Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 2005
Hetherington, Carol, Petersson, Irmtraud, Australian Literary Studies
This is the forty-third 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 fists 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: 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 Australian National Bibliography, 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 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 LiNQ Literature in North Queensland MUP Melbourne University Press SMH Sydney Morning Herald TLS Times Literary Supplement UQP University of Queensland Press WLWE World Literature Written in English
Abbey, Sue, and Sandra Phillips. Fresh Cuttings: A Celebration of Fiction and Poetry from UQP's Black Writing Series. St Lucia, Qld: UQP, 2003. Reviewed by J. Scheckter, World Literature Today 79.2: 84.
Alexander, Peter F. '"The New Republic in the South": Kipling's Australia.' Quadrant 49.7-8 (July-Aug.): 80-87.
Alomes, Stephen. 'Beggars on the Street of Thought.' Island 10l: 26-31. On the book publishing industry and small magazine publishing in Australia, with a focus on Island.
'Annual Bibliography of Commonwealth Literature 2004: Australia.' Comp. Van Ikin and Darren Jorgensen. JCL 40.4: 7-23.
'Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature: 2004.' Comp. Carol Hetherington and Irmtraud Petersson. ALS 22.1:94-112.
Antipodes 19.2. Special issue entitled 'The Sacred in Australian Literature.' Includes the following essays: Bill Ashcroft, Frances Devlin-Glass and Lyn McCredden, 'The Sacred in Australian Literature: An Introduction' 124-26; Frances Devlin-Glass, 'An Atlas of the Sacred: Hybridity, Representability, and the Myths of Yanyuwa Country' 127-40; Bill Ashcroft, 'Horizontal Sublime' 141-51; Andrew McCann, 'The Obstinacy of the Sacred' 152-58; Brigid Rooney, 'The Sinner, the Prophet, and the Pieta: Sacrifice and the Sacred in Helen Garner's Narratives' 15965; Lyn McCredden, 'The Impossible Infinite: Les Murray, Poetry, and the Sacred' 166-71; Veronica Brady, 'God, History, and Patrick White' 172-76; Noel Rowe, 'How to Gossip with Angels: Australian Poetry after the Gods' 177-83; Michael Jacklin, 'Collaboration and Closure: Negotiating Indigenous Mourning Protocols in Australian Life Writing' 184-91. …