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Title: Writing 'Afterwards'
Author: Seiffert, Rachel
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2007
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'Afterwards' is my third published work of fiction, and came out in hardback from William Heinemann in February 2007. My intention had been to submit the manuscript as a PhD thesis, with an accompanying essay on the research process. However, since the publication of 'Afterwards' has preceded my submission, and since the umbrella term for PhD studies such as mine is 'Creative Practice', I decided my dissertation would focus on the process by which 'Afterwards' came into being: the writing and the editorial process which took it from draft through proof to publication and review. The first and longest section is an early draft of around 50,000 words. Then comes an essay detailing why this preliminary version of the story had to change, how editorial feedback shaped the new direction I took, and reflecting upon the critical reception of the novel. Finally, this essay has eight appendices comprising scenes in progress, exchanges with editors, reviews, and my own appraisal of drafts as they were produced. The hardback volume is attached to this submission, and the following pages provide the context for its production.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral