Writing the wrong: an investigation into incest and transgressive sexuality in the novel 'Clutching shadow'

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/552493
Title:
Writing the wrong: an investigation into incest and transgressive sexuality in the novel 'Clutching shadow'
Authors:
McKenna, Lesley Margaret
Abstract:
Writing The Wrong is the accompanying thesis to my novel, Clutching Shadow, and investigates the nature of transgressive sexuality, namely an incestuous relationship between half-siblings Jez and Lex Sinclair. The thesis explores issues within the novel, such as how our childhood might have an effect on our sexual development, and how our sexual past influences our sexual present, and looks to various theoretical works for verification of the outcomes in the novel. The thesis also questions the concept of transgression and taboo; the novel deals with consensual incest as though it is a love story, which throws up the questions: why is incest wrong if it is a consensual relationship? Looking to other literary works shows how other writers have approached this subject. The subject of abuse and control in Clutching Shadow is also explored, and backed up by using theoretical sources on the psychology of child abuse and submissionldomination which shows how the abuse cycle can continue throughout a person's life.
Citation:
McKenna, L.M. (2005) 'Writing the wrong: an investigation into incest and transgressive sexuality in the novel 'Clutching shadow''. MSc by research thesis. University of Luton.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Jan-2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/552493
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Luton in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA by Research (Creative Writing)
Appears in Collections:
Masters e-theses

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Lesley Margareten
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-08T09:10:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-08T09:10:17Zen
dc.date.issued2005-01en
dc.identifier.citationMcKenna, L.M. (2005) 'Writing the wrong: an investigation into incest and transgressive sexuality in the novel 'Clutching shadow''. MSc by research thesis. University of Luton.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/552493en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Luton in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of MA by Research (Creative Writing)en
dc.description.abstractWriting The Wrong is the accompanying thesis to my novel, Clutching Shadow, and investigates the nature of transgressive sexuality, namely an incestuous relationship between half-siblings Jez and Lex Sinclair. The thesis explores issues within the novel, such as how our childhood might have an effect on our sexual development, and how our sexual past influences our sexual present, and looks to various theoretical works for verification of the outcomes in the novel. The thesis also questions the concept of transgression and taboo; the novel deals with consensual incest as though it is a love story, which throws up the questions: why is incest wrong if it is a consensual relationship? Looking to other literary works shows how other writers have approached this subject. The subject of abuse and control in Clutching Shadow is also explored, and backed up by using theoretical sources on the psychology of child abuse and submissionldomination which shows how the abuse cycle can continue throughout a person's life.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectcreative writingen
dc.subjectW800 Imaginative Writingen
dc.subjectincesten
dc.subjecttabooen
dc.subjectabuseen
dc.titleWriting the wrong: an investigation into incest and transgressive sexuality in the novel 'Clutching shadow'en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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