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Joy W. Hooton Joy W. Hooton i(A21170 works by) (a.k.a. Joy Wendy Hooton)
Born: Established: 1935
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Female
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Joy Hooton graduated from London University. She has worked as an academic, and retired from her position as an Assoicate Professor, with the English Department at the Australian Defence Force Academy, in order to work as an independent scholar.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

1986 ASAL Awards A.A. Phillips Award Jointly awarded to Barry Andrews, Joy Hooton and W. H. Wilde for their work on the Oxford Companion to Australian Literature.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature Australian Literature Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1985 Z423954 1985 reference criticism biography

'A comprehensive account of Australian literature from the first settlement in 1788 to the current day, this book represents the most important achievements in Australian poetry, drama, and fiction as well as non-fictional prose–journals, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies–and details the impact on the writing caused by those historical events that often serve as a work's theme. More than 3,000 informative entries cover subjects such as transportation, exploration, gold discoveries, bushranging, and outback ethos, all of which played a part in the development of the continent's literature as did the pervasive presence and influence of the Aboriginal culture. Entries range from lengthy articles on special topics to brief factual paragraphs explaining words or references. Also provided is information and reference sources on important past and contemporary writers as well as anything and everything that may have influenced their development: the growth of publishing and periodicals; the impact of movements such as nationalism, racialism, and feminism; and the contributions made by booksellers, critics, and literary associations. A major new Oxford Companion, this book makes an intriguing new genre of literature accessible to all readers.' (Source: On-line)

1986 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Special Award
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