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Title: Place and life-writing in early modern England, 1653-1691
Author: Mulgrew, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0004 5992 6473
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2015
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Places, whether political, social, or domestic, often carry symbolic or metonymic meaning. However, the occupants of a place possess the capability to transform, alter, or redefine its significance through the experiential and narrative strategies they employ therein; the garden can become a theatre, or the prison a church. In Early Modern England, both men and women habitually negotiated and redefined the places in which they lived through the life-writing they produced in and about those places. Through the application of modern spatial theories, this thesis demonstrates that place was a fluid category, eluding any singular categorisation, and thus assists a reading of place as a site from which a plurality of subjectivities could emerge. In short, this thesis will construct a creative dialogue between place and the self, as presented in life-writing so as to place both in a mutually informing and transforming relation.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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