Books in category Literary Criticism – Australian & Oceanian

  • A Dictionary of Owa

    A Dictionary of Owa
    Greg Mellow

    This first dictionary of Owa, a South East Solomonic Language, contains over 3900 entries, which are typically illustrated with examples of natural language.

  • Gender Madness and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature

    Gender, Madness, and Colonial Paranoia in Australian Literature
    Laura Deane

    This book offers an original and compelling analysis of women’s madness, gender and the Australian family.

  • Islands Identity and the Literary Imagination

    Islands, Identity and the Literary Imagination
    Elizabeth McMahon

    Australia is the planet’s sole island continent. This book argues that the uniqueness of this geography has shaped Australian history and culture, including its literature.

  • Picking Up the Traces

    Picking Up the Traces
    Lawrence Jones

    The story of the generation of New Zealand writers who came of age in the 1930s and who deliberately and decisively changed the course of literature is told in this book, shedding important new light on the key participants, including Allen …

  • Colonial Australian Fiction

    Colonial Australian Fiction
    Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver

    As this book shows, colonial Australian character types are fluid, contradictory and often unpredictable. When we look closely, they have the potential to challenge our assumptions about fiction, genre and national identity.

  • My Mother was the Earth My Father was the Sky

    ‘My Mother was the Earth, My Father was the Sky’
    Nadia Majid

    This book demonstrates that an investigation of the construction of identity in literature benefits from a close look at the importance of Maori mythology as well as associated cultural and individual memories.

  • Indonesian Literature Vs New Order Orthodoxy

    Indonesian Literature Vs New Order Orthodoxy
    Anna-Greta Nilsson Hoadley

    In the process a half million lives were lost." "This book analyses Indonesian literature produced during the New Order period dealing with the events of 1965-1966 and its consequences.

  • The Other Hybrid Archipelago

    The Other Hybrid Archipelago
    Peter Hawkins

    The Other Hybrid Archipelago presents the postcolonial literatures of the Francophone Indian Ocean islands to an Anglophone audience.

  • Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna

    Nga Pepeha a Nga Tipuna
    Hirini Moko Mead, Neil Grove

    Collection of Maori proverbs with translations and explanations.

  • A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Cham

    A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Cham
    Graham Thurgood, Ela Thurgood, Li Fengxiang

    This volume is a grammatical sketch of Hainan Cham, an endangered tonal Austronesian language.

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