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Archipelagic space and the uncertain future of national literatures.

  title={Archipelagic space and the uncertain future of national literatures.},
  author={Elizabeth Mcmahon},
  journal={Journal of the association for the study of Australian literature},
  • Elizabeth Mcmahon
  • Published 10 November 2013
  • History
  • Journal of the association for the study of Australian literature
This essay joins in the discussion about the future of national literatures in the shifting formations of globalisation. Specifically, I want to interrogate what we mean by the future when we speak of literature and, specifically, of Australian or New Zealand literature. The essay proposes a literary cartography that overlays the alienation of this ‘no world’ with the ‘no-place’ of island utopias as they are mobilised in archipelagic chains or threads. This alternative model of spatial… Expand
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