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Dr Philip Butterss
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Biography/ BackgroundPhil studied at the University of Sydney where he completed an Honours degree in Early English Literature and Language, a Master's degree in Middle Welsh, and a PhD in Australian Literature.
For a full listing of Phil Butterss's publications, see attached file below.
Edited Works include
Southwords: Essays on South Australian Writing. Adelaide: Wakefield, 1995.
The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads, (with Elizabeth Webby). Ringwood: Penguin, 1993. [New edition 2003]
Songs of the Bush: The First Collection of Australian Folk Song. Kuranda: Rams Skull, 1991.
Book Chapters include
.“Ar, if a bloke wus only understood!” C. J. Dennis and The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke’. Living History: Essays on History as Biography, ed. Susan Magarey and Kerrie Round. Adelaide: Australian Humanities, 2005. 113-26.
‘C.J. Dennis’, Dictionary of Literary Biography: Australian Literature 1915-1950, ed. Selina Samuels. Detroit: Gale, 2002. 81-7.
‘Becoming a man in Australian film in the early 1990s: The Big Steal, Death in Brunswick, Strictly Ballroom and The Heartbreak Kid’, Australian Cinema in the 1990s, ed. Ian Craven. London: Frank Cass, 2001. 79-94.
‘Representation, Power and Genre in The Piano’. eXtensions: Essays in English Studies from Shakespeare to the Spice Girls, ed. Sue Hosking and Di Schwerdt. Adelaide: Wakefield, 1999. 158-71.
‘From Ned Kelly to Queens in the Desert: Masculinity in Australian Film’. Social Justice: Politics, Technology and Culture for a Better World, ed. Susan Magarey. Adelaide: Wakefield, 1998. 65-79.
‘Broadside Ballads’, The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore, ed. Graham Seal and Gwenda Davey. Melbourne: OUP, 1993. 48-53.
‘Introduction’ to Steele Rudd, On Our Selection, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1992. v-xiii.
Articles in Refereed Journals include
‘Ada Street, Adelaide: a History’, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, 37 (2009): 98-112.
‘“Parnassus Slope”: C.J. Dennis’s First Years in Victoria’, Southerly 67.1-2 (2007): 254-71.
‘“Your Vote Is Wanted”: C.J. Dennis at the Call’, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature 7 (2007): 97-106.
‘“Where a youth dreamed dreams”: C.J. Dennis’s early days in South Australia’, Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia 34 (2006): 26-38.
‘Gadding About: C. J. Dennis and The Gadfly.’ Southerly 64.3 (2004): 158-71.
‘A “careful little housewife”: Masculinity in The Sentimental Blokes’, Screening the Past 16 (2004), http://www.latrobe.edu.au/screeningthepast/firstrelease/fr_16/pbfr16.html
‘Australian Masculinity on the Road’, Media International Australia 95 (2000): 227-36.
‘When being a man is all you’ve got: Masculinity in Romper Stomper, Blackrock, Idiot Box and The Boys’, Metro 117 (1998): 40-46.
‘“Banished from the girl I adore”: “Moreton Bay” and Irish Transportation Love Songs’, Australian Celtic Journal 3 (1991): 5-11.
‘Longing for Harmony: The Resolution of Conflict and Contradiction in the Songs of the Victorian Goldfields’, Australian Folklore 5 (September 1990): 7-35.
‘Wild Colonial Boys’ Games: Bold Jack Donahoe to R.J. Hawke’, Meanjin 48 (3/1989): 561-71.
‘“Bold Jack Donahoe” and the Irish Outlaw Tradition’, Australian Folklore 3 (1989): 3-9.
Entries in Reference Works
‘C.J. Dennis’, The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History, ed. Wilf Prest. Adelaide: Wakefield, 2002. 147.
‘The Jindyworobaks’, The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History, ed. Wilf Prest. Adelaide: Wakefield, 2002. 288.
‘Ian Mudie’, Australian Dictionary of Biography vol. 15: 1940-1980. Melbourne: Melbourne UP, 2000. 437.
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