Date of Award
Thesis - ECU Access Only
Master of Arts
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Dr Jill Durey
This thesis consists of two parts. First, a novel manuscript titled 'Fame, Sex and Other Types of Criminality' and, second, an essay discussing ideas used in the creation of the novel.
The novel uses ironic and satiric devices to explore aspects of the culture of narcissism in contemporary Australia. The plot sees a group of characters set out to write a television show in order to achieve their individual goals. An underlying crime subplot results in the characters' desires being thwarted. The novel makes extensive use of references to philosophical, psychoanalytical and political texts to explore issues surrounding desire, the rule of law, romanticism, democracy and gender.
Finlayson, R. (2003). Fame, Sex and Other Types of Criminality. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1656