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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

Theses

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 ...