When is a man where he drowns: part one of a three-part novel

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dc.contributor.author Shepard, Aaron
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-18T17:54:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-07-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3411
dc.description.abstract “When is a Man Where He Drowns” is a creative project that forms part of a novel in progress. In the novel, Paul Rasmussen, 31, an anthropology instructor and ethnographer, is recovering from a career setback and early prostate cancer. He takes a job as a fisheries technician in the remote Immitoin Valley, meeting a series of characters who both facilitate and complicate his convalescence. At the conclusion of “Part One: Archaeology,” he begins an ethnographical study of the people who were displaced and relocated when the valley was flooded to create the McCulloch Dam in 1970. The Immitoin Valley is a fictional location, a composite of various communities and geographical features along B.C.‟s Arrow Lakes, the Peace River valley, and other places that have experienced socio-geographical change due to hydroelectric dam activity. When is a Man Where He Drowns, in its entirety, is concerned with themes of exile, displacement and masculinity, using the body and landscape as parallel metaphors. My thesis, which consists of “Part One: Archaeology,” is a standard narrative told in third person. It attempts to establish the protagonist‟s relationship with his body, and sets the stage for the remainder of the novel which will play with different forms of storytelling, including ethnographic field notes, journal entries and transcribed interviews. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject novel en_US
dc.subject creative writing en_US
dc.subject exile en_US
dc.subject displacement en_US
dc.subject masculinity en_US
dc.title When is a man where he drowns: part one of a three-part novel en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Gaston, Bill
dc.degree.department Dept. of Writing en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Fine Arts M.F.A. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.embargo 10000-01-01
dc.description.embargo 9999-12-31

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