Introduction: Good Evening, Europe—Good Morning, Australia!

Chris Hay, Jacquelyn Prior

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In this brief introduction, the aims of the book are set out. It also includes some structural information about how to navigate the book. Although it avoids any historical positioning of Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest, it discusses the rise of “Eurovision Studies” scholarship in Australia, and the particular conditions that have given rise to the set of interdisciplinary scholarship published in the volume. It contextualises each chapter’s place within the wider volume. Finally, the chapter sets out the central conceit of the book: that a single-nation perspective on a multinational event can generate unique insight.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEurovision and Australia
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under
EditorsChris Hay, Jessica Carniel
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-20058-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-20057-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Eurovision Studies
  • Australia
  • Interdisciplinarity


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