We’re pleased to announce that the latest issue of AHR – Issue 48 May 2010 – has just been published: http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/
This issue features a special section dedicated to the legacy of queer theorist, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. As the new editors of a journal that has, thanks to the work of our predecessor Liz McMahon, played a key role in publishing Australian queer studies, we are especially proud of this issue, which includes essays by Liz McMahon herself, as well as Annamarie Jagose, ElizabethStephens, Anna Gibbs and Melissa Hardie, that respond to the theoretical, affective and stylistic provocations of Sedgwick’s writing in exciting and sometimes perversely unexpected ways.
Our Ecological Humanities section features three essays by Emily O’Gorman, Kerry Little and Jessica Weir that reflect on the political and cultural ecologies of river systems, as well as Terry Gifford’s meditation on the ambivalent ecopolitics of Judith Wright’s poetry.
In the book reviews, Rachael Weaver reviews two histories of notorious criminal figures, Christine McPaul contemplates the republication of the Tasmanian journals of George Augustus Robinson, and Jennifer Hamilton rounds off this issue with a sprightly review of queer interventions into thinking the limits of the human across a range of science and humanities disciplines.
As always, we welcome submissions to AHR from writers and scholars across the humanities. Please see http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/about.html#submission for our submission guidelines.
A final note, we are pleased to announce that AHR’s journal ranking was revised to ‘A’ in the final round of the ERA process, as the result of submissions from the editors as well as several of our readers and contributors. We wish to thank everyone involved, especially our editorial board and hard-working and often unacknowledged referees, for making AHR the great journal that it is.
Monique Rooney and Russell Smith