Browsing by Supervisor "Slaughter, Tracey"

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  • A body of one's own: Representations of women's bodies in the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Anne Sexton, and breaking free of the gendering patriarchy

    Rowell, Dadon (The University of Waikato, 2019)
    Waxing, shaving, plucking, eye-brow tinting, hair dying, makeup, diets, plastic surgery – if all women were instantaneously in love with their natural bodies, millions of people would be out of work. For centuries, women’s ...
  • Bite

    Mitchell, Tori (The University of Waikato, 2020)
    Bite is a collection of blunt confessional poetry draped in honesty, identity, and 21st century feminism, examined through lived experience with eating disorders, sexuality, trauma, disconnect from family and culture, love ...
  • Erased: Representations of women's bodies in chronic invisible pain

    May, Melody Julianne (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Stories of pain stretch metaphors and similes. They infuse verbs into the narrative—it stabs, it burns, it aches—in a desperate attempt to describe what the pain is doing in the body. There is a critical need for accurate ...
  • 'Fish of New Zealand'

    McBreen, Liam (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    ‘Get off the road you lycra-clad cunt!’ A bond is formed with a foul-mouthed kahawai hitchhiking along Surf Highway 45. A penis-riddled espionage colours a Catholic School’s swimming sports. A group of children trek ...
  • !!!FR33D0M 0FF SP33CH!!!

    Smith, Hugh Lyal (The University of Waikato, 2021)
    My title is “FR33D0M 0FF SP33CH”, a play on the saying “freedom of speech”. I write with the intent of voicing tough subjects that others haven’t or don’t, and often exposing things that I wouldn’t tell or share personally. ...
  • Frag[Men]ted: Representations of Masculinity in David Foster Wallace's Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club

    Ansley, Hamish (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Supported by a selection of original creative works, this thesis will undertake a comparative study of the ways in which masculinity is represented in David Foster Wallace’s Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and Chuck ...
  • Holding Out For a Heroine: Representations of Voice, Silence and Adolescent Girls’ Identity in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

    Wilkinson, Melody Julianne May (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    Today, teenage girls are told they can do anything. However, this is not reflected in the images they see and the books they read, which often reinforce messages of passivity, weakness, objectification, and undermine the ...
  • Inscribing traumatic experience: Allusion and satire in poetry

    Rose, Brittany Melinda (The University of Waikato, 2021)
    That rape trauma is unspeakable is a damaging myth for those who experience sexual assault. The work of poets Pascale Petit, Fiona Benson, Vanessa Place and Patricia Lockwood showcases the broad range of strategies that ...
  • Lifting the Silence: Ethical Representation of Mental Illness in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

    Thomas, Loren (University of Waikato, 2017)
    Young adult (YA) fiction is a fast-growing area of literature that is constantly responding to commercial pressures and the demands of its growing audience. Although it has a large commercial popularity, the critical focus ...
  • Passing lane & other stories

    Raleigh, Mary Isobel (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Abstract The process of growing into ourselves is one that we navigate through interactions with other people and, in turn, through interactions with the self. We learn from how the world refracts back to us and lodges ...
  • Poetic lives: Verse biography in Aotearoa New Zealand

    Anderson-O'Connor, Aimee-Jane (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Bringing together a selection of Aotearoa New Zealand verse biographies, and drawing on perspectives deriving from decolonizing methodologies, and from historical and feminist revision and reclamation, as well as my own ...
  • Pōuri: Two original screenplays

    Kohere, Anthony (The University of Waikato, 2022)
    Pōuri, as defined on Te Aka Māori Dictionary, means “regret, mournful, gloomy, in the dark.” It is an apt description of the following stories: Unprivate Moments, and Haytham; or, The Māori Gothic. A common thematic tie ...
  • Seeking (and Finding) Ulysses: Some Positive Ageing Narratives in Recent Fiction and Film

    Osborne, Patricia Lynne Clara (University of Waikato, 2014)
    The process of ageing is all too often seen as something to be avoided, feared or even, sadly, ridiculed. We are all familiar with literary and film narratives which portray older persons as either curmudgeons or crones, ...
  • "This is not a work of fiction": Examining Robin Hyde's Passport to Hell as Creative Nonfiction

    Holder, Marissa (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    In 1936, journalist Robin Hyde prepared the final copy of a biographical novel that blended fact and fiction in order to capture the experience of the disreputable World War I veteran James Douglas Stark. The careful ...
  • When Red Runs Blue: A collection of poetry taking back woman’s autonomy over our bodies

    Sadgrove, Amber (The University of Waikato, 2023)
    Dear Vagina Owners/ Vagina admirers Welcome to my body. When Red Runs Blue is a collection of poetry centred around menstruation, and exploring the complicated relationship between patriarchy and the female reproductive ...
  • Whitewashed Jasmine

    Jauhary, Eefa Yasir (The University of Waikato, 2020)
    A young brown girl stands with her arms and feet apart. Snowmanned in Fair & Lovely. She does not know why she has to do this. She wonders why the way she was born isn’t enough. Why she’s not enough. Whitewashed Jasmine ...
  • Write the Body Bloody: Violence, Gender & Identity in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath & Ai

    Elliott, Rachael (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Poems that hang themselves on the rope of acts, apparitions and assertions of violence, voiced by a fierce ‘I’, are primary modes in the work of both Sylvia Plath and Ai. Their violent ‘I’s burst the boundaries of acceptable ...