Articles

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James Halford
Reading the South Through Northern Eyes: Jorge Luis Borges’s Australian Reception, 1962–2016

Three decades on from his death, the Argentine Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) remains arguably Latin America’s most widely-translated and influential twentieth-century writer at a world-scale (Sánchez-Prado 33). This study provides the first detailed account of Borges’s Australian reception, covering the…

9 July 2018
Melinda Cooper
‘Adjusted’ Vision: Interwar Settler Modernism in Eleanor Dark’s Return to Coolami

This essay uses the interwar writing of Eleanor Dark to destabilise the binary between nationalist-realism and experimental modernism in accounts of Australian literature. Dark’s novels mix modernist and experimental styles with middlebrow and vernacular forms, while also legitimating settler nationalist…

9 July 2018
Anne Jamison
Economies of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century Australia: Catherine Helen Spence’s Short Fiction for Children

In her long-running annual column for the Adelaide Observer, ‘Gossip about Children’s Books’, Australian writer and social reformer, Catherine Helen Spence, maintained that ‘the enjoyment of a good story’ was key to a good education. Literature and education were…

9 July 2018
Rachael Weaver
Literary Aspiration and the Papers of William Gosse Hay

This article sets out to explore the literary aspirations and career of the early post-federation Australian writer William Gosse Hay through the extensive collection of personal papers he left behind him. Hay was born into an affluent Adelaide family in…

9 July 2018
Laurie Johnson
Review of Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916-2016, by Gordon McMullan and Philip Mead, with Ailsa Grant Ferguson, Kate Flaherty, and Mark Houlahan

Antipodal Shakespeare: Remembering and Forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916-2016, by Gordon McMullan and Philip Mead, with Ailsa Grant Ferguson, Kate Flaherty, and Mark Houlahan. Bloomsbury, 2018.

9 July 2018