Peter Pierce

Peter Pierce

is Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies at Monash University.


About Peter Pierce

Peter Pierce is Adjunct Professor in the School of Journalism, Australian and Indigenous Studies at Monash University. He is the editor of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009).


Articles about Peter Pierce

Articles by Peter Pierce

Clade by James Bradley

The catastrophe business

The first scene in Clade is in Antarctica. It is the summer solstice, ‘the first intimation of the year’s long retreat into the dark’. Adam is a scientist and, in particular, a climate-change researcher. The urgency of this activity is underscored, not for the last time, in a novel that will let us consume our fill of human-assisted natural catastrophes ...

The Young Desire It by Kenneth Mackenzie

No success like failure

The Young Desire It is one of the most brilliant, confident and unusual instances of a Bildungsroman in Australian literature. Nor was it a flash of genius soon extinguished. Scores of poems and three more novels followed, besides extensive unpublished fiction. But how has Mackenzie fared in Australian literary history?

Montebello by Robert Drewe

The Assignments of Robert Drewe

Here are stories that Drewe has not had time to tell before, others that he has told and which now reappear in fresh versions. Involved also is a persistent retrospect on his career, a process less nostalgic than it is interested in the fashioning of his reputation.