Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the ‘Australian Girl’ Novel


‘Through an examination of works by four late nineteenth-century women writers … which explores their differing intersections with medievalism as a temporal discourse, this essay will discuss the discourse’s unique capacity to probe colonial gender and colonial ideologies via its oscillation between premodernity and modernity’ (p.70).

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Published 1 October 2011 in Volume 31 No. 1, Volume 26 No. 3-4. Subjects: Australian women writers, Medievalism, Women - Literary portrayal, Rosa Praed, Ada Cambridge, 19th Century Women Writers, Catherine Martin, Tasma.

Cite as: D'Arcens, Louise. ‘Meta-Medievalism and the Future of the Past in the ‘Australian Girl’ Novel.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 26, no. 3-4 - , 2011, doi: 10.20314/als.492d446784.