A way of life: guilt and recovery in Scottish women’s writing

Brady, Ellie Maria (2022) A way of life: guilt and recovery in Scottish women’s writing. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis will investigate the explorations of personal guilt in contemporary Scottish women’s writing, by selecting four Scottish female writers attempts to achieve recovery through their literary examinations of their distinct experiences of guilt. It will consider the influence and intersection of Scottish nationalism and culture within the curation of female guilt, and examine how the writers in discussion attempt reclaim their experiences of guilt in deeply personal narratives within a Scottish cultural-national context. More specifically, this thesis will investigate how issues of maternity, domesticity, belonging, and identity inform the range of guilt experienced and how these issues can be explored to offer recovery from guilt, as depicted in the chosen literature.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Supervisor's Name: Stoddart, Dr. Helen
Date of Award: 2022
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2022-82934
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 14:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 14:39
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82934
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82934

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