Writing Afterwards

Seiffert, Rachel (2007) Writing Afterwards. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Afterwards is my tliird publislied work of fiction, and came out in hardback from William Heinemann in February 2007. My intention had been to submit the manuscript as a PhD thesis, with an accompanying essay on the research process. However, since the publication of Afterwards has preceded my submission, and since the umbrella term for PhD studies such as mine is 'Creative Practice', I decided my dissertation would focus on the process by which Afterwards came into being: the writing and the editorial process which took it from draft through proof to publication and review. The first and longest section is an early draft of around 50,000 words. Then comes an essay detailing why this preliminary version of the story had to change, how editorial feedback shaped the new direction I took, and reflecting upon the critical reception of the novel. Finally, this essay has eight appendices comprising scenes in progress, exchanges with editors, reviews, and my own appraisal of drafts as they were produced. The hardback volume is attached to this submission, and the following pages provide the context for its production.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Willy Maley
Keywords: Creative writing
Date of Award: 2007
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2007-71657
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 13:57
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 13:57
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/71657

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