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dc.contributor.authorDunne, Catherine Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-23
dc.date.available2008-04-23
dc.date.issued2007-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/2320
dc.descriptionNote: This version has been edited to remove names for privacy reasons. For a full copy please contact the author.en_AU
dc.description.abstractWriters of PhDs have a unique, personal and in-depth relationship with their subject-matter, which develops over a number of years. What happens when life intrudes so much into the research and writing that it takes over the subject matter, so that the original struggle for objective scholarship threatens to become subsumed in emotion and self-discovery? How does the supervisor, forced to keep a certain distance from an intimate and tumultuous relationship, still teach? The supervisor can do worse than guide their student towards the genre of Life-Writing, within which a flourishing of sub-genres may be accommodating to such a journey. For a closed-records adoptee caught up in the reunion processes sparked by the 1990 changes to the Adoption Act, critical readings of Peter Carey and Janette Turner Hospital developed into the invention of the Adopted Body, the Subject Adoptee and a new way of seeing: ado/aptive reading and writing. Perhaps in the field of ado/aptive theory, the stolen generations, intercountry adoptees and the white closed-record adoptees of Australia can re-invent themselves, develop their identities and create a genre of academic theory unique to Australia.en
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis.
dc.rights.urihttp://www.library.usyd.edu.au/copyright.html
dc.subjectLiterary Theoryen
dc.subjectAdoptionen
dc.subjectAustralian Literatureen
dc.subjectPeter Careyen
dc.subjectJanette Turner Hospitalen
dc.subjectLuke Daviesen
dc.titleAn ado/aptive reading and writing of Australia and its contemporary literature; The metaphor of an adopted body.en
dc.typeThesisen_AU
dc.date.valid2007-01-01en
dc.type.thesisDoctor of Philosophyen_AU
usyd.facultyFaculty of Artsen_AU
usyd.departmentDepartment of Englishen_AU
usyd.degreeDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_AU
usyd.awardinginstThe University of Sydneyen_AU


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