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From mountains to molehills : episodes from the life of a survivor : incorporating the exegetical essay, A mirror cracked : women, writing, healing

Hegarty, Kathryn (1998) From mountains to molehills : episodes from the life of a survivor : incorporating the exegetical essay, A mirror cracked : women, writing, healing. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

This thesis is presented in two parts: a novella and an exegetical essay. The novella, an autobiography structured episodically, comprises the major part of the work. It is followed by a long essay that critically comments on and contextualises the creative work. The exegesis seeks to explicate and weave theoretical and critical writings about autobiography, particularly those from a feminist perspective, with the life writings of women who have experienced intra-familial child sexual assault. Finally, the exegesis explores and examines my own incest autobiography in light of research on women's life writing.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Arts

Uncontrolled Keywords: Incest, Autobiographical fiction, feminist writing, critical commentary, Child sexual assault
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 01:26
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15298
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