Review of Witnessing the Past: History and Post-Colonialism in Australian Historical Novels, by Sigrun Meinig

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.

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Published 1 November 2008 in Volume 23 No. 4. Subjects: Postcolonial literature & writers.

Cite as: Martin, Susan K.. ‘Review of Witnessing the Past: History and Post-Colonialism in Australian Historical Novels, by Sigrun Meinig.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 23, no. 4, 2008. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.39d2dd07b9.