Then, and only then: Long sleeves and endless dreams

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Date created: 
2018-11-27
Identifier: 
etd19989
Keywords: 
Memory
Narrative
Dream-Like Representations
Memoir
Life-Writing
Selective Memory
Screen Memory
Abstract: 

A two-part personal narrative as an attempt to provide a memoir in letter form, written from my current self to my future self, after time and age have potentially ravaged my body and mind. Part One offers the purpose behind the letters: why they are important and what they purport to do for the intended reader. It also uses authors who have played with the life-writing and memoir/narrative genre and how they influenced my own ideas of remembering. Part Two is a series of poems, followed by letters that detail and chronicle various memories through different points in place and time; an effort to remind myself how I was formed by my past, and inevitably, what I may become in the future. The narrative unfolds while consciously trying to avoid certain moments and accentuating others. It is an interplay between familiar memories, reminiscences constructed over time, and dream-like representations.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Stephen Duguid
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: Liberal Studies Program
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.A.L.S.
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