Unsettling Stories: Settler Postcolonialism and the Short Story Composite

Kuttainen, Victoria (2010) Unsettling Stories: Settler Postcolonialism and the Short Story Composite. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK.

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The first study of the synergies between postcolonialism and the genre of the short story composite, Unsettling Stories considers how the form of the interconnected short story collection is well suited to expressing thematic aspects of postcolonial writing on settler terrain. Unique for its comparative considerations of American, Canadian, and Australian literature within the purview of postcolonial studies, this is also a considered study of the difficult place of the postcolonial settler subject within academic debates and literature. Close readings of work by Tim Winton, Margaret Laurence, William Faulkner, Stephen Leacock, Sherwood Anderson, Olga Masters, Scott R. Sanders, Thea Astley, Tim O’Brien and Sandra Birdsell are positioned alongside critical discussions of postcolonial theory to show how awkward affiliations of individuals to place, home, nation, culture, and history expressed in short story composites can be usefully positioned within the broader context of settler colonialism and its aftermath.

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Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-4438-1737-0
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 05:06
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