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'Merely' academic? Critical responses to Australian Asian fiction

CollectionsTransmission of academic values in Asian Studies workshop (2009)
Title: 'Merely' academic? Critical responses to Australian Asian fiction
Author(s): Broinowski, Alison
Keywords: fiction, literature, publishing, novels, “Australian Asian fiction”, multiculturalism, Howard, Aravind Adiga, Nam Le, critics, criticism, theory, Terry Eagleton, Nick Jose, Linda Jaivin, Dianne Highbridge, Inez Baranay, Sydney Writers’ Festival, 1999, Alice Pung, Ashis Nandy, racism, Blanche d’Alpuget, Turtle Beach, Suvendrini Pereira, stereotype, Tseen‐ling Khoo, xenophobia, Yuki Tanaka, Asada Teruhiko, Asian‐Australian Studies, Michelle de Kretser, Chandani Lokuge, Carmen Wickramagamage, Salman Rushdie, Teo Hsu‐ming, Neem Dreams, China, Taslima Nasrin, Azar Nasrin, values, codes
Date published: 2011
Publisher: The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)
Citation: Broinowski, A. (2011). 'Merely' academic? Critical responses to Australian Asian fiction. In R. Cribb (Ed.), Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies: workshop proceedings. Canberra: Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration
In the Australian academy a revaluing of fiction, particularly the work of talented Asian Australians, for what it says, not necessarily in support of one kind of manifesto or another, but about our complex human synergy, and in many and varied voices, may be overdue. Facing widespread challenges to ‘merely academic’ cultural studies, as we are, this is the time for academic research to come to the rescue of the work of writers, and appreciating it, rather than making political ammunition out of it to fire at each other.
ISBN: 978-1-74076-225-0


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