British Journal of Canadian Studies

Foundlings and Water-Babies: Mothers, Daughters and Imperialism in Audrey Thomas's Graven Images

British Journal of Canadian Studies (2010), 23, (1), 25–42.

Abstract

This article examines the representation of maternal experience, and the ways in which the relationship between mothers and daughters is inflected by imperial, colonial and postcolonial histories of maternity and childhood in Audrey Thomas's novel Graven Images. The article is informed by postcolonial and feminist theorisations of female settler identity.

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Thompson, Veronica