What feels true? : sifting through belongings

Clarke, Rebecca (2012) What feels true? : sifting through belongings. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This practice-led research project explores how, after a successful first experience writing a poetic solo theatre work derived largely from autobiography, I sought to find personal connection and satisfying ‘authenticity’ in the writing of a more difficult, nonautobiographical second work. Via reflections on practice, through an autoethnographic narrative, the project also evokes a practitioner’s struggle to self-educate, survive personal, life-changing loss, and manage heightened professional stakes. In doing so, it reveals essential lessons in acknowledging, accepting and following ‘what feels true’, to remember and consider in future writing.

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ID Code: 54666
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Megarrity, David
Keywords: practice-led research, poetry, autobiography, performance, authenticity
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 07 Nov 2012 04:03
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 11:29

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