Review of The Space Between: Australian Women Writing Fictocriticism, edited by Heather Kerr and Amanda Nettelbeck, and Jamming the Machinery: Contemporary Australian Women's Writing, by Alison Bartlett.

One of the first collections of its kind, The Space Between anthologises twenty-two Australian women writing fictocriticism that deals with a range of contemporary cultural concerns 'in ways that bring together a critical self-consciousness and a self-critical conscience' (Nettelbeck 14). Not intended as a boundary-setting anthology, the introduction considers the slippery and provisional nature of the terminology - you might know fictocriticism also as fiction-theory, paracriticism, desiring writing, the paraliterary, mystory or postcriticism - and the unruly, genre-defying nature of much of this work.

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Published 1 October 1999 in Volume 19 No. 2. Subjects: Women writers.

Cite as: Rowlands, Shane. ‘Review of The Space Between: Australian Women Writing Fictocriticism, edited by Heather Kerr and Amanda Nettelbeck, and Jamming the Machinery: Contemporary Australian Women's Writing, by Alison Bartlett..’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 19, no. 2, 1999. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.983198997c.