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Mural visions : viewing histories in the works of Michael Ondaatje

Quiazon, Regina Maria (2006) Mural visions : viewing histories in the works of Michael Ondaatje. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This thesis seeks to challenge traditional notions of literary interpretation by examining the interaction between visual and verbal representation in literature. To this end, I critically examine several elements of visual culture in the literary works of poet/novelist Michael Ondaatje and seek to understand the ways in which the visual as practice and discourse can be seen to exercise power. I argue that images are crucial participants in the politics of knowledge production and that a reading of images must always contend with an account of their historical representations.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Michael Ondaatje, Visual perception in literature, Art in literature, poetry, literary interpretation, literary works, images
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 23:25
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15667
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