Along Gender Lines : Reassessing Relationships between Australian Novels, Gender and Genre from 1939 to 2006

Abstract

Using AustLit database records, the author examines the number and proportion of Australian novels published from 1930 to 2006 by wo/men, the genre of these novels, and possible trends revealed. The essay concentrates on the implications of a quantitive reassessment of Australian literary history for feminist understandings of that history.

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Published 1 October 2009 in Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms: Nexus and Faultlines. Subjects: Australian fiction, Australian novels & novelists, Feminism, Gender roles, Genre fiction.

Cite as: Bode, Katherine. ‘Along Gender Lines : Reassessing Relationships between Australian Novels, Gender and Genre from 1939 to 2006.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 3-4/, 2009. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.22404e64d9.