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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Disparate Visions : The Contested Homefront Worlds of Gwen Harwood, Faith Richmond and Judith Wright (1939-1945)
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'This chapter is an examination of contested visions of a shared place. In the garrison city of Brisbane, Queensland, during the years of World War II, three notable female Australian writers, Gwen Harwood, Faith Richmond and Judith Wright, lived or worked in close proximity, although apparently entirely unknown to each other. This chapter explores the life trajectories of each within this timeframe, as well as the ways in which their writings depicted both their varied experiences and their differing impressions of the specific spaces they inhabited within a shared urban place, Australia’s third metropolis. The vectors of space, place and time are all intimately in play here.'

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    y separately published work icon Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing Devaleena Das (editor), Sanjukta Dasgupta (editor), London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017 13603502 2017 anthology criticism

    '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.'

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    London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2017
    pg. 141-161
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