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Australian lives are intricately enmeshed with the world, bound by ties of allegiance and affinity, intellect and imagination. In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, an eclectic mix of scholars—historians, literary critics, and museologists—trace the flow of people that helped shape Australia’s distinctive character and the flow of ideas that connected Australians to a global community of thought. It shows how biography, and the study of life stories, can contribute greatly to our understanding of such patterns of connection and explores how transnationalism can test biography’s limits as an intellectual, professional and commercial practice.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Acton, Inner Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:ANU E Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Old Commodore : A Transnational Life, Cassandra Pybus , single work biography (p. 3-18)
Biography and Global History : Reflections on Examining Colonial Governance through the Life of Edward Eyre, Julie Evans , single work biography (p. 21-39)
From Cosmopolitan Romance to Transnational Fiction : Re-reading Jean Devanny’s Australian Novels, Nancy L Paxton , single work criticism
'When Jean Devanny (1894-1962) left New Zealand in 1929 bound for Sydney, she considered Australia 'merely a transit point' and planned to travel on to England, believing it to be 'a more favourable location for a novelist'. Devanny gradually came to accept Australia as her home, as Carole Ferrier argues, because of her 'double commitment' to the Communist Party of Australia and to her development as a writer. While Ferrier's pioneering scholarship and definitive biography offer invaluable insights into Devanny's life and writing, I will suggest another perspective on both by exploring how her experiences in Australia transformed her into a 'transnational' subject. (p.
215)
(p. 215-228)
Paris and Beyond : The Transnational/National in the Writing of Christina Stead and Eleanor Dark, Susan Carson , single work criticism
Susan Carson examines ways in which the Christina Stead and Eleanor Dark conceptualised transnational experiences in their fiction and negotiated the complexities of their own relationships with 'home'.
(p. 229-244)
Australian ‘Immersion’ Narratives : Memoirs of Contemporary Language Travel, Mary Besemeres , single work criticism
Mary Besmeres examines 'three Australian texts—Gillian Bouras's A Foreign Wife (1986), Sarah Turnbull's Almost French: A New Life in Paris (2002) and John Mateer's Semar's Cave: An Indonesian Journal (2004)—drawing attention to what appear to be some common cultural assumptions in the authors' accounts of their interactions with speakers of languages other than English.' (p. 245)
(p. 245-257)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Acton, Inner Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: ANU E Press , 2009 .
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      Link: 12044177Full text document Sighted: 19/10/2017
      Extent: xxi, 329 p.p.
      Description: ill. (some col.), facsims., ports
      Note/s:
        • Includes index.
        • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9781921536205

Works about this Work

Untitled Ann Curthoys , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , June vol. 26 no. 68 2011; (p. 239-242)

— Review of Transnational Ties : Australian Lives in the World 2009 anthology criticism biography
Untitled Ann Curthoys , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Feminist Studies , June vol. 26 no. 68 2011; (p. 239-242)

— Review of Transnational Ties : Australian Lives in the World 2009 anthology criticism biography
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