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The (Hydro)power Relations within Nation and Region, and the (de)formation of Identity in the case of Richard Flanagan


Cranston, CA, The (Hydro)power Relations within Nation and Region, and the (de)formation of Identity in the case of Richard Flanagan, Representation of Region and Nation in Literary and Culture Studies, February 2009, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2009) [Plenary Presentation]

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Key words in the conference theme, such as Nation and Region, require an engagement with politics; I am not a political scientist. And it would be foolish to try and engage with the politics of a multiple India given that I am amongst experts. So Iíll engage with the historical and literary politics of a specific bioregion of Australia. Though you might ask yourself why on earth would the good people of Chennai be interested in such a topic? Itís a fair question. Are Australian literary politics so remotely different from the South Indian context that I currently find myself in? Itís my hope that readers will recognise (tragically) that parallels do exist. So in order to provide some sort of comparative framework I will beginódespite the presence of expertsówith the local.

Item Details

Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:Richard Flanagan; Literary politics (Tasmania, India), environmentalists; terrorism; Tasmania
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in psychology
UTAS Author:Cranston, CA (Dr CA Cranston)
ID Code:120505
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-08-27
Last Modified:2017-08-29

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