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Trapped in her lover's arms : the problem of courtship and romance in selected novels by L. M. Montgomery
L.M. Montgomery may be viewed as a subversive author, rebelling against patriarchal authority. She employed the conventions of the courtship or domestic novel of popular fiction as a vehicle by which to challenge existing ...
Reading tricksters or tricksters reading? An examination of various roles of reading in Thomas King's Green grass, running water
This thesis explores the Integrative storytelling methods which Thomas King employs in his novel Green Grass, Running Water. This novel includes and focusses on oral storytelling methods concerning listener participation, ...
Self-evident shams : metafiction and comedy in three of Flann O'Brien's novels
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the connections between comedy and metafiction evident in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman and The Hard Life. The following pages discuss how these novels express, ...
Mimetic roots of Flannery O'Connor's The violent bear it away
Literature from classical antiquity to the end of the eighteenth century was predominantly mimetic; that is, the general function of literature was to present a heightened imitation of reality, and, in particular those ...
Ordinary lives : extraordinary narratives, the transformation of character and theme in the fiction of Carol Shields
The primary objective o f this thesis is to examine the ways in which the ordinary lives that Carol Shields describes in her fiction are transformed into extraordinary narratives. I will use three of Shields’ novels as ...