Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Australian Literary Studies is now online!

Australian Literary Studies, or ALS, is a fully refereed journal focusing on scholarship which speaks to Australian literary criticism. It is one of the primary sources for knowledge about Australian literature.

In going online only, ALS has found a middle ground between open access and subscription publishing. New articles are open access for a period of a least a month, before becoming part of the ALS Archive. As JCU has a current subscription to the Archive, JCU users are able to access any content from ALS back to its beginning in 1963.

ALS is a fascinating journal for anyone interested in Australian literature, whether you are studying it or not. We recommend you start by checking out one of the most recent issues to hit the archive, volume 30 number 1, a special issue celebrating fifty years of Thomas Keneally's career as a novelist. Keneally is best known for Schindler's Ark (1982) (later republished as Schindler's List), which won the 1982 Booker Prize and is the basis of the film Schindler's List. The special issue includes an account from and interview with Keneally himself and essays by Paul Sharrad and Peter Pierce on the development of Keneally's career.

The ALS archive can also be browsed by subject. You're bound to find something of interest to you in amongst the trove of information provided.

Happy reading!

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