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Imagined Futures : Narrative Fiction And Climate Science (Exegisis Only), Linda Woodrow Jan 2019

Imagined Futures : Narrative Fiction And Climate Science (Exegisis Only), Linda Woodrow

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Imagined Futures: Narrative Fiction and Climate Science is a practice-led creative writing research project. It investigates the questions: Is there a role for narrative fiction in climate science communication? What are the theoretical, ethical, and novelistic choices, issues and dilemmas in setting a fictional story in a realistic future changed in ways predicted by climate science? The thesis critically reflects upon the creative decisions made in fictional world-building when the process is constrained by scientific realism. It concludes that although it encounters unique challenges, creative writing can generate design solutions to the compounded ‘wicked problem’ of storytelling climate science.


Try To Remember Breath, Rita Chapman Dec 2018

Try To Remember Breath, Rita Chapman

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A collection of original poems.


Gone To Ground, Brian Blair Nov 2018

Gone To Ground, Brian Blair

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Gone to Ground is a collection of short stories that explores the possibilities beyond the edge of the everyday. They are an attempt to peek beyond the imaginary boundaries we erect for ourselves in the name of danger or the unknown. Each story is an opportunity to see our own familiar humanity in others, no matter the accidents of fortune that separate us. Though the stories in Gone to Ground often touch the surreal or the magical, they are firmly rooted in what could be out there, on the other side of our walls, whether real or imagined. These are ...


For That What Didn't, Sue Britt Sep 2018

For That What Didn't, Sue Britt

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ABSTRACT The work of this book was pursued with the objective of exploring psychological and sociological causes and effects of the human condition with themes including family, love, solitude, loss, abandonment, estrangement, maternity, sex, and gender power dynamics--especially that of male dominance of women and varying female responses to this sociological organization--using characters, animals, settings and voices in the artistic medium of poetry. The assembly of the book is in the style of novel structure, but neither story nor chronology were considered in the order of organization as each poem is an independent piece. Epigraphs were used at the beginning ...


Second Safest City In America, Liam Cassidy Apr 2018

Second Safest City In America, Liam Cassidy

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Second Safest City in America is a collection of short fiction set in Midwestern cities and suburbs, as well as the Gulf Coast. These stories explore the untethered expectations, broken promises, and absurdity of American life. The characters are violent, funny, emotionally unstable, politically wrong-minded, and compassionate. They implore empathy or actively avoid the pain of others. They search out security or take matters into their own hands. They sacrifice and they seek revenge. They are not outliers in this country. They are part of the mainstream weirdness that permeates everything.


Xaminer, Terry Artis Apr 2018

Xaminer, Terry Artis

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“Rocket” Rowan Bell is a young Black idealist who has an audacious notion to disseminate what he perceives as truth to his community through news publication. As an adolescent boy, he was a good kid and athlete with a good heart from a poor Black neighborhood. Rocket experienced what seemed to be an episode of sexual assault by a youth-minister/track-coach at his church. The ordeal may have shaped his young adult perspective and evolved into a philosophy through which Rocket contends:There are three Negro (P)s that perpetuate the pathetic plight of Black people — the Negro Preacher, the ...


Muscle & Bone, Dusty R. Freund Apr 2017

Muscle & Bone, Dusty R. Freund

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“Touch” is a short story set in the U.S., present day. Two young girls simultaneously explore the nature of their relationship while performing sexual acts for an online audience. The story investigates how female identity is defined through sexuality and how that affects interpersonal relationships.

“Muscle & Bone” is the beginning of a novel set in a fictional, rural town called Carrington in Southern Missouri. The story takes place on two timelines: one set in 1950, and the other in 1895. A teenage girl named Caroline is sexually assaulted, and as a result impregnated, and forced to marry her assaulter ...


Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich Apr 2017

Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich

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The stories contained within are all concerned in one way or another with our memory. More specifically, what it means to remember something. With a fictional drug, referred to only as “serum,” the characters in these stories all fall victim to what can be described as an overdose of experience. Our memories are what allow us to develop ideology, our concept of self, and intimacy with others. Each story in “Where They Wander” deals in some way with these basic human traits by exaggerating the characters’ abilities to confront their experiences.

There is another thread that pulls these stories together ...


Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida Apr 2017

Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

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The purpose of my creative writing is to highlight a group of U.S. citizens still woefully underrepresented in literature proper: the Latinx middle class. I’m keenly interested in exploring Puerto Rican and first- and second-generation Latinx immigrant stories. Even though some of the experiences from these groups have been elegantly visited by writers such as Giannina Braschi, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, and others, there are nuances to the Latinx middle class experience that are yet to be uncovered. Being stuck in the cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, and political middles in a country that has recently taken a ...


