The 'Imagined Sound' of Australian Literature and Music (Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture) (Paperback)

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'Imagined Sound' is a unique cartography of the artistic, historical and political forces that have informed the post-World War II representation of Australian landscapes. It is the first book to formulate the unique methodology of 'imagined sound', a new way to read and listen to literature and music that moves beyond the dominance of the visual, the colonial mode of knowing, controlling and imagining Australian space. Emphasising sound and listening, this approach draws out and re-examines the key narratives that shape and are shaped by Australian landscapes and histories, stories of first contact, frontier violence, the explorer journey, the convict experience, non-Indigenous belonging, Pacific identity and contemporary Indigenous Dreaming. 'Imagined Sound' offers a compelling analysis of how these narratives are reharmonised in key works of literature and music.

About the Author


Joseph Cummins is a scholar based in Melbourne, Australia. He has published widely on Australian post-war literature and music, with a focus on sound and landscape. His recent research also explores literature and family history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781785279720
ISBN-10: 1785279726
Publisher: Anthem Press
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2021
Pages: 202
Language: English
Series: Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture