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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... vol. 18 no. 42 November 2003 of Australian Feminist Studies est. 1985 Australian Feminist Studies
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  • Issue theme: Making Us Modern : Australian Writing in Modernity
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Being Jewish after Auschwitz : Writing Modernity's Shame, Esther Faye , single work criticism (p. 245-259)
Thea Astley : A Woman among the Satirists of Post-war Modernity, Susan Sheridan , single work criticism
The article examines Astley's early satirical novels, asking the question, what do these early satires on gender relations share with those of her male contemporaries, and where do they differ? Are her suburbs and small towns vehicles for satire and ironies that blame women for the excesses and failures of modernity? Arguing that post-war modernism was a strongly masculinist culture which saw art defined by its distance to everyday life, popular values and middle-class consumerism, Sheridan concludes: 'To the extent that she shared this dominant masculinist aesthetic of the 1950s and 1960s, Astley's satirical stance involved her, inevitably, in a modernist rejection of this feminine modernity as innately trivial, distracting and undermining serious aesthetic, intellectual and spiritual values' (270).
(p. 261-271)
The Figure of Woman and the Fantasy of the Modern Australian Nation : Travelling to the 'Empty Centre', Kate Foord , single work criticism
The article offers 'a Lacanian analysis of the function of Woman in Murnane's The Plains, a novel which is itself preoccupied with the use made of the image of Woman in the reproduction of prevailing national fantasies' (273).
(p. 273-283)
Gardening and the Cultivation of Australian National Space : The Writings of Ethel Turner, Susan K. Martin , single work criticism
The article concentrates on Turner's allegorical portrayal of the Australian nation as a domestic space: garden, or house, or both, particularly in her novel The Ungardeners. 'Turner's later fiction, although interested in modernity and social change, retains the garden as an emblematic space, and uses it to map the impact of modernity and the shift in national allegiances from England to the United States' (285). In her earlier fiction the garden tends to be represented as a private, feminine space and is used to examine the possibilities and limitations for the female national subject. Martin argues that in The Ungardeners elements of this gendering remain but are used to a more generalised examination of national space and the place of the modern nation.
(p. 285-298)
Stalking Aboriginal Culture : The Wanda Koolmatrie Affair, Philip Morrissey , single work criticism
Having played a part as a publisher's reader in the Koolmatrie affair himself, Morrissey examines this literary hoax from a variety of perspectives relating to its origins, development, implications and consequences, and produces some new information and facts. Among other aspects he suggests that My Own Sweet Time was the work, either jointly or individually, of two white men, John Bayley and Leon Carmen.
(p. 299-307)
[Review] Her Sister's Eye, Sonja Kurtzer , single work review
— Review of Her Sister's Eye Vivienne Cleven , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 324-326)
Untitled, Sneja Gunew , single work review
— Review of Summer Visit : Three Novellas Antigone Kefala , 2002 selected work novella ;
(p. 326-328)
[Review] Due Preparations for the Plague, Jan Harrow , single work review
— Review of Due Preparations for the Plague Janette Turner Hospital , 2003 single work novel ;
(p. 328-329)
Untitled, Sue Thomas , single work review
— Review of The City of Sealions Eva Sallis , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 329-331)
Untitled, Susan Sheridan , single work review
— Review of How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia Sylvia Lawson , 2002 selected work short story essay criticism ;
(p. 331-332)

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