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Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age

  The traditional young, male hero of a Bildungsroman¬†successfully overcomes the challenges of growing up and eventually turns into a happy and accepted member of society. What happens, however, if you change the hero’s gender and move the Bildungsroman plot into a colonial setting? Using examples from Australia, South Africa and Canada, Mandy Treagus’s Empire […]

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