Australasian Literature Products

  • Reimagining Worlds

    Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse

    By Ben Holgate

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Rethinking the Victim

    Gendered Violence in Australian Women's Literature

    By Anne Brewster, Sue Kossew

    Rethinking the Victim: Gendered Violence in Australian Literature is the first comprehensive investigation of the multiple and interrelated forms of violence which play out across intimate, familial, colonial and militarised zones in Australian women’s literature. Arguing that gendered violence is…

    Hardback – 2018-06-15 
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene

    More-than-human encounters

    By Kate Wright

    Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene offers a new perspective on international environmental scholarship, focusing on the emotional and affective connections between human and nonhuman lives to reveal fresh connections between global issues of climate change, species extinction and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05 

  • ‘The Right Thing to Read’

    A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960

    By Bronwyn Lowe

    ‘The Right Thing to Read’: A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960 explores the reading habits, identity, and construction of femininity of Australian girls aged between ten and fourteen from 1910 to 1960. It investigates changing notions of Australian girlhood across the period, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing

    Edited by Janet Wilson, Chandani Lokuge

    Engaging with Asian Australian writing, this book focuses on an influential area of cultural production defined by its ethnic diversity and stylistic innovativeness. In addressing the demanding new transnational and transcultural critical frameworks of such syncretic writing, the contributors…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23

  • Mediating Memory

    Tracing the Limits of Memoir

    Edited by Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph

    The argument has been made that memoir reflects and augments the narcissistic tendencies of our neo-liberal age. Mediating Memory: Tracing the Limits of Memoir challenges and dismantles that assumption. Focusing on the history, theory and practice of memoir writing, editors Bunty Avieson, Fiona…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Questions of Authority

    Italian and Australian Travel Narratives of the Long Nineteenth Century

    By Laura Olcelli

    Questions of Authority investigates Italian–Australian literary travel exchanges throughout the long nineteenth century. The 1800s witnessed major transformations in Australian overseas travel: it gradually evolved from a replica of the Continental Grand Tour of the British, to a more idiosyncratic…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Utopianism in Postcolonial Literatures

    By Bill Ashcroft

    Postcolonial Studies is more often found looking back at the past, but in this brand new book, Bill Ashcroft looks to the future and the irrepressible demands of utopia. The concept of utopia – whether playful satire or a serious proposal for an ideal community – is examined in relation to the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09

  • Travel Writing from Black Australia

    Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality

    By Robert Clarke

    Over the past thirty years the Australian travel experience has been ‘Aboriginalized’. Aboriginality has been appropriated to furnish the Australian nation with a unique and identifiable tourist brand. This is deeply ironic given the realities of life for many Aboriginal people in Australian…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge Research in Travel Writing

  • Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand

    By Tamara S Wagner

    Colonial domestic literature has been largely overlooked and is due for a reassessment. This essay collection explores attitudes to colonialism, imperialism and race, as well as important developments in girlhood and the concept of the New Woman.…

    Hardback – 2014-08-01
    Gender and Genre

  • Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law

    The Legacy of Modernism

    By Desmond Manderson

    Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law -The Legacy of Modernism addresses the legacy of contemporary critiques of language for the concept of the rule of law. Between those who care about the rule of law and those who are interested in contemporary legal theory, there has been a dialogue of the deaf,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11

  • Postcolonial Pacific Writing

    Representations of the Body

    By Michelle Keown

    This groundbreaking interdisciplinary study focuses on the representation of the body in the work of eight of Polynesia's most significant contemporary writers. Drawing on anthropology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history and medicine, Postcolonial Pacific Writing develops an innovative…

    Paperback – 2009-04-30
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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