Short Story Anthologies and ‘the Solid Body of Australian Fiction’


Examines a random group of Australian short story anthologies and their function as textual practice. Aims to uncover some of the 'submerged constitutive practices' that occur in the production of these anthologies and contribute to the construction of the 'Australian short story' as a mode, genre and canon of writing.

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Published 1 May 2000 in Volume 19 No. 3. Subjects: Australian fiction, Australian literary criticism, Australian literary history, Defining an Australian literature, Short story anthologies.

Cite as: Holden, Stephen. ‘Short Story Anthologies and ‘the Solid Body of Australian Fiction’.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 19, no. 3, 2000, doi: 10.20314/als.445450794f.