Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film: A Critical Study (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)

Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film: A Critical Study (Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy)

By: Roslyn Weaver (author), Donald E. Palumbo (editor), C. W. Sullivan (editor)Paperback

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[Australia has been a frequent choice as the location for narratives about the end of the world in science fiction and speculative works, ranging from pre-colonial apocalyptic maps to key literary works from the last fifty years. This critical volume explores the role of Australia in both apocalyptic literature and film. Topics covered include On the Beach and Mad Max, as well as children's literature, Indigenous writing, and cyberpunk. The text explores how apocalypse is used to undermine complacency, foretell environmental disasters, critique colonization, and act as a protest for minority groups. Australian apocalypse imagines Australia at the ends of the world, geographically and psychologically, but also proposes spaces of hope for the future.]

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Product Details

  • publication date: 15/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780786460519
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780786460519
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0786460512

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