Superb Lyrebird: excerpt from Elizabeth Gould's The Birds of Australia

Ashley, Melissa (2013). Superb Lyrebird: excerpt from Elizabeth Gould's The Birds of Australia. In: WIP 2013: Conference Program. WIP 2013: 17th Annual Work-In-Progress Conference, St. Lucia, QLD, Australia, (15-15). 17-19 October, 2013.

Author Ashley, Melissa
Title of paper Superb Lyrebird: excerpt from Elizabeth Gould's The Birds of Australia
Formatted title
Superb Lyrebird: excerpt from Elizabeth Gould's The Birds of Australia
Conference name WIP 2013: 17th Annual Work-In-Progress Conference
Conference location St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 17-19 October, 2013
Convener School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland
Proceedings title WIP 2013: Conference Program
Place of Publication St. Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Published abstract
Start page 15
End page 15
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The creative component of my dissertation is a fictional memoir, Elizabeth Gould: A Natural History, exploring the life and career of nineteenth century ornithological illustrator, Elizabeth Gould (1804-1841). Elizabeth produced lithographic designs and prints for her ornithologist, book-publisher husband, John Gould. The novel explores the period the London-based couple spent in Australia (1838-1840), collecting specimens of Australian bird species to illustrate The Birds of Australia (7 volumes, 1840-1848). In order to accompany her husband to Australia, Elizabeth left her three youngest children in England, in the care of her mother. Each chapter of the fictional memoir is titled after an Australian bird species, scientifically described by John Gould and lithographed by Elizabeth. Sadly, one year after returning to England to begin work on The Birds of Australia, Elizabeth Gould died from puerperal fever. She was thirty-seven. I propose to read a 10-15 minute excerpt from the first chapter of the novel in progress, titled ‘Superb Lyrebird.’ The chapter explores the first meeting of Elizabeth (nee Coxen) and John Gould at John Gould’s London-based taxidermy firm.
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