Thesis Eleven 40th Birthday: The Top 40

Thesis Eleven turns 40 this year! We have thought about how to celebrate the momentous occasion with our readers in a way that responds to the times and does away with the distance. So, we want to send this virtual community of reading a gift: forty articles to represent the forty years of editorial efforts, free to access throughout 2021.

Thesis Eleven: In transition

Editorial by Sian Supski and Peter Beilharz

We have been in discussion on matters of this transition for some years already now. What to maintain, what to change, what to seek anew? How to register the best of the traditions which the journal has built upon; what to move on from, how to innovate and keep up the sense of the cutting edge?

New Book: History and the Present

History of the Present describes the emergence of this ‘contemporary’ historical consciousness across a wide spectrum of cultural phenomena ranging from historiography to heritage and museum studies, and from the globalization of the novel to the rise of science fiction.

Special Edition of Australian Socialist – Alastair Davidson

Alastair Davidson was a founding editor of Thesis Eleven, and coedited the journal from 1980 to 1984. Widely recognised for his global work on Gramsci, his essays are collected in Gramsci in Australia, forthcoming with Brill. Here he offers his memoirs of communism and intellectuals in Australia, written for the Centenary of the CPA.