'On Species' new journal from the Australian Centre

Edited by Ken Gelder and Denise Varney, this special issue of JASAL, 'On Species', comes out of a one day symposium held at the Australian Centre at the University of Melbourne in December 2013.

The symposium focused on new approaches in the Australian humanities to questions of species and ecology, and looked at the ways in which encounters with species play themselves out in the creative arts - fiction,poetry, visual art, theatre, and so on - and in historical and cultural practice. It was especially interested in the way the lives and deaths - and afterlives - of species in Australia and the region are represented and understood.

Download On Species journal on the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature website.

Cover image: John Gould, Cygnus Atratus or Black Swan, from The Birds of Australia 1840-41