Rachael Weaver is an ARC Research Fellow in English at the University of Melbourne. Her new book, co-edited with Ken Gelder, is The Colonial Journals and the Emergence of Australian Literary Culture (2014).
All essays by Rachael Weaver
Archipelago of Souls
by Gregory Day
Published August, 2015
Wild Islands: Archipelago of Souls by Gregory Day
‘Archipelago of Souls is Gregory Day’s fourth novel since his prize-winning debut, The Patron Saint of Eels, first appeared in 2005. But despite this significant output in fiction, various short-listings and awards, and Day’s regular contributions as a reviewer in the mainstream press, his writing seems to have been largely overlooked by contemporary Australian literary criticism.’
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka
by Clare Wright
Published October, 2013
Bottom up: The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka by Clare Wright
The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka not only succeeds in bringing women’s presence on the Australian goldfields vividly into focus, but it also considers the instrumental role they played in transforming power relations within the fluid and often turbulent social and political formations of the goldfields community, which reached boiling point in the Eureka uprising.