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Eight women writers of the 1980s are represented with a selection of their short fiction, criticism, reviews, interviews and commentary. Some previously unpublished material is included. Brief biographical notes and a portrait accompany each selection.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Eight Voices of the Eighties : Introduction, Gillian Whitlock , single work criticism (p. xi-xxxvi)
Federation Story, Kate Grenville , extract novel historical fiction humour (p. 3-13)
The Test Is, If They Drown, Kate Grenville , single work short story (p. 14-23)
A Time of Hard, Kate Grenville , extract novel (p. 24-35)
Daughters of Albion, Gerry Turcotte , extract interview (p. 36-48)
Annie M., Barbara Hanrahan , single work short story

Annie M. is an old woman with rheumatoid arthritis. She requires the help of her neighbors to push her wheelchair for a walk or to buy her groceries. In her home, she has made adjustments to help her live as she likes. As she describes these little adjustments, she reminisces over her past.

(p. 53-63)
Dream People, Barbara Hanrahan , single work short story (p. 64-72)
Weird Adelaide, Barbara Hanrahan , single work prose (p. 73-80)
Beginnings, Barbara Hanrahan , single work autobiography (p. 81-87)
Childhood, Jenny Palmer (interviewer), extract interview (p. 88-89)
Place of Birth, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 93-114)
Home Time As Time Goes By, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 115-123)
Note: With title: Home Time
A Woman I Visit A Woman with Black Hair, Beverley Farmer , single work short story (p. 124-130)
Letter to Judith Brett, Beverley Farmer , single work correspondence (p. 131-132)
Literature Is What Is Taught, Jennifer Ellison (interviewer), extract interview (p. 133-142)
Heart Is Where the Home Is, Thea Astley , single work short story (p. 147-155)
A Northern Belle, Thea Astley , single work short story
A young girl's spirited attitude to life seems to contrast that of her conservative mother's. However, many years later, to her chagrin and regret, she finds her long-dead mother's influence asserting itself.
(p. 156-168)
Being a Queenslander : A Form of Literary and Geographical Conceit, Thea Astley , extract criticism (p. 169-179)
Extracts from The Teeth Father Naked at Last : The Short Stories of Barbara Baynton, Thea Astley , extract criticism (p. 180-186)
In the Decade of the Minorities, Jennifer Ellison (interviewer), extract interview (p. 187-194)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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‘Women’s Writing’ and ‘Feminism’ : A History of Intimacy and Estrangement Zora Simic , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms Along the Edge , May no. 28 2013;
'Women’s Liberation in Australia and elsewhere created feminist readers and writers. Consciousness-raising and reading and writing were intimately linked. Within the women’s movement, journals, magazines and newspapers were launched, small presses inaugurated and writing and reading groups formed. Subscription lists charted the explosion in new titles by, for and about women, and feminist bookshops stocked them. Women’s writers’ festivals, poetry readings and book launches were opportunities to find and promote new work, and to meet other feminists. Some women writers from the past were rediscovered and many contemporary female writers were championed. One of the most successful writers to emerge on the Australian literary scene in the 1970s – Helen Garner, whose debut novel Monkey Grip (1977) won the National Book Council’s Book of the Year award in 1978 – directly linked her ascendency to feminism. A specifically feminist literary criticism began to develop. More generally, feminism also helped to expand the market for women’s writing, so much so that by the 1980s major publishers were developing lists of women’s fiction and/ or subsuming feminist presses into their operations.' (Author's introduction)
Voices from the Past : Gender, Politics, and the Anthology Gillian Whitlock , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Resourceful Reading : The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture 2009; (p. 274-295)
Seeing the anthology as a particularly useful tool to address some issues about gender, writing and empirical critique, Whitlock returns to her eighties anthology 'to re-engage with my former self at work as an editor, critic and anthologiser', using data which 'has the potential to bring a different approach to bear on Australian women's writing in what...I confidently described as "a phase in the national literary history when women writers and readers entered the mainstream".' (274)
Untitled Ken A. Stewart , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 14 no. 4 1990; (p. 525-529)

