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Sermon Soup, Abigail C. Wisser Apr 2019

Sermon Soup, Abigail C. Wisser

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Second Birth Into Paradox, Abigail C. Wisser Apr 2019

Second Birth Into Paradox, Abigail C. Wisser

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Empty Manicotti Shells, Julia N. Schultz Apr 2019

Empty Manicotti Shells, Julia N. Schultz

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Patience, Emma M. Foster Apr 2019

Patience, Emma M. Foster

Cedarville Review

A short piece of creative nonfiction about my grandma teaching me how to play solitaire in the wake of Hurricane Irma.


Grounded, Abigail Shaffer Apr 2019

Grounded, Abigail Shaffer

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Growing Abroad, Emily Miller Jan 2019

Growing Abroad, Emily Miller

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

For my Honors Project, I wrote a creative nonfiction essay about my study abroad trip to Le Mans, France last summer. In the essay, I broke up the narration with three sections, each highlighting a personality trait I gained from my experience: independent, overcoming fear, and adventurous. Because this is a creative work and something I may consider publishing later on down the road, I am not submitting the main essay. Following this abstract is my Critical Essay and Personal Essay.


To Feel Better: A Personal Account Of My Eating Disorder, Savannah Kate Woods Jan 2019

To Feel Better: A Personal Account Of My Eating Disorder, Savannah Kate Woods

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

Eating disorders are complex mental health disorders. The following stories and moments apply psychological skills, knowledge, and perspective to my personal struggles with bulimia. The personal narratives vary greatly in word count. Please be aware some scenes may be disturbing or uncomfortable.


Carrying Loss, Hallie S. Wilk Oct 2018

Carrying Loss, Hallie S. Wilk

Student Publications

"Carrying Loss" is a creative nonfiction piece I wrote based off of someone I know, a mother who discovers that she is pregnant with a baby that has Trisomy 18, a genetic disease with very low survival rates. This piece follows the internal struggle of the mother as she deals with this information, and decides to carry the baby to full term, despite the fact he has passed inside of her. It ends on the day of the baby's birth as a still born.


A Roof Of One's Own: Widow Walking In The Anthropocene, Anna C. Mullen Sep 2018

A Roof Of One's Own: Widow Walking In The Anthropocene, Anna C. Mullen

The Goose

A nonfiction work that explores widow's walks in a time of climate change on the coasts. This piece walks the lines between speculative fiction and lyrical essay.


Never Forgotten, Kaylee Patton Feb 2018

Never Forgotten, Kaylee Patton

Westview

No abstract provided.


Mom’S Famous Pie Crust, Kwyn Bollinger Feb 2018

Mom’S Famous Pie Crust, Kwyn Bollinger

Westview

No abstract provided.


Black Lives Examined: Black Nonfiction And The Praxis Of Survival In The Post-Civil Rights Era, Ariel D. Lawrence Jan 2018

Black Lives Examined: Black Nonfiction And The Praxis Of Survival In The Post-Civil Rights Era, Ariel D. Lawrence

Theses and Dissertations

The subject of my thesis project is black nonfiction, namely the essay, memoir, and autobiography, written by black authors about and during the Post-Civil Rights Era. The central goals of this work are to briefly investigate the role of genre analysis within the various subsets of nonfiction and also to exemplify the ways that black writers have taken key genre models and evolved them. Secondly, I aim to understand the historical, political, and cultural contributions of the Post-Civil Rights Era, which I mark as hitting its stride in 1968. It is not my desire to create a definitive historical framework ...


Les Mots Justes And Other Things Impossible To Find, Katherine Tasseff Jan 2018

Les Mots Justes And Other Things Impossible To Find, Katherine Tasseff

Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects

Communication can be hard enough when you’re speaking in your native tongue, but throw in a second language and something’s sure to get lost in translation. In this creative nonfiction piece, I trace my real-life journey from tongue-tied homebody to bilingual voyageuse over the stepping stones of four chapters, with each chapter linked by the themes of language and communication. In the first half of the project, a unique job offer brings love, friendship, and plenty of misunderstanding into my humdrum life, and inspires me to pick up a language that broadens my personal and academic horizons. In ...


Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta Dec 2017

Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Through critical self-analysis of my life, I intend to answer the question, “How does food help us transition from one chapter of our life to another?” My purpose is to provide a personal viewpoint about related topics associated with food, like class, origin of food, religion or lack of, culture and tradition, obesity, food choice, and love. Through this viewpoint, I will demonstrate how food associations can encapsulate our past, memories, and identity in a way that moves us from the past to the present, and, hopefully, the future.

Capstone theme: Food, Ethics, and Politics


In Post Memoriam: An Exploration Of Family And Grieving, Courtney A. Mauck May 2017

In Post Memoriam: An Exploration Of Family And Grieving, Courtney A. Mauck

All NMU Master's Theses

This collection of essays, poems, and fiction details the author’s exploration of familial trauma and grief. The author wrestles with the concept of “postmemory” as theorized by Marianne Hirsch and questions what it means to have the experiences of someone else passed down through generations. The collection includes essays on the connection between eggs and ovarian cancer, the exploration of animal magnetism, as well as a fictional recreation of a familial story. By braiding several forms of writing together, the work aims to create an interwoven narrative that questions the very concept of memory.


Science, Between The Lines: Rosalind Franklin, Rachael Renzi May 2017

Science, Between The Lines: Rosalind Franklin, Rachael Renzi

Senior Honors Projects

The purpose of this paper is to contrast scientific rhetoric with creative biographical writing style. Both forms of communication rely on specific syntax and styles to describe research findings to the appropriate audiences, but the often passive format of scientific literature excludes the passionate reasonings of the researcher. In order to understand why the scientist is kept separate from his or her published findings, I am going to experiment with the two contrasting forms. Throughout the paper, each form will be tested and used at varying levels. Both scientific and creative writing will be mixed. To emphasize the technically dense ...


Growing Pains: An Honors Thesis Of Creative Writing, Angelica L. Santiago Gonzalez Mar 2017

Growing Pains: An Honors Thesis Of Creative Writing, Angelica L. Santiago Gonzalez

Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects

Most of the creative writing included in this thesis are nonfiction pieces; there are only a few that can be classified as fiction. They all connect to my own growth and development as a writer, and also as an individual struggling to find and establish my own identity. In the last four years I tried to make sense of my life and my struggles, especially my personal history of trauma. I can confidently say that I am in a much better place than I was when I first started my adventure at LC. Writing has been an important part of ...


Stopped Before Beauty: Meditations On The Closed Door, Hannah Celia Harwell Fassett Jan 2017

Stopped Before Beauty: Meditations On The Closed Door, Hannah Celia Harwell Fassett

Senior Projects Spring 2017

This project is an integration of nonfiction vignettes within a critical study of personal writer’s entryways into the beauty and meaning of the world. Using the religious metaphysics and aesthetic theory of Simone Weil, I will trace the intersections between beauty and shame in the genre of personal essay, diary-keeping, and memoir across various cultural moments. It will travel between Westerbork Transit Camp through Etty Hillesum’s diary, the outskirts of Bard College in Mary Gaitskill’s Lost Cat, and Virginia Woolf’s summer dwelling, St. Ives, through A Sketch of the Past. Finally, in echoing that process of ...


Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett Jan 2017

Dreams And Reality: A Storyteller's Look At Life, Sara K. Bennett

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

These pages tour the wanderings of a storyteller's mind and snippets of life in the forms of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, though not always in that particular order. The topically arranged pieces first delve into the meaning of being a storyteller. This involves having half of one's mind in another place and putting on the mantles of different characters. After finishing with the theme, the collection turns to fiction with a selection of stories and poems. Turning from fiction, the collection touches upon real life pain, struggles, grief, and growing. Each provides snippets of life adding a backdrop ...


Sins, Omissions, And Alibis, Johanna Marie Costigan Jan 2017

Sins, Omissions, And Alibis, Johanna Marie Costigan

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Short stories, creative nonficiton, prose poems.


The Molloy Student Literary Magazine Volume 14, Damian Hey Ph.D., Joseph Ostapiuk, Chloe Chappa, Adrianna Solis, Mary Akt Gallagher, Morgan Anderson, