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L. M. Rutherford L. M. Rutherford i(A16329 works by) (a.k.a. Leonie Rutherford; Leonie Margaret Rutherford)
Gender: Female
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1 Using Modernist Techniques to Promote Deep Reading in Y.A. Fiction Michelle Mcrae , L. M. Rutherford , 2019 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Writing , vol. 16 no. 2 2019; (p. 128-138)
1 Children and the Media L. M. Rutherford , 2014 single work companion entry
— Appears in: A Companion to the Australian Media : C 2014; (p. 91-94)
1 Tales of Mystery and the Mundane : Children's Books in 2013 L. M. Rutherford , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 16 December 2013;

— Review of The Children of the King Sonya Hartnett , 2012 single work children's fiction ; Today We Have No Plans Jane Godwin , 2012 single work picture book ; Sea Hearts Margo Lanagan , 2012 single work novel ; Unforgotten Tohby Riddle , 2012 single work picture book
1 Negotiating Masculinities : Yolngu Boy L. M. Rutherford , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , no. 140 2004; (p. 62-69)
1 Australian Animation Aesthetics L. M. Rutherford , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Lion and the Unicorn , April vol. 27 no. 2 2003; (p. 251-267)
Traces an aesthetic tendency in Australian animation for children, a modern development in film studies.
1 Electr(a)ic Realism L. M. Rutherford , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making It Real : Proceedings of the Fourth Children's Literature Conference 1997; (p. 23-26)
1 Louisa Lawson : Collected Poems with Selected Critical Commentaries : Textual Introduction to the Poetry L. M. Rutherford , 1996 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Louisa Lawson : Collected Poems with Selected Critical Commentaries 1996; (p. xii-xix)
1 2 y separately published work icon Louisa Lawson : Collected Poems with Selected Critical Commentaries Louisa Lawson , L. M. Rutherford (editor), M. E. Roughley (editor), Nigel Spence (editor), Armidale : University of New England. Centre for Australian Language and Literature Studies , 1996 Z224172 1996 collected work poetry
1 Louisa Lawson's Poetry : A Case Study in Revision and Textual Practice L. M. Rutherford , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: Louisa Lawson : Collected Poems with Selected Critical Commentaries 1996; (p. 229-244)
1 'Lineaments of Gratified [Parental] Desire': Romance and Domestication in Some Recent Australian Children's Fiction L. M. Rutherford , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , April vol. 4 no. 1 1993; (p. 3-13)
Rutherford examines two novels intended for an adolescent, female readership, Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park and The Devil's Own by Deborah Lisson and in which an anti-social female child, 'is domesticated and rendered safe by means of an initiation into romantic love' (3). She argues that in both narratives, the child becomes a 'woman' by attaining a complimentary (male) lover who makes her 'complete' and that 'by means of this process the child becomes colonized to the needs of the adult members of the family' (3). This follows the traditional paradigm of romantic fiction, whereby the ideological construction of 'the mother under patriarchy' is maintained and perpetuated by way of the female hero and her quest to find the male counterpart which will complete her (3). Rutherford suggests that rather than representing childhood, both novels fundamentally represent 'parental anxieties about the child's desire for autonomy' (3) and instead of a narrative concerned with female adolescent desire, the texts inhere 'adult anxieties about the potentially uncontollable female child' and as such, continue to support 'the domestication of female sexuality' (12).
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