination is unavoidably and utterly itinerant.' (Author's introduction, 16)
History, Literature and Creative Writing : A New Dimension Ffion Murphy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 4 2011; (p. 31-49)
'This paper glances at two major recent works - an anthology and a history - to preface its speculation that future publications of these kinds will need to address a significant transformation of the Australian literary landscape: tor the past two to three decades the way literatures is fostered and produced in Australia has been changing...' (32)
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