Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1997

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This is the thirty-fifth 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 no longer listed.

From 1993, North American articles and substantial reviews are again listed (these were not listed 1989-92); 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 listed 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.

Compiled by ALS research assistants in consultation with the editors, the bibliography is based on material collected by the compilers. The Australian National Bibliography has been consulted for some details of books.

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
AWBR    Australian Women's Book
        Review
BSANZ   Bibliographical Society of
        Australia and New Zealand
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    Worm Literature Written in
        English

SECTION I -- GENERAL

`1996 Bibliography - Australian Literature and Criticism Published in North America.' Comp. Faye Christenberry. Antipodes l 1.2: 141-50.

Ackland, Michael. That Shining Band: A Study of Australian Colonial Verse Tradition. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 1994. Reviewed by BSANZ Bulletin 20.3 (1996): 238-39.

Albinski, Nan Bowman. Australian Literary Manuscripts in North American Libraries: A Guide. Canberra: National Library of Australia and Australian Defence Force Academy.

Anderson, Don, ed. Contemporary Classics 65-95: The Best Australian Short Fiction 1965-1995. Milsons Point, NSW: Random House, 1996. Reviewed by V. Maloney, LiNQ 24.1: 89-92.

Anderson, Hugh M. `Some Literary Sources for Old Bush Songs.' Australian Folklore 12: 1-39. `Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 1996.' Comp. Carol Hetherington and Irmtraud Peterson. ALS 18.1: 45-66.

Ariel 28.1. Special issue entitled `Postcolonial/postindependence Perspective: Children's and Young Adult Literature.' Includes the following articles: Heather Stutter, `Hunting for History: Children's Literature Outside, Over There, and Down Under' 21-36 (compares European and Australian histories of children's literature); Graeme Harper, `As if by Magic: World Creation in Postcolonial Children's Literature' 39-52; Clare Bradford, `Representing Indigeneity: Aborigines and Australian Children's Literature Then and Now' 89-99; Robyn McCallum, `Cultural Solipsism, National Identities and the Discourse of Multiculturalism in Australian Picture Books' 101-16.

Arthur, J.M. Aboriginal English: A Cultural Study. …