Australian content
A Companion to the Works of Kim Scott
Author/Editor:    Wheeler, Belinda.
Publisher:    Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic
Binding:    hbk.
Physical Media:    book
Pages:    202
Availability:    On Order. Ships within 3-4 weeks.
Pubn Year:    2016
Price (ARP): $155.95
Price (NZ RRP): $141.77 AUD ex GST
Discount Code: A1

ISBN:   9781571139498
ISBN10:   1571139494

ALTERNATE:
9781782047711 EBL 1 User ebook
9781782047711 EBL 3U ebook
9781782047711 EBL Non Linear ebook

Description: Since the mid-1980s there has been a sharp rise in the number of literarypublications by Indigenous Australians and in the readership and impact of thoseworks. One contemporary Aboriginal Australian author who continues to make acontribution to both the Australian and the global canon is Kim Scott (1957-).Scott has won many awards, including Australia's highest, the prestigious MilesFranklin Award, for his novels Benang (in 2000) and That Deadman Dance(in 2011).Scott has also published in other literary genres, including poetry, the shortstory, and children's literature, and he has written and worked professionallyon Indigenous health issues. Despite Scott's national and international acclaim,there is currently no comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes hiswork for scholars, students, and general readers. A Companion to the Works ofKim Scott fills this void by providing a collection of eleven original essaysfocusing on Scott's novels, short stories, poetry, and his work with theWirlomin Noongar Language and Stories Project and Indigenous health. Thecompanion also includes an original interview with the author. Contributors:Christine Choo, Arindam Das, Per Henningsgaard, Tony Hughes-d'Aeth, JeanineLeane, Brenda Machosky, Nathanael Pree, Natalie Quinlivan, Lydia Saleh Rofail,Lisa Slater, Rosalie Thackrah and Sandra Thompson, Belinda Wheeler, GillianWhitlock and Roger Osborne. Belinda Wheeler is Assistant Professor of English atClaflin University, Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Contents: 1 Foreword 2 Acknowledgments 3 Note on Orthography 4 Chronology of Key Writings 5 Introduction 6 Kim Scott's Publishing History in Three Contexts: Australian Aboriginal, National, and International 7 Kim Scott's True Country as Aboriginal Bildungsroman 8 The Land Holds All Things: Kim Scott's Benang- A Guide to Postcolonial Spatiality 9 Kim Scott's Kayang and Me: Noongar Identity and Evidence of Connection to Country 10 "Wreck/Con/Silly/Nation": Mimicry, Strategic Essentialism, and the "Friendly Frontier" in Kim Scott's That Deadman Dance 11 The International Reception of Kim Scott's Works: A Case Study Featuring Benang 12 Traumatic Landscapes: Inscribing Spectrality and Identity in Kim Scott's "A Refreshing Sleep," "Capture," and "An Intimate Act" 13 Spatial Poetics and the Uses of Ekphrasis in Kim Scott's "Into the Light" and Other Stories 14 The Poetry of Kim Scott 15 The Wirlomin Project and Kim Scott: Empowering Regional Narratives in a Globalized World of Literature 16 Kim Scott as Boundary Rider: Exploring Possibilities and New Frontiers in Aboriginal Health 17 An Interview with Kim Scott 18 Notes on the Contributors 19 Index