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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
Keywords: literature
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4985
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