Monday, February 23, 2009

Cross Discipline Juice

Back at uni this week, after eighteen months' work experience in the real world. (Read lawnmower, garden centre attendant, courier and deckhand). But this time it's not Uni 101. It's real juicy.
My thesis: to research the origins and history of a little girl who was dropped off the edge of her world and arrived on our own Eclipse Island here in 1831 with a boatload of sealers from all corners of the globe; to write something beautiful about her story, fictionalise it, find a 'voice', a narrator capable of spinning such a ripping yarn, and at the end of the year, present it to the history/literature buffs at Murdoch.
A good excuse to hang out on and island and write, methinks.
Now, if I could just rustle up a spare couple of hours in the week, this would be quite achievable. Something's gotta give ... All the same - I'm so excited about this project and it's potential.


  1. Good one Sarah, I didn't know you were doing going back to uni...
    It will be good to hear the rest of this story.

    Your link to the story doesn't work,
    have to replace it with ""

  2. Soundslike a fun story miss.. willbe interestingwhat you canfind in that fictonmindof your.:)

  3. Yes, always hard to find that extra time....have fun with it, I LOVED my Honours year. It was the best part of my study so far.

  4. Sounds like a fascinating topic, Sarah. I'm looking forward to hearing more.

  5. Ah, so you are onto it! Love your work.

  6. Hey I notice you are reading Gould's Book of Fish, great book! I have just started Wanting Seems to have a few parallels with your project. VERY jealous of your island sojourn btw. Good luck!

  7. Thanks for your comments Bloggers! Shark, i simply must write you a lengthy missive on the gossip down at the Sudden Ocean (guess what! tha southern champions are back. I wonder if Mr Mauritius has bought a bicycle yet...)

    C.Q. That book has turned my thoughts on writing history completely on its head. The same as any discipline I suppose, once you've learnt the rules, you can start making them up! Love it. And I want to read 'Wanting' so much. Should I? (Considering my reading list right now is, like, suitcase material over the next fortnight.) Gould has already informed this thesis heaps...
    And the island idyll? Stay tuned.

    BT, you should know, you are my idol ...