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1 Joanne Holliman (ed.), Helen Haenke at Rockton : A Creative Life Kay Ferres , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 26 no. 1 2019; (p. 186-188)

— Review of Helen Haenke at Rockton : A Creative Life Helen Haenke , 2017 single work autobiography

'This book introduces us to a little known artist, playwright and poet who began her career as a commercial artist in Sydney and who settled into a creative life in Ipswich in the 1950s and 1960s. This beautifully produced volume has been compiled and edited by Joanne Holliman from the archive at the Fryer Library. It has been organised around the successive stages of Helen’s artistic development and is replete with photographs, colour plates and other illustrations that show how rich and various Helen’s creative life was.' (Introduction)

1 The Sea Will Be There: John Blight's Beachcombing Days Kay Ferres , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 24 no. 2 2017; (p. 215-228)

'According to Judith Wright, John Blight's best poems were about the sea. From the 1940s, when he lived around the Sunshine Coast, he wrote about the rhythms of life by the sea and about human relationships with the more than human world. In the 1960s, he published 180 sonnets in two volumes, A Beachcomber's Diary and My Beachcombing Days. The sonnet form, he said, cut him down to size. This paper considers Blight's work and its engagement with the littoral zone: the seascapes and ecology of the Sunshine Coast. It attempts to hear the sea's voices — muffled, indistinct — and to illuminate Blight's ideas about its alien nature.' (Abstract)

1 Peter Roennfeldt : Madame Mallalieu: An Inspiring Musician and Her Legacy for Queensland Kay Ferres , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 23 no. 1 2016; (p. 103-105)

'Peter Roennfeldt’s study of the musician Henrietta Willmore might have been called The Fortunes of Henrietta Percival because, like Henry Handel Richardson’s trilogy, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, it is a migrant story. Henrietta Percival came to Brisbane in 1864 as the wife of Alfred Mallalieu and, as their family grew, Henrietta established herself as a teacher and the ‘most accomplished female pianist and organist to have resided in colonial Brisbane’ (2015: vi). While the physician Mahony initially prospers in Australia, but ultimately succumbs to madness, Henrietta (who reinvents herself as Madame Mallalieu) is more resilient. She overcomes personal sorrow following the death of her daughter, survives the disappearance of two husbands and leaves an important cultural legacy.' (Introduction)

1 Levels of Life : Modernity and Modernism in David Malouf's Fly Away Peter Kay Ferres , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , vol. 23 no. 2 2016; (p. 258-269)
'David Malouf's novel Fly Away Peter (1982) uses modernist techniques to describe the impact of modernity on the emergent Australian nation. At its centre is the country lad Jim Saddler, who dies in the industrialised battlefield in France. His fate is entwined with that of his friend Ashley Crowther, who inherits his family's property, and whose embrace of modernity includes a determination to preserve the land and its wildlife. Ashley recognises the value of Jim's instinctive connection with the natural world, and his knowledge of, and fascination with, birds. This fascination aligns Jim with the photographer Imogen Harcourt. Miss Harcourt is a modern woman, using the new technologies of representation to record the natural world, its movement and change. At the novella's end, it is Imogen who turns her lens towards a new future, as her grief for Jim is transfigured through an epiphanic vision of a surfer riding the waves to the beach.' (Publication abstract)
1 The Lyceum Club and the Making of the Modern Woman Kay Ferres , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 62-71)
'In 1934, the editor of the Courier-Mail’s women's page, Winifred Moore, reflected on the growth and importance of women's clubs in Queensland in the early decades of the twentieth century. Moore herself had been involved in community organisations since she took up her career in journalism during World War I. She was a foundation member of the National Parks Association, a member of the Press Association, the Queensland Women's Electoral league (QWEL) and the Lyceum Club. Many of her contemporaries shared what she called ‘the club habit’, a habit that had enabled women to ‘find their tongues in public assemblies’ in the decades after they achieved the vote (Courier-Mail, 8 February 1934, 16). As she wrote her column, Moore may have been thinking of a particular woman: her friend Irene Longman (1877–1964), who had been elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in 1929, only to lose her seat at the next election.' (Publication abstract)
1 Editorial Kay Ferres , Belinda McKay , 2014 single work essay
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 21 no. 1 2014; (p. 1-3)
1 A World of Feeling : David Malouf and the Public Conversation Kay Ferres , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 2 2014;
'This paper is concerned with David Malouf's role as a public intellectual, commenting on contemporary life and values. It considers how he has accrued cultural authority and how he has connected with a 'true public'. It draws on the work of Mark Kingwell and Stefan Collini to characterise Malouf's distinctive voice.' (Publication abstract)
1 Reading in Public : Irene Longman and Citizenship Kay Ferres , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October-November vol. 27 no. 3/4 2012; (p. 46-58)

'This essay describes the place of reading in the life of Irene Longman (1877-1962), the first woman elected to the Queensland parliament. It shows how Longman valued reading as a practice that enriched personal life, fostered civic virtue and defined a realm of citizenship for newly enfranchised women. Its profile of Longman's public career highlights the connection between reading and rhetoric, the arts of persuasion and liberal democracy. It also draws attention to the importance of associational life in promoting women's public participation.' (Author's introduction)

