Introduction [to Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000]

Bird, Delys and Dixon, Robert and Lee, Christopher (2001) Introduction [to Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000]. In: Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Queensland, xiii-xxxviii. ISBN 0702232033

Abstract

This essay surveys the development of post world war 2 literary criticism in Australia under the influence of imported theory from Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Sub-headings include; 'An Australian literary criticism: the 1950s and 1960s,' 'Consolidation and New directions; the 1970s', 'Asserting the Present; the 1980s', and 'Past and Future: the 1990s'. It is particularly interested in recurring themes in Australian criticism around the questions of Nation, Formalism, the Canon, Literary History, Society, identity politics and importation.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 820.900914 Aut.
Depositing User: Mr Ian Herbertson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2010 02:24
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2012 02:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australian literature, literature criticism
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5483

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