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A Global Journal of Australian/New Zealand Literature

Edited by Brenda Machosky

Subjects: Cultural Studies, Fiction, Language and Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory, Poetry

Published 2 times per year
ISSN 0893-5580
E-ISSN 2331-9089

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The official publication of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, Antipodes is published in June and December of each year. The journal welcomes critical essays on any aspect of Australian and New Zealand literature and culture, and comparative studies are especially encouraged. Additionally, Antipodes publishes short fiction, excerpts from novels, drama, and poetry written by Australian and New Zealand authors.

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Antipodes Volume 33, Issue 1 (June 2019)

From the Editor

About the Cover

Suzie Gibson — The Embrace of Ambiguity in Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock and Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw

Merril Howie — Prose That Makes Us “Laugh, Cry, Squirm and Gasp and Wonder”: Imagery, Memory, and Emotion in Helen Garner’s Memoirs

Arnab Chatterjee — Applying Rasa Theory in David Williamson’s The Removalists

Roger Osborne — A Fleeting Infatuation with All Things Australian: American Editions of Australian Novels, 1979–1989

Featured Topic: Alexis Wright
Belinda Wheeler — Introduction: Alexis Wright’s Significant, Growing Oeuvre

Geoff Rodoreda — Traces of Territory: Alexis Wright’s Grog War (1997)

Estelle Castro-Koshy and Philippe Guerre — “In My Mind I See Cross-Roads for Everything I Believe In”: The Way Home in Alexis Wright’s Croire en l’incroyable (Believe in the Unbelievable) and Le Pacte du serpent arc-en-ciel

Demelza Hall — Framing the Unutterable: Reading Trauma in Alexis Wright’s Short Fiction

Per Henningsgaard — Alexis Wright’s Publishing History in Three Contexts: Australian Aboriginal, National, and International

Tru S. Dowling — Moving On

Paul Mitchell — Portrait of Departure

Alastair Clarke — Snow, Cockatoo

Ron Wilkins — Revelation in Troyes

Anna Jackson — Too much, and still quite cold

Jane Williams — Simply 21

Les Wicks — Struck

Nathanael O’Reilly — Beach Ballet

Catherine Wright — Nullarbor

Brendan Ryan — Weeding: a love poem

Jane Frank — Iris

Dimitris Tsaloumas (trans. Matina Doumou) — Postponement

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
Soren Tae Smith — This Is a Difficult Piece to Write

Ben Walter — We Will Warm Ourselves

Heather Taylor-Johnson — This Is It

Sue Joseph — Suspension . . .

Ouyang Yu — 23 Tiny Stories

Book Reviews

Claire G. Coleman. Terra Nullius — Victoria Avery

Michelle de Kretser. The Life to Come — Richard Carr

Helen Garner. Stories: The Collected Short Fiction — Jody Marie Hassel

H. C. Gildfind. The Worry Front — David C. Muller

Roger McDonald. A Sea-Chase — Jason Namey

Alex Miller. The Passage of Love — Jennifer Popa

K. M. Steele. Road to Tamarlin — Summer Dorr

Michael Wilding, Little Demon — Matilda Grogan

Josephine Wilson. Extinctions — Sarah Small


Kevin Densley. Orpheus in the Undershirt — James Roderick Burns

John Kinsella and Paul Kane. Renga: 100 Poems — Kendalyn Mckisick

Stephen Oliver. Gone: Satirical Poems: New & Selected — Stephen Co

Antipodes Volume 33, Issue 2 (December 2019)

From the Editor

About the Cover

Antipodean Modernism: The “Fourth Dimension” in the Writings of Robin Hyde and Ethel Anderson
Yingjie M. Cheng

Australian Literature Today — Labao Wang interviews Elizabeth Webby

Featured Topic: Articulating Southeast Asia and the Antipodes
Introduction: Articulating Southeast Asia and the Antipodes
Weihsin Gui with Cheryl Narumi Naruse

Australian Theater’s White Gaze in the Making of Coloured Aliens
Chi Vu

Reanimating Vietnamese Australian Diasporas through Digital Autographics: The Work of Lê Văn Tài
M. O’Brien

Stories from the South: Literary Depictions of Indonesians in Australia
Elisabeth Arti Wulandari

Sexing the Banana: Michele Lee’s Banana Girl
Zhouling Tian and Wenche Ommundsen

“Twice-Nationalized”: The Expatriation and Repatriation of Ming Cher’s Spider Boys
Eunice Ying Ci Lim

Neoliberal Subjectivity and the Agony of Choice in Teo Hsu-Ming’s Love and Vertigo
Samuel Perks

Hsu-Ming Teo’s Post-Multicultural Affective Improvisations on Love
Sneja Gunew

Near-believing — Alan Wearne

Shimmer — Diane Fahey

when the utu came — Vaughan Rapatahana

Available time — Robyn Maree Pickens

9.13am — Ouyang Yu

The Poem I Have Not Written — E. A. Gleeson

Crumbs — Ian C. Smith

From On High — Kathryn Fry

The Sleepers — Iain Britton

Stump Psalm — Ben Walter

Our breathing sounds like a blanket — A. G. Pettet

The Foundling Wheel — Jennifer Compton

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
At the Pub — Tiffany Allan

What a Perfect Kabob Tastes Like — Paul Mitchell

Ngā whānau — Vaughan Rapatahana

Angel of the Void (five-second fall) — Nicholas Duddy

From All Over...About Down Under
About Robert Dixon: “RobCon 2019” — John Scheckter

About Art: A Map Much Needed — Rhonda Evans

About Outreach: Prison Transformation through Writing — Adelle Sefton-Rowston

About Auctions: The Art of Not Forgetting — John Ellison Davies


Nathanael O’Reilly. (Un)belonging — Kendalyn Mckisick

Sue Wootton. The Yield — Tiffany Thomas

David G. Brooks. The Grass Library — Craig Sanders​

Robbie Arnott. Flames — Brianna Frentzko

KH Canobi. Mindcull — Venus Fultz

Melanie Cheng. Room for a Stranger — Adrianne Blackwood

K. M. Kruimink. A Treacherous Country — Richard Carr

Elliot Perlman. Maybe the Horse Will Talk — Derek Hinckley

Ian Reid. A Thousand Tongues — Meryem Udden



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