Francesca’s doctoral thesis out of which Bite Your Tongue (Spinifex) was published in 2011 is online at the University of Wollongong in their research holdings:
- vol 1 Bite Your Tongue;
- vol 2 A Book of Pineapple.
Publicly funded creative research is made publicly available.
“Two years before she died, Susan Sontag spoke about the power of fiction, how it is through inventions of a writerly kind that we receive an “education of the heart.” She said it is through art, fiction in particular, that we are able to make a world that “enlarges our sympathy.”
This vision underpins this submission for a Doctor of Creative Arts, which consists of two companion texts: a novel (Volume I) and its theoretical annotation/exegesis (Volume II).”
This thesis was awarded an examiners’ commendation.