The spectacular traveling woman: Australian and Canadian visions of women, modernity, and mobility between the wars

Galletly, Sarah (2017) The spectacular traveling woman: Australian and Canadian visions of women, modernity, and mobility between the wars. Transfers, 7 (1). pp. 70-87.

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Abstract

This article applies recent scholarship concerned with transatlantic mobility and print cultures to a comparative study of images of trans-Pacific travel for women during the interwar period. During the 1920s and 30s female travelers splashed spectacularly across the pages of mainstream, popular magazines, produced in America, Britain and the wider Anglophone world. Focusing on two magazines that launched in this era, The Australian Woman’s Mirror (1924-61) and Chatelaine (1928-), this article explores Australian and Canadian fictional portrayals of the traveling woman of the interwar years to examine the ways in which the mobility of the modern girl became a screen for anxieties and fantasies of these two national print imaginaries. By paying attention to the different portrayals of female mobility through the Pacific from both sides of the ocean, this article also considers the intersection between actual travel, ideas about travel, and notions of gendered social mobility.

Item ID: 47451
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2045-4821
Keywords: Australia, Canada, mass-market magazines, modernity, periodical fiction, print culture, transpacific, traveling woman
Funders: Margaret and Colin Roderick
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 05:44
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200506 North American Literature @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 100%
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