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Human relationships in the major novels of Joseph Conrad : 1900-1911; a study of four novels: Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), The secret agent (1907), and Under Western eyes (1911)
(University of Canterbury, 1961)
A study of human relationships must seem a trifle odd, pedestrian, or even irrelevant to those who still search diligently through Conrad in. order to be stimulated by his "atmospheric" passages, who still demand ...
Poems for Spain : the response of British poets to the Spanish Civil War
(University of Canterbury, 1975)
This thesis examines three main facets of the 1930s poetic movement in Britain. Firstly the nature of the "thirties tradition" in English literature is establlshed, then aesthetic formulations of that period are ...
The influence of Japanese noh, Balinese dance-drama and the Kathakali on four twentieth century western playwrights
(University of Canterbury, 1982)
Oriental drama has influenced twentieth century western drama in many ways. I have chosen to look at four ways that prove valuable in appreciating plays and productions of four western playwrights. Yeats's oriental ...
New Zealand pride and prejudice : gender and location in selected chick lit novels.
(University of Canterbury, 2016)
Through close analysis of five chick lit novels set in New Zealand, this thesis explores the ways these texts adapt and hybridise recognised conventions of typical British and North American chick lit with popular, mythic ...
"The sturdy good old stock" : Englishness, class and gender in mid-Victorian England
(University of Canterbury, 2003)
The dominant construction of Englishness in the mid-nineteenth century simultaneously manufactured and reinforced middle class, masculine social power. This ideology was not stable and all-encompassing, but open to ...
The symbolic mode of D.H. Lawrence
(University of Canterbury, 1966)
The purpose of the following chapters is to examine the symbolic mode as used by Lawrence in The Rainbow, Women in Love, The Plumed Serpent and Lady Chatterley's Lover and to estimate, in each of these novels how far the ...
The old poetic : a reappraisal of Old English lyrical and heroic verse
(University of Canterbury, 1968)
'Here is a place of disaffection' : a detailed textual analysis of T.S. Eliot's political and social criticism
(University of Canterbury, 2001)
Rather late in my academic career, too late for a change in majoring subject, I realised that my study interests lay with political philosophy before English literature. Then I discovered, and became fascinated with, ...
Alienation in the novels of Sargeson and Davin. A study of four novels : I saw in my dream ; I for one...; Cliffs of Fall ; Roads from home
(University of Canterbury, 1965)
This thesis argues that, in four novels, Sargeson and Davin are writing variations on a similar theme, which we may call simply "alienation". At the risk of becoming tedious, these variations must be defined. We will ...