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White Apology and Apologia:

Australian Novels of Reconciliation
Liliana Zavaglia
ISBN: 9781604979350

This book takes as its subject a body of recent fiction by white liberal writers in Australia produced in the wake of the profound cultural, political and legal transformations that have taken place in the field of Indigenous rights since the 1990s. engages in close readings of the Mabo ruling, the national Apology and this body of fiction as a form of cultural history, which reflects important aspects of black/white relations in the past twenty-five years. Read More..

The Fiction of Thea Astley

Susan Sheridan
ISBN: 9781604979329

Thea Astley (1925-2004) was one of the outstanding Australian fiction writers of the twentieth century. Despite the deeply Australian objects of her satire, Astley’s innovative fictions have attracted critical attention beyond national boundaries, and her later work, especially, struck a chord with readers in North America. This book examines her works and reveals the reasons why Astley's works resonated with not only Australian readers but also an international audience. Read More..

The Markurells of Wadköping by Hjalmar Bergman

Translated by Johanna Sandberg and Eric Sandberg
Hjalmar Bergman
ISBN: 9781604979169

This new translation of The Markurells of Wadköping — the first in almost a century — illuminates The Markurells of Wadköping as a superb example of European literary modernism at its most accessible and dazzling. Read More..

The Rimbaud of Leeds:

The Political Character of Tony Harrison’s Poetry
Christine Regan
ISBN: 9781604979275

"Meticulously researched ... an unusually astute and impressively well informed guide to the poetry. ... In the age of Trump and Brexit, there is a certain pathos to seeing this one time member of the ‘white working class’ prove so inclined to side with postcolonial peoples in their struggles with the architects of the post-war order. ... Regan’s work offers many new and valuable insights." —English - Journal of the English Association Read More..

Supernatural Sinophone Taiwan and Beyond

Chia-rong Wu
ISBN: 9781604979213

“This book examines some interesting, significant types and aspects of Sinophone Taiwan fiction, as well as a number of prominent writers and representative works. Focusing on the narratives of the strange, it connects the trope of ghost haunting with Taiwan’s complex ethnoscapes and historical, colonial trauma. ... An excellent, timely study on the important but understudied Sinophone Taiwan literature.” – Yenna Wu, University of California, Riverside Read More..

Symptoms of Disorder:

Reading Madness in British Literature 1744-1845
Ilaria Natali and Annalisa Volpone
ISBN: 9781604979251

Few studies have offered a comprehensive picture by looking at the alleged insanity of the writer, and at those linguistic, stylistic and semantic elements which at some stage were commonly believed to be an expression of insanity. This book is one of the first to address the representation of madness from both these intertwined perspectives. Read More..

Giving this Country a Memory:

Contemporary Aboriginal Voices of Australia
Anne Brewster
ISBN: 9781604979114

"Strikes a fine balance between the distancing effect of a scholarly approach and the respect and engagement owed to the Indigenous community ... Brewster’s well-pitched, necessary and timely initiative stands as an indispensable piece of engaged scholarship." — Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia Read More..

The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu

Wilt L. Idema
ISBN: 9781604979077

"This addition to a growing body of premodern popular Chinese literature in translation, much of it also by Idema, is something to be celebrated ... there remains incredible value in making obscure, yet compelling, stories such as these available to non-native Chinese readers." —Journal of Chinese Religions Read More..

Writing Contemporary Nigeria:

How Sefi Atta Illuminates African Culture and Tradition
Walter Collins
ISBN: 9781604979091

Award-winning writer Sefi Atta’s insights into the roles and treatment of women, neocolonial government structures, patriarchy, 21st-century phenomena such as Nigerian e-mail phishing and the role of geography and place in characters’ lives make her works some of the most indelible offerings across contemporary African fiction. This pioneering premier collection examines Atta’s treatment of various themes. Read More..

Transatlantic Memories of Slavery:

Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future
Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi
ISBN: 9781604979039

"With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues of historical revision and imaginative projection linked to the slave trade all over the world."—European Journal of American Studies Read More..

 

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