Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1998
Hetherington, Carol, Petersson, Irmtraud, Australian Literary Studies
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? Writing a Way Out of Anorexia in Fiona Place's Cardboard.' The Strength Thereof and Other Related Matters' 75-90 (208-14); `No End to Romance? Sexual Economies in Inez Baranay's Between Careers' 91-104 (215-21); `Could Irigaray be Eurocentric? Exploring the Desert, Epilepsy and Lesbian Writing in Susan Hawthome's The Falling Woman' 105-20 (222-30); `The Daughter's Seduction: Sue Woolfe's Painted Woman' 129-47 (231-40); `The Art of Desire: Davida Allen's Close to the Bone: The Autobiography of Vicky Myers' 149-69 (241-49). Reviewed by M. Henderson, JAS 58: 199-200; G. Jones, ABR 207 (Dec. 98/Jan. 99): 30-31; B. Levy, Imago 10.3: 144-46.
Bassett, Jan, ed. As We Wave You Goodbye: Australian Women and War. Melbourne: OUP. Reviewed by K. Saunders, The Australian's Review of Books 3.8 (Nov.): 12-13, 27; J. White, Weekend Australian 19-20 Dec.: Review 12.
Bate, Jonathan. `Poetry and Biodiversity.' Writing the Environment: Ecocriticism and Literature. Ed. Richard Kerridge and Neil Sammells. London: Zed. Includes comment on Australian literature.
Bennett, Bruce, Jennifer Strauss and Chris Wallace-Crabbe, eds. The Oxford Literary History of Australia. Melbourne: OUP. Reviewed by J. Croft, Weekend Australian 31 Oct.-1 Nov. 1: Review 11; R. Gerster, Bulletin 17 Nov.: 87; A. Riemer, ABR 205: 14-16.
Bowden, Margaret. `Australian Language Issues Depicted in Literary Works by Aboriginal Authors.' CRNLE Reviews Journal 1-2 (1995): 150-58.
Brown, Di. `Feminist Publishing in Australia: Commercial and Cultural Practices.' Overland 153: 8-13.
Burridge, Kate, Lois Foster and Gerry Turcotte, eds. Canada -Australia: Towards a Second Century of Partnership. Ottawa: International Council for Canadian Studies, 1997.
Carroll, Dennis. `Some Defining Characteristics of Australian Aboriginal Drama.' Modern Drama 40.1 (1997): 100-10. Includes discussion of Jack Davis.
Carter, David. `Stalin's Literati: Coleman's Old Cold War.' Overland 153: 4-7.
Cimarron Review [Oklahoma State University] 120 (July 1997): Special Issue: Contemporary Australian Prose and Poetry. With an introduction by Thomas E. Kennedy.
Collins, Paul, ed. The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction & Fantasy. Assist. eds. Steven Paulsen and Sean McMullen. Foreword Peter Nicholls. Carlton South, Vic.: MUP. Reviewed by D. Broderick, ABR 205: 32-33.
Commonwealth Review 7.1 (1995-96). Special number on Australian Poetry and Fiction. Includes the following contributions: Vinod Bala Sharma, `Literature of Australia: The Land and Her People' 15-18; Rosemary Kerr, `Sociological and Historical Perspectives on Australia as Portrayed by Contemporary Australian Writers' 19-27; Anurag Sharma, `The Vernacular Republic: Les Murray's Poetic Transcription of Australian Popular Culture' 28-41; T. Bharathi, `The Themes of Love and Death in the Poetry of Judith Wright and Sarojini Naidu' 42-49; Madhumalati Adhikari, `This is to Mourn a Man: Judith Wright's "Interface I", "Interface II" and "Interface III'" 50-60; Urbashi Barat, `Judith Wright and the White Goddess: A View of "Fourth Quarter" and "Easter Moon and Owl'" 61-68; Ron Shapiro, `The Changing Face of Australian Literature: Some Multi-Cultural Novels' 69-78; John McLaren, `Nations without States: The Search for Home in Henry Handel Richardson's Fortunes of Richard Mahony and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies' 79-86; A.G. Khan, `Bushes in Two Hemispheres: A Comparative Study of Susanna Moodie's Roughing it in the Bush and Yasmine Gooneratne's A Change of Skies' 87-96; Madhuri Chatterjee, `Miles Franklin's My Brilliant Career: A Feminist Perspective' 97-100; K. Radha, `Humour in Elizabeth Jolley's My Father's Moon' 101-06; M.D. Fletcher, `The Theme of Entrapment in Peter Carey's Fiction' 107-12; M.D. Fletcher, `Parodying the Picaresque in Peter Carey's Illywhacker' 113-16; Shaik Samad, `Mandala Symbolism in the Novels of Patrick White' 117-23; D.N. Bandopadhyay, `Text and Meaning: A Deconstructive Analysis of Patrick White's Voss' 124-30; V.C. Sudheer, `Indomitable Spirit of Nature in Voss' 131-33; Veronica Brady, `A New Passage to India: Patrick White's The I?ee of Man' 134-43; Pradeep Trikha, `Australian Short Fiction: The Last Thirty Years' 144-48; C.L.L. Jayaprada, `Sense of Place in the Short Stories of Barbara Baynton' 149-53.
