Editor: Elizabeth McMahon
Guest editors: Nicole Moore and Michelle Arrow
This special double-issue of Australian Humanities Review comprises three extensive components: New Urgencies; Reviews: There are five new reviews in this section; Ecopoetics and the Ecological Humanities in Australia.
New Urgencies, edited by Nicole Moore and Michelle Arrow, presents four new essays that identify and engage with pressing questions in Australian culture and history. The essays originated in a one-day symposium on “New Urgencies in Australian Studies” in 2005, with contributions from Carole Ferrier, Victoria Haskins,Catherine Simpson and Michele Grossman.
Anne Galligan writes “Popular Fiction / Literary Fiction / Popular Fusions: a review of Ken Gelder’s Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of the Literary Field
David Carter’s Dispossession, Dreams and Diversity: Issues in Australian Studies is reviewed by Georgine Clarsen
In “Negotiating the Creative and the Critical” Peta Mitchell reviews Paul Dawson’s Creative Writing and the New Humanities
Benjamin Miller reviews Maria Nugent’s Botany Bay: Where Histories Meet
God’s Willing Workers: Women and Religion in Australia by Anne O’Brien is reviewed by Jane Carey.
The Eco Humanities
This edition of Eco humanities, edited by Deborah Rose is titled Ecopoetics and the Ecological Humanities in Australia.
Whatever Becomes Itself
Writing After Nature
Travelling in a caravan
What the cassowary does not need to know
What Bird Was That?
A Chant of Lost Water
On Nature Writing
From the Heart: a review of Heartland: The Regeneration of Rural Place by George Main