About ALS


Australian Literary Studies is a fully refereed scholarly journal.

We publish literary studies scholarship that is rigorous, clear, and has a strong sense of its intervention in the field. We are interested in scholarship which speaks to Australian literary criticism, as well as that which expands the scope of literary studies internationally.

Founded in 1963 by Laurie Hergehnan at the University of Tasmania, and edited from 2002 to 2015 by Leigh Dale at the University of Wollongong, it is now edited by Julieanne Lamond at Australian National University.

Australian Literary Studies “remains one of the primary resources for (post-nationalising) knowledge about Australian literature but it also continues to be one of the important forums in which the conversation about the history, theory and practice of literary studies, or English as it is trending back to, is conducted in this country.” - Philip Mead.

Publication model

ALS is a nonprofit organisation which runs independent of government or university funding. We charge subscription fees to cover the costs of copyediting, website maintenance and editorial assistance. We have chosen not to deal with major publishers or aggregators because we want ALS to be affordable for students, researchers and libraries. Nor do we want to charge authors to publish, as is the case with much open access publishing. Instead, we are working with a small-scale mix of subscription and open access publishing. New essays are open access in html form for a period of at least four weeks; the archive is accessible via institutional or individual subscription.

ALS publishes two general issues and one special issue each year.

Our ISSN is 1837-6479.


Julieanne Lamond and Tanya Dalziell

Deputy Editor

Susan Martin

Reviews Editor

Chris Lee


Kathryne Ford

Editorial Assistants

Meg Brayshaw

Copy Editors

Carol Hetherington

Alice Healy Ingram

Editorial Advisers

Katherine Bode (Australian National University)

David Carter (University of Queensland)

Tanya Dalziell (University of Western Australia)

Robert Dixon (University of Sydney)

Michael Griffiths (University of Wollongong)

Joanne Jones (Curtin University)

Jeanine Leane (University of Melbourne)

James Ley

Susan Martin (La Trobe University)

Andrew McCann (Dartmouth)

Philip Mead (University of Western Australia)

Ben Miller (University of Sydney)

Nicole Moore (University of New South Wales, Canberra)

Brigid Rooney (University of Sydney)

Susan Sheridan (Flinders University)

Alice Te Punga Somerville (Waikato)

Elizabeth Webby (University of Sydney)

Lydia Wevers (Victoria University Wellington)

Gillian Whitlock (University of Queensland)

Organizational Structure

Australian Literary Studies Inc. is a nonprofit organisation incorporated in the ACT.

Management Committee

Dr. Julieanne Lamond (President)

Prof. Susan Martin (Vice-President)

Mr. David Brennan (Treasurer)

Dr. Sarah Ailwood

Prof. Tanya Dalziell

Prof. Philip Mead

Prof. Nicole Moore

Prof. Elizabeth Webby