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The Novel in English in Australasia to 1950

Kirstine Moffat

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines English-language novels in Australasia. The history of the pre-1950 novel in Australasia is a history of two distinct emerging literary experiences: the Australian novel and the ... More


Aotearoa/New Zealand

Kirstine Moffat

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The post-1950 novel in New Zealand can be described in terms of transition and innovation, as writers were energized by a sense of ferment, excitement, and shifting identities. This reflects the ... More


Major Authors: Janet Frame, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace

Lawrence Jones

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses the work of three New Zealand novelists: Janet Frame, Maurice Gee, and Patricia Grace. Frame began to publish in the late 1940s, Gee in the mid-1950s, and Grace in the early ... More


Postcolonial Gothic: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Pacific

Gerry Turcotte

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines postcolonial Gothic in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific and how its conventions as an imported British genre have been transformed in specific local ... More


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