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Globalising Australian literature: Asian-Australian writing/Australian writing in Asia

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Globalisation affects Australian literature in numerous ways: Global flows of people, ideas and cultural forms, globalisation of publishing and education, global markets where Australian literature is read as part of world literature in English. In this context the very idea of a national literature needs rethinking, while critical categories such as postcolonialism, multiculturalism, diaspora also prove inadequate for dealing with contemporary forms of transculturalism. This project examines writing by Asian Australians, and the reception of Australian writing in Asia, leading to a complex understanding of local, national, regional and global forces governing literature, and literary studies, in the global era.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881176

Local Award Id


  • 9677

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Globalisation affects Australian literature in numerous ways: Global flows of people, ideas and cultural forms, globalisation of publishing and education, global markets where Australian literature is read as part of world literature in English. In this context the very idea of a national literature needs rethinking, while critical categories such as postcolonialism, multiculturalism, diaspora also prove inadequate for dealing with contemporary forms of transculturalism. This project examines writing by Asian Australians, and the reception of Australian writing in Asia, leading to a complex understanding of local, national, regional and global forces governing literature, and literary studies, in the global era.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881176

Local Award Id


  • 9677