1 1 'I Must Dree My Weird' : A Colonial Correspondence Kay Ferres , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 31 no. 2 2005; (p. 62-77)
Discusses the correspondence between Nora Murray Prior and her husband's daughter, Rosa Praed.
1 Rosa Praed and Spiritualism Kay Ferres , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , no. 23 2004; (p. 7-23)
1 [Review] Wildflowing: The Life and Places of Kathleen McArthur Kay Ferres , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , December vol. 11 no. 2 2004; (p. 109-110)

— Review of Wildflowering : The Life and Places of Kathleen McArthur Margaret Somerville , 2004 single work biography
'Kathleen McArthur was born in 1915, the same year as her cousin Mary Durack and her lifelong friend Judith Wright. The three women are also linked by the way that their work gave expression to their deeply felt connection to place. Kathleen and Judith became friends in the early 1950s as their shared passion for "wildflowrering" grew into a shared commitment to conservation. Margaret Somerville s book is about the \way Kathleen McArthur inhabited places - her childhood home at Coorparoo, and later Caloundra, Currimundi, Cooloola and the Pumicestone Passage. Her connection to these places brought her self into being, and her representations of them raised public awareness of their beauty and significance.' (Introduction)
1 Shrouded Histories : Outlaw and Lawmaker, Republican Politics and Women's Interests Kay Ferres , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 21 no. 1 2003; (p. 32-42)
This essay reads the novel of expatriate colonial writer Rosa Praed, Outlaw and Lawmaker (1893), as an intervention in the public debate about the Irish question and the marriage question which were vigorously discussed in the late 1880s in Britain, the United States and Australia. Although the novel belongs to the genre of colonial romance, Ferres argues that its author 'speaks from a range of different positions within these debates, and thus underlines the inherent difficulty of characterising women's interests' (32).
1 Untitled Kay Ferres , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , April vol. 33 no. 119 2002; (p. 200-201)

— Review of Rosa! Rosa! : A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist Patricia Clarke , 1999 single work biography
1 The Public Life of Literature David Carter , Kay Ferres , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Culture in Australia : Policies, Publics and Programs 2001; (p. 140-160)
Explores the role of literary culture, including literary journalism, in "shaping Australian public culture and political institutions". Also discusses the contributions to debate of public intellectuals and public funding of the national literature.
1 Troubled Homecomings : Rosa Praed and Lemuria Kay Ferres , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , October vol. 7 no. 2 2000; (p. 25-36)
'This paper has many beginnings. My interest in Rosa Praed's involvements with spiritualism and theosophy has taken me into the nineteenth century literatures and practices of spiritualism, to debates about the specification of human nature and human origins and to the recent literature on the administration and regulation of populations in the cities at the centre of Empire and the colonial periphery. But my thinking about Lemuria had been caught up with the 'nowhere' of Utopian discourse.' (Introduction)
1 [Review] Jean Devanny : Romantic Revolutionary Kay Ferres , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , November vol. 6 no. 2 1999; (p. 78-80)

— Review of Jean Devanny : Romantic Revolutionary Carole Ferrier , 1999 single work biography
'Carole Ferrier has spent twenty years with Jean Devanny. In that time she has produced editions of Devanny's literary texts, and has published critical writing on Devanny's 'really proletarian' novels. In addition, there has been careful editing of Devanny's autobiographical writing, published as Point of Departure in 1986, and the selection of Devanny's correspondence included in As good as a yarn with you (Cambridge, 1992).' (Introduction)
1 [Review] East Coast Country : A North Queensland Dreaming Kay Ferres , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , October vol. 4 no. 2 1997; (p. 90-92)

— Review of East Coast Country : A North Queensland Dreaming Alan Frost , 1996 single work prose
'Signing off on his meditation on time and change, Alan Frost describes his Melbourne garden, where plants from Far North Queensland are the remainder and reminder of his childhood home. Frost's 'dreaming' takes him back to his origins but this experience confirms loss as much as it supplies completion. His narrative restages a series of returns and exposes a longing or regret for the love which 'leads us to endure'. This book is a braided narrative: a personal memoir interwoven with, and occasionally unravelling from, a more variegated history of the 'East Coast Country' named by the poet Val Vallis. The writing attempts to redeem the sense of separation and loss, the homesickness, which pervades Frost's personal story; more problematically its dreaming stakes a wider claim to this country.' (Introduction) 
1 Untitled Kay Ferres , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , April vol. 28 no. 108 1997; (p. 153-154)

— Review of Tasma : The Life of Jessie Couvreur Patricia Clarke , 1994 single work biography
1 The Paradox of Woman : Problems for a Feminist Biographer Kay Ferres , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Gender Representations in the Arts 1996; (p. 43-51)
1 y separately published work icon Gender Representations in the Arts Kay Ferres (editor), Nathan : Australian Institute for Women's Research and Policy, Griffith University , 1996 8167083 1996 anthology criticism