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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 'Disappearing Memory' and the Colonial Present in Recent Indigenous Women's Writing
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Ferrier writes that her paper: 'contextualise[s] some significantly innovative women's texts within the developing history of Indigenous women's published writing since the 1960s, notably two novels- Vivienne Cleven's Her Sister's Eye (2002) and Alexis Wright's Carpentaria (2006). It will do this by placing them within perspectives that other, mainly Indigenous, commentators have offered; by considering Indigenous people's long negotiation with racialised and sexualised stereotypes of black women; by discussing what Indigenous people and others have suggested about postcoloniality and postcolonisation as a frame used for their situation; and by showing how these narratives emerge within, against and out of a past history of colonialist and paternalist intervention ... that involves little truth or reconciliation.' (p.37)


  • 2007 Dorothy Green Memorial Lecture.

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    y separately published work icon JASAL Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature; The Colonial Present : Australian Writing for the 21st Century Special Issue Gillian Whitlock (editor), Victoria Kuttainen (editor), 2008 Z1499541 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 37-55
    Note: Includes end notes and list of works cited.
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