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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... vol. 12 no. 2 October 1985 of Australian Literary Studies est. 1963 Australian Literary Studies
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  • Special issue: Australian Literature and War

Contents

* Contents derived from the 1985 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
From the Sudan to Saigon : A Critical Review of Historical Works, David A. Kent , single work criticism review
Surveys publications on Australian military history, Australian involvement in wars and histories of wars by Australian historians.
(p. 155-165)
Perceptions of the Enemy in Australian War Literature, Peter Pierce , single work criticism
The essay examines the literary consequences of an Australian need for an enemy in the nation-building and myth-making process, and traces how perceptions of the enemy have changed in Australian poetry and prose of war since 1885. It also compares Australian with some British and American war literature from the same period.
(p. 166-181)
War Poetry : Myth as De-formation and Re-formation, Andrew Taylor , single work criticism (p. 182-193)
War Correspondents in Australian Literature : An Outline, Clement Semmler , single work criticism (p. 194-206)
The Boer War: Paterson, Abbott, Brennan, Miles Franklin and Morant, Shirley Walker , single work criticism (p. 207-222)
'Preserving the White Race' : Some Australian Women's Literary Responses to the Great War, Jan Bassett , single work criticism
Surveys poetry and verse, personal narratives and popular novels written by Australian women about the Great War. Finds as major preoccupations and concerns in this type of literature: fear of threats to their class and race caused by war; fear for the family; glorification of White Australia; concerns about the future of the British Empire.
(p. 223-233)
The Usable Past : Australian War Fiction of the 1950s, Rick Hosking , single work criticism (p. 234-247)
War in Post-1960s Fiction : Johnston, Stow, McDonald, Malouf and Les Murray, Laurie Hergenhan , single work criticism
Discusses a number of war novels which, rather than focussing on military conflicts, centre on the ways in which war has shaped Australian experience. Argues that while in a first stage of writing about the First World War the focus was on positive myth-making, on the growth of Anzac male myths of a national 'coming-of-age', these later novels highlight the often destabilising effects of war on specifially Australian experience.
(p. 248-260)
[Statement], Russell Braddon , single work autobiography (p. 261-263)
[Statements about War Literature], sequence autobiography
A number of authors of war literature were sent a questionnaire by ALS, asking them to write about why they had turned to war as a subject or vehicle, what challenges they had encountered in treating the subject of war, what kind of research and/or other elements (such as personal experience) had been involved, and in what way their books related to war in general and to Australian experiences in particular.
(p. 261-270)
[Statement], T. A. G. Hungerford , single work autobiography (p. 263-264)
[Statement], Roger McDonald , single work autobiography (p. 264-265)
[Statement], David Malouf , single work autobiography (p. 265-268)
[Statement], Les Murray , single work autobiography (p. 268)
Fastnessi"I am listening for words the eldest", Les Murray , single work poetry (p. 269-270)
Note: Part of a sequence of statements on war literature by Australian writers.
The Rise of the Prisoner-of-War Writers, Robin Gerster , single work criticism (p. 270-274)
A Checklist of Australian Literature of the First World War, J. T. Laird , single work bibliography (p. 275-287)
A Checklist of Australian Literature of the Vietnam War, Peter Pierce , single work bibliography (p. 287-288)
Checklist of Significant Historical Books and Articles, 1965-1985 on Australia's Involvements in War, David A. Kent , single work bibliography (p. 288-294)
A Checklist of Australian Prose of the Second World War, Robin Gerster , single work bibliography
Includes sections on fiction, personal narratives, prisoner-of-war books, historical accounts and other works of interest.
(p. 294-297)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Australian Literature and War

Works about this Work

Sightings on Australian Literature Bruce Merry , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 16 no. 1 1988; (p. 53-64)

— Review of The Writer, the Reader and the Critic in a Monoculture Dorothy Green , 1986 single work criticism ; Writing in Multicultural Australia 1984 : An Overview (Papers Presented at the Multicultural Writers' Weekend in Sydney 13 and 14 October 1984 and in Melbourne 27 and 28 October 1984) 1985 anthology criticism poetry ; Romantics and Mavericks : The Australian Short Story Brian Matthews , 1987 selected work criticism ; Australian Literary Studies vol. 12 no. 2 October 1985 periodical issue
War in Australian Literature James Wieland , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 83-84)

— Review of Australian Literary Studies vol. 12 no. 2 October 1985 periodical issue
War in Australian Literature James Wieland , 1985 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1985; (p. 83-84)

— Review of Australian Literary Studies vol. 12 no. 2 October 1985 periodical issue
Sightings on Australian Literature Bruce Merry , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 16 no. 1 1988; (p. 53-64)

— Review of The Writer, the Reader and the Critic in a Monoculture Dorothy Green , 1986 single work criticism ; Writing in Multicultural Australia 1984 : An Overview (Papers Presented at the Multicultural Writers' Weekend in Sydney 13 and 14 October 1984 and in Melbourne 27 and 28 October 1984) 1985 anthology criticism poetry ; Romantics and Mavericks : The Australian Short Story Brian Matthews , 1987 selected work criticism ; Australian Literary Studies vol. 12 no. 2 October 1985 periodical issue
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