Antipodean Modernisms: Australia and New Zealand

Prudence Black, Stephen Muecke

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This article examines the history of antipodean modernisms in Australia and New Zealand. It suggests that antipodean modernisms are determined first and foremost by historical and geographic factors, because, in both countries, indigenous peoples were colonized and dispossessed of their lands and the settler colonists formed the societies which provide the institutions that persist to the present day. The article investigates whether the European strains of the modernist virus led to the development of local strains, indigenous versions of modernism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Modernisms
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743924
ISBN (Print)9780199545445
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Antipodean modernism
  • Australia
  • Geographic factors
  • Historical factors
  • New Zealand
  • Settler colonists


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