Reading Across the Pacific

Reading Across the Pacific

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Reading Across the Pacific is a study of literary and cultural engagement between the United States and Australia from a contemporary interdisciplinary perspective. The book examines the relations of the two countries, shifting the emphasis from the broad cultural patterns that are often compared, to the specific networks, interactions, and crossings that have characterised Australian literature in the United States and American literature in Australia. In the twenty-first century, both American and Australian literatures are experiencing new challenges to the very different paradigms of literary history and criticism each inherited from the twentieth century. In response to these challenges, scholars of both literatures are seizing the opportunity to reassess and reconfigure the conceptual geography of national literary spaces as they are reformed by vectors that evade or exceed them, including the transnational, the local and the global. The essays in Reading Across the Pacific are divided into five sections: National Literatures and Transnationalism, Poetry and Poetics, Literature and Popular Culture, The Cold War, and Publishing History and Transpacific Print Cultures.this fellow is an original black and sings Jim Brown in a most successful manner, I say Dan send Jim in with the strings. ... number of appellations referring to white people born in Australia: a#39;colonial youtha#39;, a#39;rising colonistsa#39;, a#39;nativesa#39;, a#39;cornstalkersa#39;, ... coarseness, vulgarity and implicit inferioritya#39;; such terms were generally avoided after the 1840s.13 In Life in Sydney, the ... the editor of a recent edition of Life in Sydney, reveals that Jim Brown was advertised at the Royal Victoria Theatre inanbsp;...

Title:Reading Across the Pacific
Author:Robert Dixon, Nicholas Birns
Publisher:Sydney University Press - 2010


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