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Title: The escape of the imaginary author
Author: Barry, Desmond
Awarding Body: University of South Wales
Current Institution: University of South Wales
Date of Award: 2013
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This creative/critical overview of the novels A Bloody Good Friday, The Chivalry o/Crime and Cressida's Bed by Desmond Barry, and Far South by David Enrique Spellman, will examine some of the literary influences in the composition of the novels, as well as the development of the author from naive dilettante, influenced by the Beats, to heteronymous voice of the Far South Project and the creation of an imaginary author. The overview examines some of the underlying psychological and philosophical matrices out of which the novels were born and the influence of writers such as William S. Burroughs and Jorge Luis Borges. The work will trace a journey from the Aristotelian forms of the published Barry novels to the experimental multi-platform narratives of Far South. It will show how the process of learning in an academic environment influenced an involvement with Aristotelian formal strategies that in turn led to experiments with the use of chance in the production of multiplatform narratives. The exegesis points the way to new literary and creative forms through digital technologies that are widely accessible and open up innovative ways of cooperation among dancers, photographers, filmmakers, web designers, and writers, which can subvert or cooperate with existing publishing paradigms. This self-reflective narrative examination of practice-led research and creative process begins as an examination of the tensions involved in the creation of a classic Aristotelian narrative form and develops into an interrogation and illumination of the potentialities of using cooperation and chance in prose fiction and interdisciplinary multi-platform stories.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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