Books in category Literary Criticism – Australian & Oceanian

  • A Dictionary of Owa

    A Dictionary of Owa
    Greg Mellow

    This first dictionary of Owa, a South East Solomonic Language, contains over 3900 entries, which are typically illustrated with examples of natural language.

  • Picking Up the Traces

    Picking Up the Traces
    Lawrence Jones

    The story of the generation of New Zealand writers who came of age in the 1930s and who deliberately and decisively changed the course of literature is told in this book, shedding important new light on the key participants, including Allen …

  • My Mother was the Earth My Father was the Sky

    ‘My Mother was the Earth, My Father was the Sky’
    Nadia Majid

    This book demonstrates that an investigation of the construction of identity in literature benefits from a close look at the importance of Maori mythology as well as associated cultural and individual memories.

  • The Other Hybrid Archipelago

    The Other Hybrid Archipelago
    Peter Hawkins

    Concentrating on the period since the Second World War, the work also discusses popular theater and music, all situated in the contemporary social and political context of the islands and in relation to their colonial heritage.

  • Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna

    Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna
    Hirini Moko Mead, Neil Grove

    Collection of Maori proverbs with translations and explanations.

  • A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Cham

    A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Cham
    Graham Thurgood, Ela Thurgood, Li Fengxiang

    This volume is a grammatical sketch of Hainan Cham, an endangered tonal Austronesian language.

  • Men at Play

    Men at Play
    Jonathan Bollen, Bruce Parr, Adrian Kiernander

    The book's contribution to contemporary debates about masculinity will also interest scholars in gender, race and sexuality studies, literary studies and Australian history.

  • Rainbows of Malay Literature and Beyond Festshrift in Honour of Professor Md Salleh Yaapar Penerbit USM

    Rainbows of Malay Literature and Beyond: Festshrift in Honour of Professor Md. Salleh Yaapar (Penerbit USM)
    Lalita Sinha

    This Festschrift engages in the richness and variety of literatures and cultures of the Malay world, and goes beyond its shores to encounters between different cultures and traditions, and to the relationship between literary and other …

  • Blood Narrative

    Blood Narrative
    Chadwick Allen

    "Blood Narrative" is elegantly written, provocative in some of its arguments, rich in examples and well worth reading."–Linda Tuhiwai Smith, The University of Auckland

  • The Polysynthesis Parameter

    The Polysynthesis Parameter
    Mark C. Baker

    This book investigates in detail the grammar of polysynthetic languages–those with very complex verbal morphology.

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