|dc.description.abstract||Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts (2015) maps the story of Nelson’s relationship with Harry Dodge, a genderfluid artist, from the beginnings of their relationship, through to moving in together, getting married and the eventual birth of their child, Iggy. Rather than present this intimate narrative in a linear fashion, The Argonauts is composed of fragments of reflective prose, which mobilise anecdote and citation as their central forms. This thesis draws on Heather Love’s recent work on microanalysis to investigate the effects of The Argonauts’ combination of the macro frames of social theory and art (the citational) with small-scale reflections of daily life (the anecdotal). It considers how Nelson uses self-disclosure to critique the queer cultural politics around maternity, kinship and caretaking. As such, this thesis demonstrates the critical potential of micro-forms of observation, description and analysis as they emerge in the aesthetic framework of life writing.||en_AU|
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|dc.title||From Micro to Macro: Anecdote and Citation in Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts||en_AU|
|dc.contributor.department||Department of Gender and Cultural Studies||en_AU|
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