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.

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.

Additional Information

Master of Arts

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15298
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Keywords Incest, Autobiographical fiction, feminist writing, critical commentary, Child sexual assault
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