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The Resource Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past, by Diane Molloy

Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past, by Diane Molloy

Label
Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past
Title
Cultural memory and literature
Title remainder
re-imagining Australia's past
Statement of responsibility
by Diane Molloy
Title variation
Re-imagining Australia's past
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Draws on Renate Lachmann's theory of intertextuality to show how novels that blur boundaries without standing in for history are prone to intervene in cultural memory. Brief overview of Aboriginal politics between the 1920s and the 1990s in relation to several novels provides historical and political background to the links between, and problems associated with, cultural memory, testimony, trauma, and Stolen Generations narratives, which are discussed in relation to Sally Morgan's My Place and Doris Pilkington's Rabbit-Proof Fence. Analysis of novels that respond to the history of contact between Aboriginal and settler Australians, including Kate Grenville's historical novels The Secret River, The Lieutenant, and Sarah Thornhill as examples of a traditional approach. David Malouf's Remembering Babylon charts how language and naming defined our early national narrative that excluded Aboriginal people. Intertextuality is explored via the relation between Thea Astley's The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow, Chloe Hooper's The Tall Man, and the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
Member of
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
Dewey number
A823.309
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9605.2
LC item number
.M65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cross/cultures
Series volume
184
Target audience
adult
Label
Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past, by Diane Molloy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory and Literature -- Literary Forms and Cultural Memory -- Australian Politics and Literature -- Memory, Testimony, and Trauma -- Stolen-Generations Literature:--- My Place and Rabbit-Proof Fence -- Historical Fiction:--- The Secret River, The Lieutenant, and Sarah Thornhill -- Naming and Memory Places:--- Remembering Babylon -- Intertextuality:--- The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow and The Tall Man -- Menippean Satire and Polyphony:--- Benang: from the heart and That Deadman Dance -- Carnivalesque:--- Carpentaria
Control code
000056973065
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9789004304062
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931152927
Label
Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past, by Diane Molloy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Memory and Literature -- Literary Forms and Cultural Memory -- Australian Politics and Literature -- Memory, Testimony, and Trauma -- Stolen-Generations Literature:--- My Place and Rabbit-Proof Fence -- Historical Fiction:--- The Secret River, The Lieutenant, and Sarah Thornhill -- Naming and Memory Places:--- Remembering Babylon -- Intertextuality:--- The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow and The Tall Man -- Menippean Satire and Polyphony:--- Benang: from the heart and That Deadman Dance -- Carnivalesque:--- Carpentaria
Control code
000056973065
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 225 pages
Isbn
9789004304062
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)931152927

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