Craven, Peter, ed. Best Australian Essays. Melbourne: Bookman. Reviewed by B. Oakley, Weekend Australian 12-13 Dec.: Review 13; P. Steele, Age 5 Dec.: Saturday Extra 11.
Dale, Leigh. The English Men: Professing Literature in Australian Universities. Canberra: ASAL, 1997. Reviewed by V. Brady, JAS 56: 188-89; J. McLaren, Overland 150: 106-08; I. Reid, UTS Review 4.1: 194-95.
Davis, Mark. Gangland: Cultural Elites and the New Generation. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1997. Reviewed by A. Coombs, The Australian's Review of Books 3.1 (Feb.): 22-23, 31; L. Dale, ALS 18.3: 326-28; G. Rodman, UTS Review 4.1: 224-27.
D'Cruz, Glenn. "Stepford" Criticism: "Subversive Acts" and Resistance in Post-Colonial Drama.' JCL 33.2: 1-14.
Deamer, Dulcie. The Queen of Bohemia: The Autobiography of Dulcie Deamer. Ed. Peter Kirkpatrick. St Lucia, Qld.: UQP. Reviewed by C. Semmler, Weekend Australian 5-6 Dec.: Review 13.
Delrez, Marc, and Benedicte Ledent, eds. The Contact and the Culmination. Essays in Honour of Hena Maes-Jelinek. Liege, Belgium: English Department, U of Liege, 1997. Includes the following contributions: Marc Delrez and Paulette Michel-Michot, `Tile Politics of Metamorphosis: Cultural Transformation in David Malouf's Remembering Babylon' 155-170; Dominique Hecq, `Tirra Lirra! Tales of Purloined Letters and Edited Destinies' 171-82; Anna Rutherford, `Truth Has a Life of its Own: Shirley Hazzard's The Transit of Venus' 183-99; Robert Sellick, `The Twyborn Affair and the Problem of Choice' 201-11; Helen Tiffin, `The Body in the Library: Identity, Opposition and the Settler-Invader Woman' 213-28 (includes discussion of Anderson's Tirra Lirra by the River); Paul Sharrad, `Unsettling Promise: The Revenant in Post-Colonial Writing' 341-52.
Dessaix, Robert. `Through Pink-Coloured Glasses: A Gay Perspective on Australian Literary History.' (and so forth). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 241-71.
Docker, John. `How Close Should Writers and Critics Be?' ABR 202: 24-28. See also Goldsworthy, Kerryn, `Free-Associating: Docker, ASAL and the Old Chestnut.' ABR 203: 24-27; and `Letters', ABR 203: 4-5.
Duwell, Martin, Marianne Ehrhardt, and Carol Hetherington, eds. The ALS Guide to Australian Writers: A Bibliography 1963-1995. 2nd ed. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 1997. Reviewed by G. Papaellinas, UTS Review 4.1: 253-54.
--, and R.M.W. Dixon, eds. Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and other Aboriginal ,gong Poems. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 1994. Reviewed by L. Dobrez, Aboriginal History 20 (1996): 201-10.
Edmonds, Phillip. `Unfashionable in Literary Terms: Class in Australian Short Fiction of the 1980s.' Overland 153: 14-19.
