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Setting the scene: littoral and critical contexts


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Zeller, R and Cranston, CA (2007) Setting the scene: littoral and critical contexts. In: The Littoral zone: Australian contexts and their writers. Nature, Culture and Literature (4). Rodopi, Amsterdam, pp. 7-29. ISBN 978-90-420-22189-8

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Several years ago, a series of ads promoting Australia as a tourist destination aired on North American television. In them, Paul Hogan came wading out of the surf to remind viewers that Australia is surrounded by water -that when they visit Australia they will be entering a littoral zone. It was in the littoral zone that the first contact between white and indigenous people occurred and where the white explorers or invaders had to begin to come to terms with an almost totally alien environment. Ever since then, Australian texts have been produced out of and in response to particular places.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Rodopi
Page Range: pp. 7-29
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© Editions Rodopi B.V., Amsterdam - New York, NY 2007

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:53
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:36
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