Damar On Fridays, Maja Sadikovic Apr 2017

Damar On Fridays, Maja Sadikovic

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These poems are about the first hand witnessing of the Balkan war and its visceral repercussions, ripping of families across generations and continents due to religious intolerance, and an identity crisis within the diaspora of the former Yugoslav people. They interact with appeals of loss, in terms of bodies, memory, and material, despair within the identity of the self in and outside of religion, and the perception of love and belonging, but not necessarily in that order. They are largely inspired by victim story-telling, translations of conversations with natives of the former Yugoslavia and their children, and ramifications of ...


The Last Slave Ship: A Practice-Led Exploration, Via The Production Of A Literary Artefact, Into The Possibility Of Harnessing Tonal Signifier Texts To Make A Creative Intervention Into The Cultural Amnesia Surrounding Liverpool's Slaving Past: Exegesis And The Last Slave Ship: Phd Core Creative Text, Martin Edward Chatterton Jan 2017

The Last Slave Ship: A Practice-Led Exploration, Via The Production Of A Literary Artefact, Into The Possibility Of Harnessing Tonal Signifier Texts To Make A Creative Intervention Into The Cultural Amnesia Surrounding Liverpool's Slaving Past: Exegesis And The Last Slave Ship: Phd Core Creative Text, Martin Edward Chatterton

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Liverpool’s pivotal role in the Atlantic Slave Trade has become dessicated through musealisation, and a dominant white identity; a situation which has resulted in the marginalisation of Liverpool’s black population. This thesis is a practice-led exploration into harnessing tonal signifier texts to make a creative intervention into the cultural amnesia surrounding Liverpool’s slaving past. The thesis attempts to suggest an alternate discourse by translating Antony Gormley’s “things which cannot be articulated” into a novel, referencing the politics of civil disobedience, micro nationhood, identity, memory, and texts that engage with Machery’s “ideological necessity” of silence.


The Missed Encounter: An Autoethnographic A/R/Tographic Portrayal Of Diarized Posttraumatic Growth In The Context Of The Mother-Daughter Dyad., Marion Evelyn Piper Jan 2017

The Missed Encounter: An Autoethnographic A/R/Tographic Portrayal Of Diarized Posttraumatic Growth In The Context Of The Mother-Daughter Dyad., Marion Evelyn Piper

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This thesis is an arts-based educational research inquiry that portrays a journey of diarised posttraumatic growth in the context of the mother-daughter dyad. Using an autoethnographic methodology enacted through the living inquiry of a/r/tography, a creative work was produced, namely an artist’s book titled M/other, which unravels the story of the researcher’s relationship with her alcoholic mother, from the impact of childhood trauma to its repercussions in the present day. Portrayed through the lens of loss, M/other contains in poetry, creative writing, photography and film, a narrative retelling of the lived experience of a ...


Humberto: The Fire Next Time, John David Fournie Aug 2016

Humberto: The Fire Next Time, John David Fournie

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“The Fire Next Time” is the opening section of a novel, Humberto, that tells the story of a group of people working at a biomedical engineering firm in St. Louis. The section follows Charles, a well-respected employee and leader whose marriage is slowly disintegrating. In the first chapter, a larger-than-life employee, the Priest, joins the company. He befriends Charles while working closely with him. The Priest, however, begins an affair with Charles’ wife, Linda. Charles is put in a difficult position: how should he work with a man he both hates and admires? As Charles struggles with this dilemma, a ...


Lure And Does The Coast Have A Place In The Australian Gothic Landscape, Christine Tondorf Jan 2016

Lure And Does The Coast Have A Place In The Australian Gothic Landscape, Christine Tondorf

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Australian beaches are synonymous with white sand and bright sunshine, but in this Creative Research Thesis – consisting of a creative-writing project and an exegesis – I investigate whether the coast is a credible Gothic location.

In the exegesis, I argue that there is a genre of literature and film that could be recognised as Australian Coastal Gothic. Acclaimed authors, including Tim Winton, Robert Drewe and Peter Temple, have penned dark, brooding novels about troubled men who retreat to the coast. The sea, where they surf, swim and fish, has a sublime beauty, arousing feelings of awe and wonder. These men harbour ...


Sexism And Gender Imbalance In Gender-Assigned Occupations - As Exemplified By The Australian Music Industry, Jennifer Louise Baker Jan 2015

Sexism And Gender Imbalance In Gender-Assigned Occupations - As Exemplified By The Australian Music Industry, Jennifer Louise Baker

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This project comprises an exegesis and a creative work. Using a combination of autoethnography and feminist theory, the project seeks to demonstrate that labelling occupations as ‘male’ and ‘female’ is unnecessary and that certain stereotypes hinder the achievement of gender equality. The terms ‘feminist’ and ‘feminism’ are presented as positive terms, in response to those who denigrate them.


