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dc.contributor.advisorBurnside, John
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Marilee
dc.description.abstractThe non-fiction introduction to The Wyvern’s Tale: A Thought Experiment in Bakhtinian Dual Chronotope Occupation documents the evolution of the novel, The Wyvern’s Tale, from the ideas that inspired it to its current incarnation as a full-length novel intended for an adult audience. It comprises an explanation of the novel’s main concept, Bakhtinian dual chronotope occupation, as well as an idea-focused account of the creative-writing process. Detailed in the introduction’s theoretical premise is the relationship between Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of chronotope and the carnivalesque and the ideal of the divided union in Chalcedonian Christology. This relationship revolves around the state of existing in two time-spaces at once. The novel, The Wyvern’s Tale, explores this dual existence imaginatively using the setting of parallel worlds – the every-day world and a fictional world called Wyvern – as well as a protagonist, who functions in the fictional world as a Christ-figure. Particular thematic emphasis is placed on differing perceptions of truth and reality, and on the transformative power of costumes. The novel’s outcome, dependent on the reader’s decision as to whether dual chronotope occupation is possible or impossible, is respectively either hopeful or tragic. It attempts to reflect the outcome of the life and death of Christ depending on whether his co-existence as God and man was real or imagined.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.relationRabelais and His Worlden_US
dc.relationThe Dialogic Imaginationen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.subjectBakhtinian philosophyen_US
dc.subjectDual chronotope occupationen_US
dc.subjectCreative writing processen_US
dc.subjectChalcedonian Christologyen_US
dc.subjectAlternate realityen_US
dc.subjectDual naturesen_US
dc.subjectFairy taleen_US
dc.subject.lcshBakhtin, M. M. (Mikhail Mikhailovich), 1895-1975--Influenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpace and time in literatureen_US
dc.titleThe wyvern's tale : a thought experiment in Bakhtinian dual chronotope occupationen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.rights.embargodatePrint and electronic copy restricted until 25th May 2015en_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulationsen_US

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