The Resource Memory, music and displacement in the minor memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Brett, by Jennifer Breyley Gay, (electronic resource)

Memory, music and displacement in the minor memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Brett, by Jennifer Breyley Gay, (electronic resource)

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Memory, music and displacement in the minor memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Brett
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Memory, music and displacement in the minor memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Brett
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by Jennifer Breyley Gay
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eng
Summary
"This thesis investigates some legacies of colonialism and genocide through a reading of Evelyn Crawford's transcribed oral history 'Over my tracks' (Melbourne, 1993), Ruby Langford Ginibi's life narrative 'Don't take your love to town' (Melbourne, 1990) and 'Unintended consequences' (Sydney, 1992). These texts, for different but related reasons, constitute minor Australian memoirs. The thesis argues that new readings of such memoirs contribute to new understandings of the intersectional nature of cultural histories. The reading presented in this thesis is structured theoretically and thematically by a focus on memory, music and displacement. Using a theoretical framework based more closely on aural than on visual models, this reading brings the three narrating subjects into conversation and attends to their respective representations of ancestral legacies, childhood, adolescence and adulthood. With methods drawn from literary criticism, ethnomusicology and history, the thesis offers a new way of listening to the complex memories of displaced people and their descendants. It is a study of diverse, ongoing effects of past persecution in the everyday lives of survivors and descendants, an area that has received limited attention in Australian literary studies. The thesis contributes to knowledge of the far-reaching consequences of different forms of displacement and points to implications for the current and future reception of displaced people's memories in Australia" [taken from abstract]
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Breyley, Gay Jennifer
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph.D)--University of Wollongong, 2005.
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  • Crawford, Evelyn
  • Crawford, Evelyn
  • Ginibi, Ruby Langford
  • Ginibi, Ruby Langford
  • Brett, Lily
  • Brett, Lily
  • Brett, Lily
  • Stolen Generations (Australia)
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Music in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Music and teenagers
  • Australian literature
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Memory, music and displacement in the minor memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Brett, by Jennifer Breyley Gay, (electronic resource)
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http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/322/
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Title from title page of electronic document (viewed 9/10/12)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography p. 224
Contents
Introduction - Minor Triads: in conversation and commemoration; Memory and music: theoretical framework; Resonances: ancestral voices; Performances: childhood's interrupted cadences; Adolescent transpositions: dissonance, romance and hard labour; Compositions: adulthood and the next generation; Conclusion - feminine endings; Bibliography; Illustrations
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Memory, music and displacement in the minor memoirs of Evelyn Crawford, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Lily Brett, by Jennifer Breyley Gay, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/322/
Publication
Note
Title from title page of electronic document (viewed 9/10/12)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography p. 224
Contents
Introduction - Minor Triads: in conversation and commemoration; Memory and music: theoretical framework; Resonances: ancestral voices; Performances: childhood's interrupted cadences; Adolescent transpositions: dissonance, romance and hard labour; Compositions: adulthood and the next generation; Conclusion - feminine endings; Bibliography; Illustrations
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Text

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