School of Culture and Communication - Theses
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Passport to paradise: the politics of mobility in twentieth-century women's writing
In many works by twentieth century women writers, mobility serves as a symbol of agency, creativity or self-transformation. At the same time, these texts often critique or ironise their mobile protagonists, suggesting ...
When romance is dead: vampires in romance narratives for girls
In this thesis, I examine how the archetype of the vampire in Western literature continues to evolve within contemporary Young Adult vampire romance narratives. Building on Auerbach’s contention that vampires mutate according ...
Global positioning: international auctions and the development of the Western market for Chinese Contemporary art, 1998-2012
This thesis examines the role of international auction houses in developing a Western market for Chinese Contemporary art from 1998 to 2012. It highlights six art auction events as pivotal for the transmission of cultural ...
Maurice Blanchot: three terrors
This thesis studies the political and critical writings of Maurice Blanchot from 1933 to 1949, a period in which he underwent a number of fundamental intellectual changes that were most famously but not only political. Its ...
The topographical parenthesis: articulations of space in the novels of Henry James
Taking as its cue the “topographical parenthesis” of Washington Square (1881), this thesis proffers the parenthesis as a critically underrated topographical and rhetorical category that is constituent of the novels of Henry ...
Collaborative drawing on Captain Cook's Endeavour voyage, 1768-1771: an intellectual history of artistic practice
This thesis investigates what can be learned from the drawn gesture on paper by locating it in the historical context in which it was made. This ‘contextualist’ approach to drawing analysis is derived from the methodologies ...
Welcome to the coven: organising feminist activism in the connective era
The highly publicised protest wave of the early 2010s triggered a reconceptualization of the organisational practices and structures of contemporary activism. Prior research was focused on analysing the new sociality of ...
Three books: voice, literature, and mind
THREE BOOKS: Voice, Literature, and Mind (2013–2018) The Absent Therapist / The Inevitable Gift Shop / Murmur The Absent Therapist is a kaleidophone of voices – internal monologues, meditations, expostulations – that ...
Moving mountains: interwar collecting of French modernist art and the economics of translocation
A distinguishing feature of the Parisian art market during the interwar period was the influx of art collectors from outside continental Europe, who, in many cases, benefited from a currency advantage against the weakened ...
Fielding Peter Carey: economy, archive, celebrity
This thesis accounts for a method of reading Carey’s fiction as works of national literature in the minor register (colonial, peripheral, small) which refract a sense of the possibility of circulation in transnational ...