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This long-running literary journal, known for its creative and scholarly contribution to intellectual debates about Australian literature, society and politics, relocated to Melbourne from Queensland at the invitation of the University of Melbourne in 1945. Founding editor, liberal humanist writer, Clem Christesen (1911-2003; editor 1940-74), sought to encourage innovation in Australian letters, especially in relation to literary modernism, in a forum of national and international scope. Meanjin includes poetry, fiction, reflective essays, social commentary, interviews, reviews and artwork. Its name derives from an Aboriginal name for a peninsula of land in central Brisbane. Published quarterly, the journal is funded by the University of Melbourne, Arts Victoria, Literature Fund of the Australia Council for the Arts, and subscriptions and sales.

Ann Mccarthy

Lee, Jenny, Philip Mead, and Gerald Murnane (eds), The temperament of generations: 50 years of writing in Meanjin, Meanjin/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990. Details
Strahan, Lynne, Just city and the mirrors: Meanjin Quarterly and the intellectual front 1940-65, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1984. Details