• The Alexandrite Effect

      Jones, Dione Frances (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Alexandrite is a novel about the interaction of three families affected by certain events which took place nearly a century ago. The discovery of a body in an English garden sets Pamela, a titled widow, on a world ...
    • Arlitz & Righting the self

      Henderson, Katie Louise (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This submission is in two parts. The first, the draft of my novel, Arlitz, is set in a care facility in rural New Zealand, and in Russia. Arlitz is a psychological ‘tandem character’ novel written essentially in the form ...
    • Authenticity and Readability on the Brink: Grief and Anxiety in a Tandem Narrative

      Duffy, Danielle (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      White Sheets and Other Particulars is a novel of a woman recovering from the death of her son and a subsequent suicide attempt. It is written as a tandem narrative, with non-chronological flashbacks between a pre-traumatic ...
    • Black River: An account of Christmas Preacher, a slave freed

      Ojabo, Idoko (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The PhD comprises a creative component (novel) and critical component (exegesis), and comes out of a desire to fill both a literal and a symbolic gap in the researcher’s family history. The novel, Black River, is in magical ...
    • Blood and Water

      Adair, Taylor (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Blood and Water is a young adult fantasy novel, written in first person and present tense. It follows two tandem narratives, features time jumps and is based in a fictional world. The specific target audience for the novel ...
    • Breathing life into ancient history

      Grierson, Josephine Annabelle (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The Last Roman is a historical novel based on fact that was inspired by the fifth century letters of Sidonius Apollinaris, writer, poet, soldier, diplomat, bishop and Saint. It is set in ancient Gaul, Italy and Spain ...
    • Catch them when they fall

      Tau'au-Filisi, Helen Fa'amotu (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      In 1991, Ela returns to teach at Southside High school as a first year English teacher in Otara, South Auckland after a seven year absence in tertiary study. She too had been schooled in South Auckland schools in Mangere ...
    • The Chaos of Writing Fiction

      Harris, Samantha J (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This creative thesis “Swing On A Gate” is a novel that explores the context of a suburban riot, its possible causes and consequences. Because such an event has multiple viewpoints, the thesis has been written in third ...
    • Communal Consciousness: Thread of Lies As Composite Novel and Literary Depiction of Homophobia

      Ojabo, Idoko (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Thread of Lies is a work of fiction that deals with homophobia; the trauma and dejection homosexuals face in the twenty-first century. The death of a lesbian couple is the background behind the plot. The exegesis explores ...
    • Contemporary issues of adaptation / Who disturbs the Kukupa?

      Hazlehurst, Kayleen (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This work explores the history of war drama in film and prose; the availability of structural models to screenplay writers; and the possible application and usefulness of these filmic models in the early development of ...
    • The Country of the Past: an exegesis to 'Great and Glorious Intent'

      Cooke, Alana (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This novel, "Great and Glorious Intent" is historical biographical fiction fashioned around the early life of Richard Molesworth who took part in the War of the Spanish Succession under the leadership of the 1st Duke of ...
    • The dispersed seeds

      Garang, Malual Jackdit (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The title of my thesis, The Dispersed Seeds, refers to the Scattered Children of South Sudan known to many as ‘the Lost Boys.’ However, a thematic intention of the novel can be summarised by arguing that ‘we are not Lost ...
    • Exploring the Depths of Dark Fantasy Within the Annihilation Enigma

      Kinghan, James (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This exegesis will outline genre and development within the draft of the novel; The Annihilation Enigma. This novel has developed and evolved over ten months, influenced by novels, comic books, television shows and roleplaying ...
    • Finding the footprints in the frost

      White, Jennifer Margaret (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This submission is in two parts: Finding the Footprints in the Frost is an exegesis that looks to frame the ideas and contexts explored in the accompanying novel The Art of Broken Pieces. It investigates the field of writing ...
    • The Grafton Light

      Peacocke, Rachel (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The Grafton Light thesis is a contemporary story set in Auckland, New Zealand. The exegesis is an examination of The Grafton Light thesis. The current background of the author in terms of the digital age, and an overview ...
    • Greyscale

      Allan, Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The creative thesis Greyscale is, at its heart, an exploration of a conflicted marriage. The novel is set in 2036, when climate change has made conventional farming untenable and the New Zealand food supply is controlled ...
    • He Kōrero Paki nō Tawhiti mai: Narratives from Distant Past

      Easton, Herewini (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      He Kōrero Paki nō Tawhiti mai: Narratives from Distant Past Te Wai Ka Tō hia He Wai Mā Ū; Caught by the drag of the water Kei roto i ngā waiata tuku iho, ko ngā reo whakapapa, ko ngā reo whakatauki me ngā reo pūrākau. ...
    • How Safe Are You? Themes, Concerns and Metaphor of Jewish Second-generation Literature in the Novel "To Life"

      Warner, Kirsten (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The novel To Life concerns the inheritance of psychic trauma by the child of a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, and is part of the genre of second-generation literature. In this exegesis I will examine the genre’s frames ...
    • An Insight

      O'Hagan, Denise (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Jacirama is a native Amazonian Indian who lives with his isolated tribe of Ibiajara in the Amazon rainforest. He is a young shaman’s apprentice and is fascinated with plant lore and medicinal cures, an innate ability he ...
    • Isolation and Unease: An Exploration of How "Powdered Milk" Sits Within the Tradition of New Zealand Gothic Fiction

      Henry, Thalia Jane (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The creative thesis Powdered Milk weaves a Gothic rural psychological story, set in Otago in southern New Zealand. It explores complex individual histories and a burgeoning relationship in an interwoven tandem narrative ...