Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 2002

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This is the fortieth 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 new database AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway (). Electronic journals are not indexed both because of the volatility of these publications and the ease of access to them through interact search engines; however, a list of electronic journals which have come to our notice is provided in the General section.

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 Australian National Bibliography, the MLA bibliography, AustLit: Australian Literature Gateway, 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
JCL     Journal of Commonwealth
        Literature
MUP     Melbourne University Press
OUP     Oxford University Press
SMH     Sydney Morning Herald
UQP     University of Queensland Press
WLWE    World Literature Written in
        English

SECTION I--GENERAL

Aitken, Graeme, ed. The Penguin Book of Gay Australian Writing. Camberwell, Vic.: Penguin. Reviewed by S. Dow, SMH 26-27 Oct.: Spectrum 12; P. Porter, ABR 247 (Dec. 2002-Jan. 2003): 28.

Anderson, Hugh, ed. Australian Writing in China: Studies and Translations 1954-2000. Comp. Zhang Hongxia and Gao Jingjing. Rev. and extended edition of a 1989 publication. Hotham Hill, Vic.: Red Rooster.

'Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2000: Australia.' Comp. Van Ikin and Darren Jorgensen. JCL 36.3 (2001): 5-37.

'Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 2001.' Comp. Carol Hetherington and Irmtraud Petersson. ALS 20.3: 249-70.

Arnold, John, and John Hay, eds. The Bibliography of Australian Literature A-E. Comp. Sally Batten, Kerry Kilner, Terence O'Neill, and Christopher Wood. Kew, Vic.: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2001. Reviewed by L. Hergenhan, Quadrant 46.12: 59-63 (review article); L. Sussex, BSANZ Bulletin 26.1: 57-59; [Unsigned] Margin 56: 33; E. Webby, ALS 20.4: 399-400. See also letter by John Arnold in response to J. Hooton's review (ABR 237 [2001]: 34-35): ABR 238: 6. …