My father didn't write that: I did - on 'A Woman of the Future'

Cassidy, B 2018, 'My father didn't write that: I did - on 'A Woman of the Future'', Sydney Review of Books, pp. 1-13.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title My father didn't write that: I did - on 'A Woman of the Future'
Author(s) Cassidy, B
Year 2018
Journal name Sydney Review of Books
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher University of Western Sydney
Abstract This feature essay updates criticism of David Ireland's novel, 'A Woman of the Future' by Daniels and Richards, Morris and Gunew, to make an accessible discussion how the novel continues to unfold for a contemporary readership. Specifically, I underline that its theme of possibility releases the novel from categorisation as either dystopian prophecy or satire, and explore how it can be read and re-read as an essay on various Australian futures including Land Rights, Howard's 'relaxed and comfortable' nation, and the revisionist feminism of Charlotte Wood and Jack Cox.
Subject Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Keyword(s) Australian literature
David Ireland
dystopian fiction
feminism
ISSN 2201-8735
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