Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career and the Female Tradition


Argues that in My Brilliant Career, Miles Franklin is 'working within a tradition which is much broader than the fairly narrow Australian ethos of the nineties, with its mateship and reverence for the bush, a tradition which can now be identified as "female". McInherney discusses Franklin's position in a long tradition of female writers including Mary Hays, the Brontës, and Barbara Baynton.

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Published 1 May 1980 in Volume 9 No. 3. Subjects: Australian women writers, Gender - Literary portrayal, Literary career, Miles Franklin.

Cite as: McInherny, Frances. ‘Miles Franklin, My Brilliant Career and the Female Tradition.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 9, no. 3, 1980, doi: 10.20314/als.1fd44144ee.