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The 59 Sound : A fictional historiography of the TISH poetry movement Mash, C. A.


Much has been written about the Tish poetry movement in Vancouver in the 1950s and 60s, yet currently no major historiographic study on the group exists. This project takes an interdisciplinary approach, working at the nexus of English, history, and creative writing, and takes the form of a critical thesis and accompanying novella in order to contribute to existing historiography on Tish. The two parts of this project are located within the historical discourses of narrativism and constructivism, and the narrative traditions of historiographic metafiction and neo-historical fiction. By identifying the major gaps, silences, and erasures in the received Tish historical narrative, the critical section works with the accompanying novella to attempt to address those limitations through the use of a historical narrative.

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