Subverting the Empire: Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction

By Paul Genoni.

Published by The Humanities, a book series by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Print $US30.00
Book: Electronic $US10.00

Subverting the Empire traces the influence of Australian colonial exploration on writers of contemporary
Australian fiction. Exploration journals serve as points of origin for social myths that continue to exercise the national imagination. This book examines these myths through a reading of the work of Thea Astley, Gerald Murnane and Rodney Hall.

Keywords: Thea Astley, Gerald Murnan, Rodney Hall, Australian fiction, Exploration Journals

Book: Print (Paperback), ISBN: 1863355537. Book: Electronic (PDF File), ISBN: 1863355545. Published by The Humanities, a book series by Common Ground Publishing, Illinois.

Paul Genoni


Paul Genoni is a lecturer with the Department of Media and Information at Curtin University of Technology in Perth. He has a PhD from the University of Western Australia. He has previously worked as a librarian, and has published widely on librarianship and Australian literature. Subverting the Empire is his first book.


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