• As the bamboo sings

      Wong, Liu Shueng (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The research question considers the possibility that culture and identity impedes Chinese New Zealanders from writing fiction about their own culture, and considers a Chinese New Zealand history as interpreted from a Chinese ...
    • Double Star

      Thornton, Bernard Christopher Buchanan (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The work is situated in a literary and theoretical context by working with the concepts of authenticity and realism, and within that the story/world distinction. The literary context is examined in terms of realism, ...
    • Freedom struggles

      Jackson, Kamala Mary (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      A first draft novel and exegesis. The novel [embargoed until 31 March 2013] is set in India in 1947,48, in a mission station on the borders of the Princely State of Hyderabad. The principle protagonist is Anand, the son ...
    • Hollywood, Wellywood or the backwoods?

      Conor, Bridget (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis is concerned with the New Zealand film industry and its historical and ongoing relationship with the Hollywood film industry. It will critically evaluate the notion that New Zealand now has more autonomy and ...
    • NZ Idol: performance, talent and authenticity in a song contest

      Wright, Rebecca Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      NZ Idol was a highly rated Reality Television series with three seasons spanning over three years since 2004. The production of this show has caused much media controversy and debate over its musical and/ or artistic worth ...
    • The role of Facebook in the image management of Vietnamese celebrities

      Phan, Tue Minh (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      The development of Facebook is one of the most interesting trends in the growth of Internet usage. In Vietnam, the popularity of Facebook means that it has played a significant role in human interaction and strongly ...
    • Shorty

      Botur, Michael Stephen (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      The eight short stories in Shorty examine themes including racism, oppression, conflict, social perception, miscommunication, struggles over meaning, truth and ethnic identity. New Zealand is a country reinventing itself ...
    • Storytelling: circles and straight lines

      Bronkhorst, Jennifer (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      Storytelling: circles and straight lines is a qualitative, retrospective analysis of my thesis (a collection of iconoclastic New Zealand short stories, entitled In Transit), in which I define the scope of my creative work ...
    • The Cystmaster

      Ngapo, Kathryn Anne Reremoana (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This thesis is comprised of an exegesis “What if: A Thought Experiment” and a novel The Cystmaster - Part 1: The Tunnel Boy (referred to hereafter as The Cystmaster). The Cystmaster is the first draft of a science fiction ...