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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, November

A Cross-Cultural Approach to Jane Austen's Novels
How should we teach Jane Austen's novels? This is a question of great concern to many teachers. For example, the series 'Approaches to Teaching World Literature' includes Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Emma, and takes up this question. It shows...
From the Violent to the Comic through the Power of the Text: Nogami Yaeko Reading Jane Austen in Japan
Nogami Yaeko (1885-1985) was one of modern Japan's most revered woman novelists. She was also a great admirer of the writing of Jane Austen. Nogami Yaeko first read Jane Austen as a young woman. However, in 1926, at the age of forty-one, her understanding...
Jane Austen and Kanai Mieko: Comic Sisterhood
A number of modern Japanese writers--both men and women--have expressed their strong respect and admiration for Jane Austen's literature. Kanai Mieko (b.1947), (1) in particular, has not only written some insightful comments about the works of the...
Michele le Doeuff, Feminist Epistemology, and the Unthought
Throughout her work, Michele Le Doeuff demonstrates ways in which dusters of images and ideas can become unquestioned orthodoxies and permeate our epistemic imaginary. In The Philosophical Imaginary (1989) and Hipparchia's Choice (1991) she characterises...
Reclaiming Identity in Rhyll McMaster's Feather Man
In 2007, the poet Rhyll McMaster published her first novel, Feather Man, with a small publishing company, Brandl and Schlesinger, after six years of 'almost universal rejection from every Australian publisher and literary agent'. (1) In that year...
The Unfinished Business of Biography: Mary Fullerton and Mabel Singleton Revisited
Recently, a package from England arrived at my post office box, addressed to me in an unfamiliar hand. I opened it with curiosity to find a bundle of poems on loose sheets of paper, some in typescript, some handwritten neatly in ink, others scrawled...
Women, Peace Building and Political Inclusion: A Case Study from Solomon Islands
Introduction Despite the crucial activities women fulfilled during the conflict in Solomon Islands they were overlooked and excluded in the peace negotiations and are yet to be sufficiently represented in national level politics. This article...
Write like You Play
I left my prestigious undergraduate education with an immediately scheduled acceptance to a postgraduate degree in writing. To the surprise of friends and family, I turned it down. 'Someday I'll go back to school,' I said. 'But not right now.'...
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