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Feminine transports and transformations : textual performances of Australian women convicts and emigrants from 1788 to 1850

Vickery, Ann 2007, Feminine transports and transformations : textual performances of Australian women convicts and emigrants from 1788 to 1850, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature : JASAL, vol. 7, pp. 71-84.

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Title Feminine transports and transformations : textual performances of Australian women convicts and emigrants from 1788 to 1850
Author(s) Vickery, Ann
Journal name Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature : JASAL
Volume number 7
Start page 71
End page 84
Publisher Association for the Study of Australian Literature
Place of publication Toowoomba, Qld.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1447-8986
1833-6027
Summary While scholars have critiqued early representations of the white colonial female in the form of the novel, short story, or historical narrative, analyses of poetry tend to be located only on that produced in Australia and often in light of a nascent national identity. This article examines how poetic renditions of the desolate woman might be viewed as part of imperialism's mythologising process, displacing more worrying versions of womanhood in relation to the new colonies. While social anxieties over the identity of the white colonial female would result in highly controlled productions of the female convict and female emigrant, this article demonstrates how they also prove unstable and point to a disruptive reality beyond language.
Notes Reproduced with the specific permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019880

Document type: Journal Article
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