Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1998

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This is the thirty-sixth annual bibliography to be published in Australian Literary Studies. Primarily devoted to substantial commentaries useful to criticism and scholarship, the series aims to provide as complete a listing as possible of books and articles on Australian literature. It also lists selectively material in the Australian studies area, and the more important reviews and introductions, studies of Australian language, and new books (with reviews of them) by contemporary writers whose work has attracted substantial discussion. Coverage of overseas reviews is restricted by accessibility.

Some items omitted from previous annual bibliographies are included with the year given. The newspaper sources for the selection of reviews are restricted to the weekend issues of the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and the Australian. Feature articles on authors and interviews from newspaper sources are not listed.

North American articles and substantial reviews are listed but a fuller listing of North American reviews is available in the annual `Bibliography of Australian Literature and Criticism Published in North America' in Antipodes.

Some authors are included for the first time in the Individual Authors section. Retrospective material on these authors will be added in the next updated edition of the ALS Guide to Australian Writers.

The bibliography is compiled by ALS research assistants in consultation with the editors. It draws on material from a variety of sources, including the University of Queensland's collections, the Australian National Bibliography, the MLA bibliography and the AUSLIT database. The compilers would like to thank the staff of the Fryer Library, University of Queensland, for their assistance, particularly in providing access to their collection. Our special thanks to Marianne Ehrhardt for careful proofreading and expert advice.

The following abbreviations are used:

ABR        Australian Book Review
ADS        Australasian Drama Studies
AJPH       Australian Journal of Politics
           and History
ALS        Australian Literary Studies
A&R        Angus & Robertson
ASAL       Association for the Study of
           Australian Literature
A WBR      Australian Women's Book
           Review
BSANZ      Bibliographical Society of
           Australia and New Zealand
JAS        Journal of Australian Studies
JCL        Journal of Commonwealth
           Literature
MUP        Melboume University Press
OUP        Oxford University Press
SMH        Sydney Morning Herald
TLS        Times Literary Supplement
UQP        University of Queensland Press
WLWE       Worm Literature Written in
           English

SECTION I -- GENERAL

`1997 Bibliography -Australian Literature and Criticism Published in North America.' Antipodes 12.2: 137-43.

The Animist 1: Inaugural issue of an Australian Electronic Arts Journal. .

`Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 1996: Australia (including Papua New Guinnea).' Comp. and intr. Van Ikin and Kieran Dolin. JCL 32.3 (1997): 3-40.

`Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1997.' Comp. Carol Hetherington and Irmtraud Petersson. ALS 18.3:298-321.

Ballyn, Susan, ed. A Spanish Sampler of Australian Studies. Barcelona: Department de Filoiogia Anglesa i Alemanya, 1996. Essays on Australian culture and literature. Includes essays on Judith Wright, Jessica Anderson, and Peter Carey. Reviewed by H. Priessnitz, Antipodes 12.1: 59.

Bartlett, Alison. Jamming the Machinery: Contemporary Australian Women's Writing. Toowoomba, Qld: ASAL. Includes the following chapters on individual authors (and interviews with them, see page numbers given in brackets): `Translations: MateRNal Debt in the Language of Ania Walwicz's red roses' 27-50 (185-97); `The Ailing Body: Women, Medical Discourse and Power in Margaret Coombs's The Best Man for This Sort of Thing' 59-74 (198-207); `A Fairytale Body? …