Climate Change Fiction in Australian Narratives is a large-scale research project into ways in which Australian writers have addressed climate change in fiction, from the earliest days to current works.
Climate Change Fiction includes the publication of an expanded edition of Dr Deborah Jordan's monograph on climate change in Australian narratives.
Header image: time-lapse gif of climate warming, courtesy of NASA.
Compiled by Professor Leigh Dale and Linda Hale, and edited by Kerry Kilner, the AustLit Anthology of Criticism contains 75 full-text scholarly articles on 18 Australian writers, including Tim Winton, Dorothy Hewett, Jack Davis, Sally Morgan, David Malouf, and Hannie Rayson.
(Image credit: courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
A groundbreaking exhibition curated by UQ Adjunct Professor Fiona Foley, Courting Blakness was located in The University of Queensland's Great Court from 5-28 September 2014. The works at the centre of the exhibition were accompanied by a national symposium, book, and other resources, including videos. AustLit's 'Courting Blakness' collects together the exhibition's digital footprint, allowing the powerful experience to live on and form part of AustLit's BlackWords project.
(Image credit: Archie Moore's '14 Nations', reproduced courtesy of Courting Blakness. Positioned on a plain black background.)
The work of 2017 Postgraduate Fulbright Scholar Travis Franks, then a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Arizona State University, Contemporary Settler Literature is designed to survey the major and minor authors, works, and ideas involved with settler colonial writing in Australia and, to a lesser extent, the United States, since the 1990s. An interactive, engaging piece, it also includes an analysis of the many lives of 'The Drover's Wife'.
Header image: courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales.
The BlackWords Essays were produced by Dr Anita Heiss for teachers, students, researchers, and readers: the essays highlight AustLit's BlackWords project (the most comprehensive resource of Indigenous Australian writing available) and aim to assist readers to better understand the impact of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writing and publishing on Australia’s literary landscape.
Celebrating the New Australian Literature
Writers on Identity
Writers on Country
Writers on the Stolen Generations
Indigenous Stories Told Collectively
Children's Literature about Country
Aboriginal Children's Literature
Serious Issues for Young Readers
(Image credit: Detail from the cover of Alexis Wright's The Swan Book. Image via Giramondo Publishing.)
A critical monograph by Professor Philip Mead, beautifully illustrated with works from Anthony Stagg's private collection and other repositories, 'The Literature of Tasmania' explores the large literary output of Australia's smallest state. From Indigenous Tasmanian writing to the literature of the natural environment, from extinction to book history, the monograph reveals the richness of a specifically Tasmanian storytelling and print history.
AustLit also includes a number of other projects centred on regional writers and literature, accessible via the links below:
(Image credit: John Glover's 'Hobart Town, taken from the garden where I lived', 1832. Reproduced courtesy of State Library of New South Wales.)
When the Children's Literature Digital Resource was established in collaboration with Queensland University of Technology and Deakin University, the aim was to produce high-quality digitised copies of early Australian children's literature and the accompanying research.
The result is nearly 70 works out criticism addressing nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Australian children's literature, including multiple works by Professor Kerry Mallan, Professor Clare Bradford, Kerry White, and Marcie Muir.
A Companion to the Australian Media, edited by Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley from Macquarie University, was published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in October 2014 and in digital format by AustLit in late 2016.
The Companion explores Australian media from the first Aboriginal newspaper in 1836 to the advent of social media.
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