With Dr James Keating
Linda Littlejohn, the Sydney journalist once described as ‘Australia’s leading feminist’, has disappeared from public and scholarly consciousness. This talk will use Littlejohn’s fascinating life to illuminate interwar feminisms in Australia and beyond, and to consider the challenges and possibilities of tracing a figure trapped in the cracks between national and international activism (and archives).
Dr James Keating is a historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on feminism, print culture, and the international women’s movement. He is the 2018 David Scott Mitchell Fellow at the State Library of New South Wales and teaches at UNSW Sydney. He is currently preparing a history of suffrage internationalism and its limits at the fin-de-siècle.
Image: Women's rights activist Linda Littlejohn, New South Wales, ca. 1939, nla.gov.au/nla.obj-162229555