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Title: Lips that Touch : a novel ; &, Tiny jubilations : a critical essay exploring photography, narrative and inspiration as haunting
Author: Strachan, Zoë
ISNI:       0000 0004 7963 0653
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2019
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This practice as research thesis comprises two elements: 1) Vol. 1 is a novel, Lips That Touch, set in small-town Scotland between 1935 and 1969. Centring on two main characters, Rena and Bobby, it is a story of family, thwarted ambition and complicated love. 2) Vol. 2 is a commentary that approaches the question of whether inspiration can be understood as a form of haunting through an exploration of photography, memory and narrative. Writing in a way that is personal and postcritical, I consider my use of family photographs and photographs of the built environment (specifically Kilmarnock) as research for the novel, including the role of place, postmemory and inherited narratives. Particular reference is made to the work of William McIlvanney, Janice Galloway, Roland Barthes, Eugène Atget and Hervé Guibert.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: PN Literature (General)