Publications

BOOKS

Kossew, Sue and Anne Brewster. (2018, contracted and in preparation). Rethinking the Victim: Gendered Violence in Contemporary Australian Women’s Writing. (London and New York: Routledge). Contract signed March 2017. Manuscript to be delivered by July 2018. Major outcome of ARC Discovery Project.

Kossew, Sue and Melinda Harvey (eds.). (2018, contracted and in preparation). Reading Coetzee’s Women. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan). Contract signed November 2017. Manuscript to be delivered by June 2018.

Kossew, Sue (ed.) with Chris Danta and Julian Murphet. (2011). Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction (New York: Continuum Press). ISBN-13: 9781441105301 (hardcover) ISBN-10: 1441105301 (hardcover).

Kossew, Sue (ed.). (2010). Lighting Dark Places: Essays on Kate Grenville (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press) in their Cross/Cultures Series. ISBN: 978-90-420-3285-6 (bound) + E-book ISBN: 978-90-420-3286-6.

kossew-publications-03Kossew, Sue. (2006) (orig. published 2004 in hardback only, republished as paperback 2006, ISBN 0-415-28649-3). Writing Woman, Writing Place: Contemporary Australian and South African Fiction (London and New York: Routledge, 2004).

Kossew, Sue and Schwerdt, Dianne (eds.). (2001). Re-Imagining Africa: New Critical Perspectives (Nova Science Press: New York). ISBN 1-59033-100-1.

Kossew, Sue (ed.). (1998). Critical Essays in World Literature: J. M. Coetzee edited and with Introduction by Sue Kossew, (New York: G. K. Hall, 1998). ISBN 078380053-3.

Kossew, Sue. (1996). Pen and Power: A Post-colonial Reading of J. M. Coetzee and André Brink, (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Publications, 1996) in the Cross/Cultures series edited by Hena Maes-Jelinek, Gordon Collier and Geoff Davis. ISBN: 90-420-0097-X (bound); 90-420-0094-5 (paper).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Kossew, Sue (2018, contracted, submitted). “Precarious Lives in Tony Birch’s Common People“. In Poverty and Precarity in the Postcolonial World ed. Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp (New York and Amsterdam: Brill, 2018). Publication due 2018.

Kossew, Sue (2018, contracted, submitted). “‘Unfinished Business’: Digging up the past in Christine Piper’s After Darkness and Cory Taylor’s My Beautiful Enemy. In Postcolonial Shame (New York and London: Routledge, 2018). Eds. Susanna Zinato and Annalisa Pes. Publication due 2018.

Kossew, Sue (2018, forthcoming): “J. M. Coetzee: Criticism and Scholarship”. Cambridge Companion to J. M. Coetzee. ed. Jarad Jon Zimbler. Submitted for publication, Nov. 2017. Publication due 2018.

Kossew, Sue (2017). “J.M. Coetzee and the parental punctum” in J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus: the Ethics of Ideas and Things eds. Anthony Uhlmann and Jennifer Rutherford (Bloomsbury Academic): pp. 149-164. 978-1-5013-1862-7 (ISBN)

Kossew, Sue (2017). “Kate Grenville’s Transgressive Narratives” in Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing, eds. Sanjukta Dasgupta & Devaleena Das, Palgrave Macmillan: pp. 127-139. ISBN 978-3-319-50399-8.

Kossew, Sue (2016). “City of Words: Haunting Legacies in Gail Jones’s Five Bells in (Re)Inventing the Postcolonial (in the) Metropolis: ASNEL/GAPS Papers 20 eds. Sandten, Cecile & Annika Bauer (Leiden and Boston: Brill): pp. 275-289. E – ISBN: 9789004328761

Kossew, Sue. (2014). “Recovering the Past: Entangled Histories in Kim Scott’s That Deadman Dance” in Decolonizing the Landscape: Indigenous Cultures in Australia eds. Beate Neumaier and Kay Schaffer (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press): pp. 169-82. ISBN: 978-90-420-3794-6.

