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Author Brewster, Anne.

Title Literary formations : post-colonialism, nationalism, globalism / Anne Brewster
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1995


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Description viii, 152 pages ; 22 cm
Series Interpretations (Carlton, Vic.)
Interpretations, 1039-6128
Interpretations (Carlton, Vic.)
Contents 1. Themes -- 2. Reading Aboriginal Women's Autobiographical Narratives: The Repressive Hypothesis -- 3. Reading Aboriginal Women's Autobiographical Narratives: Agency and Audience -- 4. Nationalism and Globalism: Ania Walwicz -- 5. Formations of Nationalism: Arthur Yap and Philip Jeyaretnam -- 6. Neo-nationalism and Post-coloniality: Bharati Mukherjee
Summary Anne Brewster, writing from a feminist perspective, introduces the issue of gender into a field of study that has been widely dominated by questions of race and nationalism. Inspired by the work of Gayatri Spivak and Trinh Minh-ha, she investigates the genre of Aboriginal women's autobiography and its reception. She also looks at the contrasting positions in relation to nationalism of two 'ethnic' women writers - Bharati Mukherjee in the USA and Ania Walwicz in Australia. Scrutinising the processes of neo-colonisation, the ways in which indigenous, diasporic and multicultural writing are reappropriated by the canon, and the impact of postmodernism, Literary Formations is a valuable introduction to this important area of critical thinking
The world, we are told, is becoming increasingly global in its economy, culture and outlook. Yet nationalism enables marginal groups to assert their identity against dominance by cosmopolitan centres. Literary Formations provides an insight into this paradoxical process through its detailed examination of post-colonial literatures and post-colonial literary theory
Analysis Aborigines
Australian literature
Literary criticism
Notes CIP confirmed
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 124-146
Audience Tertiary students
Subject Walwicz, Ania -- Criticism and interpretation.
Aboriginal Australians in literature.
Aboriginal Australians -- Intellectual life.
Aboriginal Australians -- Women -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Australian prose literature -- Aboriginal Australian authors -- History and criticism
Australian prose literature -- Aboriginal authors -- History and criticism
Australian prose literature -- Australian aboriginal authors -- History and criticism
Australian prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Australian prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Autobiography -- Women authors.
Comparative literature -- Australian and foreign
Comparative literature -- Foreign and Australian
Decolonization in literature.
English prose literature -- Minority authors -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- Australia.
Feminism and literature.
Nationalism and literature -- Australia.
Nationalism in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Postcolonialism -- Australia.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Women and literature -- Australia.
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 96139398
ISBN 0522845347