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dc.contributor.advisor Connolly, Kevin Popeski, Jessica 2018-01-04T14:30:04Z 2017-12 2017-12-12 2018-01-04
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a regionally rooted, contrapuntal poetry cycle. I intend for it to unite my preoccupations with ecofeminist poetics and the genetic inheritance of fractured, grandmaternal generational lines, reconciling private and public conflicts by examining how political and geographical rupture, war zones, and genocide generate traumatic, ancestral memory. The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and World War II veterans, my work will ask loud questions about why, for decades, depression has decorated the medical notes of my family, as if the ink stayed wet for a century, rubbing from one manila folder to the next. My project examines where these ancestral memories intersect, and manifest as cyclical bouts of anxiety and depression, physical illness, and disordered eating. By granting these recurring intergenerational cadences value in the present, my poems seek to transform stress, and the legacy of its gifts, into a greater consciousness. I hope my collection will join a canon of texts probing complicated cultural legacy, with an unchartered crispness in Canada. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and University of Guelph College of Arts Graduate Travel, Research, and Creation Fund. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Poetry en_US
dc.subject Epigenetics en_US
dc.subject Feminist poetics en_US
dc.subject Grandmaternal inheritance en_US
dc.subject Disordered eating en_US
dc.subject Concrete poetry en_US
dc.subject Anorexia en_US
dc.title The Wrong Place en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Creative Writing en_US Master of Fine Arts en_US School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
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