School of Culture and Communication - Theses
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Blind spots in motion: antinomies of distance in Eimear McBride's A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (2013) and The Lesser Bohemians (2016)
Eimear McBride is an Irish experimental novelist whose striking two novels—A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing (2013) and The Lesser Bohemians (2016)—are bound together by the dreams and voices of their narrators. In them, McBride ...
Soma-masculinities: centring the body within studies of masculinities
Whilst feminist and queer scholarship have paid generous attention to bodies and embodiment in their attempts to better understand gender and sexuality, studies of masculinities have tended to lag behind. In this thesis, ...
Haunting fear: literary encounters with medieval, renaissance, and gothic ghosts
The ghost is an enduring figure in literature, one that has appeared over centuries in a plethora of different forms. The power of the ghost as a literary figure and the key to its endurance lies in the intense, heightened ...
Performing (Un)forgiveness: the psychomachia of recognition and the return of the colonial repressed in 21st century settler gothic drama
This project explores recent Australian plays that deploy the Gothic as a representational strategy that critiques the nation’s recent Reconciliation project. In these Gothic dramas, non-Indigenous characters and their ...
Enlightenment at sea: Melville's maritime politics
This thesis examines the political thought of nineteenth-century American author Herman Melville. Reading him in dialogue with Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Kant, I argue his works speak back to the Founders’ ...
Development and evaluation of a semantic-based access framework for health record linkage
Record linkage is the task of finding records in data sources that refer to the same entity across those different resources. In the health domain, record linkage is commonly used for identifying records belonging to the ...
Remembering Edouard Borovansky and his company 1939 - 1959
This project sets out to establish that Edouard Borovansky, an ex-Ballets Russes danseur/ teacher/choreographer/producer, was ‘the father of Australian ballet’. With the backing of J. C. Williamson’s Theatres Limited, he ...
The endurance of horror film masks: ritual, power, and transformation
This thesis surveys a range of horror film masks to explore why they have been such an enduring generic motif in horror cinema. Their potency as transhistorical, transnational artefacts has played a significant role in ...
This thing is intricate and it's everywhere: the art of Michael Stevenson as a model of historical time
This thesis is the first detailed, scholarly analysis of the practice of the Berlin-based New Zealand artist Michael Stevenson (b. 1964). It examines the substantial body of work extending from Stevenson’s paintings of the ...
Writing DNA: why does the human animal write creatively?
This thesis argues that creative writing is a form of play that uses cognitive patterns of information. It begins with a collection of short fiction, titled Small Science, loosely based around scientific themes, particularly ...