Dirt Circus League : power and belonging in posthuman young adult fiction

Kimberley, Maree A. (2014) Dirt Circus League : power and belonging in posthuman young adult fiction. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

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This creative practice-led thesis consists of a creative work titled Dirt Circus League, which tells of a female teenaged medical intuitive who follows an enigmatic cult leader to his isolated home in Cape York, and an exegesis. The exegesis explores the representations and complexities of neuroscience and posthumanism in contemporary young adult fiction. The exegesis also discusses how the mechanics of storytelling changed the novel's original focus from one of neuroscience in relation to impacts and effects on teenage brains to the broader social concerns of posthumanism.

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ID Code: 75428
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Hawkes, Lesley & Pearce, Sharyn
Keywords: posthuman, posthumanism, young adult fiction, speculative fiction, neuroscience, practice-led research, creative practice, creative writing
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 08 Sep 2014 01:37
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 00:49

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