Australian Literature: Points for Departure


Discusses contemporary attempts to change the 'fixed and known directions' of Australian literature by investigating the 'faultlines' (per Susan Sheridan), 'those different intersections of concurrence and conflict produced by ideological signs such as sex, race and nation [that] destabilise the grounds for working on national subjects here and now.'

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Published 1 October 1999 in Volume 19 No. 2. Subjects: African literature & writers, Australian identity, Australian literary criticism, Australian literature - Study & teaching, Australian women writers, Defining an Australian literature, Racial identity - Literary portrayal.

Cite as: Whitlock, Gillian. ‘Australian Literature: Points for Departure.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, 1999, doi: 10.20314/als.d609f70001.