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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... vol. 22 no. 3 May 2006 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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First Steps toward a History of the Mid-Victorian Novel in Colonial Australia, Tim Dolin , single work criticism
The author's approach is 'to use quantitative reading data to analyse the circulation of Victorian written culture in a range of Australian colonial contexts, and to construct from that analysis locally situated re-readings of well-known and lesser-known novels' (275). By looking at library records and establishing borrowing patterns, Dolin examines reading culture in colonial South Australia, using as an example the reception and impact of Dickens's Great Expectations.
(p. 273-293)
Mid-Victorian Reading and the Antipodes, Ian Henderson , single work criticism
Focusing on a process of reading 'conscripted' by Victorian sensation fiction, the article begins 'by outlining the European tradition of the Antipodes before discussing the conscription process using [Mary Elizabeth Braddon's] Lady Audley's Secret, and then comparing this to the discoveries and development of the early science of reading'. It concludes 'by alluding to the implications of this reading process for the formation of British imperial subjectivity, and the continuing role of the tradition of "the Antipodes"' (295).
(p. 294-307)
Not Reading the Nation : Australian Readers of the 1890s, Elizabeth Webby , single work criticism
The article explores the tastes and values of late-nineteenth-century reading groups and societies in Hobart, Sydney and Adelaide, and of their interest (or lack thereof) in Australian literature.
(p. 308-318)
Becoming Native : Australian Novelists and the New Zealand Wars, Lydia Wevers , single work criticism
In focussing on four Australian novels on the New Zealand (or Maori) Wars, Wevers discusses these questions: 'Why were Australian writers drawn to the New Zealand Wars as a fictional location, and how were these novels received in New Zealand? Who were their audience, and what narratives of colonial worlds were being worked through them?' (319).
(p. 319-328)
'Some Means of Learning of the Best New Books' : All About Books and the Modern Reader, David Carter , single work criticism
The article proposes a rethinking of the notion of the middle-brow in terms of the proliferation of 'new books' in the interwar period, through an analysis of the review journal All About Books.
(p. 329-341)
The Age of Appreciation : Reading and Teaching Classic Literature in Australia in the Early Twentieth Century, Patrick Buckridge , single work criticism (p. 342-356)
Reading (in/and) Miranda, Katherine Bode , single work criticism
In this first critical essay on the work of Wendy Scarfe, Bode argues that Scarfe's novels, in particular Miranda, both represent and seek to create a community of feminist readers.
(p. 357-367)
Fresh Light on A. G. Stephens as Editor of Barcroft Boake's Works, W. F. Refshauge , single work criticism
A response to Clement Semmler's criticism of A. G. Stephens's editing of Barcroft Boake's poetry. Concludes that 'on the evidence available, Stephens must be regarded as more respectful of Boake's own words than he has hitherto been given credit for' (371).
(p. 368-371)
'Where the Dead Men Lie', W. F. Refshauge , single work criticism
Introduces a newly-found manuscript of Boake's most famous poem which differs from a later printed version.
(p. 372-374)
Annual Bibliography of Studies in Australian Literature : 2005, Carol Hetherington , Irmtraud Petersson , single work bibliography (p. 375-389)
Untitled, Nicholas Birns , single work review
— Review of Marcus Clarke's Bohemia : Literature and Modernity in Colonial Melbourne Andrew McCann , 2004 single work criticism ;
(p. 390-391)
Untitled, Robert Clarke , single work review
— Review of Imagining Australia : Literature and Culture in the New New World 2004 anthology criticism ;
(p. 391-393)
Untitled, Kate Douglas , single work review
— Review of Transcultural Graffiti : Diasporic Writing and the Teaching of Literary Studies Russell West-Pavlov , 2005 multi chapter work criticism ;
(p. 396-397)
Untitled, Lydia Wevers , single work review
— Review of Re-Presenting Otherness : Mapping the Colonial 'Self'/ Mapping the Indigenous 'Other' in the Literatures of Australia and New Zealand. Actes de la journée d'études organisée à Paris X-Nanterre le 28 juin 2003 2005 anthology criticism ;
(p. 397-399)
Untitled, Jean-François Vernay , single work review
— Review of Fabulating Beauty : Perspectives on the Fiction of Peter Carey 2005 anthology criticism ;
(p. 399-401)

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