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Vol 14, No 5 (2014): The Nation or the Globe?: Australian Literature and/in the World

'Forgotten Songs', Dave Towey, Dr Richard Major, Michael Thomas Hill and Richard Wong

Photo By Nicki Mannix via
Creative Commons
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Vol 14, No 3 (2014): Country

Hossein Valamanesh (Iran; Australia, b.1949)
Longing belonging 1997
direct colour positive photograph, carpet, velvet,
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2002
Photo: AGNSW
© Hossein Valamanesh & Rick Martin
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Vol 14, No 2 (2014): David Malouf

David Malouf, Sydney Writers Festival, 2009

Photo: Juno Gemes
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Vol 14, No 1 (2014): DisLocated Readings: Translation and Transnationalism

Jos Myers, 'Yallingup to Sugarloaf', oil on canvas


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Vol 13, No 3 (2013): Reconfiguring the National Imaginary

Louise Weaver, Grey Forester 2005

lambswool, silver thread, felt & cotton thread over high density foam

93 cm high x 112 cm long x 37 cm wide (approx.)

City of Stonnington Art Collection; Image courtesy of Darren Knight Gallery and the Artist.
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Vol 13, No 2 (2013): The Colonies: Australia and New Zealand

Mary Cockburn Mercer, Birth of Venus (Study in Diagonals), 1941.
Image courtesy Sotheby's Australia.

Image copyright held by the Estate of Mary Cockburn Mercer - every effort has been made to trace the estate or descendants of Mary Mercer, and the editors would be pleased to make the necessary arrangements at the first opportunity.
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Vol 13, No 1 (2013): Joseph Furphy Centenary Issue

Kangaroo dog owned by Mr Dunn of Castlereagh Street, Sydney / 1853. Thomas Tyrwhitt Balcombe

Mitchell Library. State Library of NSW – Q909.9A/23


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Vol 12, No 2 (2012): Transnational Imaginaries: Reading Asian Australian Writing

Transnational Imaginaries (Photo: Wenche Ommundsen)


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Vol 11, No 1 (2011): Special Issue: Archive Madness

A book from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University.

Image source: Oxford University Library Services: Conservation and Collection Care. 2005 University of Oxford. Viewed 23rd September 2011.


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Vol 10 (2010): Currents, Cross-Currents, Undercurrents

Randolph Stow at his Typewriter at Dairy Farm Cottages, East Bergholt village, Suffolk

Photographed by Graeme Kinross-Smith,
(Graeme Kinross-Smith Collection)

See also in this issue a photo essay by Graeme Kinross-Smith
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Vincent Buckley Special Issue (2010)

Edited by Bridie McCarthy, John McLaren, Damien Barlow, Penelope Buckley, Charon Freebody and Lyn McCredden.

Cover image with permission from Penelope Buckley.


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Special Issue: Australian Literature in a Global World

edited by Wenche Ommundsen and Tony Simoes da Silva
Bronwyn Bancroft One Family One Earth with the permission of the artist
Michael Leunig's <em>I Love A Sunburnt Country</em>

Vol 9 (2009)

Edited by Paul Genoni, Tanya Dalziell, Frances Devlin-Glass and Susan Lever
Michael Leunig's I Love A Sunburnt Country with permission from Michael Leunig.


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Special Issue: The Colonial Present

Special Issue 2008: The Colonial Present edited by Gillian Whitlock and Victoria Kuttainen.
This volume publishes articles developed from papers given at the 2007 ASAL conference in Brisbane.
photo of Ned Kelly at the time he wrote to Sergeant Babington with facsimile of his letter.

Vol 8 (2008)

Edited by Susan Lever, Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni.
Cover image of Ned Kelly aged 15 (1870) and his letter to Sergeant Babington reproduced with permission of the Public Record Office Victoria.


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Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors: JASAL Special Issue 2007

Special Issue 2007: Spectres, Screens, Shadows, Mirrors edited by Tanya Dalziell and Paul Genoni.
This issue publishes articles developed from papers given at the July 2006 ASAL conference in Perth.

Cover image: UNKNOWN 'Eye' pendant, 19th Century, 9 carat gold, painted image, glass, 4.5cm x 3.3cm x 0.5 cm, gift of Dr Rose Toussaint, 1994, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Permission from the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
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Vol 7 (2007)

JASAL 7 (2007) edited by Susan Lever and Philip Mead. JASAL 7, the third issue published in 2007, includes a range of articles on Australian literary history and biography, current literary debate and the work of contemporary Australian novelists. This issue also publishes reviews of recent books on Australian writing and publishing.
Cover based on cover illustration for Kerry Greenwood's Murder on the Ballarat Train. Permission from Allen & Unwin, North Sydney.
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Vol 6 (2007)

JASAL 6 (2007) edited by Philip Mead and Susan Lever.
This volume of JASAL includes Carmen Lawrence's Dorothy Green lecture on the 'Reading Sickness'. It also publishes articles on Australian literature and literary history, some first delivered as papers at the 2006 ASAL conferences, and eleven book reviews.
Cover still from Dad Rudd M.P. dir.Ken G.Hall, Cinesound, 1940. Reproduced by permission of Cinesound Movietone.


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Vol 5 (2006)

Edited by Barbara Milech and Philip Mead, this is the first issue of JASAL to be published both in print and online.
Detail from Norman B. Tindale's 'Map showing the distribution of the Aboriginal tribes of Australia' 1940, reproduced with the permission of Government Publishing South Australia


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