Kossew, Sue. (2013). “Saying Sorry: The Politics of Apology and Reconciliation in Recent Australian Novels” in Locating Postcolonial Genres eds. Walter Goebel and Saskia Schabio (London and New York: Routledge): pp. 171-183. ISBN13: 978-0-415-53960-9 (hbk).

Kossew, Sue. (2012). “Trauma, Memory and History in Marlene van Niekerk’s The Way of the Women” in Trauma, Memory and Narrative in the South African Novel eds. Michela Borzaga and Ewald Mengel (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi Press): pp. 365-378. ISBN: 978-90-420-3570-6.

Kossew, Sue. (2011). “Scenes from Provincial Life” in Companion to the Works of J. M. Coetzee ed. Tim Mehigan (Camden House). ISBN: 9781571135070.

Kossew, Sue (with Oona Frawley, 50%). (2011). “Irish and Australian Historical Fiction” in Exhuming Passions: The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia eds. Katie Holmes and Stuart Ward (Dublin, Portland, Ohio: Irish Academic Press, 2011): pp. 187-206. ISBN: 978 0 7165 3144 9 (cloth).

Kossew, Sue. (2011), “Literary Migration: Shifting Borders in Coetzee’s Australian Novels” in Chris Danta, Sue Kossew and Julian Murphet (eds). Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction (New York: Continuum Press): pp.113-124. ISBN-13: 9781441105301.

Kossew, Sue. (2010), “Constructions of Nation and Gender in The Idea of Perfection in Lighting Dark Places: Essays on Kate Grenville (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press): pp. 153–166.

Kossew, Sue. (2009). “Border Crossings: Self and Text in J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man” in J. M. Coetzee in Context and Theory (London: Continuum Books) eds. Elleke Boehmer, Robert Eaglestone and Katy Iddiols: pp. 60-70. ISBN-10: 0826498833; ISBN-13: 978-0826498830.

Kossew, Sue. (2009). “‘Pip in the Pacific’: Reading as Sensation in Lloyd Jones’s Mr Pip“, Literature and Sensation (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press) eds. Anthony Uhlmann, Helen Groth, Paul Sheehan and Stephen McLaren: pp. 288-299. ISBN: (10) 1-4438-0116-X, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-0116-4.

Kossew, Sue. (2007). “Narrating Change and Transformation in Post-apartheid South Africa: Antjie Krog’s A Change of Tongue” in Postcolonial (Dis)Affections eds. Walter Göbel and Saskia Schabio (Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier): 73-83. (ISBN: 978-3-88476-935-5).

Kossew, Sue. (2005). “Violent States: Constructions of Violence in Two South African Women’s Novels” in Rüdiger Ahrens, Maria Herrea-Sobek, Karin Ikas, Francisco A. Lomeli (eds.), in Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter): 305–318. (ISBN: 3-8253-5094-0).

Kossew, Sue. (2001). “‘Something Terrible Happened’: Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun and the Politics of Violence and Recovery in post-apartheid South Africa” in Kossew, Sue and Dianne Schwerdt (eds.), (2001). Re-Imagining Africa: New Critical Perspectives, (New York: Nova Science, 2001). ISBN 1-59033-100-1, pp.133–144.

Kossew, Sue. (1998). “From Eliza to Elisabeth: André Brink’s Version of the Eliza Fraser Story” in Constructions of Colonialism: Perspectives on Eliza Fraser’s Shipwreck eds. Ian McNiven, Lynette Russell and Kay Schaffer (London: Cassells, 1998). ISBN HB 0 7 185 0139 X.

Kossew, Sue. (1998). “‘Women’s Words’: A Reading of J. M. Coetzee’s Women Narrators”, in Critical Essays in World Literature: J. M. Coetzee edited and with Introduction by Sue Kossew (New York: G. K. Hall, 1998).

