About the Journal
JASAL (ISSN 1833-6027) is a fully peer-reviewed journal of scholarship on Australian Literature, published by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (ASAL). We publish one to two general issues each year and one or more guest-edited special issues on particular themes, along with the annual guest-edited conference issue. JASAL welcomes essays that consider Australian literature in all its forms (fictional, critical, print, filmic, and so on) and in terms of its socio-political and cultural contexts. We encourage readers to become ASAL members and to visit the ASAL website for information about conferences and other activities. The Managing Editors of JASAL are Victoria Kuttainen and Robert Clarke.
Staging a Nation: A Review of Two New Works on Australian Playwriting Julian Meyrick. Australia in 50 Plays, Currency Press, Sydney, 2022. 352 pages. Hardback $39.99. ISBN: 9781760627386 and Chris Hay and Stephen Carleton. Contemporary Australian Playwriting: Re-visioning the Nation on the Mainstage, Routledge, 2023. 300 pages, 7 b/w illustrations. Paperback $59.19, hardback $201.60, eBook $53.59. ISBN 9781032008615
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