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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Loaded Hearts : Women Writing from the Margins in the 1970s, An Analysis and a Novel
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'This project explores how Australian creative writing of the 1970s changed the way women's lives were represented, reflecting the shift in societal attitudes of the late twentieth century, leading to the emergence of the modern Australian feminist novel. Australian women's fiction of the 1970s also provides inspiration for the novel component of this project, Loaded Hearts, which explores women's subjectivity, their sexuality, notions of marriage and family, independence and agency.' (Source: Thesis abstract)


  • Contents:
    • Introduction: "New writing" of the 1970s
    • Ch. 1: From the margins: multicultural, lesbian and indigenous voices
    • Ch. 2: Publishing: alternative venues
    • Ch. 3: Vicki Viidikas: experimental short prose and poetry
    • Ch. 4: Christine Townend: two feminist novels
    • Ch. 5: Conclusion and bridge to Loaded Hearts
    • Novel book 1: "Tigers are eating through walls"
    • Novel book 2: "I have wanted to replace the hollowness in things"
    • Novel book 3: "Keeping watch on the heart"
    • Novel epilogue: Queensland 2005.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      2008 .
      Extent: 336p.
      • Bibliography: p. 172-199.
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