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'... some distance to go': A critical survey of Island Studies


Fletcher, L, '... some distance to go': A critical survey of Island Studies, New Literatures Review, (47-48) pp. 17-34. ISSN 0314-7495 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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The debut issue of Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, launched in 2007, points to the need for more rigorous and sustained scrutiny of the "foundational assumptions" of the organised study of islands. The editorial states: "Over the past two decades islands have been subject to an increasing amount of research and, to a lesser extend, theorisation." This article seeks to address this imbalance by attempting a critical survey of island studies scholarship; in particular it focuses on ideas about literature which hold sway in the field and undermine claims to genuine and generous interdisciplinarity.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:island studies, island scholarship, island literature
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Literary studies
Research Field:Literary theory
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Literature
UTAS Author:Fletcher, L (Professor Lisa Fletcher)
ID Code:70440
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:English, Journalism and European Languages
Deposited On:2011-06-21
Last Modified:2017-11-14
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