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Title: The distracted globe : a project in the practice of writing poetry
Author: Bluett, Jane
ISNI:       0000 0004 2727 8555
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2011
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The Distracted Globe is a project in the writing of poetry. It is an example of research conducted through creative practice and comprises a collection of original poetry, The Silent Book, and an accompanying reflective commentary. Thematically, the poems deal with adolescence, education, the English Language, mental health, death and loss, gender representation, sexuality and polarisation. Significant subject matter includes: the English Language, English Literature, places, in particular Blackpool, London and Nottingham, madness, with specific reference to Bipolar Affective Disorder. The poetry explores the recreation and transformation of literary texts and the manipulation of fairy tale conventions. The poems are a mixture of free verse and traditional forms. The reflective commentary objectively discusses the writing processes and complimentary creative processes involved in the production of The Silent Book and significant developments in the work of the poet. It also contextualises the poetry through reference to the work of other poets, historical and contemporary and to poetic traditions. The potentially conflicting roles of teacher and poet are explored as is the need for a context for poetry, with particular emphasis on audience and purpose. The multimodal nature of poetry in terms of reading and listening audiences and written and spoken modes of production is also considered. As a doctoral project, The Distracted Globe makes an original contribution to the academic fields of Creative Writing and English in Education.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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