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Apocalypse in Australian fiction and film : a critical study / Roslyn Weaver.

Author/Creator:
Weaver, Roslyn, 1979-
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011.
Series:
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 28.
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 28
Format/Description:
Book
x, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Australian fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Australian fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Australia -- History.
Summary:
"This volume explores the role of Australia in apocalyptic literature and film. Works and genres covered include Nevil Shute's popular novel On the Beach, Mad Max, children's literature, Indigenous writing, and cyberpunk. The text examines ways in which apocalypse undermines complacency, foretells environmental disasters, critiques colonization, and serves as a vehicle of protest for minority groups"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
An apocalyptic map: new worlds and the colonization of Australia
The shield of distance: apocalypse in Australian literature after 1945
An apocalyptic landscape: the Mad Max films
Children of the apocalypse: Australian children's literature
(Re)writing the end of the world: apocalypse, race, and indigenous literature
The end of the human: apocalypse, cyberpunk and the Parrish Plessis novels.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780786460519 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786460512 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
664656881
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