Issue Details: First known date: 1996 1996
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Notes

  • Includes reference to the influence of Alfred Lord Tennyson and Henry James on Jessica Anderson.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1996 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson : Introduction, Elaine Barry , 1996 single work criticism biography (p. 1-12)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

“Cranford at Moreton Bay”: Jessica Anderson’s The Commandant Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 121-135)
'The Commandant (1975) is an underrated work, not only in relation to Jessica Anderson's oeuvre but also in the wider context of Australian literature. This novel, set in the Moreton Bay penal station in 1830, appeared at a time when a number of significant historical novels, like Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves, Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Thea Astley's A Kindness Cup were challenging central myths of white settlement in Australia (Sheridan, 7-20). Among convict novels it stands out on account of its focus on the gaolers as themselves prisoners of the penal system, and in particular on the middle-class women whose lives were defined by their involvement in that system, through their menfolk. (Author's abstract)
Sex and the City : New Novels by Women and Middlebrow Culture at Mid-Century Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October-November vol. 27 no. 3/4 2012; (p. 1-12)
'Central to developments in Australian literature during the period from the end of Second World War until the mid-1960s - what might be called the 'long 1950s' - was the emergence of the kind of modernist novel written by Patrick White as the benchmark of modern fiction. This was the outcome of a struggle among opinion-makers in the literary field, which during this period came to be dominated for the first time by academic critics. They, by and large, favoured the new forms of postwar modernism and rejected that literary nationalism which had drawn the loyalty of most influential writers during the 1930s and 940s.' (Author's introduction)
Poetry is Where You Find It Reba Gostand , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 63-65)

— Review of Selected Poems 1939-1990 John Blight 1992 selected work poetry ; Heartland Angelika Fremd 1992 single work novel ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism ; The Seal Woman Beverley Farmer 1992 single work novel ; Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf 1992 selected work poetry ; Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley 1992 selected work prose
The Cult of the Author Susan Lever , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 16 no. 2 1993; (p. 229-233)

— Review of David Malouf Ivor Indyk 1993 single work criticism ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism ; Peter Carey : The Genesis of Fame Karen Lamb 1992 single work criticism ; Dorothy Hewett : The Feminine as Subversion Margaret Williams 1992 single work criticism ; Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written 1993 anthology interview extract criticism ; Toads : Australian Writers : Other Work, Other Lives 1992 anthology autobiography ; Gerald Murnane Imre Salusinszky 1993 single work criticism
Understanding the Progress of Australian Writing Clement Semmler , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 January 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Glass Inferno Angelika Fremd 1992 single work novel ; Xavier Herbert : Episodes from Capricornia, Poor Fellow My Country and Other Fiction, Nonfiction and Letters Xavier Herbert 1992 selected work short story prose extract correspondence criticism interview biography ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism
Fabricating Jessica Anderson Susan K. Martin , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 145 1992; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism
Studies Examine Fiction and Poetry... Nancy Potter , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 6 no. 2 1992; (p. 162-163)

— Review of Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism ; Boundary Conditions : The Poetry of Gwen Harwood Jennifer Strauss 1992 single work criticism
Poetry is Where You Find It Reba Gostand , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 12 no. 1 1993; (p. 63-65)

— Review of Selected Poems 1939-1990 John Blight 1992 selected work poetry ; Heartland Angelika Fremd 1992 single work novel ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism ; The Seal Woman Beverley Farmer 1992 single work novel ; Poems 1959-1989 David Malouf 1992 selected work poetry ; Central Mischief : Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself Elizabeth Jolley 1992 selected work prose
The Cult of the Author Susan Lever , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 16 no. 2 1993; (p. 229-233)

— Review of David Malouf Ivor Indyk 1993 single work criticism ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism ; Peter Carey : The Genesis of Fame Karen Lamb 1992 single work criticism ; Dorothy Hewett : The Feminine as Subversion Margaret Williams 1992 single work criticism ; Making Stories : How Ten Australian Novels Were Written 1993 anthology interview extract criticism ; Toads : Australian Writers : Other Work, Other Lives 1992 anthology autobiography ; Gerald Murnane Imre Salusinszky 1993 single work criticism
Understanding the Progress of Australian Writing Clement Semmler , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 January 1993; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Glass Inferno Angelika Fremd 1992 single work novel ; Xavier Herbert : Episodes from Capricornia, Poor Fellow My Country and Other Fiction, Nonfiction and Letters Xavier Herbert 1992 selected work short story prose extract correspondence criticism interview biography ; Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism
Fabricating Jessica Anderson Susan K. Martin , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 145 1992; (p. 50-51)

— Review of Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism
Studies Examine Fiction and Poetry... Nancy Potter , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 6 no. 2 1992; (p. 162-163)

— Review of Fabricating the Self : The Fictions of Jessica Anderson Elaine Barry 1996 single work criticism ; Boundary Conditions : The Poetry of Gwen Harwood Jennifer Strauss 1992 single work criticism
“Cranford at Moreton Bay”: Jessica Anderson’s The Commandant Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 121-135)
'The Commandant (1975) is an underrated work, not only in relation to Jessica Anderson's oeuvre but also in the wider context of Australian literature. This novel, set in the Moreton Bay penal station in 1830, appeared at a time when a number of significant historical novels, like Patrick White's A Fringe of Leaves, Thomas Keneally's The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Thea Astley's A Kindness Cup were challenging central myths of white settlement in Australia (Sheridan, 7-20). Among convict novels it stands out on account of its focus on the gaolers as themselves prisoners of the penal system, and in particular on the middle-class women whose lives were defined by their involvement in that system, through their menfolk. (Author's abstract)
Sex and the City : New Novels by Women and Middlebrow Culture at Mid-Century Susan Sheridan , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October-November vol. 27 no. 3/4 2012; (p. 1-12)
'Central to developments in Australian literature during the period from the end of Second World War until the mid-1960s - what might be called the 'long 1950s' - was the emergence of the kind of modernist novel written by Patrick White as the benchmark of modern fiction. This was the outcome of a struggle among opinion-makers in the literary field, which during this period came to be dominated for the first time by academic critics. They, by and large, favoured the new forms of postwar modernism and rejected that literary nationalism which had drawn the loyalty of most influential writers during the 1930s and 940s.' (Author's introduction)
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