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Author Smith, Michelle J., 1979- author

Title From colonial to modern : transnational girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand children's literature, 1840-1940 / Michelle J. Smith, Kristine Moruzi, Clare Bradford
Published Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, [2018]


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Description viii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section 1 Empire and transnational flows : Colonial girls' print culture -- Girlhood in the British Empire. Section 2 National and transnational dynamics : The colonial and imperial family -- Environment and the natural world -- Race and texts for girls. Section 3 Modernity and transnational femininities : Work and education -- Girlhood and coming of age during the First World War -- Modernity and the nation. Conclusion. Bibliography -- Index
Summary "This is a comparative study of how girlhoods were conceived in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand literatures and print cultures from their colonial infancy to the development of district national identities and literatures. The authors examine representations of colonial girls as adaptations of British imperial femininity and show how these literatures formulate a transnational feminine ideal. Drawing on books, magazines, school papers and readers, the authors develop a new history of colonial girlhoods that shows how girlhood in these emerging nations reflects the unique political,social, and cultural contexts of each nation and their differing relationships to Empire."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-258) and index
Subject Children's literature, Canadian -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, Australian -- History and criticism.
Children's literature, New Zealand -- History and criticism.
Girls in literature.
Femininity in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
National characteristics, British, in literature.
Australian literature -- British influences.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Author Moruzi, Kristine, author
Bradford, Clare, author
ISBN 9781487503093 (hardcover)
1487503091 (hardcover)