Kamand Kojouri-Haraj - Rewriting Women into History: A study of Feminist Mesanarratives

Kamand Kojouri-Haraj

Photograph of Kamand Kojouri-Haraj

DEPT/SUBJECT AREA  Creative Writing

SUPERVISOR(S) Dr Francesca Rhydderch, Dr Anne Lauppe-Dunbar

RESEARCH DEGREE: PhD

THESIS TITLE: Rewriting Women into History: A Study of Feminist Mesanarratives

 


 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.


PUBLICATIONS

The Eternal Dance: Love Poetry and Prose (published in March 2018)

Chapter 1 of Ada (my Masters historical novel) published in CityNovel 2016 Anthology