Landfall: reading and writing Australia through climate change

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Robinson, Alice (2012) Landfall: reading and writing Australia through climate change. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

Abstract

This creative writing thesis begins with the premise that climate change poses critical outcomes for the Australian continent, and asks what the consequences of this are as the precariousness of Australia’s future in relation to climate change continues to gather pace. Comprising a novel (70%) and exegesis (30%), the thesis as a whole seeks to explore the connections between climate change, land and culture in Australia, and to investigate settler Australian understandings regarding ‘place’, ‘belonging’ and ‘home’ in relation to both settlement and unsettledness in contemporary times.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24440
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Current > FOR Classification > 0502 Environmental Science and Management
Current > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Keywords droughts, bushfires, literature, fiction, novels, land management, Australia, Casuarina, Victoria, Melbourne, indigenous, land ownership, aborigines, settlers, settlement, culture, environmental protection, sustainability, degradation, conservation, global warming, Wallan
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