Catalogue


Sold by the millions : Australia's bestsellers /
edited by Toni Johnson-Woods and Amit Sarwal.
imprint
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
description
xvi, 220 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1443835846, 9781443835848
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
isbn
1443835846
9781443835848
contents note
Two centuries of popular Australian fiction / Toni Johnson-Woods -- From British domination to multinational conglomeration? : a revised history of Australian novel publishing, 1950 to 2007 / Katherine Bode -- Britishness and Australian popular fiction : from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries / Hsu-Ming Teo -- Heart strings and hip pocket : Garth Nix's writings for children, young adults and adults / Alice Mills -- The wide brown land and the big smoke : the setting of Australian popular romance / Juliet Flesch -- Issues of class and gender in Australian crime fiction : from the 1950s to today / Rachel Franks -- The Australian horror novel since 1950 / James Doig -- The fiction of the future : Australian science fiction / Russell Blackford -- Crikey it's bromance : a history of Australian pulp westerns / Toni Johnson-Woods -- The cultural economy of the Australian comic book industry, 1950-1985 / Kevin Patrick -- Armchair tourism : the popularity of Australian travel writing / Richard White -- Available to the millions : sports writing in Australia / Bernard Whimpress.
catalogue key
8258256
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
Dr Toni Johnson-Woods is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has published books on pulp fiction: Pulp A Collectors Book of Australian Pulp Fiction Covers (2004), and on television: Big Bother Why did that Reality-TV "Sold by the Millions is a timely and significant contribution to Australian book history and cultural studies. Diverse as well as entertaining, these essays on popular genre publishing entice the reader into the underworld cornucopia that is Australian
Dr Toni Johnson-Woods is a Senior Lecture at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has published books on pulp fiction: Pulp A Collectors Book of Australian Pulp Fiction Covers (2004), and on television: Big Bother Why did that Reality-tv Show become such a Phenomenon (2002) and Blame Canada!: South Park and Popular Culture (2007).Dr Amit Sarwal is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), India. He has edited a number of books in the field of Australian studies, prominent being Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader (2009), Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader (2009) and Australian Made: a multicultural reader (2010)."Sold by the Millions is a timely and significant contribution to Australian book history and cultural studies. Diverse as well as entertaining, these essays on popular genre publishing entice the reader into the underworld cornucopia that is Australian pulp fiction."Dr Craig Munro, co-editor Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia 1946-2005"This is the story of those Australians who, quite literally, sold out. True to the objects of their study, the authors thrill with tales of staggering sales achieved by Australian writers you've never heard of and delight with impossible literary thirsts, such as Scandinavia's for Australian cowboy stories. And in more strictly scholarly terms this volume represents a timely re-evaluation of the place of popular fiction both in the canon and academia."Dr Alistair Rolls, University of Newcastle"Australian popular fiction has a broad impact on Australian and international readerships, but has thus far been undertheorized in the academy. This much-needed collection takes Australian popular fiction as its focus, covering a range of topics and genres. A more complete picture of Australian literature is emerging, and it is a very exciting picture indeed."Dr Kim Wilkins, University of Queensland
"Sold by the Millions is a timely and significant contribution to Australian book history and cultural studies. Diverse as well as entertaining, these essays on popular genre publishing entice the reader into the underworld cornucopia that is Australian pulp fiction." Dr Craig Munro, Co-editor of Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia 19462005 "This is the story of those Australians who, quite literally, sold out. True to the objects of their study, the authors thrill with tales of staggering sales achieved by Australian writers you've never heard of and delight with impossible literary thirsts, such as Scandinavia's for Australian cowboy stories. And in more strictly scholarly terms this volume represents a timely re-evaluation of the place of popular fiction both in the canon and academia." Dr Alistair Rolls, University of Newcastle "Australian popular fiction has a broad impact on Australian and international readerships, but has thus far been undertheorized in the academy. This much-needed collection takes Australian popular fiction as its focus, covering a range of topics and genres. A more complete picture of Australian literature is emerging, and it is a very exciting picture indeed." Dr Kim Wilkins, University of Queensland
Dr Toni Johnson-Woods is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia. She has published books on pulp fiction: Pulp A Collectors Book of Australian Pulp Fiction Covers (2004), and on television: Big Bother Why did that Reality-TV Show become such a Phenomenon (2002) and Blame Canada!: South Park and Popular Culture (2007).Dr Amit Sarwal is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Rajdhani College, University of Delhi, India. He has edited a number of books in the field of Australian studies, the most prominent being Reading Down Under: Australian Literary Studies Reader (2009), Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader (2009) and Australian Made: A Multicultural Reader (2010)."Sold by the Millions is a timely and significant contribution to Australian book history and cultural studies. Diverse as well as entertaining, these essays on popular genre publishing entice the reader into the underworld cornucopia that is Australian pulp fiction." Dr Craig Munro, Co-editor of Paper Empires: A History of the Book in Australia 19462005"This is the story of those Australians who, quite literally, sold out. True to the objects of their study, the authors thrill with tales of staggering sales achieved by Australian writers you've never heard of and delight with impossible literary thirsts, such as Scandinavia's for Australian cowboy stories. And in more strictly scholarly terms this volume represents a timely re-evaluation of the place of popular fiction both in the canon and academia." Dr Alistair Rolls, University of Newcastle"Australian popular fiction has a broad impact on Australian and international readerships, but has thus far been undertheorized in the academy. This much-needed collection takes Australian popular fiction as its focus, covering a range of topics and genres. A more complete picture of Australian literature is emerging, and it is a very exciting picture indeed." Dr Kim Wilkins, University of Queensland
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Main Description
Australian genre fiction writers have successfully exploited the Australian landscape and peoples and as a result their books are today "sold by the millions" across boundaries. They have created stories that are imaginative, visionary, and diverse. T
Main Description
Australian genre fiction writers have successfully exploited the Australian landscape and peoples and as a result their books are today "sold by the millions" across boundaries. They have created stories that are imaginative, visionary, and diverse. They appeal to local and international readerships and, most importantly, are thoroughly entertaining, thus making them a strong presence in the popular fiction bazaar. Sold by the Millions: Australia's Bestsellers is the first collection to concentrate on Australia's best-selling material that forms the armchair reading of many Australians. Leading experts of popular fiction provide introspective pieces on Romance, Horror, Crime, sf, Western, Comics, Travel, Sports and Children's writing so that a wholesome picture emerges of the wide range of reading and research options available for scholars.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem