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Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich Apr 2017

Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich

Theses

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 ...


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

Theses

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.