Australian made: a multicultural reader
Edited by Sonia Mycak and Amit Sarwal
Sydney University Press
Australian made is a collection of essays about the writers, the readers and the texts of multicultural Australia. Despite the different approaches they take, the essays address a number of questions which are important for understanding Australian multicultural society and Australia's national literary culture.
How does multiculturalism intersect with different genres and generic conventions? How is cultural diversity expressed and enacted within life writing, women's writing, experimental writing, children's literature, poetry, prose and film? What does it mean to be a 'multicultural writer' in Australia today? What is a 'multicultural text'?
Presenting the work of critics and scholars from both Australia and abroad, this collection creates a synergy between local and international perspectives as it explores what it means for a writer or a reader to be 'Australian' and a text to be 'Australian made'.
About the editors
Sonia Mycak is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Letters, Art and Media at the University of Sydney. For eleven years she held research fellowships at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, two of which were awarded by the Australian Research Council.
Amit Sarwal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi, India. As a recipient of an Endeavour Asia Award, he was an Honorary Visiting Scholar in the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University in 2006-07.