'I wouldn't say that' : finding a young adult, female voice in a Queensland mining town

Nolan, Leeann Margaret Rose (2014) 'I wouldn't say that' : finding a young adult, female voice in a Queensland mining town. Masters by Research by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This is a practice-led project consisting of a Young Adult novel, Open Cut, and an exegesis, 'I Wouldn't Say That': Finding a Young Adult, Female Voice in a Queensland Mining Town. The thesis investigates the use of first person narration in order to create an immediate engaging, realist Young Adult Fiction. The research design is bound by a feminist interpretative paradigm. The methodology employed is practice-led, auto-ethnography, and participant observation. Particular characteristics of first person narration used in Australian Young Adult Fiction are identified in an analysis of Dust, by Christine Bongers, and Jasper Jones, by Craig Silvey. The exegesis also contains a reflection on the researcher's creative work, and the process used to draft, edit, plot and construct the novel. The research contributes to knowledge in the field of Young Adult Literature because it offers a graphic portrayal of an Australian mining town that has not been heard before.

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ID Code: 66809
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Pearce, Sharyn & Muller, Vivienne
Keywords: Australian Young Adult Literature, Auto-ethnography, Ethnography, Practice-led Research, Participant Observation , Realist Fiction, First Person Narration, Dust , Jasper Jones
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2014 04:42
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:43

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