Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past /
Cultural memory involves a community's shared memories, the selection of which is based on current political and social needs. A past that is significant to a national group is re-imagined by generating new meanings that replace earlier certainties and fixed symbols or myths. This creates liter...
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- Cultural Memory and Literature: Re-Imagining Australia's Past; Copyright; Table of Contents; Introduction; Memory and Literature; Literary Forms and Cultural Memory; Australian Politics and Literature; Memory, Testimony, and Trauma; Stolen-Generations Literature: -My Place and Rabbit-Proof Fence; Historical Fiction: -The Secret River, The Lieutenant, and Sarah Thornhill; Naming and Memory Places: -Remembering Babylon; Intertextuality: -The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow and The Tall Man; Menippean Satire and Polyphony: -Benang: from the heart and That Deadman Dance.
- Carnivalesque: -CarpentariaConclusion; Works Cited; Index.