Edwards, Brian, and Wenche Ommundsen, eds. Appreciating Difference: Writing Postcolonial Literary History. Geelong, Vic.: Deakin UP. Includes the following chapters: Walter F. Veit, `Comparative literature and an Intercultural History of Australian literature: A Modest Proposal' 91-108; Achim Reinschmidt, `Postmodernism and Postcolonialism in Australian Fiction: The Example of Brian Castro' 135-44; Maurice Blackman, `Postcolonialism? Transculturalism? The Case of French-Australian Writer Paul Wenz (1869-1939)' 145-53; Brian Lloyd, `Angry Penguins and the Postcolonial History. of "Influence"' 155-62; Penny van Toom, `Outside the Pale: Early Aboriginal Writing and the Discipline of Literary Studies' 177-90; Lyn McCredden, `Discourses of Aboriginality and the Sacred' 191-200; Marguerite Nolan, `Authenticity and Betrayal: The Subjection of Mudrooroo' 201-10.
Fotheringham, Richard. `Fingers in the Text/Book: Compiling and Editing Theatre History.' ADS 32: 131-41.
Fraser, Morag, ed. Seams of Light: Best Antipodean Essays.' A Selection. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. Reviewed by K. Cummings, SMH 2 May: Spectrum 11 s; C. Pybus, ABR 199: 24-25; L. Slattery, Weekend Australian 9-10 May: Review 12; P. Tankard, Quadrant 42. i 0:81-83.
Garlick, Barbara, and Margaret Harris, eds. Victorian Journalism: Exotic and Domestic. Essays in Honour of P. D Edwards. St Lucia, Qld: UQP. Includes the following articles: Judy McKenzie, `Paper Heroes: Special Correspondents and their Narratives of Empire' (includes discussion of George Ausgustus Sala) 124-40; Chris Tiffin, `Literature and Politics in the Queensland Colonial Press' 141-54; Meg Tasker, `Learning Journalism in Australia: Francis W.L. Adams, an Englishman Abroad' 155-70.
Gelder, Ken. `The Trouble with Australian Literature.' AQ.` Journal of Contemporary Analysis 70.6: 8-12.
--, and Jane M. Jacobs. Uncanny Australia: Sacredness and Identity in a Postcolonial Nation. Carlton South, Vic.: MUP. Includes discussion of Sam Watson's The Kadaitcha Sung. Reviewed by L. Gandhi, Meanjin 57.4: 832-35.
Gerster, Robin. `Asian Destinies/Destinations: The Vietnam Tour.' Australian Studies 10 (1996): 61-69. Discusses changing attitudes to Asia in Australian literature.
--. `Fault Lines: Australian Inscriptions of Japan.' Meanjin 57.3: 473-85. Gessa-Richardson, Anastasia. `Greek-Australian Women Writers: Out of Pandora's Box.' A WBR 10: 16-17.
Gilbert, Helen. Sightlines: Race, Gender. and Nation in Contemporary Australian Theatre. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P.
Giles, Fiona. Too Far Everywhere: The Romantic Heroine in Nineteenth-Century Australia. St Lucia, Qld: UQP. Includes the following chapters: `Introduction' 1-32; `Seeking the Common Place: Clara Morison by Catherine Helen Spence' 33-54; `An Unapproachable Elevation: The Broad Arrow by Caroline Leakey' 55-71; `Inhabiting "Those Other Worlds": The Three Miss Kings by Ada Cambridge' 72-95; `On a Metaphysical Plain: An Australian Girl by Catherine Martin' 96-116; `Some Paramount Passage: The Penance of Portia James by Tasma' 117-38; `Into the Wilderness Lady Bridget and the Never-Never Land by Rosa Praed' 139-70.
Gillespie, Bruce. `Science Fiction Writing: An Australian Viewpoint.' Tirra Lirra: The Quarterly Magazine for the Yarra Valley [Mt. Evelyn, Vic.: Phoebe] 5.2 (1994): 34-38.
Gandolfo, Enza. `In/Visible Presence: Italo-Australian Women Writers.' A WBR 10:11-12.
