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A Made-Up Place

New Zealand in Young Adult Fiction

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A Made-Up Place by Anna Jackson
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Most New Zealand writing for young adults is designed to appeal to adolescents everywhere. Is there anything, then, that is characteristically 'New Zealand' about it? To what extent does it derive from local experience, or address a local audience? Focusing on a series of overlapping topics (race, sport, money, history, Englishness, future fictions, utopias and dystopias, religion and the 'Maori Gothic'), the contributors to this volume suggest that 'New Zealandness' is a subtle, at times almost invisible, but nevertheless pervasive concern in New Zealand young adult fiction. Authors discussed include Bernard Beckett, Kate De Goldi, Tessa Duder, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace, Karen Healey, Witi Ihimaera, Elizabeth Knox, Jack Lasenby, and Margaret Mahy. This book, the first of its kind, is certain to stimulate discussion of an important, ever-expanding, but little studied aspect of New Zealand literary culture.

Author Biography

Anna Jackson is a lecturer in English at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a former writer-in-residence at the University of Waikato. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Long Road to Teatime and The Pastoral Kitchen . Geoffrey Miles is a senior lecturer in the school of English, film, theatre, and media studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Constant Romans and the editor of Classical Mythology in English Literature . Harry Ricketts is a published poet, an editor for BBC Press, and the author of Rudyard Kipling: A Life . Tatjana Schaefer is a teaching fellow at Victoria University of Wellington. Kathryn Walls is a professor of English at Victoria University of Wellington.
Release date NZ
February 12th, 2011
Collection
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Victoria University Press
Pages
224
Dimensions
137x210x14
ISBN-13
9780864736970
Product ID
18346735

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