A work in progress that has been building since Corissa was in her early twenties, she is ever hopeful that she will be successful in finding a publisher for this manuscript when she is satisfied that it is ready to be presented to the world.
The tale of a land that has been drawn and quartered, and of the girl who must somehow learn to navigate her way through the conflict that surrounds her in order to learn all there is to know of her past and the power of which she is capable.
Master of Arts (Writing & Literature)
Towards the end of 2018, Corissa completed her Masters thesis, titled Representations of Feminised Power in Isobelle Carmody’s Fantasy Fiction. Of the firm belief that the works of Isobelle Carmody are some of the most remarkable fantasy novels going around, Corissa’s these focuses upon a selection of Carmody's novels (Obernewtyn, The Gathering, and Greylands)and considers both how Carmody has portrayed female power within each novel, and the effects this power has upon the characters and worlds that she has created.
Poetry is a passion close to Corissa's heart. She is constantly working on new pieces to showcase, focusing upon a number of different topics - first love, post-traumatic stress, becoming a mother and more. She is slowly building a collection with the aim to publish a chapbook of her work.
From conventional poetry formats to spoken word poetry and an array of styles in between, Corissa's poetry explores not only the issues close to her heart, but also her technical abilities with the art form of poetry itself.
A new idea that has recently taken hold and has seen many a sleepless night already as Corissa begins to sketch out the bones of this new story.
A contemporary tale that focuses on the world of high school and the confronting issues surrounding consent.