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Confirmation of Candidature: Candidate - Tara East

Tricky Writing: Women and Animals as Tricksters in Anthropogenic Fiction

Date: 18 September 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Venue: Toowoomba - Q303. or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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This Creative Writing research investigation combines multiple areas of study, including human/animal relations, ecofeminism, the trickster archetype and eco-criticism, to create an anthropogenic novel that offers alternative representations of women and animals. The creation of a unique methodology dubbed the ‘trickster methodology’ combines elements of practice-led research with trickster qualities. Exploratory drafts will experiment with a range of strategies for subverting, or making strange, the traditional hetero-patriarchal archetype of trickster narratives. This ‘zero’ draft will then be reworked using insight gained through critical reading, research and reflection as I explore how a narrative can represent the spatial oppression of women and animals while simultaneously creating space for readers to appropriate the external and internal experiences of a protagonist – an Other.