Publisher: Melbourne, Australia : Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
This is both an index and a survey of Australian writing from 1789 to 1988, supplementing and expanding Grahame Johnston's original compilation published in 1970. The editors have interpreted literature in a broad sense, including such genres as history, biography, bibliography, correspondence, autobiography, and travel writing as well as poetry, fiction, and drama. Although the listings are necessarily selective, many new titles for the period covered by Johnston's edition have been added.
Draws on scholarship from leading figures in the field and spans Australian literary history from colonial origins, indigenous and migrant literatures, as well as representations of Asia and the Pacific and the role of literary culture in modern Australian society.
This book is a research guide to the literatures of Australia and New Zealand. It contains references to many different types of resources, paying special attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting research on the literatures of these two distinct but closely connected countries.
Written from the belief that every discipline is enhanced by understanding the arguments made for its existence and the conditions in which it was established, the author aims to help students and colleagues to think critically about the impact of institutional location in forming our habits of mind.
Comprehensive guide to published Australian autobiographical writing which deals with life in Australia up to 1850. Entries are listed alphabetically by author's name. Includes three separate indexes to personal names, places and subjects. Walsh has worked on numerous Australian reference publications. Hooton teaches English at the Australian Defence Force Academy and is co-author of 'The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature' (1985); Walsh is assisting her in preparing a new edition.
This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.
The Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures series offers stimulating and accessible introductions to definitive topics and key genres and regions within the rapidly diversifying field of postcolonial literary studies in English. In a provocative contribution to the series, Graham Huggan presents fresh readings of an outstanding, sometimes deeply unsettling national literature whose writers and readers just as unmistakably belong to the wider world. Australian literature is not the unique province of Australian readers and critics; nor is its exclusive task to provide an internal commentary on changing national concerns. Huggan's book adopts a transnational approach, motivated by postcolonial interests, in which contemporary ideas taken from postcolonial criticism and critical race theory are productively combined and imaginatively transformed. Rejecting the fashionable view that Australia is not, and never will be, postcolonial, Huggan argues on the contrary that Australian literature, like other settler literatures, requires close attention to postcolonial methods and concerns. A postcolonial approach to Australian literature, he suggests, is more than just a case for a more inclusive nationalism; it also involves a general acknowledgement of the nation's changed relationship to an increasingly globalized world. As such, the book helps to deprovincialize Australian literary studies. Australian Literature also contributes to debates about the continuing history of racism in Australia-a history in which the nation's literature has played a constitutive role, as both product and producer of racial tensions and anxieties, nowhere more visible than in the discourse it has produced about race, both within and beyond the national context.
This work documents an important yetlittle-known moment in Canadian history,when a First Nations team of athletes representedCanada in international sport. In1939, a troupe of eight rodeo riders,accompanied by an RCMP officer, traveledto Sydney, Australia, to compete in theRoyal Easter Show. In all, four distinct culturalgroups were represented-Australians, Americans, white Canadians,and First Nations Canadians.