Discover biographical, bibliographical, and critical information about Australian writers, writing, and publishing.
Discover current debates, teaching, and research patterns around Australian literary, print, and narrative cultures.
Discover the lives and works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and storytellers.
Discover the history of Australian performance works.
Discover the diversity of Australian writing for younger readers and a rich collection of teaching resources.
The Australian Drama Archive is a ground-breaking project, led by AustLit's Director, unearthing and bringing to life plays and archival material by Australian writers who wrote for the stage, radio, and film. Explore original playscripts, fabulous ephemera, and richly researched stories of some of our forgotten and under-recognised writers working before the 1960s.
Actors are the public face of the performing arts, carrying the immediate responsibility for the success of each show. Yet they are sometimes left out of theatre history. This collection of lively biographical essays by Anne Pender explores the lives and careers of some inimitable Australian performers including John Clarke, Julia Blake, Denise Scott, and Tony Sheldon.
Compiled in 2017 by Fulbright scholar Travis Franks of the Department of English at Arizona State University, this is an introduction to settler colonial theory and contemporary settler colonial literature, its major and minor authors, their works, and the ideas involved with settler colonial writing in Australia, and, to a lesser extent, the United States, since the 1990s.
On the centenary of her death, AustLit republishes a collection of short stories from Sumner Locke, written between the outbreak of war in 1914 and her death in childbirth in 1917. Locke’s is a brutal, ironic world of bright-parasoled heroines and wounded heroes moving through a perpetual war.