Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film: A Critical Study by Roslyn Weaver,Donald E. Palumbo,C. W.,III Sullivan

By Roslyn Weaver,Donald E. Palumbo,C. W.,III Sullivan

Australia has been a common selection of place for narratives concerning the finish of the realm in technological know-how fiction and speculative works, starting from pre-colonial apocalyptic maps to key literary works from the final fifty years. This severe paintings explores the position of Australia in either apocalyptic literature and movie. Works and genres lined comprise Nevil Shute’s well known novel On the seashore, Mad Max, children’s literature, Indigenous writing, and cyberpunk. The textual content examines ways that apocalypse is used to undermine complacency, foretell environmental mess ups, critique colonization, and to function a way of protest for minority teams. Australian apocalypse imagines Australia on the ends of the area, geographically and psychologically, but in addition proposes areas of wish for the future.

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