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Antarctic fiction in English: a thematic analysis


Leane, E, Antarctic fiction in English: a thematic analysis, Ilaia: Advances in Chilean Antarctic Science, Chilean Antarctic Science Program, Santiago, 5, pp. 34-39. (2019) [Magazine Article]

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While Antarctica is labelled the "continent for science," a place to be studied through the languages of geology, glaciology and zoology, there are other modes of engaging with the region that both complement and challenge this categorization. Over the last few centuries numerous novelists, playwrights and poets have produced creative representations of the Antarctic region. Some of them were written in response to actual historical events, others are wildly speculative, and many are somewhere in between, combining imagination with contemporary knowledge of the region. By examining these tales we can better understand past and present attitudes towards the "continent for science."

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Antarctica, fiction, thematic analysis, literature
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Other literatures in English
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:134000
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT120100402)
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-07-18
Last Modified:2019-07-23

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