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Nurul Fatehah binti Aziz

Institute of Humanities

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Doctoral research

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.

Research

Research

Fantasy

Children’s literature

Familial conflicts and convergence in realistic literature

Anthropomorphism of death in fantasy literature

Publications

Publications

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

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities