Table of contents for The intimate empire : reading women's autobiography / Gillian Whitlock.


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I   Autobiography and slavery: Believing the History of Mary Prince
Black and white
The 'history' of Mary Prince
Marginalia: oppositional reading
Mr Pringle: editor
Miss Strickland: the 'other' woman
Authorization: reading the body of the slave
Volatile bodies
The return of Mary Prince
2   Settler subjects
Blood and milk: Roughing It in the Bush
Colonizer and colonized
Grosse Isle, summer 1832
Emigration in the time of cholera
Conduct books: The Backwoods of Canada
Autobiography and adjacency: Mr and Mrs Moodie
Domesticity: the race made flesh
3   Travelling in memory of slavery
Britannia's daughters
Jamaica: the legacy of the plantation
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole



Creole travelling
Mary Gaunt: writing a master narrative
The Buckra lady
Romance and slavery
4   Kenya: The land that never was
Finding Karen Blixen
Quartet; Blixen, Simpson, Markham and Huxley
Dystopian autobiography: The Land That Never Was
Autobiography at Independence: :The flaine Trees of Thika
Out of Africa: the biography of the white hunter
The new pioneer: West with the Night
Smoke and mirrors
5   Autobiography and resistance:
Reading across the South
Autobiography after Soweto
Call Me Woman
Black Australian autobiography
Sally Morgan and Ruby Langfrd Ginibi: the making
of Aboriginality
Black writers/white readers
Bodiless women 
6   In memory of the colonial child
Autobiography ad topia
A Childhood Perceived: Penelope Lively
Under My Skin: Doris Lessing
Rhodesia: the lost world
Accessing the pst
Reading across the Straits
Connected reading: the agency of the reader
Select bibliography
Index








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Commonwealth literature (English) Women authors History and criticism, Autobiography Women authors, Women and literature Commonwealth countries History 20th century, Women and literature Commonwealth countries History 19th century, English prose literature 19th century History and criticism, English prose literature 20th century History and criticism, Prince, Mary, History of Mary Prince, a West Indian slave, Imperialism in literature, Colonies in literature, Self in literature