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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Candidate : A Novella and Examination of Australian Gothic Crime Fiction
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'Australia is a land without haunted castles or subterranean corridors, without ancient graveyards or decaying monasteries, a land whose climate is rarely gloomy. Yet, the literary landscape is splattered with shades of the Gothic genre. This Gothic heritage is especially evident within elements of nineteenth century Australian sensation fiction. Australian crime fiction in the twentieth century, in keeping with this lineage, repeatedly employs elements of the Gothic, adapting and appropriating these conventions for literary effect. I believe that a 'mélange' of historical Gothic crime traditions could produce an exciting new mode of Gothic crime writing in the Australian context. As such, I have written a contemporary literary experiment in a Gothic crime 'hybrid' style: this novella forms my creative practice. The accompanying exegesis is a critical study of a selection of Australian literary works that exhibit the characteristics of both Gothic and crime genres. Through an analysis of these creative works, this study argues that the interlacing of Gothic traditions with crime writing conventions has been a noteworthy practice in Australian fiction during both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and these literary tropes are interwoven in the writing of 'The Candidate', a Gothic crime novella.'
Source: Author's abstract

Notes

  • MA thesis, Creative Writing and Literary Studies, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.
  • The thesis consists of a novella and critical essay.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Kelvin Grove, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Candidate, Jasmine Davies , single work novella crime
'A contemporary literary experiment in a Gothic crime ‘hybrid’ style.'
(p. 1-108)
Exegesis : An Examination of Australian Gothic Crime Fiction and the Novella 'The Candidate', Jasmine Davies , single work criticism
'A critical study of a selection of Australian literary works that exhibit the characteristics of both Gothic and crime genres. Through an analysis of these creative works, this study argues that the interlacing of Gothic traditions with crime writing conventions has been a noteworthy practice in Australian fiction during both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and these literary tropes are interwoven in the writing of 'The Candidate', a Gothic crime novella.'
Source: Author's abstract
(p. 109-146)
Note: Includes bibliography

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