'Wrecked'' and From "The Women of the Batavia" to "Wrecked"

Jo Mary Elizabeth Dutton

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

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The novel "Wrecked" covers a year of the life of central character Fin, with flashbacks to her experience of rape and violence. Developing a filmscript about violence against women after the 1629 wreck of the Batavia Fin must avoid repeating the pattern of violence around violence. The accompanying exegesis discusses the development of this novel in relation to the history of the Batavia incident and the relative silence concerning the plight and fate of the women involved, as well as issues about the nature of memory, attitudes to history and fiction, and the influence of Toni Morrison's Beloved.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Ikin, Van, Supervisor
  • Hughes-D'Aeth, Tony, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Oct 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

Embargo information

  • Embargoed from 27/11/2018 to 27/11/2020. Made publicly available on 27/11/2020.


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