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dc.contributor.advisorHughes, David
dc.contributor.authorColmar, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-04T22:40:41Z
dc.date.available2012-07-04T22:40:41Z
dc.date.copyright2011
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2012-07-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/4505
dc.description.abstractLost and found in translation: Being Madeleine This isn’t my life. This is the “screenplay” (book) I wrote about my life. Janet Frame (and me) Shell Seekers is a coming of age story of a young part ni-Vanuatu woman trying to reconcile her fragmented past. It is a past that is constructed through memory, fantasy and myth; from memories of an idyllic childhood in paradise, to the realities of educational aspirations in New Zealand, a return home permeated by local sweet/souring of Anglophile and Francophile colonial aftertastes, then as a young woman “in the belly of the beast” that is London, looking for a father and answers. A romantic encounter proves to be an eye-opener for Madeleine, who finally discovers that her displaced homeward journey is inevitably circular, and what “home” has become is borne out of memory, love and desire; a place she, literally, cannot “return” to again. Although many original works are often viewed as being semi-autobiographical, all the characters, including the central character of Madeleine Hughes are, in essence, fictions. Shell Seekers, the first ‘completed’ draft, is an original concept.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectFilmen_NZ
dc.subjectCinemaen_NZ
dc.subjectCommunicationsen_NZ
dc.subjectScreenwritingen_NZ
dc.subjectNarrativeen_NZ
dc.subjectSouth Pacificen_NZ
dc.subjectVanuatuen_NZ
dc.subjectComing of ageen_NZ
dc.titleShell Seekersen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Communication Studiesen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2012-07-04T12:25:42Z


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