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yWater's Edge and The Water's Edge WritingGaylene Perry,
2000Z10337662000single work thesis "Consists of a novel and an exegesis exploring creative writing and research. ... The exegesis addresses the nature and role of the exegesis in the current PhD thesis requirements for creative writing in Australian universities."--Abstract2000
The author discusses the two components of a doctoral thesis in creative writing, a creative work and an exegesis drawing upon a literary theory that must relate to the creative work. She concludes that: "The concept of the exegesis needs to be reshaped until it is more compatible with the creative component of the thesis, and assessment of whether or not a compulsory exegesis can be enforced justifiably should continue. But with imagination, an optional theoretical component can be used powerfully by a creative writer".