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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. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.1fd44144ee.
‘Evidence from the novel, the Franklin Papers at the Mitchell Library, and the wonderfully informative Goulburn Evening Post indicates that while Franklin always insisted “the novel is not my life”, both she and it owed a good deal to 1890s…
‘Examines the performative identity of the character Sybylla Melvyn in Miles Franklin’s book My Brilliant Career. Sybylla’s foregrounding of her writerly/identity process; Oscillation between romantic and realist modes; Franklin’s exploitation of the gender/genre association.’ (Source: abstract.)