The Mask of Pleasure and Muting of Pain: a New Interpretation of the Rococo
Series I: Correspondence consists of letters, postcards, greeting cards, and telegrams exchanged between Brady and his numerous correspondents.
Series II: Writings is the largest series in the collection and houses numerous of Brady's published and unpublished monographs. These works focus on French literature theory and specifically on the Rococo style and authors Zola and Proust. Brady also examined theoretical and analytical perspectives in French literature by applying such critical devices as period style, structuralism, archetypal theory, psychoanalysis, transactional analysis, group behavior theory, feminism, multiculturalism, catastrophe theory, chaos and complexity theory, and control theory. Brady's novels, including Boomerang, Butterfly in the Mirror, and Guruwari, embody both his interest in French literature and his youth in the Australian Outback. This series also houses the research materials that Brady created and collected in the process of writing.
Series III: Other Papers documents a number of presentations that Brady made at various conferences in addition to a selection of maps, publications, and slides.
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