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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Jessica Davidson

The Fault in Our Prose: Examining the Intersectionality of Mental Health, Sexuality, and Gender in Literature for Adolescents

Date: 29 June 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Online via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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This practice-based research project will expand upon current research into representations of mental health, sexuality, and gender, and the connections between each, in literature for adolescents. The thesis will be presented in the form of an exegesis (of approximately 30,000 words) and a creative work (of approximately 70,000 words), which will take the form of a young adult novel titled Paper Stars. The exegesis will investigate how creative writers can effectively use different narrative strategies to craft stories that capture the complexity of the protagonist’s lived experiences of, and with, mental illness, and the interconnected relationship between mental health, sexuality, and gender performance.