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Type: Journal article
Title: French migrant writing in Australia: Australianness in two female memoirs from the 2000s
Author: Edwards, N.J.
Hogarth, C.
Citation: Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, 2020; 67:46-63
Publisher: Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations Inc
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 1833-6027
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Natalie Edwards and Christopher Hogarth
Abstract: This article reads the work of Catherine Rey and Marie-Paule Leroux as examples of French-Australian migrant literature. It compares the way these two writers, both of whom moved to Australia from France in mid-life, portray their migration in their literary texts. Reading their work through the lens of recent migration theory, it argues that these texts depart from paradigms that position France as the centre, that place Paris or an alternative urban space as the ultimate destination, or that stage movement between former colony and colonial power. The two writers practise, in different ways, a strategic exoticism that renders their texts attractive to specific audiences within France and Australia.
Keywords: Catherine Rey; Marie-Paule Leroux; migration; transnationalism; exoticism; Global French Literature
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