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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels : The Darkness beyond the Stage-Lit Dream
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'This book is an analysis of the textual representation of dance in the Australian novel since the late 1890s. It examines how the act of dance is variously portrayed, how the word 'dance' is used metaphorically to convey actual or imagined movement, and how dance is written in a novelistic form. The author employs a wide range of theoretical approaches including postcolonial studies, theories concerned with class, gender, metaphor and dance and, in particular, Jung's concept of the shadow and theories concerned with vision. Through these variegated approaches, the study critiques the common view that dance is an expression of joie de vivre, liberation, transcendence, order and beauty. This text also probes issues concerned with the enactment of dance in Australia and abroad, and contributes to an understanding of how dance is 'translated' into literature. It makes an important contribution because the study of dance in Australian literature has been minimal, and this despite the reality that dance is prolific in Australian novels.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Contents: Defining dance and its representation - Corroborees and surveillance - Performance dance: moving in the house of mirrors - Social dance, class and gender - Haunted by the old world: migration and the dance of death in the Australian novel - Terpsichore in the everyday: turning the world upside down - Dance as a metaphor - Writing about dance - Coda: gazing at the shadow.
  • Dedication:
    For Kelly and Bear whose
    courage I find inspiring,
    and for all those dancers
    who 'didn't make it'
    but who still love to dance.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Peter Lang ,
      2011 .
      Extent: xi, 402 pp.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-343) and index.
      ISBN: 9783034304177

Works about this Work

The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels by Melinda Rose Jewell Caroline Hamilton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 7 no. 4 2013;

— Review of The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels : The Darkness beyond the Stage-Lit Dream Melinda Rose Jewell , 2011 single work criticism
Untitled Katrin Urschel , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 36 no. 2 2012; (p. 262-264)

— Review of The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels : The Darkness beyond the Stage-Lit Dream Melinda Rose Jewell , 2011 single work criticism
Untitled Katrin Urschel , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 36 no. 2 2012; (p. 262-264)

— Review of The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels : The Darkness beyond the Stage-Lit Dream Melinda Rose Jewell , 2011 single work criticism
The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels by Melinda Rose Jewell Caroline Hamilton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 7 no. 4 2013;

— Review of The Representation of Dance in Australian Novels : The Darkness beyond the Stage-Lit Dream Melinda Rose Jewell , 2011 single work criticism
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