Dame Edna, “Mrs. In-Between”

This article, Journal #3,  I wrote looks at the effects of Barry Humphries’ cross-dressing on the transnationality of  Australian Female teletypes.

How did Dame Edna, as a television character, embody the physical feminization of Australian suburbia? What are the implications of Humphrey cross-dressing for Australian masculine tele-types? Although, Edna refers to her Australianess in her contemporary performances, is her Australianess important to her international persona? How does Edna’s global “in-betweeness” reflect Australia’s contemporary and contradictory national identity?

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