Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 2004
Hetherington, Carol, Petersson, Irmtraud, Australian Literary Studies
This is the forty-second 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.
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. Coverage of overseas reviews is restricted by accessibility. Some items omitted from previous annual bibliographies are included with the year given. For material outside the scope of the ALS 'Annual Bibliography', researchers are advised to consult the database AustLit: The Resource for Australian Literature (
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 draws on material from a variety of sources, including the University of Queensland's collections, the MLA bibliography, AustLit: The Resource for Australian Literature, and the annual bibliography in Antipodes for criticism published in North America. The compilers would like to thank the staff of the Fryer Library, University of Queensland, for their assistance, particularly in providing access to its 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 BSANZ Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand JAS Journal of Australian Studies JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature JCL Journal of Commonwealth Literature MUP Melbourne University Press OUP Oxford University Press SMH Sydney Morning Herald TLS Times Literary Supplement UQP University of Queensland Press WLWE World Literature Written in English
Adkins, Keith. 'Orger and Meryon: Bookseller to the Colony.' BSANZ Bulletin 28.1-2: 9-16.
Alomes, Stephen. 'Beyond "Kangaroo Valley": The Rituals of Australian London.' Australian Studies 17.1 (2002): 3-24.
'Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2002: Australia.' Comp. Van Ikin and Darren Jorgensen. JCL 38.4 (2003): 5-44.
'Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2003: Australia'. Comp. Van Ikin and Darren Jorgensen. JCL 39.4: 3-27.
'Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 2003.' Comp. Carol Hetherington and Irmtraud Petersson. ALS 21.3: 379-95.
Arthur, J.M. The Default Country: A Lexical Cartography of Twentieth-Century Australia. Sydney: U of New South Wales P, 2003. Investigates descriptions of Australia and the relations between language and landscape.
Baraldi, Matteo, and Monica Turci, eds. Paesaggi australiani /Australian Landscapes. Bologna: Pendragon. Italian and English papers of a conference on Australian landscapes at Bologna, 7 May 2002, including the following: Luisa Percopo, 'Il noto e l'ignoto come frontiere dell'io: esperienze speculari nella letteratura delle minoranze australiane' 76-92; Maureen Lynch Percopo, 'Of Land, of Light: The Colonial Landscape in Malouf and Koch' 93-116; Maria Renata Dolce, 'Miti e "fantastiche bugie": la rilettura del paesaggio australiano nella narrative di Peter Carey' 117-26; Monica Turci, 'Recasting Migration and Translation: Les Murray's Translations from the Natural World' 137-48.
Baranay, Inez. 'Multiculturalism, Globalisation and Worldliness: Origin and Destination of the Text.' JASAL 3: 117-32.
Barnes, Katherine, and Jan Lloyd Jones, eds. Words for Their Own Sake: The Pursuit of Literature in an Economic Rationalist World. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. Includes the following essays: Paul Eggert, 'The State of "English" in Australia' 70-78; Katherine Barnes, 'Christopher Brennan's "Lilith" and the Creative Imagination' 98-109; Patricia Dobrez, 'Michael Dransfield: Poetry in an Age of Posthumous Lives' 110-24.
Bayley, John. Daylight Corroboree: A First-Hand Account of the 'Wanda Koolmatrie' Hoax. Carnpbelltown, SA: Eidolon. Bayley, Leon Carmen's literary agent, discusses the hoax surrounding 'Wanda Koolmatrie's book My Own Sweet Time.
Bennett, Bruce. Australian Short Fiction: A History. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 2002. Reviewed by C. Merli, JASAL 3: 175-77; J. Wilson, WLWE 40.1: 152-53.
Besemeres, Mary. Translating One's Self: Language and Selfhood in Cross-Cultural Autobiography. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. Includes discussion of Andrew Riemer's works. Reviewed by D. McCooey, Life Writing 1.2: 219-22.
Bieswanger, Markus. German Influence on Australian English. Anglistische Forschungen 343. Heidelberg: Winter.
Birns, Nicholas. 'Too Big for the Boutique: "China" and Anglophone Multiculturalism in Australian Literature.' Southerly 64.1 : 88-96. Includes discussion of Ouyang Yu.
Bradford, Clare. Reading Race: Aboriginality in Australian Children's Literature. Carlton South, Vic.: MUP, 2001. Reviewed by S. Pearce, ALS 21.3: 401-02.
Bremer, Anette. 'Economics of Affect in Mary Ann Parker's A Voyage Round the World.' Australian Canadian Studies 22.1: 35-55. Discusses Parker's eighteenth-century travel writing.
Brooks, David, and Brian Kiernan, eds. Running Wild: Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding. Sydney Studies in Society and Culture 22. Sydney: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture; New Delhi: Manohar. Includes articles on a range of subjects in English and European literatures, the following on Australian literature: Ken Stewart, 'Towards the Real: A.B. Paterson, the Bush and the Boer War' 113-28; Jennifer Gribble, 'Christina Stead's Politics' 173-86; Robert Yeo, 'Michael Wilding's Short Stories: A Speculative Note' 187-96; Brian Kiernan, 'Tichborne Redivivus: Re-viewing Michael Wilding's Fiction' 197-207; Laurie Hergenhan, 'Literary New Chums: Michael Wilding and Marcus Clarke' 223-32; Bruce Clunies Ross, 'Stories of Things Happening' 233-46 (discusses short stories by Wilding); Ian Syson, 'Paranoia, Surveillance and Literary Politics' 267-81 (discusses the representation of recent Australian history, the role of Quadrant, the CIA, and the Australian Association of Cultural Freedom, and the continuing impact of the Cold War on Australian politics and culture). Also contains a select bibliography of Wilding's writings, and memoirs and fictional pieces by Don Graham, Adrian Caesar, Vivian Smith, Van Ikin, and Terry Dowling.
Burke, Janine. The Heart Garden: Sunday Reed and Heide. Milsons Point, NSW: Random House. Reviewed by P. Jones, Weekend Australian 16-17 Oct.: Review 10-11.
Buzo, Alex. 'Wary Asians on a Theme: Dramatising in the Near North.' Quadrant 48.11 (Nov.): 62-65. Discusses the production of his and other Australian plays in Asian countries.
Byrne, Madeleine. 'An Interview with Ian Britain, Editor of Meanjin.' Antipodes 18.1: 84-85.
Caesar, Adrian. 'New Poetry 2003-2004.' Westerly 49: 43-60. Reviews the year's Australian poetry.
Carson, Susan. 'A Girl's Guide to Modernism's Grammar: Language Politics in Experimental Women's Fiction.' Hecate 30.1: 176-83.
Casey, Maryrose. Creating Frames: Contemporary Indigenous Theatre 1967-1990. St Lucia, Qld: UQP. Includes discussion of works by Jack Davis. Reviewed by K. Cherry, Eureka Street 14.8 (Oct.): 38; S. Pulo, Antipodes 18.2: 187-88.
Christenberry, Faye, comp. 'Bibliography of Australian Literature and Criticism Published in North America, 2003.' Antipodes 18.2:190-99.
Clarke, Patricia. 'Literary Sidelights on Wartime Brisbane.' Queensland Review 11.2: 41-57. Discusses literary life during the Second World War and the interaction between Australian and American writers during that period.
Clarke, Robert. 'Distant Cousins and Ordinary Australians: Encounters with Australian Aboriginality in the 1990s.' Yearly Review (New Delhi) 12:115-34. Discusses a number of recent (international) travel books and their representations of Aboriginality.
Craven, Peter, ed. The Best Australian Essays 2003. Melbourne: Black Inc., 2003. Reviewed by M. McGirr, Age 3 Jan.: Age Review 11; R. Rossiter, Westerly 49:96-114; C. Wallace-Crabbe, ABR 258 (Feb.): 27-28.
--. The Best Australian Poems 2003. Melbourne: Black Inc., 2003. Reviewed by R. King, PN Review 30.6: 65; J. Leonard, Overland 175: 88-91.
--. The Best Australian Stories 2003. Melbourne: Black Inc, 2003. Reviewed by M. McGirr, Age 3 Jan.: Age Review 11.
--. 'Still Cringing?: A Battle for the Soul of Australia's Quarterly Essay.' TLS 14 May: 14-15.
Crouch, David. 'Writing of Australian Dwelling: Animate Houses and Anxious Ground.' JAS 80: 43-52; notes 235-36. Includes discussion of works by David Malouf, Drusilla Modjeska and Tim Winton.
Cryle, Denis. 'Gordon and Gotch from the 1940s to the Present: Regional Distribution and Integration in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.' BSANZ Bulletin 28.1-2: 17-26.
D'Cruz, J.V., and William Steele. Australia's Ambivalence towards Asia: Politics, Neo/Postcolonialism, and Fact/Fiction. Melbourne: Monash Asia Institute, Monash UP, 2003. Includes discussion of Blanche D'Alpuget's Turtle Beach and of some Australian writers of non English-speaking background. Reviewed by R. Ganter, Queensland Review 11.1: 109-10.
Dalziell, Tanya. Settler Romances and the Australian Girl. Crawley, WA: U of Western Australia P. Includes the following chapters: 'Ethnographic Desires and Fugitive Anne: A Romance of the Unexplored Bush' 25-50, notes 144-46; 'Haunted Economies: J.D. Hennessey's An Australian Bush Track and the "Native" Gift' 51-73, notes 146-49; 'Unsettling Sympathetic Women: Katharine Langloh Parker and Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl' 74-105, notes 149-56; 'Colonial Displacements: My Brilliant Career, A Comedy in Spasms and The Penance of Portia James' 106-31, notes 156-58.
Dessaix, Robert, ed. The Best Australian Essays 2004. Melbourne: Black Inc. Reviewed by D. Falconer, ABR 267 (Dec. 2004-Jan. 2005): 16-17; J. Ley, SMH 23-25 Dec.: 9.
Dixon, Robert. 'Boundary Work: Australian Literary Studies in the Field of Knowledge Production.' JASAL 3: 27-43.
--. Prosthetic Gods: Travel Representation and Colonial Governance. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 2001. Reviewed by Lindsay Barrett, ALS 21.3: 396-98.
Duwell, Martin, and Bronwyn Lea, eds. The Best Australian Poetry 2003. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 2003. Reviewed by A. Caesar, Westerly 49: 43-60; B. Gadd, Worm Literature Today …
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