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Adam Gall

Adam Gall

Adam Gall is a Sydney-based writer and critic. He has a PhD in gender and cultural studies, and teaches those subjects, from time to time, at the University of Sydney. He writes on Australian cinema, literature, and cultural politics and has an active interest in Latin American culture and cuisine. He can usually be found lurking on Australian political blogs, especially when he should be writing.

Adam Gall reviews 'The Byron Journals' by Daniel Ducrou

June 2010, issue no. 322 01 June 2010
The Byron Journals is organised into short, eventful chapters detailing several months in the life of Andrew, its protagonist. Andrew sets out from Adelaide on a schoolies’ trip, hoping to escape the weight of expectation and the fallout from his parents’ personal and professional lives. In Byron Bay he joins a group of street musicians. His prolonged holiday becomes a lost summer of drugs (co ... (read more)

Adam Gall reviews 'Australian Literary Studies, Vol. 24, No. 2' edited by Leigh Dale

September 2010, no. 324 01 September 2010
Australian Literary Studies is a journal of the old school, independent of the international academic publishers that have absorbed so many others, and difficult to obtain for casual reading. It has maintained a solid reputation among scholars. From the evidence presented here, it is easy to see why. The work of Penny van Toorn frames this special issue of ALS. In the opening article, van Toorn n ... (read more)