Bitchdaughter. A female soldier’s creative response to war

Young, Joanne Claire (2021) Bitchdaughter. A female soldier’s creative response to war. DFA thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Bitchdaughter – A Poem is a long poem exploring the themes and experience of a serving female soldier in the British Army. The poem examines conflict and war through this lens and considers identity, gender, physical and mental health, loss and absence, motherhood, technology, media, ecology, geopolitical turbulence and the institutions of commemoration across one woman’s experience of training and operating as an Army officer.

The poem is accompanied by a 30,000 word essay considering the poet’s practise as research. The essay looks at the long poem genre and its application for this project; the experience of institutional and self-censorship; the use of voice across the poem; how the poem might be situated within a Western canon of war poetry; and the inspiration the poem draws from literary and historical examples of female fighters.

Item Type: Thesis (DFA)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies
Supervisor's Name: Jess-Cooke, Dr. Carolyn and Marshall, Dr. Alex
Date of Award: 2021
Embargo Date: 23 September 2024
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2021-82468
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2021 15:24
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 17:06
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82468

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