Under the Eclipse

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Awarding institution
  • University of Strathclyde
Date of award
  • 2022
Thesis identifier
  • T16319
Person Identifier (Local)
  • 202094806
Qualification Level
Qualification Name
Department, School or Faculty
  • My thesis is a novella accompanied by a reflective writing essay. Under the Eclipse is an exploration in fiction of the relationship between movement of people and paintings in Paris during the first year of occupation in World War II. Using a blend of abstract emotions and the materiality of objects, juxtapositions are drawn between people and paintings through a series of vignettes of an ensemble cast of people whose lives are interwoven by isolation, displacement, relocation and resistance. In the reflective writing I discuss my research methods, use of key texts and literature as well as other media and demonstrate the importance of authenticity in a time frame and location. This project has been influenced by authors Sebastian Faulks and Irène Nemirovsky, specifically Faulks’ French trilogy and Nemirovsky’s Suite Française. I address parallels, as well as strategies, for linking the main characters by their rationales without direct interaction between them, although giving them individual engagements with minor characters.
Advisor / supervisor
  • Glass, Rodge
Resource Type
Embargo Note
  • This thesis is restricted to Strathclyde users only.