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Percival, B 2015, 'The poetics, politics and writing of memory', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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The overall aim of the composite thesis is the critical examination of the poetics and politics of memory, particularly in the extended role of the ekphrasis in literature. The creative work A Strange Chinese Tale draws on theoretical elements from Debord, Deleuze, Lefebvre, and Baudrillard, and provides a narrative for the post-modern political and cultural landscape of contemporary China, in relation to the individual’s search for a sense of belonging. The exegesis The Poetics, Politics and Writing of Memory argues for the extension of the ekphrastic project into the domains of the photographic image and the ‘space of memory’.