The Poetics, Politics And Writing Of Memory, Robert Keith Percival Jan 2015

The Poetics, Politics And Writing Of Memory, Robert Keith Percival

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The overall aim of the composite thesis is the critical examination of the poetics and politics of memory, particularly in the extended role of the ekphrasis in literature. The creative work A Strange Chinese Tale draws on theoretical elements from Debord, Deleuze, Lefebvre, and Baudrillard, and provides a narrative for the post-modern political and cultural landscape of contemporary China, in relation to the individual’s search for a sense of belonging. The exegesis The Poetics, Politics and Writing of Memory argues for the extension of the ekphrastic project into the domains of the photographic image and the ‘space of memory’.


“The Imaging Of The Invisible”: Narrative, Pilgrimage And “The Metaphysics Of The Quotidian” In Charles Wright’S Poetry, Sarah Dowling Jan 2014

“The Imaging Of The Invisible”: Narrative, Pilgrimage And “The Metaphysics Of The Quotidian” In Charles Wright’S Poetry, Sarah Dowling

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This dissertation presents an analysis of the whole body of poetry by contemporary American poet Charles Wright to date. Building on existing scholarship, I argue that his poetry can be read as having a single focus, which I label “the invisible” (a term from Wright’s poems) and which represents the object of Wright’s pilgrim’s metaphysical longings. The invisible names a multifaceted sense of something ultimate, ungraspable and often absent. It is commensurate with what Wright calls “the metaphysics of the quotidian”—the otherworldly quality of the mundane material world—and “the idea of God”, an agnostic sense ...


In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan Jan 2011

In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan

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This thesis addresses the question of how university academics in the creative arts might assess students’ creative works fairly and appropriately. Specifically, it considers how these academics conceptualise and approach the task of student assessment, what tensions and dilemmas are experienced in student assessment, and how student assessment practices in the creative arts might be made more transparent and robust. The complexities of student assessment in the creative arts, and the uncertainties and vulnerabilities that beleaguer academics when making judgements about the quality of their students’ creative works are widely recognised, but not well understood. This investigation employed Naturalistic Inquiry ...


The Story Of Rose Bower : Exegesis, Iris Curteis Jan 2011

The Story Of Rose Bower : Exegesis, Iris Curteis

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This thesis is grounded in creative arts practice, in particular, in creative writing and storytelling. My choice of creative arts practice as a methodology is consistent with my desire to not only theoretically discuss creativity in relation to abuse, community resilience, and social responsibility, but to demonstrate the efficacy of art, presented here in the form of the novel, Watermarks and in the reflection on how creative practices, in particular oral storytelling, contribute to lasting social change as shown in the Exegesis, The Story of Rose Bower.


That Cavendish Woman (Film Script) : Restoring Women's Voice To History, Judith Stockwell Jan 2010

That Cavendish Woman (Film Script) : Restoring Women's Voice To History, Judith Stockwell

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Novel And Exegesis For Phd (The Practice Of Goodness), Jennifer Wilson Jan 2008

Novel And Exegesis For Phd (The Practice Of Goodness), Jennifer Wilson

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The thesis consists of two parts. The first, a novel entitled The Practice of Goodness, is the fictional memoir of a woman who has a terminal illness. The protagonist seeks to understand the significant events of her life and her own agency in these events in the time that is left to her before her death. The memoir is concerned with complex family relationships; the challenges of living with a terminal diagnosis, and state and domestic violence. As she progresses through her illness, the protagonist also engages with the wider world in her encounters with asylum seekers detained in the ...


Images Of Salvation: A Study In Theology, Poetry And Rhetoric, Gregory Brian Smith Mar 2007

Images Of Salvation: A Study In Theology, Poetry And Rhetoric, Gregory Brian Smith

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Humankind yearns for reconciliation, fulfilment and salvation, and the human heart has always sought deliverance from negative forces. In particular, this yearning for salvation is most apparent when poets envisage such yearning in living situations and in recognisable life circumstances. Reading them shows how the quest for salvation is being achieved in daily steps that incarnate movements of hope and a contesting of despair. This dissertation captures some significant images of salvation expressed in selected Australian poetry. It argues that what is classically called final salvation is imaged in the trope of transcendence in poetry. Because the concept of salvation ...


Imagination For Better Not Worse: The Hobbit In The Primary Classroom, Maureen Carroll Jun 2004

Imagination For Better Not Worse: The Hobbit In The Primary Classroom, Maureen Carroll

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This thesis argues for the power of story and, in particular, the story of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien to help build optimism and hope. The Hobbit is under-used in primary schools and this thesis demonstrates that it is eminently suitable for children. Without imagination children are vulnerable to sadness and despair. The positive development of imagination through heroic tales is likely to benefit children emotionally and psychologically. The story of The Hobbit can be utilised to develop the concept of the Hero's Journey, a persistent trope in oral and recorded literature and an archetype for virtually ...