Articles

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

Susan Lever
Review of Half the Perfect World: Writers, Dreamers and Drifters on Hydra, 1955-1964, by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell

I was one of the lucky people who participated in a conference on Hydra organised by Paul Genoni and Tanya Dalziell at the Hotel Bratsera Hydra, in September 2016. Though I stepped in to read the paper of an absent…

3 December 2018
Dougal McNeill
Review of Teaching Australian and New Zealand Literature, edited by Nicholas Birns, Nicole Moore and Sarah Shieff.

This collection is, at its best, like a conversation with colleagues over a shared meal after a stimulating conference, something all-too-often dreamed about and longed for but far too rarely experienced. There are shared interests and enthusiasms to discuss ideas…

2 November 2018
Helena Kadmos
Re-Imagining Indigenous Australia through the Short Story: Heat and Light by Ellen van Neerven.

In 1998 Michelle Grossman’s overview of Indigenous women’s writing explored the significant contribution that life writing had made to the country’s literatures and pondered where younger authors might take Indigenous writing in the twenty-first century. This essay examines the work…

2 November 2018
Barbara Holloway
Review of D. H. Lawrence’s Australia: Anxiety at the Edge of Empire, by David Game

Preconceptions of another country can take hold of an artist’s imagination – as ‘America’ did Kafka’s and Lorca’s – but who knew that D. H. Lawrence developed a comprehensive idea of ‘Australia’ long before his one hundred-day visit? Or how…

2 November 2018
Jonathan Dunk
Short Fiction Short Nation: The Ideologies of Australian Realism

This paper examines the ways in which short stories have interacted with different national contexts throughout the history of modern Australia, endorsing and resisting what Fredric Jameson calls the symbolic resolution of narrative, and subsequently considers the processes by which…

2 November 2018