Writing through

Bower, G.J (2022) Writing through. PhD thesis, Bath Spa University.

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Writing Through is a thesis in two parts. Part A - the creative component - is a script for television, a work of nonfiction and a bridging piece of prose. The script, the pilot episode of a drama set in the north-west of England, is the story of a troubled forensic psychiatrist, his urgent assessment of a man accused of murdering his family and the impact this has on the psychiatrist's increasingly desperate state of mind. The nonfiction is a full­ length memoir and story about what it means to be a father, a husband and a man. The prose is the story of a story of a story, or a story about a writer who falls apart and then writes, in turn, about falling apart. Part B - the contextual component - considers the structure of writing through. This thesis is a unique approach to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, with Part A integrated through practice and Part B providing context. The result is a deeply personal contribution to the knowledge of creative writing and, specifically, writing through.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)

This research was carried out as part of the Story Foundry doctoral programme supported by Bath Spa University’s Research Centre for Transcultural Creativity and Education (TRACE).

Keywords: PhD by Practice, creative writing, scriptwriting, memoir, prose, tv drama, forensic psychiatry, murder, mental health, masculinity, grief, Story Foundry
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.17870/bathspa.00014730
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 16:56
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 18:34
URI / Page ID: https://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/14730
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