School of Culture and Communication - Theses
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Tommy McRae: his cultural interaction with the colonial world
Tommy McRae: His Cultural Interaction with the Colonial World Andrew Sayers' landmark book 'Aboriginal Artists of the Nineteenth Century' was published in 1996. It revealed for the first time the extent of the art ...
Global SF in the twenty-first century: modernity and the other in Chinese and Anglophone SF
The twenty-first century has witnessed the rapid rise of non-Anglo-American science fiction. In this comparative study, I examine the ways Chinese science fiction is transforming the global field. I read Chen Qiufan alongside ...
Traces in stasis: a theory of enunciative trace in a comic, and material inertia in the work of Grant Morrison
In 'Traces en Cases', Philippe Marion conceives of the comic’s hand-drawn lines in terms of their opacitisation of the gestural enunciative act, and associates enunciative trace with a purely material quality to the line, ...
"I lost the world where I belonged. Now I don't belong anywhere": writing Third Culture experiences
In 1990 the Hubble Telescope was launched into outer space, and for the first time, human beings were able to see the universe more clearly. It was also the year that I started to understand myself in relation to the rest ...
“Revolting Developments”: Productive shame in the graphic narratives of Phoebe Gloeckner and Aline Kominsky-Crumb
“Revolting Developments” presents the first extended, comparative analysis of Aline Kominsky-Crumb and Phoebe Gloeckner’s comics, prose and visual works through the critical framework of shame as an affective mode. These ...
Rational fictions: Hollis Frampton's Magellan and the atlas of film
This thesis analyses three films by Hollis Frampton (1936-1984): Magellan (1964–1984), Palindrome, (1969), and Zorns Lemma (1970). I argue that Frampton sought to organise knowledge on film by recuperating the atlas—a ...
Painting the banal: Dale Hickey and Robert Hunter, 1966-1973
A significant development within art of the 1960s and 1970s was the dispersal of the traditional artistic mediums, and their replacement by a disparate array of installation, performance, documentary and theoretical practices ...
The formation of an abstract language in the early painting of Roger Kemp
The development of an abstract language in Roger Kemp's early painting reflects the manner in which Kemp assimilated elements of the two main currents of European abstraction. The more intellectual, structural current ...
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 ...