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

Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte

Abstract

This book explores the history of English-language prose fiction in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific since 1950, focusing not only on the ‘literary’ novel, but also on the processes of production, distribution and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as the work of major novelists, movements, and tendencies. After World War II, the rise of cultural nationalism in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand and movements towards independence in the Pacific islands, together with the turn toward multiculturalism and transnationalism in the postcolon ... More

Keywords: popular fiction, cultural nationalism, English-language novel, multiculturalism, transnationalism, literary history, prose fiction, short story, literary genre, multicultural fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679775
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199679775.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Coral Ann Howells, editor
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Paul Sharrad, editor
University of Wollongong, Australia

Gerry Turcotte, editor
The University of Notre Dame, Australia

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Introduction

Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte

Editorial Note

Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte

Note on Currency

Coral Ann Howells, Paul Sharrad, and Gerry Turcotte

Part I Book History

1 Australia

Katherine Bode

2 Canada

George L. Parker

3 Aotearoa/New Zealand

Elizabeth Caffin

4 South Pacific

Linda Crowl

Part II Identities in Transition

6 Canada

Cynthia Sugars

7 Aotearoa/New Zealand

Kirstine Moffat

8 South Pacific

Paul Sharrad

Part III Fictional Modes

11 Historical Fiction

Lydia Wevers

13 Postcolonial Gothic

Gerry Turcotte

14 Postmodernist and Literary Experiments

Victoria Kuttainen and Greg Manning

Part IV Australia

18 The Indigenous Australian Novel

Peter Minter and Belinda Wheeler

20 Popular Fiction

Roslyn Weaver

Part V Canada

23 Indigenous Novels in Canada

Tara Hyland-Russell

25 Popular Fiction

Jeannette Sloniowski and Marilyn Rose

Part VI New Zealand

28 Māori Novels in English

Christine Prentice

Part VII South Pacific

Part VIII Critical Reception

34 Newspapers and Journals

Linda Crowl, Susan Fisher, Elizabeth Webby, and Lydia Wevers

35 Literary Histories

Eva-Marie Kröller