Mother tongues : language and maternity in the fictions of Audrey Thomas

Morgan-Cole, Trudy (1992) Mother tongues : language and maternity in the fictions of Audrey Thomas. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Audrey Thomas' novels and short stories employ autobiographical material and repeated storylines to explore the relationship between language and experience. This thesis focuses on stories in which Thomas writes about maternity and motherhood, specifically female experiences which her characters struggle to capture in language. Her use of this subject matter and the techniques of autobiography and repetition leads the reader to question the shifting, non-transparent relationship between language and experience.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5437
Item ID: 5437
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [167]-182.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: 1992
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Thomas, Audrey Callahan--Criticism and interpretation

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