Jeanette Thompson

    Research output: Textual Creative WorksCreative Works Original - Textual


    Creative arts practice, as a research and teaching strength of my professional profile, is important to the teaching of literacy and literature subjects within the School of Education. Professional supervision of pre-service teachers requires excursions to marginalised communities as we encourage our graduates to examine their attitudes and values. As part of the Charles Sturt University Course Plan, staff is encouraged to 'consolidate the profile of disciplines and fields of study in order to improve the depth of staffing and resources.' It is important to teach writing skills from the perspective of a practitioner.// The articulation of voice from marginalised rural communities is a primary research interest of Jen Thompson in her works of prose and poetry. The published history of her hometown (Kennedy, 1978), and literary treatments of the mining community in novels and films (Cook, 1961) have focused upon male narratives. Thompson subverts this reading by including female life experiences to ask, 'What forces form attachment to tough and barren environments?'The affirmative female rural voice is seldom heard in contemporary Australian literature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Type19 line free-form poem; arranged into 6 stanzas with 4, 3, 3, 3, 3, and 3 lines
    PublisherFourW Press
    Number of pages1
    Place of PublicationWagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
    ISBN (Print)9780958675963
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Publication series

    NamefourW twenty: new writing


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