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  • FALS: Cleveland Bay New Writing No 6: The Worry Egg by Robert Handicott

    The Worry Egg by Robert Handicott

    Robert Handicott was born in Brisbane in 1952. A teacher of English and German, he has lived in Townsville since 1976, and his first published poem appeared that year in the Sydney little magazine Leatherjacket. In the late 70s he hosted the community access radio programme Write from the Word Go! on 4QN. From 1980 to 1985 he served as North Queensland editor for The Border Issue, an annual anthology of poetry by resident Queenslanders, before co-editing with Elizabeth Perkins North of Capricorn: An Anthology of Verse (FALS, 1990), which appeared while he was teaching for twelve months in Berlin. His previous collections of poetry are Small Beer (1982) and North, South & Elsewhere (1988), both published by Queensland Community Press, Brisbane, edited by Barry O'Donohue. He is a bachelor, a lover of literature, art and music, and a busy elder in the Presbyterian Church.

  • FALS: Cleveland Bay Writing Series No 5: Monologue for Two Voices by Brian Unkles

    Monologue for Two Voices by Brian Unkle, 1996

    Brian Unkles wrote, directed and produced this one-act play Monologue for Two Voices, with Belle Tournure Theatre Collective, and staged it at the Townsville Little Theatre's Upstairs Theatre, Townsville Arts Centre, in April 1994. It attracted modest, but keenly inquisitive audiences. Here was a new playwright, a male no less, wrestling with questions and fears in a woman's life, dealing with aggression and trying to see men from a woman's point of view. It is here published as part of the Cleveland Bay New Writing Series.

  • FALS: Colin Roderick Lecture 1995: Graeme Turner

    Literature, Journalism and the Media by Graeme Turner, 1995

    This monograph by Graeme Turner, written as part of the Colin Roderick Lecture series, examines the state of, and the relationship between, two central cultural institutions: Australian literary studies and Australian journalism. Turner examines the contemporary connections between Australian literature and journalism, how literary figures are represented in the media and critiques a broader pattern of change and influence that has marked the development of the media in Australia over the last twenty years.

  • FALS: Colin Roderick Lecture 1994: Dennis Haskell

    Australian Poetic Satire by Dennis Haskell.

    The Colin Roderick Lectures, sponsored by the Townsville Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, are delivered annually by a distinguished Australian writer or academic at James Cook University, and subsequently published by the Foundation. The series is named for Emeritus Professor Colin Roderick, Foundation Professor of English at James Cook University and distinguished Lawson scholar. 

    Dennis Haskell is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature. He has been Co-editor of Westerly since 1985. He has published literary essays in a wide range of areas, including American Literature, Australian Literature, Asian Literature, Modernism and Romanticism, and three collections of poetry: Listening at Night (1984), Touch of Ginger (1992) and Abracadabra (1993). His other books include: Wordhord 1989), Kenneth Slessor (1991), John Keats (1991), and Myths, Heroes and Anti-Heroes: Essays on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region (1992). He has also edited Kenneth Slessor: Collected Poems (1994) and Tilting at Matilda: Literature, Aborigines, Women and the Church in Contemporary Australia (1994).

    Professor A.J. Hassall
    Executive Director

  • FALS: Colin Roderick Lecture 1993: Helen Thomson

    Bio-fictions: Brian Matthews, Drusilla Modjeska and Elizabeth Jolly by Helen Thomson, 1993

    The Colin Roderick Lectures, sponsored by the Townsville Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, are delivered annually by a distinguished Australian writer or academic at James Cook University, and subsequently published by the Foundation. The series is named for Emeritus Professor Colin Roderick, Foundation Professor of English at James Cook University and distinguished Lawson scholar. 

    Helen Thomson is a Senior Lecturer in the EnglishDepartment at Monash University. She has edited three novels by Catherine Helen Spence, Handfasted (Penguin 1984), Mr Hogarth's Will (Penguin 1988) and Clara Morison, along with a selection of Spence's other writing, in Catherine Spence (UQP 1987). She has published a number of essays on Australian women's writing and is currently writing a book on female madness in Australian literature, The Madwomen in the Bush. Her teaching interests include women's writing, Eighteenth-century literature, particularly that written by women, drama, and Australian literature. She has been the Melbourne drama critic for The Australian newspaper for many years.

    Professor A.J. Hassall
    Executive Director

  • FALS: The Grahame's Vengeance or The Fate of James the First, King of Scotland by Otto von Rosenberg (James Tucker)

    The Grahame's Vengeance or The Fate of James the First, King of Scotland by Otto von Rosenberg (James Tucker). Edited Colin Roderick. 14th Edition, 1993.

    This historical drama by the convict James Tucker, author of the novel Ralph Rashleigh, has as subject the murder of James I of Scotland by Sir Robert Grahame in 1437. 

  • FALS: Townsville at War: A Soldier Remembers by Herbert C Jaffa

    Townsville at War: A Soldier Remembers by Herbert C Jaffa, 1992. Also recorded as Monograph No 24.

    Herbert Jaffa, now a professor at an American university, returned to Townsville in 1980 for the first time since 1942, when he had left the beleaguered city for New Guinea where the battle for Buna was nearing its climax. This monograph is a collection of reminiscences from that time.



  • FALS: Colin Roderick Lecture 1992: Michael Wilding

    The Radical Tradition: Lawson, Furphy, Stead by Michael Wilding, 1992. Also recorded as Monograph No 24.

    The Colin Roderick Lectures, sponsored by the Townsville Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, are delivered annually by a distinguished Australian writer or academic at James Cook University, and subsequently published by the Foundation. The series is named for Emeritus Professor Colin Roderick, Foundation Professor of English at James Cook University and distinguished Lawson scholar. 

    Michael Wilding is Reader in English at Sydney University. He has published widely on English and Australian Literature and has also written many books of fiction. His books include Aspects of the Dying Process, 1972, The Portable Marcus Clarke, 1976, The Paraguayan Experiment, 1985 and Dragons Teeth: Literature in the English Revolution, 1987.

  • FALS: Monograph No 21: Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, Decade Two: 1977-1986

    A brief history of the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies by Colin Roderick, 1992
  • FALS: Colin Roderick Lecture 1991: Shirley Walker

    Vanishing Edens: Responses to Australia in the Works of Mary Gilmore, Judith Wright and Dorothy Hewett by Shirley Walker, 1991. Also recorded as Monograph 23.

    The Colin Roderick Lectures, sponsored by the Townsville Foundation for Australian Literary Studies, are delivered annually by a distinguished Australian writer or academic at James Cook University, and subsequently published by the Foundation. The series is named for Emeritus Professor Colin Roderick, Foundation Professor of English at James Cook University and distinguished Lawson scholar. 

    Shirley Walker is Director of the University of New England's Centre for Australian Language and Literature Studies. She has published widely on Australian women writers, and her books include Flame and Shadow: A Study of Judith Wright's Poetry in the Studies in Australian Literature Series, and a complete bibliography of Judith Wright. She is also the Editor of Who is She: Images of Woman in Australian Fiction.

    Professor A.J. Hassall
    Executive Director

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