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Routledge , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Theory at the Crossroads : The Settler Colonies, Bill Ashcroft , Gareth Griffiths , Helen Tiffin , 1989 single work criticism (p. 133-145)

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Pacific Studies : Quo Vadis? Anne Holden Rønning , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 13 2014; (p. 23-34)

'Looking back to the past this paper discusses why Pacific studies and in particular Australasian studies became an area of interest in tertiary education in Europe. What subject areas initiated these studies, and how do past legacies shape the present? With cutbacks in higher education over the past two decades the future of interdisciplinary studies and the humanities looks bleak. At the same time due to global business and increased political communication across borders there is a vibrant interest in and need for such studies among businesses and students. For most Europeans the literature of settler countries, with their European legacy, makes access to ways of thought and culture easier than studies of countries with other mythological backgrounds. In today’s multicultural environment such studies can provide knowledge for an understanding of other cultures and increase tolerance of the ‘other’. Area studies have relevance to our situation in Europe with increased migrancy, not least as a result of Schengen and EU regulations. ' (Author's abstract)

Antipodean Rewritings of Great Expectations : Peter Carey's Jack Maggs (1997) and Lloyd Jones's Mister Pip (2007) Janet Wilson , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Shadow of the Precursor 2012; (p. 220-235)
'Counter-discourse theory urges readings of postcolonial fictions that are renarrativisations of canonical texts of empire in terms of their strategies of resistance. Recent novels by Peter Carey and Lloyd Jones amply acknowledge their debt to their precursor, Charles Dickens Great Expectations, but this chapter argues that the contestatory imperial relationship is overlaid with the equally compelling theme of postcolonial home and belonging. Carey exploits the oppositional "writing back" paradigm; Jones, by contrast, makes veneration of the Dickensian text central to his plot. Both, however, can also be described as diasporic novels in their preoccupation with the colony as home, as their colonial protagonists, after a fraught encounter with their Victorian heritage in the metropolitan centre of London, find their destiny/destination in the "return." Although this diasporic reading reiterates the familiar binaries of metropolitan centre and colonial periphery, it repositions the filial relationship as one of postcolonial habitation and settlement.' (220)
"Twisted Ghosts" : Settler Envy and Historical Resolution in Andrew McGahan's The White Earth Marc Delrez , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond 2011; (p. 191-204)
Aboriginal Gothic Katrin Althans , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Darkness Subverted : Aboriginal Gothic in Black Australian Literature and Film 2010; (p. 11-29)
In this essay, Althans ‘treats the Gothic as being a mode which continues to endow genres with a certain set of menacing stock elements and unstable characteristics of which the interrogation of boundaries, binaries, and identity are particularly useful in an Aboriginal Australian context’. (p.11-12)
Change, Conflict and Convergence in Pursuit of Identity : Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies Tara Senanayake , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Change - Conflict and Convergence : Austral-Asian Scenarios 2010; (p. 140-150)
'The focus of this study will be the manner in which identity is negotiated in Yasmine Gooneratne's first novel A Change of Skies. A 'migrant' or 'expatriate' writer writing from the periphery, Gooneratne tries to create her own postcolonial identity through her fiction...' (p.141)
Post Coloniality: Australia and Asia Adrian Vickers , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Asian Studies Review , vol. 14 no. 1 1990; (p. 139-144)

— Review of The Empire Writes Back : Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures Bill Ashcroft , Gareth Griffiths , Helen Tiffin , 1989 single work criticism
The Empire Undergoes a Theoretical Invasion... John Scheckter , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 72)

— Review of The Empire Writes Back : Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures Bill Ashcroft , Gareth Griffiths , Helen Tiffin , 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Ronald Blaber , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1990; (p. 124-126)

— Review of The Empire Writes Back : Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures Bill Ashcroft , Gareth Griffiths , Helen Tiffin , 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Michel Fabre , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Etudes Anglaises , vol. 44 no. 4 1990; (p. 475-476)

— Review of The Empire Writes Back : Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures Bill Ashcroft , Gareth Griffiths , Helen Tiffin , 1989 single work criticism
Untitled Paul Sharrad , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Summer vol. 64 no. 3 1990; (p. 557-558)

— Review of The Empire Writes Back : Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures Bill Ashcroft , Gareth Griffiths , Helen Tiffin , 1989 single work criticism
Paradoxes of Non- Existence : Questions of Time, Metaphor and the Materialities of Cultural Traditions in Wilson Harris's Discussions of Australian Literary Texts Brigitta Olubas , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , no. 21 2002; (p. 81-88, notes 122)
Olubas examines the way in which Caribbean writer Wilson Harris's 'account of national traditions and of the national and cultural provenances and imaginitive inheritances of particular writers directs attention ... toward broader, unexpected imaginitive, aesthetic and representational traditions, explicitly colonial, often violent, which yet enhance our readings of the complex high points of national literary traditions and figures ... [and] presents us with other ways to take up the relations between texts, within as well as across (national) cultural traditions' (p. 88).
y separately published work icon Critics and Writers Speak : Revisioning Post-Colonial Studies Igor Maver (editor), Lanham : Lexington Books , 2006 Z1362652 2006 anthology criticism 'This book of new critical essays and interviews [...] provides a forum for discussion, revision and interrogation of the current practice of post-colonial studies, intervening in the current debates on post-colonialim by looking at a number of literary case studies within the context of the former British Empire' (2). The three interviews are with Peter Carey, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Opal Palmer Adisa.
Reading Literatures in English without Theory Robert L. Ross , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Critics and Writers Speak : Revisioning Post-Colonial Studies 2006; (p. 48-55)
In his introduction, Ross writes, 'reading Voss changed my life' (48). Ross's study of White's fiction led him to read other Australian literature and to his becoming an 'Australian specialist,' who helped establish the North American journal Antipodes. His article asks a number of questions regarding the application of post-colonial theory to recent novels from post-colonial nations.
Post Colonialism and Literary Criticism in Australia Post-Colonialism and Literary Criticism in Australia Leigh Dale , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Down Under : Australian Literary Studies Reader 2009; (p. 95-105) Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 14-27)
'In this essay I want to lay out the context for the development of the study of post-colonial literatures and post-colonial reading strategies, then move on to consider in a little more detail some significant aspects of the field in its early form. I will conclude by examining the effects of post-colonial criticism on ways of reading the work of three Australian writers: Judith Wright, Randolph Stow, and Patrick White' (95).
Is Australian Literature Post-Colonial? Bill Ashcroft , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory 2010; (p. 1-13)
The author demonstrates 'just a few ways in which Australian literary culture may be read in a post-colonial way, by addressing three critical post-colonial discourses: place, with its attendant principles of boundaries, mapping and naming; language; and history.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
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