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“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” ...
An Exploration into the Use of the Biblical Narrative of the Fall within the children’s series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
(University of Canterbury. Culture, Literature and Society, 2008)
In this thesis, I explore the uses to which children’s authors C.S. Lewis and Philip Pullman put the major biblical theme of the Fall (with passing commentary on Temptation, the precursor to the Fall) in their seminal ...
Canals in literature, 1760-1830
(University of Canterbury, 1990)
This thesis presents the results of an intensive study into literature of the years 1760-1830 to discover at what times and in what ways the building of England's narrow canal system, which occurred during these years, ...
The imagery of Thomas De Quincey's 'impassioned prose'
(University of Canterbury, 1965)
Homeric influences in modern poetry : with special reference to W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound
(University of Canterbury, 1969)
Towards tenderness : postmodern empathy in the novels of Damien Wilkins
(University of Canterbury. English, 2000)
The following represents an attempt to outline the significance of an author (Damien Wilkins) about whom little or no critical work has, as yet, been written. Primarily the context for this 'outlining' is postmodernism, ...
Extraordinary Objects, Exceptional Subjects: Magic(al) Realism, Multivocality, and the Margins of Experience in the Works of Tom Robbins.
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2015)
Through a critical examination of the works of Tom Robbins, this thesis interrogates the historical evolution and appropriation of the magic(al) realist tradition. In so doing, it situates Robbins’ writing within the ...
"Empowered Erotica"? : Objectification and Subjectivity in the Online Personal Journals of the Suicide Girls.
(University of Canterbury. Culture, Literature and Society, 2005)
SuicideGirls.com, an "alternative" softcore pornographic website, claims it presents "empowered erotica". It claims that it provides a voice for its models through the establishment of personal online journals alongside ...
Plath's Animals Representations of Gender and Identity in the Writing of Sylvia Plath
(University of Canterbury. Culture, Literature and Society, 2007)
The purpose of this thesis is to establish how American writer Sylvia Plath utilizes the non-human animal image to explore gender roles and identity. Despite the overwhelming amount of criticism that has been dedicated ...
The poetry and prose of Archibald and James K. Baxter : Like father, like son?
(University of Canterbury. English, 2001)
The literature of James K. Baxter features many thematic and stylistic parallels with that of his father, Archibald. The material used in this thesis, most of which is previously unpublished, will illustrate how this is ...