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Title: ELEGIE : a fiction-based inquiry into the changing status of the 'rock novel' and its use as a vehicle for discussing evolving paradigms in creative practice
Author: McBride, Cailean
ISNI:       0000 0004 8503 3230
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2020
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The following is a long-form inquiry into debates around the effects of digital technologies on creative practices and the economics and realities of artistic creation from the period roughly between the last three decades of the 20th century and the first two of the 21st. The main body of the work takes the form of a novel that explores the career of three generations of popular musician, charting differences in working practices, cultural attitudes, as well as their relationships to each other. A secondary consideration is the role of related support networks, such as review journalism, and both the positive and negative effects of this relationship. The work will then conclude with a set of three separate but interlinked essays on some of the intellectual groundwork behind those themes as present within the novel; from the exploration of long-form fiction as a research method, to the specific causes of the 'anxiety' felt by creative practitioners as a result of advances in digital technology, to an examination of some literary reactions to that anxiety.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.F.A.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PN Literature (General)