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Title: Two inches of ivory : short-short forms and feminine expressions
Author: Tansley, Laura
ISNI:       0000 0004 2712 8354
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2011
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When Jane Austen described her writing as ‘two inches of ivory’ she was being selfdeprecating, maybe even sarcastic. But as I began an investigation into short-short forms and feminine voices her two inches of ivory became poignant, creating an image of a woman writer inside a tiny white space or writing on a tiny white space. This thesis represents the paths I have chosen – the changes in direction and the twists and turns of my creative process during three years spent exploring ideas related to this image. This journey produced themes and questions which spill across three sections: Passing Through, A Middle Place; Short-short Turns; and Harvested Short-shorts. Each element explores the way short-short stories come to us as writers, readers and editors and also considers the responsibilities and processes involved with taking on these roles.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PR English literature