Treasure : an exploration in the writing of the self

Nix, Heather (2000) Treasure : an exploration in the writing of the self. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


This thesis consists of (Vol. 1) the critical component and (Vol. 2) the auto/biographical-based novel TREASURE. The title of the overall project is TREASURE: An Exploration in the Writing of the Self. The critical component addresses issues of feminist theorists seeking a 'new' space for women's auto/biographical writing, and includes a discussion of the novel TREASURE. The project digresses from the conventional doctoral thesis and reflects the central underlying assumption in my research: women's writing has been relegated to boundaries and excluded from canonical literature; the underlying notion being, that women's writing is considered by male guardians of canonical literature to be inferior to that of their male counterparts. The conventional thesis format in itself reflects the institutionalising of literature (and learning) as well as the act of writing in the English language which excluded, and still often does exclude, many women from participating.

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2 volumes in one PDF

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Communication and the Arts
Keywords autobiographical fiction, self in literature, women authors, feminist writing
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