The long fall : Australian speculative fiction for adolescents as 'literature of anxiety'

  • Michael Barry

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This paper examines the techniques used to establish verisimilitude in selected works of Australian speculative fiction (sf) for young adults, and suggests a theoretical approach, based on Clute's classification of the sf genres as 'literatures of anxiety' that may be useful in studying fictional works. The paper finally assesses the accompanying novel The Long Fall against the theoretical framework and techniques used in the selected works.
Date of Award2001
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Canberra
SupervisorBelle Alderman (Supervisor) & Jen Webb (Supervisor)

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