The University of Tasmania is committed to teaching units which explore both Tasmania's indigenous past and its richly textured colonial terrain. A list of subject units which will be available in 2001 will be published on this page early in the new year. In the mean time you may like to browse some past events.
The Colonial Eye
The conference incorporated a day among the convict traces at Port Arthur, focused on colonial Australia but also included papers from scholars working in colonial studies in areas including anthropology, archaeology, art, cultural studies, cultural tourism, English and literary studies, environmental studies, family history, history, and museum studies.
Settlers and Convicts was taught through the School of English and European Languages and Literatures in 1998. The unit examined the textual construction of 'Australia' in the nineteenth-century. It looked at figures whose stories were being gathered into a collective narrative of national identity; asked how and why the interests served by the figures have changed during the period since European settlement; and considered what happened to the representations of those figures (including the indigenous people, women, the Chinese and other non-English settlers) who did not play central roles in the project of creating a definable 'Australian' identity. Follow the links below to find online resources relating to the following texts:
Baynton, Bush Studies
JOURNAL ARTICLES (where online articles are not entirely about Baynton, use the "find" facility on your browser to find the term "Baynton").
CRITICAL APPROACHES: BOTH SPECIFIC AND GENERAL
Check out Allen and Unwin's Gender Studies site
"Barbara Baynton: An Australian Jocasta." Westerly, No. 4 (December, 1989), pp. 114-124.
Women and the Bush: Forces of Desire and the Australian Cultural Tradition. Sydney, New York and London: Cambridge University Press, 1988, 229 pp.
with Kate Darian-Smith and Roslyn Poignant, Captured Lives: Australian Captivity Narratives, London: University of London, 1994, 57 pp.
Chapters in books:
'The Bush and Women' in Studying Australian Culture: An Introduction. Ed. by Graeme Turner and Franz Kuna. Munich, Germany: Kovacs Press, forthcoming [Reprint of previously published chapter in Women and the Bush].
'Barbara Baynton: Woman as "The Chosen Vessel" ', Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. New York: Gale Research, 1995.
'Colonizing Gender in Colonial Australia: The Eliza Fraser Story' in Writing Women and Space. Ed. by Gillian Rose and Alison Blunt. New York: Guilford Press, 1994, pp. 101-120.
'Henry Lawson, The Drover's Wife and the Critics', in Debutante Nation: Feminism Contests the 1890s. Ed. by Susan Magarey, Sue Rowley and Susan Sheridan. Sydney: Allen and Unwin, 1993, pp. 199-210.
Along the Faultlines: Sex, Race and Nation in Australian Women's Writing. Allen and Unwin, 1995.
On a less serious note ...
Australia Reading List -- Check out how Australia is represented at The University of Mannheim in Germany!
On a less serious note:
Annie Baxter Daubin
Australian Academy of the Humanities - Academy Editions of Australian Literature -- Details of the Academy Editions of Australian Literature published by the Australian Academy of the Humanities
Australian Humanities Review has many online articles and excellent links.
In Australian Humanities Review, see: