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Title: The Velvet Sky : in memory of Stephen Duckhouse
Author: Battista, C.
ISNI:       0000 0004 7960 2513
Awarding Body: University of Salford
Current Institution: University of Salford
Date of Award: 2019
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Comprising a gently fictionalised biography of my ancestor, Stephen Duckhouse, and a critical reflection this thesis combines critical and creative processes from archive and field research, family stories and creative writing. It aims to engage techniques of fictionalised biography to stage an investigation into the experiences of Home Children and the First World War. The thesis develops a practice as research methodology in parallel with critical investigations. The practice as research methodology (after Nelson, 2010) that is employed means that while I am producing a work of creative writing, I am also simultaneously presenting a critical investigation into contemporary biographical practices. By employing practice as research as a methodology, I am able to engage with a creative process woven into the creative story, with biographical research in relation to Home Children sent to Canada and the First World War, to explore and exemplify the genre of gently fictionalised biography. In terms of creative practice, I have given Stephen Duckhouse a voice via an emotional and spiritual response, which justifies and partially defines the gentle fictionalisation of Stephen's journal and the character of Annie.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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