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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 There Goes the Neighbourhood! : The Indian-Subcontinental in the Asian / Australian Literary Precinct
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This paper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the nature of Asian Australian Writing, a debate that started sometime circa 2000s and seems to have gathered some force with the putative rise of global Asia. In its early stages, the referent for this academic debate was Asian-American Studies and whether or not it made sense for such a trans-Atlantic term to be applied to the Antipodean region. In the last decade, Australia’s position within the Asian geo-political region has been increasingly articulated with respect to bilateral exchange with its immediate neighbours, mainly in the arena of trade and security. Writing this essay in 2012, it seems that the two strands, the academic and the geographical, have strategically merged to define the parametres of Asian Australian Writing. [First paragraph of the article]

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature; Transnational Imaginaries: Reading Asian Australian Writing vol. 12 no. 2 Wenche Ommundsen (editor), 2012 Z1916644 2012 periodical issue A special issue based on papers presented at the September 2011 Asian Australian Writing Workshop at the University of Wollongong. 2012
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