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Disco apocalypse : liminal fictoscapes, and, hatricks: where did the white rabbit go?

Pizaro, Lisa (2007) Disco apocalypse : liminal fictoscapes, and, hatricks: where did the white rabbit go? PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

This thesis comprises a novel, Disco Apocalypse: Liminal Fictoscapes, and an accompanying exegesis, Hatricks: Where did the White Rabbit Go? which together explore socio-political and aesthetic currents in contemporary culture and literature by means of an authorial journey. The ultimate aim of the thesis is to create a body of work which applies a critical analysis and produces an original and exhilarating cutting edge narrative. Disco Apocalypse is a contemporary novel set in Melbourne, South America and Japan that explores the lives of two sisters, Kit and Suzy G who take a road/air journey to Peru, Brazil and Hiroshima. Kit is a film maker whose observational skills bring a visual acuity to the description of places and events in the cities and towns visited out on the road. In the course of the novel Suzy G disappears when her plane goes down over Bass Strait and no remains of the aircraft are discovered. The exegetical narrative was constructed in a manner resembling a series of reflections or reflective surfaces that highlight the images displayed in each segment. This process hovers in liminality, the second stage in a ritual event, where we are caught 'betwixt and between' the world of the novel and the world of the exegesis. PLEASE NOTE: Volume 1 of this thesis, the novel, is not available online.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
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PLEASE NOTE: Volume 1 of this thesis, the novel, is not available online.

Uncontrolled Keywords: exegetical narrative, literary theory, literary criticism, literature
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 410000 The Arts
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
RFCD Classification > 420000 Language and Culture
Depositing User: Bingyan Gu
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2008 00:46
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:40
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/920
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