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Samuel Beckett's early fiction and drama: A study of artistic theory and practice
(University of Canterbury. English, 1988)
Though Beckett is best known for Waiting for Godot, his first published work was not a play but a critical essay. That essay, "Dante • • • Bruno • Vico • • Joyce" (1929), a defence of Joyce's "Work in Progress," was the ...
The film-work of Norman McLaren
(University of Canterbury. English, 1994)
This thesis examines the film-work of Norman Mclaren in the context of his objectives. The thesis is divided into three parts, based on chronological divisions in McLaren's life. The first part deals with McLaren's formative ...
The structure of English tonal morphemes
(University of Canterbury. English, 1987)
Several attractively simple hypotheses about the structure of English tonal morphemes, or intonational tunes, are investigated. In some cases I argue that the hypothesis can be maintained; in others I conclude that it must ...
The literary reactions to utilitarianism up to 1860 with special reference to the novels of Disraeli, Peacock and Kingsley
(University of Canterbury. English, 1960)
Iris, read and written: A new poetics of Robin Hyde
(University of Canterbury. English, 2001)
This thesis is a textual analysis of Robin Hyde's poetics, drawn from her published and unpublished poetry, excluding the poetry manuscripts after 1938 which remain in the private Challis Collection, and with reference to ...
Holo-pursuits: holographic identity & agency in Star Trek: the Next Generation & Voyager
(University of Canterbury, 2017)
In this thesis, I explore issues relating to holographic identity, agency and the place and position of the hologram in Star Trek. My critique of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager explores the nature ...
Dickens and mystery
(University of Canterbury. English, 1997)
This thesis examines the role of mystery in the later Dickens. Primarily, it is concerned with defining the role of mystery in Dickensian narrative and reading these texts in the context of ideas of mystery, narrative and ...
Katherine Mansfield: A Colonial Impressionist
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities, 2010)
This thesis considers Katherine Mansfield’s development as a writer in relation to late nineteenth and early twentieth century developments and trends in the visual arts in New Zealand, England and France. Mansfield’s ...
Rich in Myth, Gold and Narrative: Aspects of the Central Otago Gold Rush, 1862-2012
(University of Canterbury. Humanities, 2013)
Abstract 150 years ago, the carefully-planned Presbyterian settlement of Dunedin was torn apart by the discovery that nearly every stream in Otago was laden with gold. The population exploded, adding the accents of Greece, ...
Adventure and art : literature publishing in Christchurch, 1934-95.
(University of Canterbury. English, 1996)
This thesis charts the evolution of a publishing infrastructure in Christchurch, where a resourceful, and unusually professional commitment to the development of New Zealand literature has been exhibited. Specifically; it ...