Announcement of new editor of Antipodes

I am delighted to announce that Antipodes, the journal of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), has a new editor: Brenda Machosky, who is Professor of English and Humanities at the University of Hawai’i—West O’ahu. Dr. Machosky has been a longtime member of the organization and has served as Vice President for the past few years. Many will know her as a regular participant at our conferences and as the organizer of our Allied Sessions for AAALS at the MLA. During our search for a new editor, Brenda impressed the AAALS Board with her forward-looking vision for the journal, her organizational skills, and her scholarly credentials. Her research interests include Indigenous literatures of Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, allegory, comparative literature, aesthetics, and philosophy and literature. She is particularly interested in developing foci in Indigenous literatures and comparative approaches to Australasian literature in Antipodes. She will be working closely and collaboratively with the editorial board and her fellow editors, Rich Carr (reviews editor) and Paul Kane (poetry editor), as well as Tara Reeser at Wayne State University Press, our publisher. Please join me in welcoming Brenda Machosky to the position of editor of Antipodes!

Antipodes invites submissions of critical essays, poetry, short fiction, and book reviews again for upcoming issues. Please contact Brenda Machosky at for more information or to submit your work.

Eva Rueschmann
President, American Association of Australasian Literary Studies


The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), by Peter Pierce, calls Antipodes “the most significant overseas journal of Australian literature.”

Antipodes, the official journal of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), has its own website. The journal is published in June and December of each year. It welcomes critical essays on any aspect of Australian and New Zealand literature and culture, and comparative studies are especially encouraged. Antipodes also furnishes readers with an annual bibliography of Australasian literature and criticism published in North America.

Additionally, Antipodes welcomes short fiction, excerpts from novels, drama, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by Australian and New Zealand authors. Antipodes has published work by many of Australasia’s leading writers, including Tim Winton, A.D. Hope, Thea Astley, Les Murray, Thomas Keneally, Janette Turner Hospital, Peter Carey, Dorothy Hewett, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Dorothy Porter, Thomas Shapcott, Elizabeth Jolley, Gwen Harwood, Archie Weller, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Ouyang Yu, John Tranter, Frank Moorhouse, Peter Porter, and M.T.C. Cronin.

Antipodes is a peer-reviewed journal indexed in both the MLA International Bibliography and AustLit. It is published by Wayne State University Press with support from Vassar College.


Antipodes accepts submissions in the following genres: critical essays, interviews, fiction, drama, poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews. All critical essays submitted to the journal will be subject to peer review, while submissions in other genres will be assessed by the relevant section editor.

For the journal’s most up-to-date submission guidelines, please visit the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.


Individuals and institutions wishing to subscribe to Antipodes (or to purchase a single copy) should visit the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.

Editorial Board

Brenda Machosky, University of Hawai’i—West O’ahu
Associate Editor
Belinda Wheeler, Claflin University
Poetry Editor
Paul Kane, Vassar College
Reviews Editor
Richard Carr, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Editorial Advisory Board Members
Donna Coates, University of Calgary
Nicholas Dunlop, University of South Wales
Michael Griffiths, University of Wollongong
Christopher Lee, Griffith University
David McCooey, Deakin University
Chris Prentice, University of Otago
Elaine Savory, New School
John Scheckter, Long Island University
Alice Te Punga Somerville, University of Waikato
Past Editors
Robert Ross (1934–2005), University of Texas at Austin
Nicholas Birns, New York University

Current and Back issues

Details of the most recent issue of Antipodes, as well as issues dating back to 1995, can be found on the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.

Antipodes has published special issues on topics including Pedagogy Down Under (28.1), Australia and the 1960s (27.1), Transnational Antipodeanism (25.2), Asian–Australian Connections (25.1), Latin American–Australian Connections (24.2), Fear in Australian Literature and Film (23.1), Brian Kiernan (22.1), Robert Ross (19.2), and Australian Film (13.2).