Current Issue

Lilith is published annually.

Lilith 26 (2020) is now available open access through ANU Press.

Past issues of the journal can also be accessed through the Informit database.

Table of Contents


The Importance of Feminist History in a Global Pandemic p. 3-10

Rachel Harris and Michelle Staff



The Theatrics of Protest: Bessie Harrison Lee and Performing the Values of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union p. 11-36

Jenny Caligari

Body and Language: Enlivening Exhibitions of Colonial Women in Australian Museums p. 37-56

Toni Church

The Mother Archive: Immersion, Affect and the Maternal in Museum Practice p. 57-80

Rebecca Louise Clarke

Women’s Politics as Radical Politics: Reconceptualising Women’s Historical and Contemporary Political Practices with the Work of Luce Irigaray p. 81-102

Belinda Eslick

Religious Dress and the Making of Women Preachers in Australia, 1880-1934 p. 103-120

Kerrie Handasyde

‘Laugh and Grow Fat’: Resistance, Complicity, Fat Bodies, and Community Amongst Rural Women in Interwar Western Australia, 1934-1939 p. 121-142

Jessie Matheson

Female Invisibility in the Male’s World of Plantation Era Tropical North Queensland p. 143-170

Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui

Unnatural Womanhood: Moral Treatment, Puerperal Insanity, and the Female Patients at the Fremantle Lunatic Asylum, 1858-1908 p. 171-196

Alexandra Wallis

‘I Don’t Want Anything Like That’: The Coercion of British Women and Girls into Domestic Service, 1918-1928 p. 197-220

Elmarí Whyte


Book Panel:

Debating Patriachy p. 221-238

Julia Adams, Benita Roth and Pavla Miller

Book Reviews:

Three Lively Feminist Lives p.239-246

Rosa Campbell 


Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Deviance, Desire and the Pursuit of Perfection p. 247-250

Paige Donaghy

Notes on Contributors

p. 251