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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography
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Series of readings of contemporary and nineteenth-century women's autobiographies and travel writing from Australia, Britain, Canada, the Caribbean, Kenya and South Africa.

Notes

  • Chapter 5, entitled 'Autobiography and Resistance', contains sections on Aboriginal Australian women's autobiography (see especially pp. 154-165).

    Includes select bibliography and index.

  • Contents :

    • 1 Autobiography and slavery: Believing the History of Mary Prince

    Black and white

    The 'history' of Mary Prince

    Marginalia: oppositional reading

    Mr Pringle: editor

    Miss Strickland: the 'other' woman

    Authorization: reading the body of the slave

    Volatile bodies

    The return of Mary Prince

    • 2 Settler subjects

    Blood and milk: Roughing It in the Bush

    Colonizer and colonized

    Grosse Isle, summer 1832

    Emigration in the time of cholera

    Conduct books: The Backwoods of Canada

    Autobiography and adjacency: Mr and Mrs Moodie

    Domesticity: the race made flesh

    • 3 Travelling in memory of slavery

    Britannia's daughters

    Jamaica: the legacy of the plantation

    The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole

    Creole travelling

    Mary Gaunt: writing a master narrative

    The Buckra lady

    Romance and slavery

    • 4 Kenya: The land that never was

    Finding Karen Blixen

    Quartet; Blixen, Simpson, Markham and Huxley

    Dystopian autobiography: The Land That Never Was

    Autobiography at Independence: :The Flame Trees of Thika

    Out of Africa: the biography of the white hunter

    The new pioneer: West with the Night

    Smoke and mirrors

    • 5 Autobiography and resistance:

    Reading across the South

    Autobiography after Soweto

    Call Me Woman

    Black Australian autobiography

    Sally Morgan and Ruby Langfrd Ginibi: the making

    of Aboriginality

    Black writers/​white readers

    Bodiless women

    • 6 In memory of the colonial child

    Autobiography and utopia

    A Childhood Perceived: Penelope Lively

    Under My Skin: Doris Lessing

    Rhodesia: the lost world

    Accessing the past

    Reading across the Straits

    Connected reading: the agency of the reader

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      Extent: 232p.
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      • Published 1 February 2000
      ISBN: 0304705993, 0304706000

Works about this Work

"Twisted Ghosts" : Settler Envy and Historical Resolution in Andrew McGahan's The White Earth Marc Delrez , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond 2011; (p. 191-204)
"They Seemed Unbearably Foolish and Fragile" : Apple Trees, Intimacy and the Strangeness of Possession Lisa Slater , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 276-292)
Perpetuating White Australia : Aboriginal Self-Representation, White Editing and Preferred Stereotypes Jennifer Jones , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creating White Australia 2009; (p. 156-172)
Strategic Remembering : Fabricating Local Subjects Gillian Whitlock , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 162-177)
Untitled Dorothy Driver , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , July vol. 17 no. 38 2002; (p. 229)

— Review of The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography Gillian Whitlock , 2000 single work criticism
Untitled Tara Hyland-Russell , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Ariel , April vol. 32 no. 2 2001; (p. 191-194)

— Review of The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography Gillian Whitlock , 2000 single work criticism
Untitled Stephan Meyer , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Biography , Summer vol. 24 no. 3 2001; (p. 639-644)

— Review of The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography Gillian Whitlock , 2000 single work criticism
Untitled Delys Bird , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 19 no. 4 2000; (p. 447-449)

— Review of The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography Gillian Whitlock , 2000 single work criticism
Complex Lives David McCooey , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 29)

— Review of The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography Gillian Whitlock , 2000 single work criticism
Identity, Politics, Representation Anna Johnston , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Southern Review , vol. 33 no. 3 2000; (p. 374-378)

— Review of The Intimate Empire : Reading Women's Autobiography Gillian Whitlock , 2000 single work criticism
Strategic Remembering : Fabricating Local Subjects Gillian Whitlock , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Selves Crossing Cultures : Autobiography and Globalisation 2002; (p. 162-177)
"They Seemed Unbearably Foolish and Fragile" : Apple Trees, Intimacy and the Strangeness of Possession Lisa Slater , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Halfway House : The Poetics of Australian Spaces 2010; (p. 276-292)
Perpetuating White Australia : Aboriginal Self-Representation, White Editing and Preferred Stereotypes Jennifer Jones , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Creating White Australia 2009; (p. 156-172)
"Twisted Ghosts" : Settler Envy and Historical Resolution in Andrew McGahan's The White Earth Marc Delrez , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond 2011; (p. 191-204)
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