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From British domination to multinational conglomeration? A revised history of Australian novel publishing, 1950 to 2007

Bode, Katherine

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I chose to focus on Australian novels because of the significant and illuminating hinge this fictional form provides between debates about cultural nationalism on the one hand, and publishing on the other. The historic relationship of the novel and nationalism was explicitly fostered in Australia by critics like the Palmers who, in the 1920s and 1930s, emphasised the importance of the novel to national identity. This established relationship between the novel and Australian nationalism accounts...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBode, Katherine
dc.coverage.spatialAustralia
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-07T00:36:32Z
dc.date.available2011-09-07T00:36:32Z
dc.identifier.citationBode, Katherine (2009). From British domination to multinational conglomeration? A revised history of Australian novel publishing, 1950 to 2007. In K. Bode and R. Dixon (Eds), Resourceful reading: The new empiricism, eResearch and Australian literary culture. (pp. 194-219). Sydney : Sydney University Press.
dc.identifier.isbn978-1920899455
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/8648
dc.description.abstractI chose to focus on Australian novels because of the significant and illuminating hinge this fictional form provides between debates about cultural nationalism on the one hand, and publishing on the other. The historic relationship of the novel and nationalism was explicitly fostered in Australia by critics like the Palmers who, in the 1920s and 1930s, emphasised the importance of the novel to national identity. This established relationship between the novel and Australian nationalism accounts for, and in recent times has been compounded by, the strong associations drawn between the fate of this fictional form, and the fate of the Australian publishing industry. At present, this association is most commonly expressed in the idea that both industry and book are dying. I aim to resist and complicate this narrative of decline, while exploring some of the complex ways in which both the novel and the industry are Janus-faced: turned to the national and the transnational, the cultural and the commercial.
dc.format.extent15 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.publisherSydney University Press
dc.relation.ispartofResourceful Reading: The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture
dc.titleFrom British domination to multinational conglomeration? A revised history of Australian novel publishing, 1950 to 2007
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor200502 - Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3025350xPUB375
local.publisher.urlhttp://sydney.edu.au/sup/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationBode, Katherine, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage194
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage222
local.identifier.absseo950203 - Languages and Literature
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T10:40:40Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationSydney
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThe "title has recently come out of embargo, so it is fine for inclusion in your repository" - email from Business Manager, Sydney University Press/University Library, dated 31/8/11
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