From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada (1840-1940).

ARC, Discovery
ARC Discovery 2011-2013

This project creates a new history of colonial girlhood in the print cultures of Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian girls between 1840 and 1940. It examines representations of girls in colonial and British texts to trace how colonial authors transformed British feminine norms to produce transnational ideals and, subsequently, modern, nationalised femininities. The first comparative study of texts for and about colonial girls, this project’s focus on colonial girlhood extends our knowledge of the interplay of gender, empire, indigeneity and class in these three print cultures.

Project by

Kristine Moruzi