In the age of the Internet: Australian literature research practices

Kilner, Kerry (2009). In the age of the Internet: Australian literature research practices. In Amit Sarwal and Reema Sarwal (Ed.), Reading down under: Australian literary studies reader (pp. 56-66) New Delhi, India: Sports and Spiritual Science Publications.

Author Kilner, Kerry
Title of chapter In the age of the Internet: Australian literature research practices
Title of book Reading down under: Australian literary studies reader
Place of Publication New Delhi, India
Publisher Sports and Spiritual Science Publications
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Cinema, Literature and Culture series
ISBN 9788190228213
Editor Amit Sarwal
Reema Sarwal
Start page 56
End page 66
Total pages 11
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subjects 080704 Information Retrieval and Web Search
200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
200501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature
970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
"The Englishness of English literature had been expressed in Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Sir Walter Scott, those writers whose works seemed best to embody the spirit of the place or the spirit of its folk. In what writers or works would the Australianness of Australian literature be discovered?" (David Carter 1997)

This first literary Reader on Australian studies from India not only investigates this central question but explores many other facets of Australian literature and especially Australian cross-cultural relationships with India and Asia. Taking a broad view of what Australian literature is, this Reader explores the dimensions of Australian literature (national, Aboriginal, multicultural, ecocritical, postcolonial, modernist, comparative, feminist, and popular) in its varied genres of drama, poetry, autobiography, explorers' journals, short stories, literature of war, travel writing, Anglo-Indian fiction, diasporic writing, mainstream novel, nature writing, children's literature, romance, science fiction, gothic literature, horror, crime fiction, queer writing, and humour. Each paper in this Reader presents different ways of “reading down under” and “performing Australianness.” Juxtaposing the varied critical perspectives of nearly 60 critics this Reader hopes to create a constructive dialogue in the fight against the dominance of an Anglo-American academic approach. [Back cover]
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Description: lxxv, 633 p. ; 25 cm.

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