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Making Friends of the Nations

Australian Interwar Magazines and Middlebrow Orientalism in the Pacific

Victoria Kuttainen and Sarah Galletly

middlebrow sources. Drawing on, and extending, Christina Klein’s notion of “middlebrow orientalism” which she develops in her analysis of the way American middlebrow culture “churned out a steady stream of stories, fiction and non-fiction that took Asia and

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Introduction

Print Culture, Mobility, and The Pacific, 1920–1950

Victoria Kuttainen and Susann Liebich

framework of the middlebrow is well suited for investigations of the confluence of travel, mobility, and print culture between 1920 and 1950. The middlebrow, a cultural category that signaled familiarity with high cultural forms for mass audiences and

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A Journey to Australia

Travel, Media, and the Politics of Representation

Helen Bones

material presented in middlebrow magazines offers a unique angle on the way that “the Pacific” was presented to Australian audiences, reframing scholarly ideas that Westerners’ engagement with the Pacific was largely based on fantasy. These magazines sit at

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Shakespeare and the Modern Novel

Graham Holderness

explore how both the novel and the Hogarth series seek to create affective ‘middlebrow’ communities that purport to keep Shakespeare alive through love. This analysis helps to clarify the nature of the Hogarth Shakespeare Project as a middlebrow publishing

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Brian Yothers, Gillian Dooley, Guy Galazka, Peter Weisensel, Jackie Coon, Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, and David Cashman

reveals in passing that they, like Graham himself, are members of the literary second tier, the middle-brow writers and commentators of the time. In a similar vein, the sections on Graham’s associations with Vachel Lindsay and Wilfrid Ewart contribute