Hiroshima and Here: A Cultural History of Australian Responses to Nuclear War and Weaponry

Project: Research

Project Description

This project provides the first comprehensive survey and analysis of atomic culture in Australia. Since the destruction of Hiroshima in August 1945 through to today s global nuclear dilemma, Australian cultural responses to nuclear weapons have been prolific and diverse, ranging from polemical journalism to fiction, poetry, film, the performing and visual arts, and the rituals and rhetoric of no nuke protest. Yet this collective body of expression lies neglected, awaiting discovery. Resulting in a major monograph, essays and related research, this project mines the rich lode of national nuclear representation, expanding the critical terrain of Australian culture on a subject of compelling local and international significance.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/104/08/16

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD56,514.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD49,458.00
  • Monash University