From progress into stand-still days: literature, history and the Darling Downs

Lee, Christopher (2007) From progress into stand-still days: literature, history and the Darling Downs. In: By the book: a literary history of Queensland. University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 111-139. ISBN 9-78070223-4682

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This essay uses an account of the literary history of the Darling Downs region in Queensland, Australia to explore some of the issues relating to regional history and identity. It explores the ways in which concepts of regionalism 'collect' a literature into a 'history' and pays particular attention to literary institutions and reading communities as well as texts and authors. The account examines gender, race, place and identity and includes discussions of the works of George Essex Evans, Steele Rudd, Alice Monkton Duncan-Kemp, Dorothy Cottrell, Margaret Trist, David Rowbotham, Bruce Dawe and Jean Kent.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2008 05:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: literary history; regionalism; identity; race; gender; class; literary societies; Australian literature; Queensland writing
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society

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