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|Title: ||Kate Wake|
|Authors: ||Wiebe, Mariianne Mays|
|Supervisor: ||Toles, George (English, Film and Theatre)|
|Examining Committee: ||Sinclair, Struan (English, Film, and Theatre) Alexandrin, Elizabeth (Religion)|
|Graduation Date: ||February 2012|
|Issue Date: ||24-Nov-2011|
|Abstract: ||Kate Wake is a fictional narrative about two women, one contemporary (Katie) and one historical (Kate Wake). The multi-genre, poetic account also delves into the history of psychiatric health practices on the Canadian prairies.
Kate Wake is loosely guided by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. I understand this myth as a working-through of loss by an individual compelled to return to the original scene (of loss), a sort of underworld ruled by sleep, memory and the unconscious. Doing so is risky, but may also result in a movement towards recovery, reparation and renewal: even if uncertain, a future.
Drawing on lexicons of music, visual art, poetry and psychoanalysis, Kate Wake develops themes of loss, hope and possibility as they might be found in the struggle of making a work of art.|
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