The official web site of Janette Turner Hospital Janette Turner Hospital

Literary Criticism

Rainforest NarrativeCritique

David Callahan: Rainforest Narratives: The Work of Janette Turner Hospital
(University of Queensland Press, Australia, 2009)
Click here to order

Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction: Essays about Janette Turner Hospital
Guest editor: Donald J Greiner, University of South Carolina
Heldref Publications, 2007
Click here to order

"Border Crossings: The Fiction of Janette Turner Hospital" by Charlotte Zöe Walker in The Georgia Review. Fall 2014. pp. 578-85.


Conference on the work of JTH at Australian Studies Centre, Univ. of London, UK,
May 1997; monograph of the proceedings of the conference, incl. her public lecture on Christina Stead and of papers given on her work, ed Selina Samuels, publ. Univ. of London, 1997.

Contact the Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, University of London


Introduction to Virago Modern Classics edition of BORDERLINE.
By Helen Daniel. (London: Virago, 1990)


M.A. thesis on BORDERLINE, by Cristina Pausini
University of Bologna, Italy, 1990


LINQ Magazine, Vol 17, No. 1, 1990
Special Issue: Janette Turner Hospital
Dept of English, Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Article by Elspeth Cameron in Saturday Night (Toronto), April 1986

"Recent Australian Writing: Janette Turner Hospital's BORDERLINE and Dono Kim's THE CHINAMAN" by Michael Wilding.
In Working Papers in Australian Studies, Australian Studies Centre, U. London, l988.


A Reader's Guide to the Canadian Novel by John Moss
2nd edition. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, l987. pp. 181-87


"The Commonplace of Foreignness: the fictions of Janette Turner Hospital" by Sabrina Achilles, in Editions, Sydney, Nov. l989. pp. 9-11


"Beautiful Travellers: Notes on Postmodern Fiction" by Silvia Albertazzi,
in Commonwealth, ed. J.P. Durix. Dijon, France, l989. pp. 30-38


"Disjointed Lives" by Elizabeth Neild, in Women's Review of Books, Vol VI, Nos 10-11, July 1989. pp.34-35.


Coral Ann Howells: Private and Fictional Worlds: Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s. (London & NY: Methuen, l987); Chapter 6, pp.106-138


"Composing the Photograph: Anita Brookner vs. Janette Turner Hospital"
in Mimesis, Magic, Manipulation: A Study of the Photograph in Contemporary British and Canadian Novels, by Deborah Bowen. PhD thesis, University of Ottawa, 1989.


Deborah Bowen: "Borderline magic: Janette Turner Hospital and transfiguration by photography." In Studies in Canadian Literature.


"Charades: Searching for Father Time: Memory and the Uncertainty Principle" by Sue Gillett,
in New Literatures Review (Australia), No. 21. Summer 1991, pp. 68-81


Elspeth Cameron: "Janette Turner Hospital"
in Jeffrey M. Heath, series editor: Profiles in Canadian Literature, No. 8
(Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1991), pp. 123-130.


Alistair Stead: “The Improprieties of Janette Turner Hospital: Strategic Punning in Borderline and Charades” in Borderblur: Poetry and Poetics in Contemporary Canadian Literature, edited by Shirley Chew and Lynette Hunter, (Edinburgh: Quadriga Press, 1996)


Sue Lovell: "Janette Turner Hospital's The Last Magician: A feminist's nightmare?"