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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Digital Publishing and the Australian Novella : Considering the Impact of Nick Earls’ The Wisdom Tree Sequence
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'Though often contested and difficult to define, the novella has become more visible in Australian literature in recent years. This increased interest in the novella has often been connected to developments in digital technology and reading culture. Some commentators suggest that the increased distractibility and time poverty of contemporary audiences may make shorter literary works more appealing (Dale 2012), while others claim that the reduced costs of digital publishing may make novellas more commercially viable (Tan 2016). This paper will examine and assess these claims in the context of past and current debate around the status of the novella, using Nick Earls’ Wisdom Tree (2016) sequence of novellas as a case study so as to consider whether the current rise of digital publishing platforms has shifted the ways in which the form is approached and understood. This discussion has direct implications for fiction writers considering the advantages and affordances of the novella. Writers will need to assess both the possibilities presented by the resurgence of interest in the novella, its long-term sustainability, and future possible directions for the form in a digitally saturated culture.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon TEXT Special Issue Website Series Climates of Change : Papers from the 2017 AAWP Annual Conference no. 51 October 2018 15270783 2018 periodical issue

    'As we were proofreading this introduction, the new(ish) Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, responded to the warnings of a special report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change by defending the Australian coal industry (Hannam & Latimer 2018). In reference to the Green Climate Fund, set up by the nations that make up the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in support of developing nations responding to climate change, Morrison added, ‘Nor are we bound to go and tip money into that big climate fund. We’re not going to do that either. I’m not going to spend money on global climate conferences and all that nonsense’ (Karp 2018).' (Patrick Allington, Piri Eddy and Melanie Pryor : Introduction)

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