Hawley, John C., ed. Cross-Addressing: Resistance Literature and Cultural Borders. Albany, N.Y.: State U of New York P, 1996. Includes the following essays: Lyn McCredden, `Toward a Critical Solidarity: (Inter)change in Australian Aboriginal Writing' 13-34; Suzette Henke, `Aboriginal Autography: The Dreaming of Sally Morgan' 35-50. Reviewed by C. Stewart, Ariel 28.4 (1997): 208-212.
Hayes, Deborah. `A Musical Vision of Australia.' Antipodes 12.2: 73-80. Discusses the treatment of de Quiros in Australian music, literature and history (including McAuley's Captain Quiros).
Haynes, Roslynn. Seeking the Centre: The Australian Desert in Literature. Art and Film. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
Henderson, Margaret. `Australian Feminist Academic Journals: Still Here, Most of the Time.' A WBR 10: 14-15.
Home, R.W., A.M. Lucas, Sara Maroske, D.M. Sinkora, and J.H. Voigt, eds. Life and Letters of Ferdinand yon Mueller. Vol. I: Selected Correspondence, 1840-1859. Bern et al: Peter Lang.
Hooton, Joy, ed. Australian Lives: An Oxford Anthology. Melbourne: OUP. Reviewed by I. Britain, The Australian's Review of Books 3.8 (Nov.): 23-24, 27; T. Lane, Age 24 Oct.: Saturday Extra 7; D. McCooey, ABR 205: 18-19; B. Matthews, Weekend Australian 17-18 Oct.: Review 12.
Hughes, Mary Ann. `An Issue of Authenticity: Editing Texts by Aboriginal Writers.' Southerly 58.2: 48-58.
James, Neil. `Breaching the Absolute Gap: Angus & Robertson in Asia.' Meanjin 57.3: 553-63.
Jacobs, Lyn, and Jeri Kroll, eds. Soundings: Poetry and Poetics. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield. Proceedings of the Third Biennial National Conference on Poetry in Adelaide, 1997.
Kane, Paul. Australian Poetry: Romanticism and Negativity. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996. For contents see ALS Annual Bibliography 1996. Reviewed by T. Shapcott, CRNLE Reviews Journal 1-2 (1995): 133-37.
Kelly, Veronica, ed. Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s. Australian Playwrights 7. Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA: Rodopi. Reviewed by K. Brisbane, ABR 206: 12-13.
Kerr, Heather, and Amanda Nettelbeck, eds. The Space between: Australian Women Writing Fictocriticism. Nedlands, WA: U of Western Australia P. Includes contributions by Marion Campbell, Brenda Walker and Ania Walwicz. Reviewed by T. White, ABR 206:21-22.
Kiernan, Brian. Studies in Australian Literary History. Sydney: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture, U of Sydney; Nottingham: Shoestring P, 1997. Includes the following studies: `Literature, History and Literary History: Perspectives on the Nineteenth Century in Australia' 11-28; `Cultural Transmission and Australian Literature: 1788-1998' 29-71; "From Mudgee Hills to London Town": A Critical Biography of Henry Lawson' 72-128; `Sydney or the Bush: Some Literary Images' 129-56; `A.A. Phillips as Critic' 157-71; `Patrick White: Twyborn Moments of Grace' 172-79; `Frank Moorhouse: A Retrospective' 180-204; `"The Ways We Live Now": David Williamson' 205-29; `The Advancing Wave: Australian Literary Biography since 1980' 215-29. Reviewed by P. Pierce, ABR 202: 29: R. Zeller, Antipodes 12.2: 129-30: Margin 45: 44.
--, and Helen Hewson. `XVII: New Literatures in English. 2. Australia.' The Year's Work in English Studies 76.1995. Oxford: Blackwell. 719-34, 782-87. Survey of studies in Australian literature for the year 1995.
Kinnane, Garry. `Mutable Identity and the Postmodern.' Meanjin 57.2: 405-17. Discusses concepts of identity in Australian fiction since the 1970s, especially in works by Patrick White, David Malouf, Janette Turner Hospital and Brian Castro.
Kinsella, John. `The Hybridising of a Poetry: Notes on Modernism & Hybridity.' Westerly 43.2: 64-67.
Knight, Stephen. Continent of Mystery: A Thematic History of Australian Crime Fiction. Carlton, Vic.: MUP, 1997. Reviewed by T. Johnson-Woods, ALS 18.3: 332-34; V. Kelly, JAS 56: 193-94; Margin 45: 38-39.
