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This section is for essays, term papers, thesis, or indeed any analytical work, based upon the books and writings of Terry Pratchett.
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- A statistical analysis of the chapters, paragraphs, words and footnotes in the Discworld stories.
- Newsgroup Discussions
- A separate section containing discussions relating to various Pratchett books and characters
- White Knowledge and the Cauldron of Story: The Use of Allusion in
Terry Pratchett's Discworld
This thesis was written as part of his 'Master of Arts in English'.
- The Literary Evolution of Terry Pratchett
A paper written for an Advanced Placement Composition course.
- Postmodern Parody In The Discworld Novels Of Terry Pratchett
This dissertation was written as part of his English degree.
- Terry Pratchett, the Watch and the Blurring of Genre
A year three disertation
- An essay on Only You Can Save Mankind
- Subverting the Genre
A Hovedfag Thesis.
- The Realm of Turtles: Why We Read Novels in the Electronic Age, As Demonstrated By Pratchett's Reaper Man
This was written as supporting evidence for his 'novels in the electronic age' thesis.
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld
Written for his final exam in English.
- "Necessarily Extended Duration To The Red Army! Regrettable Decease Without Undue Suffering To The Forces Of Oppression!"
This paper was written as part of an Asian Studies Class.
- English Dialects in Modern
British Fiction — “Ach Crivens”: The Language of
the Wee Free Men (PDF File)
This paper was written for an 'Introduction
into English Linguistics' course.
- Sense Relationships and Semantic
Problems in Literary Translation
This paper was written as part of a
pro-seminar "words" (linguistics) during 2001/2.
- Sourcery Essay
AP Placement Essay Type
- The Seven Ages of
Originally published in Issue 82 of the
Discworld Monthly (February 2004)
- Bewitching Writing
An investigation of the form and function of intertextuality in the witch-sequence of
Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels; Equal Rites, Wyrd Sisters,
Witches Abroad, Lords and Ladies, Maskerade and
- Which witch is which?
A feminist analysis of Terry Pratchett's Discworld witches. Thesis for a Masters of Arts in English, June 2006.
- English Dialects in Modern British Fiction
"Ach Crivens": The Language of the Wee Free Men
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Pratchett: Guilty of Literature
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A collection of essays
on Terry Pratchett and his work. Second, expanded edition
published July 2004 by Old Earth Books.
- Power and Authority in "Guards! Guards!"
- This essay looks at 'Guards! Guards' as a political novel in which the age-old questions of the relationship between Power and Authority, and of that between Pragmatism and the Utopian ideal are raised by Leviathan in person.
- The Sandman Papers
- Edited by
is a primarily a collection of essays about Neil Gaiman, but it
contains one entry (by Stacie Hanes and Joe Sanders)
called Reinventing the Spiel: Old Stories, New
Approaches that compares Gaiman's usage of the Triple
Goddess (maiden, mother, crone) with that of Pratchett. The
Sandman Papers is available
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