Kim Scott and the Doctoral Novel

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This chapter looks at the work of the contemporary Noongar writer Kim Scott, focusing both on its portrayal of his family history and the history of Indigenous settler contact in Western Australia. It emphasizes the importance of the university as a context for Scott’s historical fiction, focusing on creative-writing programs and practice-led research. It demonstrates how the rise of “the doctoral novel” plays a vital role in a more plural and more just model of literary engagement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to the Australian Novel
EditorsNicholas Birns, Louis Klee
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781009083409
ISBN (Print)9781009099509
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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