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The Secret Garden and the gaze

Hayes, Emma Jayne 2016, The Secret Garden and the gaze, Looking glass : new perspectives on children's literature, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 1-8.

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Title The Secret Garden and the gaze
Author(s) Hayes, Emma Jayne
Journal name Looking glass : new perspectives on children's literature
Volume number 19
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher La Trobe University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 1551-5680
Summary Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden (1911) suggests that acts of looking are seminal to the communication of ideals surrounding gender in the text. The acts of looking – which this paper refers to as the gaze – to which Mary Lennox introduces her cousin Colin Craven direct him toward a model of masculinity characterised by its emphasis on power but, in doing so, disempowers her in her agency in the story.
Language eng
Field of Research 200503 British and Irish Literature
2005 Literary Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Emma Hayes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30088539

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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