DWJ thesis

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 3 12:27:21 EDT 2003

>That's what I'd probably do if I were doing a thesis. Or else on my own
>books. Is that allowed?

If you do a creative writing MA, it is likely to be required. Commonly, 
creative writers (and music composers, visual artists, etc) write a long 
piece, and then a  thesis or long essay which explores the themes or 
influences that shaped the creative piece. Eg a friend of mine wrote a play 
that was a retelling of a fairy tale, and her thesis part was about Angela 
Carter and other feminist fairy tale retellings. It depends on the degree 
and the institution, though. I think if you wanted to do a "straight" 
literary critical MA on your own work, you might run into some pretty 
strong opposition, though.

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