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BLUEBERRIES & THE ESSAY AS INSTITUTION?: Tracing ideology in the contemporary essay

thesis
posted on 09.10.2019 by Ellena Savage
This creative writing thesis offers an exploration of the generic lineage and limits of the contemporary essay in the interests of ascertaining its radical, even revolutionary, status and potential. Focusing on institutions as spaces that regulate social roles and power relations, this thesis traces the contemporary essay’s genealogy in three directions: its liberal-Humanist origins; its complex foothold within the university; and its deployment as a socially engaged literary form in the wake of second-wave feminism, bringing it into conversation with #metoo.

History

Principal supervisor

Melinda Harvey

Additional supervisor 1

Ali Alizadeh

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Writing)

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Exports

Exports