Kossew, Sue. (1996). “Re/presenting the Afrikaner: André Brink and the Politics of Representation” in Africa Today eds. Peter Alexander, Ruth Hutchison and Deryck Schreuder (Canberra: Humanities Research Council, 1996): 221–231. ISBN 0 7315 24918.

SPECIAL ISSUES

Australian Literary Studies 33.1 (2018). “Thematising Women in the Work of J.M. Coetzee” (co-edited with Melinda Harvey).

Australian Humanities Review61 (2017). “Unfinished Business: Apology Cultures in the Asia-Pacific” (co-edited with Bea Trefalt).

Life Writing 11.2 (2014). “Re-framing South African Life Narratives” (co-edited with Dorothy Driver).

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Kossew, Sue. (2017). “Revisiting the Haunted Past: Christine Piper’s After Darkness” in “Unfinished Business: Apology Cultures in the Asia-Pacific”, Special issue of Australian Humanities Review. Publication due: April 2017.

Kossew, Sue. (2014). “Cross-cultural Conversations in Antjie Krog’s Begging to be Black“, Life Writing, Special Issue: “Reframing South African Life Narratives”, Vol. 11.2 (May 2014): 189-199.

Kossew, Sue and Dorothy Driver. (2014). “Introduction”, Life Writing, special issue on South African life writing, Vol. 11.2 (May 2014).

Kossew, Sue. (2010). “Writing self as other: J. M. Coetzee’s ‘life writing’ in Scenes from Provincial Life”, Forum for World Literature Studies Vol 2, 2 (August 2010): pp. 363-375.

Kossew, Sue. (2010). “Re-reading the Past: Monuments, History and Representation in Short Stories by Ivan Vladislavić and Zoë Wicomb”, Journal of South African Studies 36.3 (September 2010): pp. 571–582..

Kossew, Sue. (2008). “Repositioning the borderlines of race: Zoë Wicomb’s Playing in the Light”, Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht XXXIX 2/3 (2006) (University of Kiel): 197-206. Special Edition on Post-apartheid South African literature ed. Dr Geoffrey Davis. (publication date on journal was 2 years behind actual publication).

Kossew, Sue. (2007). “Voicing the ‘Great Australian Silence’: Kate Grenville’s narrative of settlement in The Secret River”, Journal of Commonwealth Literature 42.2 (June 2007): 7-18.

Kossew, Sue. (2007). “Coetzee in Context: Recent Critical Approaches to the work of J. M. Coetzee”, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 13,1 (2006): 57–64.

Kossew, Sue. (2007). “Traditions in Transit: Review of David Attwell’s Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary History” (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005) in Postcolonial Studies (Routledge) Vol. 10, 3 (September 2007): 337–41.

Kossew, Sue. (2005). “Writing, Representing and Reading Violence: Literature and Responsibility”. Te Awatea Review (University of Canterbury, Christchurch) Volume 3, No. 2, December 2005: 14–15.

Kossew, Sue (2005). “Giving Voice: Narrating silence, history and memory in André Brink’s The Other Side of Silence and Before I Forget“, Tydskrif vir Letterkunde/Journal of Literary Studies 42 (10). Special Issue: André P. Brink @ 70: 134–146.

Kossew, Sue. (2003). “History and Place: An interview with Daphne Marlatt”, Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (Autumn 2003): 49–56.

Kossew, Sue. (2003). “The Politics of Shame and Redemption in J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace“, Research in African Literatures,Volume 34, Number 2: 155–162.

Kossew, Sue. (2003). “Beyond the National: Exile and Belonging in Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup“, scrutiny2: issues in english studies in southern africa, 8.1:21–26.

Kossew, Sue. (2003) co-authored with Bill Ashcroft and Brigitta Olubas, “Rethinking First Year English: A Web-Assisted, Modular and Collaborative Course in First Year English” in Exciting and Engaging our Students in Their First Year at UNSW eds. Stephanie Wilson, Michele Scoufis and Ben Weiss (2003): 115–118.

