Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bookending 2012: From women’s writing to … Australia’s forgotten women writers

Looking over my bookish girl blog posts of 2012 I’m surprised to find that they pretty much begin and end with discussions of women’s writing and Australian women writers. Surprised – because despite the fact that in my last blog at Overland I … Continue reading

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Wrapping 2012: when too much reading is never enough

A few weeks ago I was asked to name my books of the year for the Australian. It made me realise most of the reading I’d done this year was either literary theory (for the dissertation part of my PhD) or … Continue reading

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Mud, fog and legal bedevilments: Charles Dickens’ Bleak House

At last – Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, one of my all-time favourite novels. Charles Dickens was one of England’s most prolific, energetic, exuberant and inventive writers – he left behind 14 novels and countless articles and essays when he died … Continue reading

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Barbara Baynton, Henry Handel Richardson, Mary Gilmore et al as Sleeping Beauties? Reviving Australia’s forgotten women writers at the State Library of NSW

This Wednesday night literary critic and writer Geordie Williamson and I will attempt to kiss to life some of the so-called sleeping beauties among Australian women writers. Or, we’ll be talking about the Australian women writers we love and what … Continue reading

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