Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dissertation and final project.

For my review/dissertation (the fiddly, theory part of my M.A that is necessary to prove I am not a complete half-wit) I made a short-ish study of doorways and portals in childrens' fiction. Think NARNIA, ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, ELIDOR, THE GHOSTS, CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES.Not forgetting TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN. All those lovely books you escape into as a slightly older child that help to navigate the choppy waters of adolesence. Rites-of-passage type of thing. I had been dreading it (writing) but actually enjoyed it very much. I passed well with a distinction, so virtue is obviously it's own reward. Next up is a graphic treatment of Emily Bronte's WUTHERING HEIGHTS. The words chew, bitten etc come naturally to mind. I will be posting stuff as I go so please check back and take a look.:)


  1. It will be interesting to see how you work your Zapps, Pows and Kersplats into the narrative of this classic piece of literature!