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Matilda's last dance : death, gender, sexuality and Australian adolescent literature

Author: Kathryn James; Deakin University. Faculty of Arts.; Deakin University. School of Communication and Creative Arts.
Publisher: 2005.
Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.)--Deakin University, Victoria, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : Juvenile audience : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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This thesis examines representations of death in a selection of contemporary texts for Australian adolescent audiences. It demonstrates that, although death is a complex subject, a characteristically Australian 'way of death' is identifiable in these fictions and it is invariably associated with issues of sexuality, gender and power.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation, Juvenile audience, Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn James; Deakin University. Faculty of Arts.; Deakin University. School of Communication and Creative Arts.
OCLC Number: 225161367
Notes: Submitted to the School of Communication and Creative Arts of the Faculty of Arts, Deakin University.
Degree conferred 2006.
Description: xvii, 177 leaves ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Kathryn James.

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This thesis examines representations of death in a selection of contemporary texts for Australian adolescent audiences. It demonstrates that, although death is a complex subject, a characteristically Australian 'way of death' is identifiable in these fictions and it is invariably associated with issues of sexuality, gender and power.

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