Australasian Literature Products

  • Still Here

    Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph

    Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following…

    Hardback – 2019-04-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Rethinking the Victim

    Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women's Writing, 1st Edition

    By Anne Brewster, Sue Kossew

    This book is the first to examine gender and violence in Australian literature. It argues that literary texts by Australian women writers offer unique ways of understanding the social problem of gendered violence, bringing this often private and suppressed issue into the public sphere. It draws on…

    Hardback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

  • Climate and Crises

    Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Ben Holgate

    Climate and Crises: Magical Realism as Environmental Discourse makes a dual intervention in both world literature and ecocriticism by examining magical realism as an international style of writing that has long-standing links with environmental literature. The book argues that, in the era of…

    Hardback – 2019-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Literatures and the Environment

  • Reckoning with the Past

    Family Historiographies in Postcolonial Australian Literature, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Barnwell, Joseph Cummins

    This is the first book to examine how Australian fiction writers draw on family histories to reckon with the nation’s colonial past. Located at the intersection of literature, history, and sociology, it explores the relationships between family storytelling, memory, and postcolonial identity. With…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge
    Memory Studies: Global Constellations

  • Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene

    More-than-human encounters, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-06-08
    Routledge

  • South Seas Encounters

    Nineteenth-Century Oceania, Britain, and America, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Fulton, Peter Hoffenberg, Stephen Hancock, Allison Paynter

    South Seas Encounters examines several key types of encounters between the many-faceted worlds of Oceania, Britain and the United States in the formative nineteenth century. The eleven essays collected in this volume focus not only on the effect of the two powerful, industrialized colonial powers…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • ‘The Right Thing to Read’

    A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge

  • Mediating Memory

    Tracing the Limits of Memoir, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Questions of Authority

    Italian and Australian Travel Narratives of the Long Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Utopianism in Postcolonial Literatures

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-11-07
    Routledge

  • Travel Writing from Black Australia

    Utopia, Melancholia, and Aboriginality, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge Research in Travel Writing

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