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Airship, Automaton, and Alchemy: A Steampunk Exploration of Young Adult Science Fiction
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2012)
Steampunk first appeared in the 1980s as a subgenre of science fiction, featuring anachronistic technologies with a veneer of Victorian sensibilities. In recent years steampunk has re-emerged in young adult science fiction ...
(Re-)Writing the End: Apocalyptic Narratives in the Postmodern Novel
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2011)
This thesis investigates the relationship between the apocalyptic narrative and the postmodern novel. It explores and builds on Patricia Waugh‟s hypothesis in Practising Postmodernism: Reading Modernism (1992) which suggests ...
“The Much Wished-For Shore”: Nationalism and Utopianism in New Zealand Literature: 1817-1973.
(University of Canterbury. English, 2013)
This thesis examines the relationship between utopianism and nationalism in New Zealand literature between 1817 and 1973. My research utilises the definition of both the utopia and the nation as “imagined” or “imaginary” ...