Australian Made is a collection of essays about the writers, the readers and the texts of multicultural Australia. Despite the different approaches they take, the essays address a number of questions that are important for understanding Australian multicultural society and Australia's national literary culture.
How does multiculturalism intersect with different genres and generic conventions? How is cultural diversity expressed and enacted within life writing, women's writing, experimental writing, children's literature, poetry, prose and film? What does it mean to be a ‘multicultural writer’ in Australia today? What is a ‘multicultural text’?
Presenting the work of critics and scholars from Australia and abroad, this collection creates a synergy between local and international perspectives as it explores what it means for a writer or a reader to be ‘Australian’ and a text to be ‘Australian made’.
Amit Sarwal is an Endeavour postdoctoral research fellow at the Contemporary Histories Research Group, Deakin University. He is also an honorary associate professor (visiting) of RMIT.
Sonia Mycak is the Ukranian Studies Foundation in Australia research fellow at Australian National University’s Centre for European studies.
Sonia Mycak and Amit Sarwal
- Critics, crucibles and a literary career: Inez Baranay and her Indian novel, Neem Dreams
- Remembering transcultural childhoods: Morris Lurie and Judah Waten
- The radical poetics of the gendered urban quotidian: reading Anna Couani’s literary experimentalism of the 1970s and 1980s
- Re-viewing and re-situating Greek-Australian women’s writing
- Dogboys and lost things; or anchoring a floating signifier: race and critical multiculturalism in Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing and Ranulfo Concon’s Nirvana’s Children
- A reading of The Myrtle Tree by Jad El Hage
- Re-envisioning the Japanese: The Goddess of 1967 and Japanese Story
- Locating Indo-Australian fiction in multicultural Australia
- Writing Chinese diaspora: after the ‘White Australia Policy’
Deborah L. Madsen
- Slovenian migrant literature in Australia: an overview with a reading of the work of Jože Žohar
- A model of multicultural literary production: the Ukranian-Australian literary field
- Generation V: the search for Vietnamese Australia
Hoa Pham and Scott Brook
- ‘Longing for Sydney’: Didier Coste’s Days in Sydney
- Cultural equilibriums and linguistic dislocations: the poetry of Paolo Totaro
- Two approaches to constructing ‘Chinese’ cultural identity: Australia’s authors with Chinese ancestry
- Re-defining parameters: Greek-Australian literature
Size: 210 × 148 × 18 mm / 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.71 in
2 b&w illustrations
Copyright: © 2010
Publication: 10 May 2011