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The Braided River : migration and the personal essay.
(University of Canterbury. Department of English, School of Humanities, 2015)
The personal essay provides a vibrant method of inquiry for exploring migration. Migration tests the individual on all levels and the personal essay bears witness to that lived experience in writing. In applying Montaigne’s ...
From Foreskin's Lament to Skin and Bone: Challenging Perceptions Of Masculinity in New Zealand, 1980-2003
(University of Canterbury. English, 2005)
This thesis begins by arguing that the defining moment of New Zealand nationalism occurred not at Gallipoli but in Britain in 1905 with the triumphant tour of the All Blacks. The myths were later strengthened in the 1930s ...