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Title The Anthology Of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction
Author Ken Gelder
Publisher Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Release 2008-07-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780522858983
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From the editors of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction comes this fascinating collection of disturbing mysteries and gruesome tales by authors such as Mary Fortune, James Skipp Borlase, Guy Boothby, Francis Adams, Ernest Favenc, 'Rolf Boldrewood' and Norman Lindsay, among many others. In the bush and the tropics, the goldfields and the city streets, colonial Australia is a troubling, bewildering place and almost impossible to regulate—even for the most vigilant detective. Ex-convicts, bushrangers, ruthless gold prospectors, impostors, thieves and murderers flow through the stories that make up this collection, challenging the nascent forces of colonial law and order. The landscape itself seems to stimulate criminal activity, where identities change at will and people suddenly disappear without a trace. The Anthology of Colonial Australian Crime Fiction is a remarkable anthology that taps into the fears and anxieties of colonial Australian life.

Title The Cambridge History of Australian Literature
Author Peter Pierce
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2009-09-17
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 612
ISBN 052188165X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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.

Title Encyclopedia of Post Colonial Literatures in English
Author Eugene Benson
Publisher Routledge
Release 2004-11-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 1676
ISBN 1134468474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

Being Australian by Catriona Elder

Title Being Australian
Author Catriona Elder
Publisher Routledge
Release 2020-07-24
Category Social Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1000256359
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

After a century of speculation by writers, filmmakers, travelers and scholars, being Australian' has become a recognisable shorthand for a group of national characteristics. Now, in an era of international terrorism, being seen as un-Australian' has become a potent rhetorical weapon for some, and a badge of honour for others. Catriona Elder explores the origins, meaning and effects of the many stories we tell about ourselves, and how they have changed over time. She outlines some of the traditional stories and their role in Australian nationalism, and she shows how concepts of egalitarianism, peaceful settlement and sporting prowess have been used to create a national identity. Elder also investigates the cultural and social perspectives that have been used to critique dominant accounts of Australian identity, including ideas of class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and race. She shows how these critiques have been, in turn, queried in recent years. Being Australian is an ideal introduction to studying Australia for anyone interested in understanding Australian society, culture and history. A clever work: incisive and original. At a time when Australian identities have never been more debated, Elder finds an open way through the closed doors which often restrict cultural representations of Australian-ness.' Professor Adam Shoemaker, Dean of Arts, ANU This is a timely and significant new analysis essential reading on issues of identity and our own anxieties about national belonging and what it means to be Australian' in a globalising world.' Kate Darian-Smith, Professor of Australian Studies and History, University of Melbourne

Title The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature
Author Elizabeth Webby
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2000-08-21
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780521658430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An indispensable reference for the study of Australian literature.

Title In the Wake of First Contact
Author Kay Schaffer
Publisher CUP Archive
Release 1995
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780521499200
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book, colonialism, race, and gender are explored through the cultural representations of an episode of Australian history.

Title History of the Book in Australia
Author Craig Munro
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release 2010-07
Category
Total Pages 788
ISBN 1458782689
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This new volume in UQP's History of the Book in Australia series explores Australian book production and consumption from 1946 to the present day. In the immediate postwar era, most books were imported into a colonial market dominated by British publishers. Paper Empires traces this fascinating and volatile half-century, using wide-ranging research, oral history and memoir to explore the worlds of book publishing, selling and reading. After 1945, Australian publishing went from a handful of fledgling businesses to the billion dollar industry of today with thousands of new titles each year and a vast array of imported books. Publishing's postwar expansion began with the baby boom and the increased demand for school texts, with independent houses blossoming during the 1960s and 70s followed by the current era dominated by global conglomerates. All aspects of print culture are explored, from authorship and editing to bookselling, libraries and reading habits, in the context of today's rapidly changing publishing landscape with its many technological challenges. A wide range of expert contributors, including book-trade practitioners, have produced this lively and indispensable account of our vital cultural industry.

Title Australian Autobiographical Narratives 1850 1900
Author Kay Walsh
Publisher National Library Australia
Release 1993
Category Australia
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780642107947
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Australian Autobiographical Narratives Volume 2 and its partner Volume 1 provide researchers with detailed annotations of published Australian autobiographical writing. Both volumes are a rich resource of the European settlement of Australia. Theis selection concentrates on the post-gold rush period, providing portraits of 533 individuals, from amateur explorers to politicians, from pioneer settlers to sportsmen. Like Volume 1, it offers an intimate and absorbing insight into nineteenth-century Australia.

Landscape Place and Culture by Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay

Title Landscape Place and Culture
Author Deb Narayan Bandyopadhyay
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release 2011-01-18
Category History
Total Pages 300
ISBN 1443827568
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This collection of essays takes an interdisciplinary approach to the ecological, social, economic and, in particular, the cultural dimensions of the Australia-India relationship. The essays provide many levels of focus on environment, place and culture. Some evoke appreciation of particular “places,” either in India or Australia. Many explore how literature has treated “landscape,” while some are comparative studies of cultural, historical and political development. The essays arise from a particular gathering of scholars: The East India chapter of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia (IASA) held its inaugural international conference in Kolkata on 22–23 January 2009. Much of the work is comparative, exploring common Indian and Australian themes of colonial and postcolonial experience, implications of migration and diaspora, and shared language and literature. The work also explores shared environmental crisis, manifest in landscapes such as the Mouths of the Ganges and Australia’s Murray Darling Basin. Such comparisons indicate our shared experience of the “crisis” of ecological, social, economic and cultural sustainability. As human future is colonized through environmental degradation, and determined by human migration and shared culture and values, our relationship to “place” is revitalized and reassessed. We seek simultaneously a reconciliation between humans and a realignment of the human-nature relationship. This is the most basic meaning of social and ecological sustainability.

Passionate Histories by Frances Peters-Little

Title Passionate Histories
Author Frances Peters-Little
Publisher ANU E Press
Release 2010-09-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 324
ISBN 192166665X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the emotional engagements of both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people with Indigenous history. The contributors are a mix of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous scholars, who in different ways examine how the past lives on in the present, as myth, memory, and history. Each chapter throws fresh light on an aspect of history-making by or about Indigenous people, such as the extent of massacres on the frontier, the myth of Aboriginal male idleness, the controversy over Flynn of the Inland, the meaning of the Referendum of 1967, and the policyand practice of Indigenous child removal.