Je Suis Australienne

Remarkable Women in France, 1880-1945

By Rosemary Lancaster

This book profiles extraordinary Australian women who traveled to France between 1880 and 1945 and who formulated their impressions in fiction, diaries, letters, and autobiographies. The book explores how women adapted to new environments in a world of changing attitudes to feminine education, professionalism, and sexuality. Its sequential unfolding reveals Australian responses to key moments in French history - notably the Belle Epoque, World War I, the "roaring twenties," the politically unstable 1930s, and World War II. Drawing from texts not readily available, Je Suis Australienne includes the narratives of a schoolgirl, an artist, novelists, nurses, and a secret agent. (In 2005, author Rosemary Lancaster was awarded the title of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes acad?miques by the French government for services to French culture abroad.)

234 pages

Publication Date: 9/5/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781921401138