Lateral 1: Inaugural issue of a refereed electronic journal aimed at publishing the work of postgraduate students in the interdisciplinary field of textual and cultural studies.
La Trobe Library Journal 60 (1997). Special Issue on Australian children's literature. Ed. Brian Hubber. Melbourne: State Library of Victoria Foundation. Includes the following contributions: Rhonda Bunbuw, `Australian Children's Literature' 7-20; Maurice Saxby, `Ethel's Daughter: The Writings of Jean Curlewis' 21-30; Derrick Moors, `John Mystew: "The Nation's StopTeller"' 31-39; Kerry Kilner, `"Ad Wed Is Father Cubbig Obe?": Furnley Maurice, the Father of The Bay and Padie Book' 40-47; Margaret Aitken, `A Place to Live: Urban Images in Australian Picture Books' 48-61; Stella Lees, `God's Own Countw: The Depiction of Asians by Australian Children's Authors' 62-73; Pam Mclntyre, `From Canvas Town to Marvellous Melbourne: Melbourne in Colonial Children's Novels' 74-83; Marcie Muir, `The Lure of Gold: Boys' Adventure Stories and the Australian Gold Rushes' 84-96; Margot Hillel, `Representations of Mothers and Mothering in Contemporary Australian Children's Literature' 97-107; Robin Pope, `Captivating Narratives: Reeling in the Nineteenth-Century Child Reader' 134-47.
Lawson, Alan, Helen Tiffin, Leigh Dale and Shane Rowlands. Post-Colonial Literatures in English: General, Theoretical and Comparative, 1970-1993. An Annotated Bibliography. London: Prentice Hall, 1997.
Lee, Mabel. `Chinese Writers in Australia: New Voices in Australian Literature.' Meanjin 57.3: 578-85.
Leonard, John, ed. Australian Verse: An Oxford Anthology. Melbourne: OUP. Reviewed by N. Hollier, Overland 153: 101; P. Mead, ABR 204: 36-38.
Levitus, Geoff, ed. Lying about the Landscape. North Ryde, NSW: Craftsman House, 1997. Essays dealing with the myth of the Australian landscape. Includes an essay by Sue Rowley, `Incidents of the Bush' 14-29, which examines the `bush' landscape in visual arts and literature, including Henry Lawson's `The Bush Undertaker'. Reviewed by P. Haynes, ABR 198: 23-24.
Lo, Miriam. `Young Writers: Living the Clichr, Biting the Hand that Feeds or Taking Lessons in Patience as We Slouch Towards Establishment?' Westerly 43.4:7-13.
Lucas, Rose. `Telling Maternity: Mothers and Daughters in Recent Women's Fiction.' Australian Feminist Studies 13.27: 35-46.
Lynch, Maryanne. `A Collective History of One: Sybylla Feminist Press 1989-92.' Arena Magazine 37: 41-43.
McCann, Andrew, ed. Writing the Everyday: Australian Literature and the Limits of Suburbia . Special issue of ALS 18.4. St Lucia, Qld: Australian Literary Studies/UQP. Contains the following articles: Andrew McCann, `Introduction: Subtopia, or the Problem of Suburbia' vii-x; Joan Kirkby, `The Pursuit of Oblivion: In Flight from Suburbia' 1-19; Robert Dixon, `James McAuley's New Guinea: Colonialism, Modernity, Suburbia' 20-40; Garry Kinnane, `Shopping At Last!: Fiction and the Anti-Suburban Tradition' 41-55; Andrew MeCann, `Decomposing Suburbia: Patrick White's Perversity' 56-71; Margaret Henderson, `Subdivisions of Suburbia: the Politics of Place in Melissa Lucashenko's Steam Pigs and Amanda Lohrey's Camille's Bread' 72-86; Karen Brooks, `Shit Creek: Suburbia, Abjection and Subjectivity in Australian "Grunge' Fiction' 87-100; David McCooey, `Neither Here Nor There: Suburban Voices in Australian Poetry' 101-114; Jennifer Maiden, `The Suburban Problem of Evil' 115-25; Martin Duwell, `How to Use a Street Directory: Detail and Knowledge in the Work of Alan Wearne' 126-35 and `Interview' with Alan Wearne 136-43.
