Institute of Humanities
Director of Studies: Prof Jean Webb
Second and Third Supervisors: Dr Mikel Koven; Dr Catherine Butler (University of the West of England)
Reinventing Humanity: postmodern conditions in Terry Pratchett's corpus of children's fiction
My research aims to trace and explore survival and the formulation of child heroes in Terry Pratchett’s corpus of children’s fiction. The corpus comprises fourteen books and my textual analyses will draw on relevant theory associated with children’s literature, fantasy, folklore, postmodernism and carnival. Hypothesising that Pratchett’s children’s fiction functions – for both its child characters and its child readers - as a vehicle for understanding the world and surviving in it, the research will aim to address a gap in current academic attention paid to Pratchett’s works for children.
- About Nurul Fatehah binti Aziz
About Nurul Fatehah binti Aziz
Bachelor of Human Sciences in English Language in Literature (Upper Second Class Honours), International Islamic University, Malaysia.
Master of Human Sciences in English LIterary Studies (First Class Honours), International Islamic University, Malaysia.
For my MA thesis, I undertook bursaried, pioneer research in Malay ethnic studies in literature; my thesis was the first to examine representation of Malays and Malay culture in contemporary Malaysian short stories.
Familial conflicts and convergence in realistic literature
Anthropomorphism of death in fantasy literature
Nurul Fatehah Aziz and MA Quayum ‘An Interview with Anwar Ridhwan: A Malaysian National Laureate’, Asiatic
2011 Nurul Fateha ‘Ramifications’, Aphelion: The Webzine for Science Fiction and Fantasy, November 2011 http://www.aphelionwebzine.com/shorts/2011/11/Ramifications.html
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