Discover Australian Criticism

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  • Read on for more information about AustLit’s role in recording and supporting research into Australian criticism.

  • History of Criticism on AustLit

    Since its inception, AustLit has worked to create a detailed list not only of Australian story-telling, but also of the complex critical debates around publishing, literature, print cultures, and other forms of creating and disseminating stories.

  • Not solely a bibliography of fiction or an index of criticism, AustLit combines the two, presenting curated lists of critical works in conjunction with the history of the works they critique.

    As of early 2017, AustLit records details of more than 35,000 works of criticism, and provides access to 1700 full-text, peer-reviewed articles on Australian literature and print culture.

  • AustLit also publishes original, long-form criticism, including recent works on the Literature of Tasmania and Australian actors.

    AustLit's long history and rich database allows it the unique position of being both research infrastructure and research publisher.

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  • Exhibitions, Information Trails, and Research Projects

    AustLit regularly collates specific subsets of our data and presents them as online exhibitions or information trails. We also support and publish research projects by AustLit staff and external researchers.

    You can find all the exhibitions and trails by checking out AustLit's research page, or explore the tiles below for specific exhibitions and AustLit publications.

    These tiles list both collections of criticism republished on AustLit and original substantive criticism published by AustLit.

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      Criticism : Children's Literature

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      AustLit Anthology of Criticism

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      Literature of Tasmania

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      Courting Blakness

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      The Joseph Furphy Digital Archive

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      Trauma Texts

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      Resourceful Reading

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      The BlackWords Essays

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