— Review of Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview ; A Woman's Friendship Ada Cambridge , 1988 single work novel ; Colonial Voices : Letters, Diaries, Journalism and Other Accounts of Nineteenth-Century Australia 1989 anthology correspondence biography prose autobiography short story ; The Fortunes of Mary Fortune Mary Fortune , 1989 selected work autobiography prose ; The Poet's Discovery : Nineteenth Century Australia in Verse 1990 anthology poetry biography
Another `Feminising' Anthology Sue Thomas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Meridian , May vol. 9 no. 1 1990; (p. 63-65)

— Review of Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Women and Writing : Four Perspectives Moya Costello , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Inner Cities : Australian Women's Memory of Place 1989 anthology poetry short story prose biography ; Moments of Desire : Sex and Sensuality by Australian Feminist Writers 1989 anthology poetry short story ; Poetry and Gender : Statements and Essays in Australian Women's Poetry and Poetics 1989 anthology prose criticism autobiography ; Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
It's a Woman's Book, They'd Say Helen Dakin , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October no. 115 1989; (p. 15-17)

— Review of Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Voices of Stars and Rebels Janette Turner Hospital , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 November 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview ; Angry Women : An Anthology of Australian Women's Writing 1989 anthology poetry drama short story diary correspondence autobiography essay extract
An Enduring Moment of Glory Veronica Sen , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 November 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Parcel Parcel and Other Stories Jean Thornton , 1989 selected work short story ; The Same Light Vasso Kalamaras , 1989 selected work short story poetry ; Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Diverse Voices Reba Gostand , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , April vol. 9 no. 1 1990; (p. 58-60)

— Review of My Father's Moon Elizabeth Jolley , 1989 single work novel ; The Fortunes of Mary Fortune Mary Fortune , 1989 selected work autobiography prose ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder , Paul Salzman , 1989 selected work criticism ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton , 1988 single work novel ; City to City Laurie Clancy , 1989 selected work short story ; Flawless Jade Barbara Hanrahan , 1989 single work novel ; Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Women and Writing : Four Perspectives Moya Costello , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 90-92)

— Review of Inner Cities : Australian Women's Memory of Place 1989 anthology poetry short story prose biography ; Moments of Desire : Sex and Sensuality by Australian Feminist Writers 1989 anthology poetry short story ; Poetry and Gender : Statements and Essays in Australian Women's Poetry and Poetics 1989 anthology prose criticism autobiography ; Eight Voices of the Eighties : Stories, Journalism and Criticism by Australian Women Writers 1989 anthology criticism extract short story autobiography correspondence prose review interview
Voices from the Past : Gender, Politics, and the Anthology Gillian Whitlock , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Resourceful Reading : The New Empiricism, eResearch and Australian Literary Culture 2009; (p. 274-295)
Seeing the anthology as a particularly useful tool to address some issues about gender, writing and empirical critique, Whitlock returns to her eighties anthology 'to re-engage with my former self at work as an editor, critic and anthologiser', using data which 'has the potential to bring a different approach to bear on Australian women's writing in what...I confidently described as "a phase in the national literary history when women writers and readers entered the mainstream".' (274)
‘Women’s Writing’ and ‘Feminism’ : A History of Intimacy and Estrangement Zora Simic , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Outskirts : Feminisms Along the Edge , May no. 28 2013;
'Women’s Liberation in Australia and elsewhere created feminist readers and writers. Consciousness-raising and reading and writing were intimately linked. Within the women’s movement, journals, magazines and newspapers were launched, small presses inaugurated and writing and reading groups formed. Subscription lists charted the explosion in new titles by, for and about women, and feminist bookshops stocked them. Women’s writers’ festivals, poetry readings and book launches were opportunities to find and promote new work, and to meet other feminists. Some women writers from the past were rediscovered and many contemporary female writers were championed. One of the most successful writers to emerge on the Australian literary scene in the 1970s – Helen Garner, whose debut novel Monkey Grip (1977) won the National Book Council’s Book of the Year award in 1978 – directly linked her ascendency to feminism. A specifically feminist literary criticism began to develop. More generally, feminism also helped to expand the market for women’s writing, so much so that by the 1980s major publishers were developing lists of women’s fiction and/ or subsuming feminist presses into their operations.' (Author's introduction)
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