Autobiography single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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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.

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    y The Cambridge History of Australian Literature Peter Pierce (editor), Cambridge Port Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 2009 Z1604759 2009 reference '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.) Cambridge Port Melbourne : Cambridge University Press , 2009 pg. 323-343

Works about this Work

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)
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)
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