McCooey, David. `Dead Ends: Notes on Self, Death and Representation.' Meanjin 57.1: 60-75.
McDonell, Jennifer, and Michael Deves, eds. Land and Identity: Proceedings of the 1997 Conference. N.p.: ASAL.
McLaren, John. Fear and Loathing in the South China Seas: The Challenge of Nationalism in Australia and Southeast Asia. [Melbourne]: Victoria University of Technology, 1997. Also publ. in Overland 152: 4-11. Discusses images of Australian history and society in Australian writing.
--. Writing in Hope and Fear: Literature as Politics in Postwar Australia. Cambridge. Cambridge UP, 1996. For contents see ALS Annual Bibliography 1996. Reviewed by D. Callahan, Australian Studies 12.2 (1997): 123-24; D. Carter, UTS Review 3.1 (1997): 247-53; P. Evans, A UMLA 90:111-12; C. Ferrier, Australian Historical Studies 29.110:175-76.
McNamara, Marygai, Maria Simms, and Pat Skinner. `Toni Morrison's Beloved, Post-Colonial Writing and the Discourse of Aboriginal Australians.' LiNQ 25.1: 9-35.
McNiven, lan J., Lynette Russell and Kay Schaffer, eds. Constructions of Colonialism: Perspectives on Eliza Fraser's Shipwreck. London and New York: Leicester UP.
The Macquarie Dictionary. 3rd ed. McMahons Point, NSW: Macquarie Library, 1997. Reviewed by G. Thomas, Quadrant 42.4: 80-82; G.A. Wilkes, Southerly 58.1: 195-97.
Margin 46: Special issue devoted to the `French connection' in Australian literature.
Martin, Arthur Patchett. The Beginnings of an Australian Literature. 1898. Canberra: Mulini P.
Martin, Susan K. `"there garden is much more forward than ours": Place and Class in Colonial Australian Women's Writing.' SPAN 46: 45-57.
Mohanram, Radhika, and Gita Rajan, eds. English Postcoloniality: Literatures from around the World. Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood, 1996. Includes: Ralph J. Crane, `Out of the Center: Thoughts on the Post-colonial Literatures of Australia and New Zealand' 21-30; Hugh Webb, `Aboriginal Writing: Twisting the Colonial Super-narrative' 189-202. Moore, Tony. `Romancing the City -- Australia's Bohemian Tradition: Take One.' JAS 57:172-83.
Morrow, Patrick D. Post-Colonial Essays on South Pacific Literature. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press. Chapter III: `Prolegomena: Kangaroo - D.H. Lawrence Lands on Oz' 19-24; Chapter IV: `Frontier Victorian Poetry in Australia, the American West, and New Zealand'; `From Modernism to post-Modernism in Adelaide: The Jindyworobaks and the Angry Penguins'; `Diane Fahey and Jennifer Strauss: That Revealing and Fun Poetry Reading'; `Those Crocodile Dundee Films and the Selling of Australia'; `Conflict in Dr. Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World'; `Taking Another Look at the Reverend Mr. Robinson in Dr. Wooreddy'; `Comedy in Frederic Manning's Grim War Novel'; `Who Has the Controls in Elizabeth Jolley's Foxybaby?'; Beyond Modernism -- Three Contemporary Australian Short Stories' [by Moorhouse, Wilding, and Carey] 25-89.
Munro, Craig, ed. UQP: The Writer's Press 1948-1998. St Lucia, Qld: UQP. Includes contributions by Frank W. Thompson, David Malouf, Roger McDonald, Michael Wilding, Pearl Bowman, D'Arcy Randall, Martin Duwell, Barbara Ker Wilson, Sandra Phillips, Laurie Hergenhan, Anthony J. Hassall, Raymond Evans, Denis Cryle, and Anne Galligan. Reviewed by P. Pierce, SMH 10 Oct.: Spectrum 12s; P. Rolfe, Bulletin 6 Oct.: 74-75; T. Shapcott, ABR 207 (Dec. 98/Jan. 99): 39-40.
Murrie, Linzi. `The Australian Legend: Writing Australian Masculinity/ Writing "Australia Masculine".' JAS 56: 68-77.
