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Ordinary Disturbances : A Collection of Poetry

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Ordinary Disturbances : A Collection of Poetry

Longman, Madelaine Caritas (2017) Ordinary Disturbances : A Collection of Poetry. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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For my thesis I have crafted a collection of poetry exploring concepts of selfhood. The poems use various lenses to present diverse perspectives on this concept, such as psychology, psychoanalysis, and religious theories regarding the difference between thought and action. I also draw upon biographical information about the poet Fernando Pessoa and the visual artist Yayoi Kusama and their respective selflessness and narcissism, and explore how these perspectives influence the relationship between their art and their lives. The collection is held together by a loose first-person narrative, ranging from lyrical to experimental in style, about a young woman unsure how to balance an individual identity with the desire to be close to others.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Longman, Madelaine Caritas
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:English
Date:February 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):di Michele, Mary
Keywords:research-creation
ID Code:982423
Deposited By: Madelaine Longman
Deposited On:07 Jun 2017 16:42
Last Modified:18 Jan 2019 20:56
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