• An accidental real: chick lit, research and the everyday

      Nash, Belinda (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This research shows that the production of the genre known as chick lit, being immersed in the unspectacular of the everyday, paradoxically constitutes more than the mundanity of everydayness. It describes the spectacularly ...
    • 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 ...
    • Arnwood

      Tarver, Margaret (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This is a practical exegesis covering the development of a feature-length film script called Arnwood. It is a commercially developed adaptation of the classic novel, The Children of the New Forest (Marryat, 1993) using a ...
    • The assault on Mount B: understanding the role of story in self-delusion in our personal histories

      Fee, Roderick Harold (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This research consists of a creative writing component, a novel, accompanied by an exegesis. The Assault on Mount B examines consciousness through an experimental exploration in creative writing. It uses synchronous but ...
    • Beyond Words: an investigation into aspects of meaning articulated through the material forms of 'old' media as expressed in a polysemous narrative

      Williams, Lisa Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This work is a creative production PhD project that consists of a designed creative text and an exegesis. The creative text, a novel, is made up of of seven artefacts: a novella, a photograph, a series of newspaper clippings, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Closer: a collection of letters from Drus Dryden

      Dryden, Andrew (Drus) (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      closer: a collection of letters from Drus Dryden. I need you so much closer -- Benjamin Gibbard, Transatlanticisism. closer explores the potential of autobiographical writing, in the form of a collection of letters, to ...
    • Darkness Within

      Pitigaisorn, Panisa (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      Darkness Underneath is an exegesis accompanying my creative thesis, Darkness Within, a young adult novel about a group of people going through major life changes following the death of Violet, a young woman who committed ...
    • 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 ...
    • Family Portraits: a collection of stories about queer people in New Zealand

      Orchard, Samuel (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Family Portraits is a graphic novel that explores a diverse range of queer stories in Aotearoa. I move beyond traditional coming out narratives and explore how age, history, gender, and ethnicity shape our experiences of ...
    • From Autumn to Summer

      Kim, Maria (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      My project aims to address the research question of whether or not the central relationship in a film draws out change from both characters and solves the unresolved conflicts within each of them. When summarized, the ...
    • Hollows Left Behind: A Women's 'biography' of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia

      Bell, Zana (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Hollows Left Behind comprises an exegesis and a postmodern, polyphonic novel which seek to provide a feminine, ‘biography’ of Zimbabwe/Rhodesia wherein female protagonists trespass into liminal spaces, exploring binaries: ...
    • Learning to stand upright here: who are we and who is our land

      McNeil, Helen Patricia (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Learning to Stand Upright Here is a novel about an immigrant family who come from the United Kingdom in the 1950s to a small town in New Zealand. It is a mill town, built on the volcanic plateau, on a land that is unstable ...
    • Sleepwalkers Songs

      George, James (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Sleepwalkers Songs is a multiple viewpoint, multiple time-frame tandem narrative ‘siege story’ featuring – as its Story in the Present – a cast of five members of a loosely assembled family journeying the length of New ...
    • Strings of Time

      Wilkin, Stephanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Strings of Time is a novel taken to second draft which plays within the genres of Speculative Fiction, Esoteric Thriller and Contemporary Fiction. The present day collides with the strings of times past and future. The ...
    • Tumble - Second Draft

      Notman, Katelyn (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      The second draft screenplay 'Tumble', is a quirky coming of age drama, with elements of magical realism, about Lorelei - a subpar musician with big dreams, who struggles to find her place within her town and family. [Note: ...