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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature
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'In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companionemerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature’s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.'

Source : publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Dedication :

    'For Harry and Sam, my budding young Australian readers.'

Contents

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Introduction : Australian Literature, Companionship, and Viral Responsibility, Jessica Gildersleeve , single work criticism
Expressing a New Civilisation : Authorship, Publishing and Reading in the 1890s, Roger Osborne , single work criticism
The Redemption of the Larrikin at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Michelle J. Smith , single work criticism
The Metropolis or the Bush?, Megan Brown , single work criticism
The Weeping Kangaroo, Ken Gelder , Rachael Weaver , single work criticism
The Reflective Moment : Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Australia, Susan Carson , single work criticism
Among the Autumn Authors : Books and Writers in Interwar Australian Magazines, Sarah Galletly , Victoria Kuttainen , single work criticism
‘Caterpillars of the Commonwealth’ : Dangerous Books in Australia, Francesca Rendle-Short , single work criticism
‘Mad, Muddy, Mess of Eels’ : Modern Theatre and Patrick White’s Sensuous Dramaturgy, Janet McDonald , single work criticism
‘Are You With Me?’ : Offensiveness and Australian Drama in the 1970s, Julian Meyrick , Jenny Fewster , single work criticism
Around 1988 : Australian Literature, History and the Bicentenary, Eduardo Marks de Marques , single work criticism
Politics and Contemporary Australian Fiction, Nicholas Birns , single work criticism
Towards a New Direction in Contemporary Criticism : Cognitive Australian Literary Studies, Jean-François Vernay , single work criticism
Literary Criticism in Australia, Emmett Stinson , single work criticism
Obstetric Realism and Sacred Cows : Women Writers and Book Reviewing in Australia, Melinda Harvey , Julieanne Lamond , single work criticism
Literary Prizes and the Public Sphere, Alexandra Dane , single work criticism
Literary Media Entertainment : Author Stardom and the Public (Media) Sphere, Della Robinson , single work criticism
Australian Literature in the University, Leigh Dale , single work criticism
An Australian Ethics of Reading?, Maggie Nolan , single work criticism
News from Australia : Global Modernism Studies and the Case of Australian Modernism, Melinda Cooper , single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Extent: 449p.p.
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      • Published 23 December 2020.
      ISBN: 9780367643560 (hbk), 9781003124160 (ebk)
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