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dc.contributor.advisorPlain, Gill
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Paul
dc.coverage.spatial310en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-12T14:43:50Z
dc.date.available2013-11-12T14:43:50Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/4186
dc.description.abstractThe first part of the thesis comprises Chapters 1 to 40 of the novel, written under a pseudonym, followed by a synopsis of the remaining chapters, 41 to 155. The potential jacket copy will refer to the protagonists, a male and a female detective. The second part of the thesis is a critical study of the novel. Literary theory and critical methods are used to investigate the writing process and to explicate the text’s layers of meaning, not all of which were clear to the author at the time of writing. Chapter 1 considers literary and creative writing theory, paying particular attention to conceptualisations of author and reader. In Chapter 2, the chosen pseudonym is explained and compared with those of other authors; the novel’s title is also examined. Chapter 3 covers the issue of genre, looking at theories and discussing both crime novel and Gothic fiction. In Chapter 4, critical approaches to character are applied. Chapter 5 does the same with plot. Chapters 6 and 7 take account of the manifestations of power. Chapter 6 covers the body and gender, while Chapter 7 deals with race and class. As a conclusion, Chapter 8 describes how the first draft was transformed to one acceptable for publication.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.subjectCreative writingen_US
dc.subjectLiterary theoryen_US
dc.subjectCritical methodsen_US
dc.subjectCreative writing theoryen_US
dc.subjectAuthor/ reader/ texten_US
dc.subjectPseudonymen_US
dc.subjectTitleen_US
dc.subjectGenreen_US
dc.subjectCrime novelen_US
dc.subjectCharacteren_US
dc.subjectPloten_US
dc.subjectThe bodyen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectRaceen_US
dc.subjectClassen_US
dc.subjectIdeologyen_US
dc.subjectPublishingen_US
dc.subject.lccPR6060.O417C2
dc.subject.lcshDetective and mystery storiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCreative writingen_US
dc.subject.lcshCriticismen_US
dc.title'Carnal acts' : from theory to publicationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Englishen_US
dc.rights.embargodate2018-10-30en_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulations. Print and electronic copy restricted until 30th October 2018en_US


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