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Talk Here: A Personal Chronology In Linked Essays, Neva Knott May 2015

Talk Here: A Personal Chronology In Linked Essays, Neva Knott

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Baring It All, Barbie Cure Dec 2014

Baring It All, Barbie Cure

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This collection of creative nonfiction encapsulates the author’s career as a burlesque performer in New Orleans. The goal of this thesis is to tell her story using the techniques of creative nonfiction – specifically, the memoir. This is not merely a story of her career – it is a piece about her relationships, the author conquering her fears, and how she rises up to meet her goals. Part I tells of how the author discovers this new world and how she finds her place in it. Part II is the author’s personal narrative of her revelation to her family. This ...


Fraser Fir, Josie A. Scanlan Dec 2013

Fraser Fir, Josie A. Scanlan

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Something Like "Yes", Laura J. Mcknight Ms. Dec 2013

Something Like "Yes", Laura J. Mcknight Ms.

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Before, During, After, Kelly Rose Aug 2013

Before, During, After, Kelly Rose

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Following in the footsteps of writers Mary Karr, Joan Didion, Russell Baker, and many others, Kelly Rose writes about her childhood, marriage, and subsequent divorce from a New Orleans journalist. Her writing is broken down into various sections, which address her writing influences, her troubled relationship with her mother and her complicated divorce. Finally, the author discusses how these experiences have shaped her writing today.


"Two Thousand Hours" And Other Essays, Bradley P. Guillory May 2013

"Two Thousand Hours" And Other Essays, Bradley P. Guillory

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The nonfiction collection of essays is about childhood and nostalgia, and how all the experiences as a kid make them into whom they will be.


Shades Of Zaida, Rachel E. Pollock May 2013

Shades Of Zaida, Rachel E. Pollock

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


I Believe In My System, Guy Choate May 2013

I Believe In My System, Guy Choate

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


To Ride On, Coleen R. Muir Aug 2012

To Ride On, Coleen R. Muir

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of creative nonfiction essays.


Cease Fire: One Woman's Search For Self In A Culture Of War, Christine R. Wettlaufer Ph.D. May 2012

Cease Fire: One Woman's Search For Self In A Culture Of War, Christine R. Wettlaufer Ph.D.

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Cease Fire is a war story told from one woman’s perspective. It’s about a farm girl and her battles fought as young soldier serving on a remote nuke site during the Cold War. It’s the interpretations of lived experiences, highs and lows of a military career fused with family life, and spanning over three decades. Like true war stories, Cease Fire has little to do with actual war. It is a sometimes humorous, but often tragic attempt to make peace and to make sense of the places, comrades and enemies that graced and plagued a career. First ...


Breathing Through The Night, Amber L. Jensen May 2012

Breathing Through The Night, Amber L. Jensen

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

In Breathing through the Night, the author examines the moments of understanding and misunderstanding, the moments of fear, coping, and relief that occur during her husband’s deployment to Iraq and upon his return. The experiences of this military family serve as a magnifying lens through which the author explores means of coping and the role of communication in making meaning from memory, in shaping personal narratives within layers of story and history.


Yoshimura's Ghost: Essays On Rural Japan, Jen Cullerton Johnson May 2012

Yoshimura's Ghost: Essays On Rural Japan, Jen Cullerton Johnson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Yoshimura’s Ghost: Essays on Rural Japan is a collection of six essays exploring the cultural phenomena and daily life of rural Japan. The collection represents my experiences of living as an educator, wife, and mother living in a post 9/11 world. Although not chronological, the essays flow episodically and illustrate examples of the social and cultural concepts that struck me as elements of otherness. Some of the essays in this collection examine the parallels between the exclusion and isolation I felt in Japan as compared to other marginalized groups. Several of the essays describe the culture of Japanese ...