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'Merely' academic? Critical responses to Australian Asian fiction

dc.contributor.authorBroinowski, Alison
dc.identifier.citationBroinowski, 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
dc.description.abstractIn 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.
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralian National University and Leiden University
dc.format.extent13 pages
dc.publisherThe Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)
dc.relation.ispartofTransmission of academic values in Asian Studies workshop (2009 : Australian National University, Canberra, ACT)
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dc.subjectfiction, 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
dc.title'Merely' academic? Critical responses to Australian Asian fiction
dc.typeConference paper
local.contributor.institutionThe Australian National University ; University of Wollongong
local.contributor.institutionThe Australian National University, School of Culture, History and Language
local.description.notesPaper presented at the Transmission of academic values in Asian Studies workshop, 25 & 26 June 2009, Canberra, ANU
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