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The Post-War Novel in Crisis: Three Perspectives
(AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language & Literature Association, 2005-11)
Three major novelists of the period following the second world war, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing and V.S. Naipaul, have pondered the question of why the post-war novel is unable to achieve the heights of its nineteenth-century ...
Searching for Clues
Review of 'Hymns for the Drowning', a novel by Christopher Cyrill.
An Interview with Marion Halligan
Marion Halligan has won awards for her novels, essays and short stories. She has published fifteen books including, most recently, the novels The Fog Garden and The Point. Born and raised in the New South Wales industrial ...
'A Dozy City': Adelaide in J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man and Amy T. Matthews's End of the Night Girl
(Adelaide University Press, 2013)
Since Salman Rushdie’s comments about Adelaide at Writers’ Week in 1984, the city has become notorious for being a place of bizarre murders and unexplained disappearances, and this impression has been encouraged by a number ...
Fiji: Republican Rome in the Pacific?
Review of 'Fiji: Paradise in Pieces' by Satendra Nandan.
'When Tired of Writing, I apply to Music': Music in Matthew Flinders' Life
(Britannia Naval Research Association, 2011)
An examination of music in the life and writings of Matthew Flinders, against the background of the place of music in the navy of the times.
'You are my Australia': Brian Medlin's contribution to Iris Murdoch’s concept of Australia in The Green Knight
(American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, 2011-12)
Australian radical and philosopher Brian Medlin met Iris Murdoch at Oxford in the early 1960s, and the correspondence between them, now held at Flinders University in South Australia, covers a period of more than twenty ...
The Library at Soho Square: Matthew Flinders, Sir Joseph Banks and the Publication of A Voyage to Terra Australis.
(Bibliographical Society of ANZ, 2017)
An account of Matthew Flinders' research and writing of the introduction to his Voyage to Terra Australis, including his use of London libraries like that of Sir Joseph Banks.
Feste Ansichten in his own person: J.M. Coetzee speaks
(Media Tropes, 2014)
Three recent books by J.M. Coetzee, Elizabeth Costello (2003), Diary of a Bad Year (2007), and Here and Now (2013), have included extensive expressions of opinion. The wide-ranging discussions in these books cover topics ...
Review of 'The Profilist: the notebooks of Ethan Dibble' by Adrian Mitchell.
(Historical Society of South Australia, 2015)
Review of 'The Profilist: the notebooks of Ethan Dibble' by Adrian Mitchell. This is a novel based loosely on the life of colonial artist Samuel Thomas Gill.