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Whitlock, Gillian

Gillian Whitlock has a PhD from Queen’s University Canada. She has taught literary studies and Australian Studies at Griffith University, and was the founding Director of Open and Flexible Learning. Professor Whitlock currently holds a chair with the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland. Gillian has published widely in the area of Australian studies, postcolonial studies, women’s writing and feminist criticism. She co-edited Images of Australia and Uncertain Beginnings in UQP’s series of Open Learning texts. Awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal 2003 for service to Australian society and literature.
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Images Of Australia

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This collection of readings offers an introductory guide to Australian Studies. The historical development and changing contours of Australian culture and identity are traced through contemporary debates on nationality, Aboriginality, multiculturalism, gender, the bush legend, and suburbanism. The choice of readings, together with their presentation within the context of these key debates, provides an indispensable resource for general readers as well as students and teachers of Australian Studies. Images of Australia: An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies is also designed for use by TV Open Learning students in association with the ABC television programs produced for the Griffith University course, Australian Studies: Images of Australia.