Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Driver, Dorothy en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Young, Sandra en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Distiller, Natasha en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Warner, Sarah Jane en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-06T18:47:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-06T18:47:22Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Warner, S. 2012. Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11597
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Ruth Miller's poetry was written between 1940 and the year of her death in 1969, and is published in three volumes, Floating Island (1965), Selected Poems (1968), and Ruth Miller: Poems Prose Plays (1990). In this thesis, I modify the concept of literary maternity suggested by Joan Metelerkamp in her article, “Ruth Miller: Father's Law or Mother's Lore?” (1992). My approach is informed by a model of literary maternity that is not defined in terms of a female figure but in terms of a relation between the earliest parent and the child, or what is referred to in psychoanalytic terms as the preoedipal relation. My thesis is concerned to show how Miller's poetry and a theory on the maternal function of literature reinterpret each other; it includes a consideration of Miller's literary legacy, the critical literature describing her oeuvre, and the issues of continuity and authority that arise in the context of literary publication. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.title Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Warner, S. J. (2012). <i>Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11597 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Warner, Sarah Jane. <i>"Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11597 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Warner SJ. Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11597 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Warner, Sarah Jane AB - Ruth Miller's poetry was written between 1940 and the year of her death in 1969, and is published in three volumes, Floating Island (1965), Selected Poems (1968), and Ruth Miller: Poems Prose Plays (1990). In this thesis, I modify the concept of literary maternity suggested by Joan Metelerkamp in her article, “Ruth Miller: Father's Law or Mother's Lore?” (1992). My approach is informed by a model of literary maternity that is not defined in terms of a female figure but in terms of a relation between the earliest parent and the child, or what is referred to in psychoanalytic terms as the preoedipal relation. My thesis is concerned to show how Miller's poetry and a theory on the maternal function of literature reinterpret each other; it includes a consideration of Miller's literary legacy, the critical literature describing her oeuvre, and the issues of continuity and authority that arise in the context of literary publication. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity TI - Ruth Miller and the poetics of literary maternity UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11597 ER - en_ZA


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