Books in category Literary Criticism – Australian & Oceanian

  • The Cambridge History of Australian Literature

    The Cambridge History of Australian Literature
    Peter Pierce

    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 …

  • With Love Fury

    With Love & Fury
    Judith Wright

    The collection of letters presented in With Love and Fury serves to remind us of Judith's deep engagement with life, and of her love of the world (and of friends) and the fine fury that led her to battle so courageously on the world's …

  • 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.

  • Gender Madness and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature

    Gender, Madness, and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature
    Laura Deane

    This book rethinks women’s madness through a rigorous analysis of colonial paranoia.

  • 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 …

  • Colonial Australian Fiction

    Colonial Australian Fiction
    Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver

    As this book shows, colonial Australian character types are fluid, contradictory and often unpredictable. When we look closely, they have the potential to challenge our assumptions about fiction, genre and national identity.

  • 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.

  • Indonesian Literature Vs New Order Orthodoxy

    Indonesian Literature Vs New Order Orthodoxy
    Anna-Greta Nilsson Hoadley

    In the process a half million lives were lost." "This book analyses Indonesian literature produced during the New Order period dealing with the events of 1965-1966 and its consequences.

  • Kafkaâ s Cognitive Realism

    Kafka’s Cognitive Realism
    Emily Troscianko

    This book uses insights from the cognitive sciences to illuminate Kafka’s poetics, exemplifying a paradigm for literary studies in which cognitive-scientific insights are brought to bear directly on literary texts.

  • 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.

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