Nationalism before Nationhood: Overseas Horizons in Debates of the 1880s

Abstract

Using a number of Australian periodicals as sources, the essay explores how the apparently conflicting notions of nationalism and internationalism, of mono-cultural self-searching and multicultural orientation shaped Australian literary debate in the 1880s.

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Published 1 October 1990 in Volume 14 No. 4. Subjects: Australian identity, Australian literary criticism, Australian literature and writers, Nationalism.

Cite as: Stilz, Gerhard. ‘Nationalism before Nationhood: Overseas Horizons in Debates of the 1880s.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, 1990. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.5497650155.