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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Gender and Genre in Barbara Baynton's Human Toll
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Sheridan challenges negative evaluations of Human Toll that measure the success of the novel against the well-made realist novel. Sheridan argues that the novel is not disguised autobiography, but employs the narrative devices of late nineteenth century women's fiction while subverting certain elements of that genre. Human Toll destabilizes the conventions of the heroic women's novel, producing a narrative that operates in a Gothic/tragic mode.

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australian Literary Studies ALS vol. 14 no. 1 May 1989 Z610212 1989 periodical issue 1989 pg. 66-77
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Along the Faultlines : Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing - 1880s-1930s Susan Sheridan , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1995 Z577403 1995 selected work criticism Sheridan reconsiders the often-neglected women's fiction and journalism from the 1880s to the 1930s and shows that Australian women writers have been excluded from history unless, like Miles Franklin, they engaged with the nationalistic concerns of their male counterparts. She reassesses the romantic fiction and radical journalism of these lesser-known women alongside famous names like Franklin, Gilmore and Prichard, arguing that they write along the faultlines in the dominant discourse of sex, race and nation. St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1995 pg. 15-26
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  • Human Toll Barbara Baynton , 1907 single work novel
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