Tropes and Territories

Tropes and Territories

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Tropes and Territories demonstrates how current debates in postcolonial criticism bear on the reading, writing, and status of short fiction. These debates, which hinge on competing definitions of qtropeq (motif vs rhetorical turn) and qterritoryq (political or aesthetic), lead to studies of space, place, influence, and writing and reading practices across cultural divides. The essays also explore the character of diasporic writing, the cultural significance of oral tale-telling, and interconnections between socio/political issues and strategies of style.Such images of the Australian bush, and its eccentric characters, still persist in the popular imagination through television and internet advertisements for such Australian essentials as beer, or four-wheel drive vehicles with roo-bars which are generally found in the quieter garden ... But the literary magazines and anthologies in the s and s still reflected the old orthodoxies, Wilding claimed.

Title:Tropes and Territories
Author:Marta Dvorak, W.H. New
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2007-10-26


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