Rethinking disability and care in the works of Dinah Mulock Craik (1826-1887)

Theresa Miller

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This thesis is concerned with the representation of disability, and the 'caring relationships' which surround disabled characters,
in the novels of the nineteenth-century author Dinah Mulock Craik (1826-1887). By focusing on the relationality of caring
relationships, whilst remaining alert to individual human rights, this thesis challenges both western cultural ideas of disability
as dependence and the valorisation of independence in fictional narratives. Throughout, my examination of Craik operates as
an historiographical case study, tracking the evolution of how care has been understood and valued over time, through an
examination of both Craik's work and its critical reception.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Bourgault Du Coudray, Chantal, Supervisor
  • Dolin, Kieran, Supervisor
Award date16 Aug 2017
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017


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