Carpentaria: reading with the dirt of blurbs and front pages

Osborne, Roger, and Whitlock, Gillian (2016) Carpentaria: reading with the dirt of blurbs and front pages. Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 16 (2).

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[Extract] Enter 'Carpentaria' into and the screen is populated with an ever-expanding constellation of books. This is one way of imagining transits of Alexis Wright's novel offshore. These are associations, and sometimes seemingly random affiliations driven by the purchases of Amazon customers. There is no quantitative information about book sales here, we cannot derive any historical or conceptual insights or information about curricula or courses that produce these associations. This digital tool launches Carpentaria into a vast network of books that resists orderly associations of canons, traditions, and fields.

Item ID: 52716
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1833-6027
Keywords: Alexis Wright
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 23:57
FoR Codes: 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470502 Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 100%
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