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Fact and Fiction: Readings in Australian Literature

Amit Sarwal (Editor) Reema Sarwal (Editor)
Synopsis Contents: Acknowledgements. Preface: Comprehension without closure: Australian studies for the Twenty-first century?/Nicholas Birns. 1. Introduction: an Indian Ocean outlook: Australian studies in Australia and India/Richard Nile. 2. Additive exile in David Martin: The necessary other that makes for place and home/J.V. D'Cruj and William Steele. 3. Fictional reality strikes back: C.J. Koch's novels from fiction to friction/Jean-Francois Vernary. 4. Colonisation, convicts, and national convictions: C.J. Koch's Out of Ireland and Kate Grenville's The secret river/Dunya Lindsey. 5. The core of reality: "Mandala" as a leitmotif in Patrick white's fiction/Krishna Barua. 6. "A world the shape of an eye": Gerald Murnane's The Plains and benedicts de Spinoz/Patrick West. 7. Apparitions of desire: Homo-Eros in Elizabeth Jolley's fiction/Anneta Rajendran. 8. When the fact becomes fiction: Ned Kelly, his letters and those films/Stephen Gaunson. 9. Extinction, resistance and rebirth: The representation of aboriginality in the timeless land, the Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Benang/Isabelle Benigno. 10. Experimenting with aboriginality in theatre: Jack Davis's The dreamers/Alessandra Senzani. 11. Exploration of indigenous fate in Terra incognita: Philip McLaren's Scream Black Murder/Salhia Ben-Messahel. 12. Linguistic damage: Fear of other languages in David Malouf's works/Beverly Curran. 13. "A breath out of the heart of the country": The landscape of David Malouf/Jonathan Highfield. 14. "We must laugh at one another, or die": Yasmine Gooneratne's A change of skies and South Asian Migrant identities/Chandani Lokuge. 15. Displacement and trans-placement: Jo E Ohar's Obiranje Limon/Igor Maver. 16. Appropriating national myths: Brian Castro's birds of passage/Marilyne Brun. 17. Lost and (then) found: the quest for home in Benang, Tirra Lirra by the river and requiem for a rainbow/Reema Sarwal. 18. Message from the inside? Multiculturalism in contemporary children's literature/Sharyn Pearce. 19. Reading Kerry greenwood: the fisher queen of Australian crime writing/Toni Johnson Woods. 20. "In their different ways, classics": Arthur W. Upfield's detective fiction/Carol Hetherington. 21. Writing the land: Western Australia as textual space in Tim Winton's Dirt Music/Malathy Anandavalli. 22. The poet as a public critic: A study of Christopher Brennan/Phillip A. Ellis. 23. Once more with feeling: the strange history of Manning Clark/Mark Mckenna. 24. Becoming postcolonial: getting lost for a while with Stephen Muecke's No road and remaking Australia/Lisa Slater. 25. The politics of Diasporic desire: a study of Vijay Mishra's key works/Gunjeet Aurora. 26. Afterword reminiscence: Monsoon semester, JNU, New Delhi, 1989/Richard Hosking. Contributors. Index.
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About the authors

Amit Sarwal

Amit Sarwal is presently teaching as Lecturer at the Department of English, SGND Khalsa College, University of Delhi. He has co-edited English Studies, Indian Perspectives (2006) with Makarand Paranjape and Aneeta Rajendran, Austrralian Studies Now (2007) with Andrew Hassam, and Fact & Ficition: Reading in Australian Literature (2008) ans Creative ation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader (2009) with Reema Sarwal.

Reema Sarwal

Reema Sarwal is presently pursuing PhD on Australian Fantasy Fiction from centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has co-edited Fact & Fiction: reading in Australian Literature (2008) and Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader (2009) with Amit Sarwal, and is also working as annotator for the online Routledge Bibliography of English Studies.

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Title Fact and Fiction: Readings in Australian Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Authors Press
Language: English
isbn 8172734336
length xviii+08p.