Australian Women’s Writing

Grossman, M. ed., 1990. Blacklines: Contemporary Critical Writing by Indigenous Australians. Victoria: Melbourne University Press.

An collection of essays that uses a number of themes (art, feminism, literature for example) to understand the position and perspectives of Indigenous Australians.

Kossew, S., 2004. Writing Women, Writing Place: Contemporary Australian and South African Fiction.  London: Routledge.

Kossew examines the way in which women writers in two ‘settler’ colonies explore the notion of self, identity and place in their writing. Covers work on Kate Grenville, Gillian Mear, Jo Dutton, Anne Landsman, Gillian Slovo and Nadine Gardimer.

Nutall, S., 1998. “History and Identity in Contemporary Australian Autobiography”. Women’s Writing. 5:2, pp.188-199.

This article looks at history as a dominant metaphor in two contemporary Australian autobiographies by women writers: Drusilla Modjeska’s Poppy and Sally Morgan’s My Place.

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