Revisionist historicism theory and practice: challenging national metanarratives

by Jennifer Anne Herbert

Institution: Deakin University
Department: School of Communication and Creative Arts
Year: 2014
Keywords: national identity; postcolonialism; feminism
Record ID: 1033303
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30067340


 This thesis demonstrates the interdependence of theory and practice in re-envisioning Australia’s past: the postmodern methodologies explored in the exegesis inform my fictional reassessment of history. The thesis argues for revisionist historical fiction’s legitimacy in resurrecting lost voices. It looks beyond the colonial archives to reconfigure Australia’s history in more inclusive ways.