Recent Perceptions of Rural Australia in Italian and Italian Australian Narrative
Department of Languages, Flinders University
Italian settlement in rural and outback areas of Australia during the late 1800s and early 1900s has remained a largely unsung saga while most Italians migrating to Australia after 1947 ultimately settled in urban areas. Few narrative writers have written about non-urban Australia in substantially social realist terms. More recently, this trend had taken a post-modern perspective in a few Italian Australian and Italian writers who depict the Australian outback as providing a solution to the protagonists' life quest and promote a discourse on nature as a dynamic, positive and vital element that contrasts with man's static negativism.
Italian migration, Rural Australia, Italian Australian writers
Rando, G. 2008. Recent Perceptions of Rural Australia in Italian and Italian Australian Narrative. FULGOR, 3 (3), 72-81