• Can the Subaltern Speak? Re-presenting the Lost Voice of the Vedic Version

      Aycrigg, Belinda (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The exegesis, Can the Subaltern Speak? Re-presenting the Lost Voice of the Vedic Version, posits that Gramsci's term subaltern applies in three ways: to myself, my work and its themes. I discuss how my 'otherness' underlies ...
    • The Cockroach That Died

      Walker, Thorne (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      There’s Something Wrong With Him is the draft of a creative non-fiction memoir, which is the creative component required for the Master of Creative Writing. It’s accompanied by the exegesis The Cockroach That Died. The ...
    • Finding the Śāṭān in the Sacred: An Exploration of Resignification and Generative Sacredness in The Dying of the Light

      Willett, Kit (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      The Dying of the Light is the story of Paradise Lost (2005), reframed. It tells of Lucifer escaping heaven, an abusive institution and family structure, then living with their trauma, and freeing humanity (or so they think). ...
    • From Ritual to Romance and Beyond

      Woodall, Rebecca (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      My thesis, The Sense of an Ending and Other Postmodern Tragedies, is a collection of literary short stories based on classic tragedies. Together the stories are an intertextual web which explore literary postmodernism and ...
    • Fuluhi ki tua ke kitia mitaki a mua: Turn Backwards so That You May See Forward Well

      Luisi, Rob (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Unwanted is a novel (Creative element) accompanied by a critical work (exegesis), Fuluhi ki tua ke kitia mitaki a mua: Turn backwards so that you may see forward well. It follows the coming of age story of a young pre-teen ...
    • A Handful of Seconds

      Tetley, Becs (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
    • The Heart is a Poet

      Malcolm, Andrea (Auckland University of Technology, 2022)
      When We Meet Heart to Face is a memoir focused on my journey of heart failure, heart transplant, recovery and acceptance. It is a bricolage or suturing of poetry and prose that examines the physical and psychic dimensions ...
    • Inheritance, the Camera and the Self

      Fraser, Sandra Jan (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This collection of poems, Deconstructing Light, is a poetic memoir, an exploration of my changing relationship with the science of light and certain associated technologies (the camera the telescope and screen)
The significant ...
    • Joining the Dots: Threads of Connection in Cam and the Bird-people (The Author’s Journey)

      de Roo, Elena (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Exegesis Joining the Dots: Threads of Connection in Cam and the Bird-people (The Author’s Journey), discusses the author’s motivation for writing a middle-grade fantasy novel and examines selected elements of connection ...
    • A Journey From Sympathy to Empathy

      Horne, Samantha (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Ava is a happy, healthy child living in a middle-class family in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. However, as she grows up, she becomes increasingly aware of her mother’s irrational behaviour that stems from the emotional trauma ...
    • The Limits and Possibilities of Words

      Marson, Lorraine Wendy (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The genesis for my thesis Cul-de-sac, a work of realist fiction, lies in the notion that the past always informs the present, that a character's birthplace, formative years, and familial relations place an indelible stamp ...
    • Modern Indian English Novel

      Falki, Hanadi (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The creative thesis titled ‘The Price of Our Silence’ is a realistic fictional novel that taps into the world of the growing 3D Stereoscopic Production Companies in India. The novel traces the lives of the young ...
    • Muka Words

      Puru, Jessie Anahera (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      Smalltalk Rearing is a poetry collection that follows the life of a young Māori woman from childhood to motherhood. It follows her experiences growing up as a child in a small rural town with her family made up mostly of ...
    • Narrative cure and the writing of A Girl Called Frank

      Bradley, Anne (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      Writers of women’s literary fiction often draw from life experience in their creative process. Self-referential narrative captures memories, events and relationships in order to create meaning rather than recount facts ...
    • Painting Myself for Others: The ‘Hum of Perpetual Noticing’ in the Personal Essay

      Barnett, Tracey (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      If the art of the personal essay is to birth the inner workings of one’s brain, be warned; this writer has just birthed a litter of teething puppies—and worryingly, a good half of them are unruly bitches. As a columnist ...
    • The Past is a Foreign Country

      O'Rourke, Maris Lillian (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Zigzags and Leapfrogs: A Memoir, is a description of my quest to reconcile two, often conflicting, aspects of my existence. One is my search for a place to belong, a place to be assimilated into, a place to stand, my ...
    • Playing God with the Unreliable: Memory and Illusion in The Rocks Between the Waves

      Hayes, Luqman (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This exegesis explores the processes around the drafting of my creative thesis, The Rocks Between the Waves, a contemporary and near historical novel set in New Zealand and North America. The novel explores the psychological ...
    • The Problem of the Warrior Woman

      Brocklebank, Meredith (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The exegesis, The Problem of the Warrior Woman explores the lack of female warriors in contemporary fiction and how the notion of what makes a hero if the protagonist is a woman. It also explores some of the many problematic ...
    • The Real Story

      Fleming, Maxine (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Real Story, set in contemporary Auckland, is told from three third-person perspectives, framing the lives of three generations of women. The central catalysing event is the death of the son-in-law, husband, father ...
    • The Rock

      Blaber, Donna (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The Rock is a draft of a contemporary Upper Middle Grade/Young YA children's novel, which forms the creative component required to complete a Master of Creative Writing. The accompanying exegesis, entitled Contemporary ...