Sweet traps: feminist fantasies of domestic confinement on the cusp of Postcolonial Australia
Kuttainen, Victoria (2009) Sweet traps: feminist fantasies of domestic confinement on the cusp of Postcolonial Australia. Australian Studies, 1 (1). .
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Olga Masters (1919-1986) was an Australian journalist and short story writer whose intimate and detailed portraits of rural Australia have often been praised for their realism. "Sweet Traps" reevalutes the realism of Masters' writing, appraising instead the fantasies of domestic entrapment that are contained within her collection A Long Time Dying, and considering the role played by ideas about feminine victimhood in the postcolonial fantasies she pens.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||Olga Masters; settler postcolonialism; feminism; short story; traps; domesticity; settler; postcolonialism; Australia; captivity; entrapment; fantasy; realism; short story composite|
|FoR Codes:||20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 70%|
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 30%
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2010 11:04|
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