Reading readings: some current critical debates about New Zealand literature and culture

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dc.contributor.advisor Roger Horrocks en
dc.contributor.author Paul, Mary en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-26T01:55:00Z en
dc.date.available 2007-10-26T01:55:00Z en
dc.date.issued 1995 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--English)--University of Auckland, 1995. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/1974 en
dc.description Whole document restricted. Thesis is now published as a book. Paul M. (1999) Her Side of the Story: readings of Mander, Mansfield and Hyde. Dunedin: Otago University Press. http://www.otago.ac.nz/press/ for more information. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines contemporary interpretations of a selection of important texts written by New Zealand women between 1910 and 1940, and also a film and film script written more recently (which are considered as re-readings of a novel by Mander). The thesis argues that, though reading or meaning-making is always an activity of construction there will, at any given moment, always be reasons for preferring one way of reading over another-a reading most appropriate to a situation or circumstances. This study is motivated by a desire to understand how literary criticism has changed in recent years, particularly under the influence of feminism, and how a reader today can make a choice among competing methods of interpretation. Comparisons are drawn between various possible readings of the texts in order to classify methods of reading, particularly nationalist and feminist reading strategies. The over-all tendency of the argument is to propose a more self-critical and self-conscious approach to reading, and to develop a materialist and historical approach which I see as particularly important to the New Zealand context in the 1990s. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.hasversion Paul M. (1999) Her Side of the Story: readings of Mander, Mansfield and Hyde. Dunedin Otago University Press. en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA611864 en
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dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Reading readings: some current critical debates about New Zealand literature and culture en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline English en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::420000 Language and Culture::420200 Literature Studies::420201 New Zealand literature in English en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.local.anzsrc 200302 - English Language en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/ClosedAccess en
pubs.org-id Faculty of Arts en


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