One of the noticeable things about this volume is its place of publication. Australian publishers seem increasingly to be leaving it to elsewhere, Germany in particular, to publish substantial volumes of Australian literary criticism. It is not clear that this volume would have found a publisher in Australia.
Sigrun Meinig's monograph is an examination ofAustralian historical fiction. It is informed by post-colonial theory grounded in the work ofHomi Bhabha, but also draws quite heavily on Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin.