Kylie Mirmohamadi is a Research Associate in English at La Trobe University. She is the author of The Digital Afterlives of Jane Austen: Janeites at the Keyboard (Palgrave Pivot, 2014) and co-author, with Susan K. Martin, of Colonial Dickens: What Australians Made of the World’s Favourite Writer (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012) and Sensational Melbourne: Reading, Sensation Fiction and Lady Audley’s Secret in the Victorian Metropolis (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011).
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This special issue tracks the ways in which Victorian literary texts and ideas were transformed by their arrival and reception in the Australasian colonies and then re-transmitted around the trade lines of Empire. The literary migration outlined here involved the…
The first weekly instalment of the Australian Journal, published on 2 September 1865, declared its intention to ‘reflect the Literature, Art, and Science of Australia’. Issued from Melbourne, its inaugural editorial declared that the journal would engage the ‘ablest…