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Constructing a Place through Literature - The Image of Antarctica


Leane, E, Constructing a Place through Literature - The Image of Antarctica, Mapping Nature, Lars Muller Publishers, Australia, 1, pp. 74-77. (2022) [Magazine Article]

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The idea of imaginative literature of Antarctica comes as a surprise to many people. This is, after all, a continent with no indigenous people, no permanent inhabitants, a relatively short period of human interaction, and a strong association since the mid-20th century with scientific investigation. Where does imagination fit into this laboratory for science that nobody can really call home? The answer is everywhere. Humanity’s late encounter with the far south means that imagination has played a unique role in the way humans have constructed Antarctica as a place.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Antarctica, literature, fiction, polar regions, gothic, utopia
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Ecocriticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Leane, E (Professor Elizabeth Leane)
ID Code:150042
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:English
Deposited On:2022-05-15
Last Modified:2022-05-16

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