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School reports : university fiction in the masculine tradition of New Zealand literature.
(University of Canterbury. English, 2011)
This thesis will investigate the fictional discourse that has developed around academia and how this discourse has manifested itself in the New Zealand literary tradition, primarily in the works of M.K. Joseph, Dan Davin ...
“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” ...
A Dictatorship of Taste. Cultural Nationalism and the Function of the Critic 1947-1961
(University of Canterbury. English, 2009)
Although much has been written on the 1930s as a period of ferment and innovation in New Zealand’s literary culture, the immediate post-war period has remained largely unexamined. As an outcome, literary histories have ...