Kamand Kojouri-Haraj

Research Details

Subject Area: Creative writing

Supervisor: Dr Francesca Rhydderch, Dr Anne Lauppe-Dunbar

Research Degree: PhD

Thesis Title: Rewriting Women into History: A Study of Feminist Mesanarratives 

Research Synopsis

My research explores the feminist approach in creating individualised narratives, what I call mesanarratives (mesa meaning ‘into or within content’), by critically examining three historical fiction novels that were published during third-wave feminism: Diamant’s The Red Tent, Atwood’s Alias Grace, and Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring.

A feminist mesanarrative is an attempt at bringing the smaller narratives at the forefront while deconstructing the sexual politics and language of misogyny.

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