Kossew, Sue. (2001). “Murdering the Muse: Creativity and Violence in Sue Woolfe’s Painted Woman,” Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English (CRNLE) Journal 2001: 32–41.

Kossew, Sue. (2001). “‘Living in Hope’: An Interview with Nadine Gordimer”, Commonwealth: Essays and Studies (Dijon, France), July 2001: 55–62.

Kossew, Sue. (2000). “‘The Voice of the Times’: Fin-de-siecle and the Voice of Doom in Thea Astley’s Drylands“, CRNLE (Centre for Research in the New Literatures in English) Journal 2000: 177–183.

Kossew, Sue. (2000). “‘White’ South African Writing and the Politics of Resistance”, Anglophonia/Caliban: The French Journal of English Studies 7 (2000): 179–188.

Kossew, Sue (2000). “‘Something Terrible Happened’: Nadine Gordimer’s The House Gun and the Politics of Violence and Recovery in post-apartheid South Africa”, Mots Pluriels No 13, April 2000. http://www.arts. uwa.edu.au/MotsPluriels:

Kossew, Sue (1999). “Resistance, Complicity and South African Post-colonial Politics”, Critical Survey 11:2 (1999): 18–30.

Kossew, Sue. (1997). “Reinventing History; Reimagining South Africa: The politics of reading André Brink’s Imaginings of Sand“, Journal of Literary Studies 13.1/2 (June 1997): 113–126.

Kossew, Sue. (1996). “The Anxiety of Authorship: J. M. Coetzee’s Master of Petersburg and André Brink’s On the Contrary“, English in Africa 20.1 (May 1996): 67-88.

Kossew, Sue. (1995). “Writing in the New South Africa: An Interview with André Brink”, Commonwealth: Essays and Studies (Dijon, France), 18. i, December 1995: 73-77.

Kossew, Sue. (1993). “‘Women’s Words’: A Reading of J. M. Coetzee’s Women Narrators”, SPAN, Journal of the South Pacific Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Special Issue on Postcolonialism and Feminism No. 37 (December 1993): 12-23.

Kossew, Sue. (1992). “Coloniser/Colonised: Paradoxes of Self and Other. A Post-colonial Reading of J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians and André Brink’s A Dry White Season” including ‘J. M. Coetzee: A Bibliography'”, Q/W/E/R/T/Y (Publication de l’Université de Pau, France), October 1992: 219-233.

Kossew, Sue. (1991). “The Post-colonial Reading of Literature”, The Teaching of English (Journal of the English Teachers’ Association of New South Wales), August 1991, Vol. 3/91, 13-17.

ENTRIES IN REFERENCE WORKS

Kossew, Sue. (2014). “J.M. Coetzee.” In Oxford Bibliographies in African Studies. Ed. Thomas Spear. New York: Oxford University Press, Entry includes critical analysis of Coetzee’s work and 150 annotated citations. By invitation. (20,000 words).

Kossew, Sue. (2010). Entry on Kate Grenville. The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Gen. ed. Brian W. Shaffer. Vol 3: World Fiction. Ed. John Clement Ball. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. By invitation.

Kossew, Sue. (2006). Entry on J. M. Coetzee in the New Encyclopaedia of Africa (New York: Gale). By invitation.

Kossew, Sue (2005). Entry on André Brink in The Literary Encyclopedia, online at http://www.litencyc.com. (2,000 words). By invitation.

Kossew, Sue. (2003). Entry entitled “André Brink” in Encyclopedia of African Literature ed. Simon Gikandi (London and New York: Routledge, 2003): 79–82. ISBN 0-415-23019-5. (2,000 words). All entries by invitation.

