American Association of
Australasian Literary Studies
Links of Interest to Scholars of Australian Literary and Cultural Studies
Located at Curtin University, the API network is one of the best starting-points for any foray into Australian cultural and literary studies on the web. The website presents new books, offers free downloadable reviews, allows access to all major academic journals with Australian content, and provides information regarding conferences in the field of Australian studies.
"The Association for the Study of Australian Literature promotes the study, discussion and creation of Australian writing." On their website, ASAL provides information about their conferences, publications, and offers a directory of postgraduate research projects.
The Australasian Association for Literature is a newly founded group whose goal is to promote scholarship in literature, and a deeper understanding of how literature develops its own ways of thinking about the world.
Historical Association was founded in 1973 and comprises around 500
members, including universities, libraries and other affiliates. The
website provides information about the AHA's conferences and
ANZSANA aims at a
strengthening of Australian-American ties. The website mainly
provides information about the organization's annual conferences.
Australian Studies Association was established in 1982 and seeks to
"further the exchange of information and assistance amongst its
membership, and to promote work and interest in all aspects of
Australian experience and endeavour."
The objective of
the CSAA is to "promote and coordinate the teaching, study and
research relating to cultural studies in Australasia." The website
features information about their conferences, about the affiliated
Continuum Journal, as well as extensive collection of links to
organizations and journals in the field of cultural studies.
Founded in 1989, the European Association for Studies on Australia "seeks to promote the teaching of and research in Australian Studies at European tertiary institutions." The website contains information regarding the association's activities, resources, publications, conferences, and visiting experts.
für Australienstudien is an interdisciplinary academic association
which organizes biennial conferences, publishes collections of
scholarly articles, and awards a prize to the year's best scholarly
work on Australia. The website offers an overview over publications,
conferences, the organization's members and its objectives.
InASA has one of
the most extensive web-gateways to all fields of interest within
Australian Studies. Founded in 1995, InASA seeks to "promote links
between the Australian and international Australian studies
Australian Studies Centers
Hosted at the University of Texas at Austin, the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies wants to be "a focal point for academic, artistic, and public interchanges between the two countries. Funded by a special endowment, the Center is launching a variety of programs."
The Center for
Australian and New Zealand Studies is part of the School of Foreign
Service at Georgetown University in Washington.
The DEAN sees itself as an information broker for German students willing to study in Australia.
The Menzies Centre
sees itself as an Australian cultural link in Britain. The Center
organizes public lectures, conferences, seminars, briefings and
literary readings about Australian topics. The website features
information on their activities, scholarships, publications etc.
The Australian Studies Centre Barcelona wants to "promote and facilitate exchange; promote research and interdisciplinarity in the field of Australian studies; provide information on activities in Catalunya and abroad; provide a website."
The Australian Studies Centre was set up in the Faculty of Arts of University College Dublin in 1996. The website mainly presents the Center's program and its members.
Kasetsart University in Bangkok, the Australian Studies Centre (ASC)
wants to disseminate "knowledge on Australia in Thailand." The
website is a gateway for Thailand's Australian Studies.
Located in Berlin
Mitte, the Australien Zentrum seeks to promote Australian-German
relations and to showcase Australian knowledge, expertise and
dynamism in academic, cultural and policy fields. The website offers
an overview over the center's conferences and publications.
Australian Studies in Lampeter, Wales. The website introduces the
visitors to Australian studies courses at the University of Wales,
symposia organized by the Centre, as well as an extensive collection
of links and resources to Australian Studies.
The Centre for Australian Studies, the first in Canada, was established at the University of British Columbia in 1997. The website presents the center's activities, mainly the organization of seminars, conferences, and Canadian-Australian academic exchanges.
An online reading group for Australian and New Zealand lovers of literary fiction.
Journals and Magazines
Review is a monthly journal of essays and reviews of new Australian
fiction, poetry and literature. It is one of the established
journals in Australian literary and cultural studies and was first
published in 1961.
Humanities Review is an interdisciplinary electronic journal with a
searchable database of past issues. It is peer-reviewed and
Literary Studies (ALS) is one of the most prestigious academic
journals in Australian literary criticism. It publishes critical
essays and reviews in the field. The volumes of the past couple of
years are available as full-text versions at
Billy Blue began life as a magazine, publishing colloquial Australian writing, back in1977.
One of Australia's
longest-running magazines - if not the oldest one. The Bulletin has
a fully-searchable online archive dating back to 2001.
The CRNLE Review
is published annually by the Centre for Research in the New
Literatures in English, Flinders University.
Eureka Street is a monthly magazine of public affairs, the arts and theology. It specializes in fresh, independent and stimulating analysis of the key cultural and political issues in contemporary Australia. Their website includes a full-text archive of past issues back until 2000.
