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Bringers of epiphany: depictions of the feminine in the shorter fiction of George Mackay Brown

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.

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Abstract

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))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online. Access to the printed version is available once any embargo periods have expired.
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
Depositing User: Ms Juliet Linden Bicket
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-328
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2014 08:52
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/328

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