Happy Holidays! Over 120,000 eBooks at just 19.99 each— Pick a favorite today

Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing

Editors: Das, Devaleena, Dasgupta, Sanjukta (Eds.)

  • Explores the literary tradition of Australian women through a multiracial and multicultural lens
  • Deconstructs topics such as gender, political ideology, race, and sexuality within the context of Australian women's writing 
  • Expertly navigates a wide variety of perspectives and topics in order to present a cohesive image of the literary legacy of Australian women  
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50400-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50399-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This volume explores the subterfuges, strategies, and choices that Australian women writers have navigated in order to challenge patriarchal stereotypes and assert themselves as writers of substance. Contextualized within the pioneering efforts of white, Aboriginal, and immigrant Australian women in initiating an alternative literary tradition, the text captures a wide range of multiracial Australian women authors’ insightful reflections on crucial issues such as war and silent mourning, emergence of a Australian national heroine, racial purity and Aboriginal motherhood, communism and activism, feminist rivalry, sexual transgressions, autobiography and art of letter writing, city space and female subjectivity, lesbianism, gender implications of spatial categories, placement and displacement, dwelling and travel, location and dislocation and female body politics. Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing tracks Australian women authors’ varied journeys across cultural, political and racial borders in the canter of contemporary political discourse.


About the authors

Dr. Devaleena Das is Lecturer at University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.  Her published books include Critical Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Critical Essays on Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Unveiling Desire: Fallen Women in Literature, Culture, and Films of the East. 

Dr. Sanjukta Dasgupta is Professor and Former Head, Department of English and Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Calcutta University. She is a poet, critic and translator and recipient of many awards and fellowships. Her published books include The Novels of Huxley and Hemingway: A Study in Two Planes of Reality, and Media, Gender and Popular Culture in India: Tracking Change and Continuity.


Reviews

“This lively collection of essays, organized thematically into five sections, brings new perspectives to bear on Australian women’s writing from the late nineteenth century onwards. Highly recommended.” (Deirdre Coleman, Robert Wallace Chair of English, University of Melbourne, Australia)

“This new collection of essays claims a space for Australian women’s writing not only in Australian literature but in our broader readings of space and environment, race and indigeneity, gender and sexuality, women’s lives and women’s careers. It brings a new transnational dimension to our understanding of Australian women’s writing.” (David Carter, Professor of Australian Literature and Cultural History, School of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Australia)

“A spectacularly comprehensive account of Australian women’s writing as mediated by a transnational Indian perspective. It will undoubtedly generate many new research directions and collaborations.” (Sneja Gunew, Professor Emerita, English/ Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia, Canada)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dasgupta, Sanjukta (et al.)

    Pages 1-33

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Writing Silence: Grieving Mothers and the Literature of War

    Murphy, Ffion (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Among the Reeds: A Lost Novel of Women’s Emancipation

    Sheridan, Susan

    Pages 61-73

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Poetic Rivalry and Silent Love: Lawson’s Muse and Mary the Bard

    Das, Devaleena

    Pages 75-92

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €
  • Gothic Moods and Colonial Night Guests: Beatrice Grimshaw’s Writings on Fiji

    Reeve, Victoria

    Pages 93-106

    Preview Buy Chapter 30,19 €

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50400-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50399-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Claiming Space for Australian Women’s Writing
Editors
  • Devaleena Das
  • Sanjukta Dasgupta
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50400-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50400-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50399-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 353
Topics