Kossew, Sue. (2003). Entry entitled “J. M. Coetzee” in Encyclopedia of African Literature ed. Simon Gikandi (London and New York: Routledge, 2003): 118–121. ISBN 0-415-23019-5. (2,000 words)

Kossew, Sue. (2003). Entry entitled “Nadine Gordimer” in in Encyclopedia of African Literature ed. Simon Gikandi (London and New York: Routledge, 2003): 207–210. ISBN 0-415-23019-5. (2,000 words)

Kossew, Sue. (2000) Entry entitled “André Brink” (and with individual entries on 7 of his novels) in Companion to African Literatures in English edited by G. D. Killam and Ruth Rowe (Oxford: James Currey), 2000. ISBN 0 85255 549 0. (5,000 words in total).

Kossew, Sue. (2000) Entry entitled “White Women’s Writing in South Africa” in Companion to African Literatures in English edited by G. D. Killam and Ruth Rowe (Oxford: James Currey), 2000. ISBN 0 85255 549 0. (3,500 words).

COMMISSIONED BOOK REVIEWS

Kossew, Sue. (2016) Review of J. M. Coetzee’s The Schooldays of Jesus in Australian Book Review, October 2016, No. 385: 29-30.

Kossew, Sue. (2014) Review of Katherine Hellemeier’s J.M. Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism for Australian Literary Studies.

Kossew, Sue. (2013) Review of Acts of Visitation: The Narrative of J.M. Coetzee by Maria J. López. Rodopi Cross/Cultures 140 (Amsterdam, New York 2011) in Journal of Southern African Studies 40.3: 645-46.

Kossew, Sue. (2009) Review of Thea Astley’s Fictional Worlds eds. Susan Sheridan and Paul Genoni in Transnational Literature Volume 1, No 2 (May 2009): 3 pages. Available at:
http://fhrc.flinders.edu.au/transnational/home.html

Kossew, Sue. (2007) “Traditions in Transit”, Review of David Attwell’s Rewriting Modernity: Studies in Black South African Literary History (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005); in Postcolonial Studies (10.3, September 2007: 337-341) (Routledge).

Kossew, Sue. (2006/7). Review of Still Beating the Drum: Critical Perspectives on Lewis Nkosi eds. Lindy Stiebel and Liz Gunner (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2005) in The Australasian Review of African Studies (Vol. XXVIII, December 2006/7): 175–78.

Kossew, Sue. (2005). Review of Disputed Territories: Land, Culture and Identity in Settler Societies eds. David Trigger and Gareth Griffiths (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2003) for H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Michigan State University), online at
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=242151119470217

Kossew, Sue. (2005). Review of Nadine Gordimer’s The Pickup in Quodlibet: The Australian Journal of Transnational Writing Vol. 1, March 2005, online at http://ehlt.flinders.edu.au/humanities/exchange/quodlibet/vol1/qv1_sk_ gordimer.html

Kossew, Sue (2004). Review of Voices of Justice and Reason: Apartheid and Beyond in South African Literature by Geoffrey V. Davis (Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2003) for H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Michigan State University), online.

Kossew, Sue (2003). Review of Re-imagining White Identity by Exploring the Past: History in South African Novels of the 1990s, by Jochen Petzold, in Research in African Literatures.

Kossew, Sue (2003). Review of Readings in African Popular Fiction by Stephanie Newell (ed.), (Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press and Oxford: James Currey, 2002), in The Australian Review of African Studies, June 2003.

Kossew, Sue. (1999). Review of Ezenwa-Ohaeto, Contemporary Nigerian Poetry and the Politics of Orality (Bayreuth African Studies: 1998) in New Literatures Review.

Kossew, Sue. (1998). Review of D. Pal Ahluwalia and Paul Nursey-Bray (eds.), Post-Colonialism: Culture and Identity in Africa (Commack, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 1997) in African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Review and Newsletter, xx, ii: December 1998: 49–50.

Kossew, Sue. (1997). “Review of Sekai Nzenza-Shand’s Songs to an African Sunset” in African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific Review and Newsletter XIX,2 (December 1997): 35–36.

Kossew, Sue. (1996). “The ‘Real’ Eliza?”: Review of In the Wake of First Contact, Australian Women’s Book Review, 8.2 (June/July 1996): 3-4.