An uncultured rhymer and his cultural critics: Henry Lawson, class politics and colonial literature

Lee, Christopher (2002) An uncultured rhymer and his cultural critics: Henry Lawson, class politics and colonial literature. Victorian Poetry, 40 (1). pp. 87-104. ISSN 0042-5206

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Abstract

This essay looks at the class tensions which characterised the reception of the Australian poet Henry Lawson (1867-1922). These tensions were expressed in post-colonial terms as an opposition between cultural distinction and national identity. Lawson's reception develops our understanding of the levels of culture available to working class writers in Australia at the end of the nineteenth century.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher restrictions.
Depositing User: Professor Chris Lee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Victorian poetry, Australian literature, Nineteenth Century literature, working class writing, postcolonialism, reputation, reception, Henry Lawson, colonial culture, Australian history
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200211 Postcolonial Studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2278

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