This catalogue provides a listing of publications and reviews in the Cambria Australian Literature Series under general editor, Dr. Susan Lever. The Cambria Australian Literature Series publishes critical studies of writing by Australians, with a focus on contemporary Australian fiction. In the past fifty years, the publication of Australian literary fiction has grown immensely with many significant writers emerging to claim attention. The series addresses the need for critical support for this writing in order to explain its complexities and context to a wide readership. While most of the books in the series concentrate on the career of a single writer, others give more attention to significant engagements between literature and Australian culture. Each book seeks to find an appropriate, original and lively approach to the writing in question and places it not only within the context of Australian culture but also in international literary contexts. See www.cambriapress.com for more information.
This catalog contains the new and noteworthy titles in Asian studies, including books from the Cambria Sinophone World Series, headed by Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania) and the Cambria Rapid Communications in Conflict and Security Series, headed by Dr. Geoffrey R, H. Burn. Reviews and book descriptions are included, along with short author profiles.
Author of six novels, Christopher John Koch (born in 1932) is one of Australia's leading novelists who enjoys worldwide recognition. Koch's writing has its finger on the pulse of today's changing society. Not only does his work fall within a universal stream but it also stands out as a production of its own, built like a puzzle with distinct pieces. Through fiction, Koch explores other genres - the fairy tale, drama, poetry - to the point of producing multi-faceted works which challenge classification. In spite of the constant renewal of his settings for action, one notices the presence of a main thread which runs through Koch's fiction: the antipodean and ambiguous relationship between illusion and reality. This theoretically-informed monograph provides a book-by-book analysis of the novelist's ouvre and gives a full picture of his Weltanschauung. It is valuable reference for scholars in Australian Studies, as well as those researching postcolonial, psychoanalytic and literary theories.
Aboriginal literature is a growing field with a rapidly expanding global audience. The book represents a range of writers; it includes highly acclaimed Aboriginal writers whose works are widely recognised (Kim Scott, Doris Pilkington Garimara, Melissa Lucashenko) and other writers whose works are on the ascendancy (Romaine Moreton and Jeanine Leane). This book contributes to the understanding of Aboriginal literature and of how these writers developed as writers. See www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604979114.cfm for reviews, author bio, and more book information on this Cambria Press publication. "This book is an essential resource for anyone with more than a passing interest in Aboriginal writing and Australian literature." - Philip Morrissey, Head of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne
Carefully selected and represented, the plays in this collection showcase both the fantastic and the realistic innovations of Korean dramatists during a time of rapid social and historical change. Stretching from 1962 to 2004, these seven works tackle major subjects, such as the close of the Choson dynasty and the aftermath of the Korean War, while delving into trenchant cultural issues, such as the marginalization of students who rebel against mainstream education and the role of traditional values in a materialistic society. Longtime scholar of Korea and its vibrant, politically acute theater, Richard Nichols opens with a general overview of modern Korean drama since 1910 and concludes wit...
Cyrus Manasseh is an academic, writer, and editor. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia in art history and philosophy and a BA (Hons.) from the University of Reading, England, in film and drama and art history. Dr. Manasseh is an associate editor for Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal and The International Journal of the Arts in Society. He has also published articles in The International Journal of the Arts in Society, The Melbourne Art Journal, and other academic journals and conference proceedings in the field of visual arts.