Bicket, Juliet Linden (2008) Bringers of epiphany: depictions of the feminine in the shorter fiction of George Mackay Brown. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.Due to Embargo and/or Third Party Copyright restrictions, this thesis is not available in this service.
This thesis examines the role and function of George Mackay Brown's main female protagonists in ten key short stories. By bearing in mind Christopher Whyte and Douglas Gifford's very different observations of the place these female characters occupy in the texts, it will be discovered whether or not Brown's gender ideology is constraining and limited. The thesis will examine in four chapters the position of one woman and her searching religious questions, the author's selkie stories and the implications they bring to bear both on his female creations and wider societal view, the supernatural through his female ghosts and witch, and finally, his portrayal of ordinary Orcadian women. Correspondence, manuscripts, and archive materials will be referenced throughout.
|Item Type:||Thesis (MPhil(R))|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PR English literature|
|Colleges/Schools:||College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature|
|Supervisor's Name:||McCue, Dr. Kirsteen|
|Date of Award:||2008|
|Embargo Date:||19 September 2014|
|Depositing User:||Ms Juliet Linden Bicket|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.|
|Date Deposited:||19 Sep 2008|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2012 13:17|
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