School of Culture and Communication - Theses
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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 ...
Collecting Australian art history: Dr. S.A. Ewing and the Ewing Collection
This thesis is a study of collector Dr. Samuel Arthur Ewing (1864–1941) and his collection of Australian art at the University of Melbourne. Although Ewing was considered one of the leading collectors of his day, little ...
The interpretive gesture: Heiner Goebbels and the imagination of the public sphere
Heiner Goebbels’s Stifters Dinge and When the Mountain Changed Its Clothing are examples of “postdramatic” theatre works that engage with the political by seeking to challenge socially ingrained habits of perception rather ...
The art of walking: a romantic genealogy
This dissertation attends to the development of walking as an art form. It is guided by the research questions: What form might a genealogy of the art of walking take? And what would be its value? Drawing on the genealogical ...
The politics of the night: feminine writing and mother-daughter relations in Djuna Barnes, Angela Carter, and Shahrnush Parsipur
This thesis uses Luce Irigaray’s philosophy of sexual difference and Maurice Blanchot’s orphic philosophy of literature to examine representations of night in the fiction of three women novelists, Djuna Barnes, Angela ...
The performance of perversion in Kafka's literature and its adaptations
The interpretation of Kafka’s literature has always presented major problems for critics, who have attempted to simplify the figures and metaphors contained in the stories by offering possible explanations. Starting from ...
The sociology of the chick lit of Anita Heiss
Wiradjuri woman, Anita Heiss, is arguably one of the first Australian authors of popular fiction. Since 2007, she has published across a diversity of genres including chick lit, contemporary women’s fiction, romance, memoir ...
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: spatial environments and experiments in sound
This thesis is the first scholarly monograph that comprehensively examines the work of contemporary Canadian artists Janet Cardiff (b. 1957) and George Bures Miller (b. 1960). It provides a detailed account of their sound ...
Syncope: female absence from the social scape
ABSTRACT This thesis will present, for the first time, an historical analysis of representations of syncope, that is, its aesthetic forms in Western religious art, secular art, film, and most recently in advertising. It ...
Extreme males: autistic masculinity in three bestsellers
Inspired by Simon Baron-Cohen’s theory that autism can be understood as an extreme version of typical male behaviour, this thesis will examine whether this view is reflected in the representation of autistic males in ...