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Title: Tin
Author: Freeman-Fawcett, Claire
Department: School of English and Theatre Studies
Program: Creative Writing
Advisor: Dionne, Brand
Abstract: Tin is a sequence of poems exploring power, violence, and love in the linguistic and semantic aftermath of domestic violence. It is interested in the impossibility of narrative at the limits of language as well as in silence, memory, and anger both personal and inter-generational. Part of the project is autobiographical, and explores my own experience of being trapped by the language and violence of an abusive partner. Tin is interested in how abuse tells one story and enacts another and employs an aesthetic of a grotesque domestic which serves to open up traditionally feminine vocabularies, such as those of the kitchen recipe, to find places for women’s own language of violence and anger to seep out. The text attempts to use language, laden as it is with power and hierarchy, to interrogate itself.
Date: 2019-07
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