Broken gates and leaky graves : spectral language and Australia's ghost stories

Finegan, Samuel Patrick (2014) Broken gates and leaky graves : spectral language and Australia's ghost stories. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Ghost stories are unusual amongst supernatural literatures in their modelling of a recognisable, mimetic reality interrupted or infiltrated by immaterial forces. In its discussion of Australian ghost stories, this thesis advances a new approach to ghost narratives which seeks to model and articulate the mechanics of ghosts and hauntings as something reliant on and engaged with the material and the mundane.

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ID Code: 71189
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Hawkes, Lesley & Muller, Vivienne
Additional Information: Embargoed until 29 April 2016.
Keywords: ghosts, hauntings, paranormal fiction, Australian fiction, Postcolonialism, Critical Philosophy
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 27 May 2014 04:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:00

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