Swinging is an annual literary magazine featuring fiction, poetry,
comics and spoken word, all in one book/CD package. It has been
publishing since 1980 to widespread acclaim.
The new series of HEAT magazine is a literary magazine "renowned for its publication of creative and interpretive writing by Australian and overseas authors." Their website features a table of contents of the current issue, subscription and contribution information, as well as an overview of back issues and their contents.
Since 1979, the Tasmanian journal has published short stories, poetry, extracts from forthcoming novels and essays "on topics of social, environmental and cultural significance." The website contains information regarding current and past issues, subscriptions, guidelines for contributors and the editorial board.
The API Review of
Books is an online monthly published in association with the Journal
of Australian Studies. It is produced by the Australian Studies
Centre at Curtin University of Technology in association with the
Australian Public Intellectual Network.
The Journal of
Australian Studies (JAS) is a fully refereed international quarterly
published by the Australian Studies Centre at Curtin University of
Technology in association with the Australian Public Intellectual
Network and the University of Queensland Press.
The Journal of the
Association for the Study of Australian Literature is a
peer-reviewed journal which is published annually by the Association
for the Study of Australian Literature. JASAL publishes scholarly
material with an interest in Australian literature or which might be
of interest to people working in this field. They encourage
comparative studies with other literatures and forms of
representation beyond the literary, and are particularly interested
in work which challenges received critical paradigms and which
contributes to public debates. JASAL is now available
Founded in 1940,
Meanjin is one of the most renowned Australian literature journals.
It is published quarterly and has a long tradition of engaging with
issues like "migrant writing, television, suburbia, popular music,
the Anzac tradition, and Australia's 'cultural cringe.'" The website
has a table of contents of the current issue and offers the same
service for back issues since 1996.
New Literatures Review is published twice a year. It emphasizes the study of post-colonial literatures, particularly comparative approaches and the application of literary theory to this field. Studies of individual writers and works are also welcome. It focuses on writing in English, but extends to other literatures working out of cultural dynamics in dialogue with neo/colonialisms
Australia's oldest literary magazine. First published in 1939, it
publishes fiction, poetry and criticism. The website features
information on the current issue as well as subscription and
published annually at the Centre for Studies in Australian
Literature in the English Department of The University of Western
Australia and was first published in 1956. On the website one can
browse and search the contents pages from issue one onwards.
Australian Literature Online
The AustLit gateway is an invaluable source for research in Australian literature. AustLit is a non-profit collaboration between eight Australian Universities and the National University of Australia providing authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of creative and critical Australian literature works relating to more than 67000 Australian authors and literary organizations. Its coverage spans 1780 to the present day.
Library of Australia offers one of the most extensive collections of
links to websites in the field of Australian Studies available on
OzLife is the
Australian biography and book review index. It provides access to
the citations of articles, either biographical or book reviews, in
major Australian newspapers and journals. Records have been added to
OzLife since July 2000 and the collection grows by approximately
8000 records each year.
The Ozlit web
pages are an excellent starting-point for research in Australian
literature. They have more than 500 pages of Australian Literary
information as well as more than 1100 entries in a fully searchable
gateway to Australian literature offers websites dedicated to dozens
of Australia's most renowned writers. Other sections of the gateway
are on literary prizes and Australian poems.
The Australian branch of the Project Gutenberg has put more than 6000 etexts online. Classics by writers such as Marcus Clarke, Henry Lawson and Rolf Boldrewood are amongst them. An indispensable resource for anyone doing research in the field of Australian literature.
Works is great news for every lover of Australian literature. The
project hosted by Sydney University Press, as their website says,
"features books that should always be available for readers and
students as part of our national cultural heritage. These works
retain their influence and impact, the richness and quality of their
writing, and their importance as a record and reflection of
Australian life and perspectives, but have disappeared from
traditional publication." Classic Australian Works uses digital
printing technology to print books on demand and deliver them to
Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the publishing arm of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). They are a leading publisher of research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures. Their aim is to publish up to twelve new titles written by outstanding authors in the area of Indigenous studies.
The relaunched website of the Australian Book Web aims to be "the most useful Australian book resource there is."
Offers millions of out-of-print copies of Australian books.
Banana Pages: Studying Asian Australia is one of the best resources on Asian culture in Australia on the web. The site is maintained by Tseen Khoo and seeks to document Asian-Australian studies in the arts, including literature, film, criticism, popular culture, and visual art.
A Bibliography of Australian Literary Responses to 'Asia' is a very comprehensive collection of responses compiled by Lyn Jacobs and Rick Hosking. This bibliography records Australian literary responses to Asia in poetry, short-stories, novels and plays, from the beginnings of the colony to 1995, and forms the basis for an on-going bibliographic study.
Link collection on Australian studies - excellent virtual starting point for doing research on Australian literature and culture.
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