- Review of Territorial Disputes: Maps and Mapping Strategies in Contemporary Canadian and Australian Fiction, by Graham Huggan, and Identifying Australia in Postmodern Times, edited by Livio Dobrez.
Comparative studies can be disastrously seductive. Allured by the opportunity to construct an edifice of one's own, critics may find it difficult to resist the temptation to create an elegant superstructure at the expense of the building materials. Individual texts…1 October 1995
- Review of City Bushman: Henry Lawson and the Australian Imagination, by Christopher Lee.
'For me', writes Christopher Lee in his introduction to City Bushman, 'Henry Lawson is intimately associated with ... memories of family' . Lee remembers the stories his mother told her children as they grew up in the city, stories…1 October 2005
- Henry Lawson and the ‘Pinker of Literary Agents’
FIRST of all, get a good agent- and trust him with your soul, and let him alone. In 1902 that was Henry Lawson's advice to any aspiring Australian writer who was planning to go to London, as he himself had…1 October 2007
- 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