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Type: Thesis
Title: Patterns of Being
Author: Stuart, Heather Anne
Issue Date: 2014
School/Discipline: School of Humanities : English
Abstract: Major creative work: 'Patterns of Being' – a verse novel. The major creative work is a narrative in open verse. The fictional narrative was inspired by an interview with Rupert Max Stuart in The Age on August 19, 2002, titled, 'Max Stuart reflects, finds peace'. Rupert Max Stuart is a South Australian Aboriginal man who was imprisoned in the 1950s for the murder and rape of Mary Hattam, a young white girl. The case created controversy around issues of race and capital punishment for many years. 'Patterns of Being' is a fictional narrative about grief and reconciliation. A girl named Dawn is murdered and police accuse a carnival worker named Rufus. The story is told by Annie, who is Dawn's cousin. She recalls her own experiences but also imagines the remembrances of Lilly, Dawn's mother and Aril, a nymph-like girl who moves through dimensions of time and space. The imagery is inspired by the environment of regional South Australia and the narrative shows Annie's psychic evolution. Annie is 'both the agent and the theatre of individuation' (Simondon). 'Patterns of Being' shows how Annie uses the collective voices of her interior to navigate a path through grie
Advisor: Jones, Jill
Kerr, Heather Beviss
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, School of Humanities, 2014
Keywords: creative writing; verse novel; wisdom genre; H.D.; Hilda Doolittle; self-remembering; psychoanalysis; animus; anima; enneagram; hermetism; chaos theory; complexity; structural edit
Description: Author also known as Heather Sladdin
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Vol. 1 [Verse Novel] Patterns of Being -- v. 2 [Exegesis] Patterns of Being: complexity in the verse novel and the process of creating its structure.
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