Articles

New articles published in ALS are open access for four to six weeks. Access to archived articles is available to subscribers.

Ken Gelder,
Rachael Weaver
The Australian Kangaroo Hunt Novel (1830–1858) as Bildungsroman

In Australia – and no doubt in other outposts of empire – hunting provided a rite of passage for ambitious young men to learn about local conditions and establish their colonial credentials. This article argues that the kangaroo hunt narrative…

5 July 2019
Clare Archer-Lean
Revisiting the ‘Problem’ of Anthropomorphism through Ceridwen Dovey’s Only the Animals (2014)

In Ceridwen Dovey’s short story cycle, Only the Animals, inter-textual allusions to established fictional animals are imposed onto settings of human conflict and ventriloquised through diverse animal subjects. This paper defends narrating from a non-human animal perspective, not as…

5 July 2019
Kenneth M. Price
Review of A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History, by Katherine Bode

Katherine Bode has written a bold and illuminating book. A World of Fiction: Digital Collections and the Future of Literary History asks difficult questions and is groundbreaking in its interpretations Treating Australian literature with tools and insights drawn from digital…

5 July 2019
Don Graham
Review of Like Nothing on this Earth: A Literary History of the Wheatbelt, by Tony Hughes-d’Aeth

In this lengthy and ambitious work, Tony Hughes-d’Aeth employs an ‘event/witness’ model to relate the history of the wheatbelt, a portion of Western Australia consisting of approximately 50 million acres (3) Hughes-d’Aeth has a very keen interest in this region,…

5 July 2019
Melinda Cooper
Review of The Transported Imagination: Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity, by Victoria Kuttainen, Susann Liebich and Sarah Galletly

On the cover of The Transported Imagination: Australian Interwar Magazines and the Geographical Imaginaries of Colonial Modernity fashionably dressed men and women lean against the slip rail of an ocean cruiser, gazing at an island scene of sampans, palm…

5 July 2019