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Title: Dynamic Memory: The long poem and the poetics of autiobiography
Author: Hodgson, Joyce
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2008
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Memory plays a central role in writing autobiography hence the choice of title for this thesis. I make particular reference to three published autobiographical long poems, Basil Bunting's Briggflatts (1966), Derek Walcott's Omeros (1990), and Barry MacSweeney's The Book of Demons (1997), then I consider how the long poem genre continues to attract contemporary poets. I also investigate the particular way in which memory contributes to the writing of such poems. My work includes an appreciation of the part played by the spoken word as an instrument in the recall of specific memories.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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