Introduction [to Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000]

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Bird, Delys, Dixon, Robert and Lee, Christopher. 2001. "Introduction [to Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000]." Bird, Delys, Dixon, Robert and Lee, Christopher (ed.) Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000. St Lucia, Queensland. University of Queensland Press. pp. xiii-xxxviii
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Introduction [to Authority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000]

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Book TitleAuthority and influence: Australian literary criticism 1950-2000
AuthorsBird, Delys (Author), Dixon, Robert (Author) and Lee, Christopher (Author)
EditorsBird, Delys, Dixon, Robert and Lee, Christopher
Page Rangexiii-xxxviii
Number of Pages26
Year2001
PublisherUniversity of Queensland Press
Place of PublicationSt Lucia, Queensland
ISBN0702232033
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This essay surveys the development of post world war 2 literary criticism in Australia under the influence of imported theory from Europe, the United Kingdom and the United States. Sub-headings include; 'An Australian literary criticism: the 1950s and 1960s,' 'Consolidation and New directions; the 1970s', 'Asserting the Present; the 1980s', and 'Past and Future: the 1990s'. It is particularly interested in recurring themes in Australian criticism around the questions of Nation, Formalism, the Canon, Literary History, Society, identity politics and importation.

KeywordsAustralian literature, literature criticism
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020450109. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature, journalism and professional writing
470502. Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
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