"Unruly women and semiotic spaces": Jay Verney's a mortality tale

Muller, Vivienne (2015) "Unruly women and semiotic spaces": Jay Verney's a mortality tale. In Raith, Lisa, Jones, Jenny, & Porter, Marie (Eds.) Mothers at the Margins: Stories of Challenge, Resistance and Love. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom, pp. 261-274.

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Written at a time of significant changes for women and for women writers in Queensland, Australia, Jay Verney's A Mortality Tale (1994), privileges women's experiences of place and seeks to redeem the feminine from its entrapment in masculine stories/discourses of self and place. This chapter draws on Julia Kristeva's conceptualisation of the semiotic as a way of reading Verney's witty and reflective re-articulation of phallocentric orderings of spatiality and gender.

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ID Code: 84446
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Jay Verney, maternal/motherhood, semiotic, Kristeva, Queensland women writers, Place and subjectivity
ISBN: 9781443872355
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 by Lisa Raith, Jenny Jones, Marie Porter and contributors
Copyright Statement: All rights for this book reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.
Deposited On: 25 May 2015 22:18
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2016 01:35

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