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Alternative title: Aodaliya wen xue pi ping he li lun
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Modern Australian Criticism and Theory
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'Modern Australian Criticism and Theory brings together a selection of contemporary essays on Australian literature and cultural studies written by leading Australian critics and theorists...

The essays selected for this volume reflect upon the main critical and theoretical influences on the study of Australian literature and culture since the 1980s...' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)


  • In Chinese and English languages


* Contents derived from the Qindao,
East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
China Ocean University Press , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Is Australian Literature Post-Colonial?, Bill Ashcroft , single work criticism
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)
(p. 1-13)
Post Colonialism and Literary Criticism in Australia, Leigh Dale , single work criticism
'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).
(p. 14-27)
Note: Published under the title: Post-Colonialism and Literary Criticism in Australia
Settler Post-Colonialism and Australian Literary Culture, Anna Johnston , Alan Lawson , single work criticism
'This essay begins by mapping the place of settler postcolonialism in postcolonial studies, and its relevance to the Australian context. It then moves to demonstrate the applicability of settler postcolonial reading practices for Australian texts and contexts through two paradigmatic tropes: land and textuality.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 28-40)
Note: Includes Bibliographical references
Landscape and Australian Fiction, Susan K. Martin , single work criticism
'Susan Martin's essay... considers the central role played in Australian literature and its criticism by ideas about the land and environment, from colonial images of conquering or domesticating the land, to the heroic or anti-heroic ideas of nation-forming bush, to the increasing sense of an Aboriginal land, to new postcolonial forms of spatial history and contemporary eco-criticism.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 41-49)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Henry Kendall's 'Aboriginal Man' : Autochthony and Extinction in the Settler Colony, Andrew McCann , single work criticism
'McCann shows how the poet Henry Kendall's dreams of establishing an Australian landscape are haunted at every turn by the indigenous presence...' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 50-60)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Out of England : Literary Subjectivity in the Australian Colonies, 1788-1867, Simon During , single work criticism
'...During traces the formation and transformation of 'modern literary subjectivity' in the distinctive conditions of nineteenth century Australia.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 61-72)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Critics, Writers, Intellectuals : Australian Literature and Its Criticism, David Carter , single work criticism
David Carter 'describes the background to [the] "theoretical turn" in Australian literary studies: the struggle to establish Australian literature in the university: the institutionalisation of Australian literary studies... the emergence of counter currents: and the belated impact of post—structuralist theories—not least via the rapid impact of cultural studies since the early 1980s.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 73-91)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Feminism and Australian Literature, Susan Sheridan , single work criticism
'Susan Sheridan traces the influence and varieties of feminism and feminist critique in Australia, arguably the major influence in transforming Australian literary studies in the 1980s and 1990s.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 92-103)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Australian Cultural Studies : Theory, Story, History, John Frow , single work criticism

John Frow attempts 'to reconstruct the early days—roughly the decade of the 1980s—of cultural studies in Australia, in a way that relies heavily on anecdote and reminiscence. ' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)

(p. 104-114)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Australian Literature and the Cultural Dimensions of Globalisation, Robert Dixon , single work criticism

'Robert Dixon focuses on the present as a key moment of transformation in Australian literary and cultural as it moves from its founding 'nationalist' moment into a transnational framing of key issues.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)

(p. 115-126)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Modern Reading History and Literary History: Australian Perspectives, Tim Dolin , single work criticism
Tim Dolin argues that 'a literary history that is sensitive to reading histories can challenge the view that settler colonial readers were docile front-line agents in long-distance political domination.' Source: Modern Australian Criticism and Theory (2010)
(p. 127-138)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
The Historiography of Reading in Australia, Patrick Buckridge , single work criticism
Patrick Buckridge explores the historiography of reading in Australia and presents a discussion of why, what and how Australians read.
(p. 139-151)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Recent Australian Crime Fiction and Genre Publishing, Ken Gelder , single work criticism (p. 153-164)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Australian Biography and Autobiography, Gillian Whitlock , single work criticism
Whitlock explores the richness of Australian biography and autobiography, as it relates to the dynamics of a settler colony.
(p. 165-179)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
What The Cassowary Does Not Need to Know: An Essary in Fictocriticism, Stephen Muecke , single work criticism (p. 180-189)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Critical Whiteness Studies and Australian Indigenous Literature, Anne Brewster , single work criticism (p. 190-205)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
A Reader Becomes What She Has Read: Reading, Writing, Whiteness, Alison Ravenscroft , single work criticism (p. 206-217)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Complicity, Critique and Methodology: Australian Con/texts, Fiona Probyn , single work criticism (p. 218-228)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Noongar Modernity and Jack Davis's The Dreamers, Ian Henderson , single work criticism (p. 229-242)
Note: Includes bibliographical references
Work in Progress : Multicultural Writing in Australia, Wenche Ommundsen , single work criticism (p. 243-257)
Note: Includes bibliographical references

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