--. `Changing Masculinities: Disruption and Anxiety in Contemporary Australian Writing.' JAS 56: 169-79.
Myers, David. `Colonial and Postcolonial Images of Indonesia in Dutch, British and Australian Literature from 1618 to 1992.' Commonwealth Review 7.2 (1995-96): 46-77.
Neilsen, Philip, and Helen Horton, eds. 50 Years of Queensland Poetry 1940s - 1990s. Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland UP. Reviewed by D. Hewett, ABR 204: 35-36.
Neilson, Heather. `Indigenous Women Writing in Australia and North America.' A WBR 10:31-33.
Nelson, Penelope. `King's Cross -- a Sacred and Profane Literary Site.' Quadrant 42.11: 54-58.
New Literatures Review 33 (1997): Special issue: `The Child in Postcolonial Literature and Theory.' Ed. Paul Washington, Alex Segal and David Gilbey. Includes the following contributions: Paul Washington and Alex Segal, `Introduction: The Child in Postcolonial Literature and Theory' 1-9; Don Randall, `Posing the Figure of the "Imperial Boy" as a Problem for Postcolonial Critique: Michel Tournier's Vendredi and David Malouf's Remembering Babylon' 25-27; Clare Bradford, `The Wise Colonial Child: Imperial Discourse in A Mother's Offering to Her Children' 39-50; Heather Scutter, `Housekeeping: From the House of Misrule to The House that Was Eureka' 51-63 (discusses works by Ethel Turner, James Aldridge and other Australian children's writers).
Niall, Brenda, and John Thompson, ers. The Oxford Book of Australian Letters. Melbourne: OUP. Reviewed by E. Campion, Bulletin 10 Nov.: 77; H. Garner, The Australian's Review of Books 3.8 (Nov.): 10-11; B. Matthews, Weekend Australian 10-11 Oct.: Review 11; A. Riemer, SMH 7 Nov.: Spectrum 10s; G. Windsor, ABR 206: 15-16.
Nimon, Maureen, and John Foster. The Adolescent Novel: Australian Perspectives. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt U, 1997. Reviewed by A. Nieuwenhuizen, ABR 199: 50-51.
Northern Perspective 20.2 (1997): special issue on Northern Territory Literary Awards 1997. The NSW Writers' Centre Journals Directory. 3rd ed. Comp. Laurel Cohn. Ed. Irina Dunn. Rozelle, NSW: NSW Writers' Centre, 1997.
Nuttall, Sarah. `Nationalism, Literature and Identity in South Africa and Australia.' Australian Studies 12.2 (1997): 58-68.
Ouyang Yu. `Is Literature Dead -- A Look at the Problems Facing Contemporary Australian-Chinese Writing.' Westerly 43.2: 84-89.
--. `The Ultimate Other: Recent Representations of Chinese in Australian Fiction.' Tirra Lirra 6.23 (1996): 42-44.
Overland 150: Contains a facsimile reprint of Overland 1, 1954 (35-50) and the following articles on aspects of Overland's history: Allan Gardiner, `Rediscovering a Constituency: Overland beyond the Liberal Sphere' 51-55; Laurie Hergenhan, `Summoning Xavier Herbert's Ghost' 56-59; Ben Goldsmith, `Call Yourself a Literary Magazine? Overland and Australian Cinema' 60-62.
Pope, Robin, ed. Making It Real: Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference. Burwood, Vic.: School of Literacy and Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, 1997.
Probyn, Clive. `Value-added Australian Texts and a "Virtual Contract with the Community".' Our Cultural Heritage. Ed. John Bigelow. Occasional Paper 20. Canberra: The Australian Academy of the Humanities. 221-39. Includes discussion of editing Henry Handel Richardson's works.
Ralph, John. `Scribblings, Scraps and Drafts: Genetic Criticism and Contemporary Australian Literature.' Westerly 43.3: 59-70. Includes discussion of drafts of Robert Drewe's short story `Shark Logic'.
Ravenscroft, Alison. `Strange and Sanguine Relations: Aboriginal Writing and Western Book Culture.' Meridian 16.2 (1997): 261-69.
Ross, Robert, ed. Australia: A Traveler's Literary Companion. San Francisco: Whereabouts Press. Anthology. Reviewed by A. Pender, Antipodes 12.2: 123-24.
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