History, Nature and Children in Australian Children's Literature: Paper delivered at: Building up Cross Cultural understanding through Children's Literature between Australia and Korea

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Abstract

In this paper, I offer a series of 'snapshots' of particular and significant works of Australian children's literature, covering the period from white settlement to the present, at roughly 50 year intervals. I suggest that from these snapshots it is possible to discern within Australian Children's Literature a series of shifting conceptions - of land, of nationhood, of belonging, and of which myths and mythos are significant in the shaping of Australian cultural identity. With reference to works by Barton (1841), Patchett (1953), Brinsmead (1964), Lette and Carey (1979), Southall (1970) and Tan (1988, 2019), this paper provides a broad overview of the changing shape and perspectives offered in Australian literature for children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages119-132
Number of pages14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventBuilding up Cross Cultural understanding through Children’s
Literature between Australia and Korea
- National Library for Children and Young Adults, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Dec 20181 Dec 2018

Other

OtherBuilding up Cross Cultural understanding through Children’s
Literature between Australia and Korea
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period1/12/181/12/18

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