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"Striding both worlds" Cross-Cultural influence in the work of Witi Ihimaera
(University of Canterbury. English, 2007)
This thesis engages with aspects of Witi Ihimaera's oeuvre that demonstrate influences from cultures other than Maori. These may be overt in the fiction, such as plot settings in Venice, Vietnam and Canada, or implicit in ...
Animal writing : magical realism and the posthuman other.
(University of Canterbury. English, 2009)
Magical realist fiction is marked by a striking abundance of animals. Analysing magical realist novels from Australia and Canada, as well as exploring the influence of two seminal Latin American magical realist narratives, ...
Progressive and Reactionary Attitudes towards Technology in Twentieth Century Literature, 1937-2013
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative Arts, 2014)
In this thesis I trace the origins, morphology, and attributes of a particular strain of anti-materialism in the Western literary and cultural imagination of the second half of the twentieth century. With reference to ...
The agency of women in Frank Herbert’s Dune series.
(University of Canterbury, 2018)
This thesis examines the extent to which Frank Herbert’s best-selling science fiction series, the six-book Dune saga, can be considered feminist by studying the representation of women across the series. It analyzes the ...
Writing Sous Rature: The Metaphysics of Nothingness in Samuel Beckett's Later Prose Texts
(University of Canterbury. Dept. of English, 2001)
The object of this thesis is to argue that a selection of Samuel Beckett's later prose texts represent an examination of the plight of being, through writing, in Jacques Derrida's terms, sous rature. By writing sous ...