'Notes from the Bibbulmun' (Novel) 'Walking with Walser, Bernhard, Sebald' (Exegesis)

James Quinton

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This thesis consists of a novel set on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia and an exegesis about the relationship between walking and writing. The novel, 'Notes from the Bibblmun', uses the psychogeography of secular walking tracks to structure its narrative. It explores the idea that long solitary walks elicit characteristic forms of memory and self-talk in the walking subject. The novel employs a method of indirect narration that W.G. Sebald termed the 'periscopic form' and this method is explored in the exegesis in relation to Robert Walser's The Walk, Thomas Bernhard's Walking and W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Hughes-D'Aeth, Tony, Supervisor
  • Chinna, Stephen, Supervisor
Award date24 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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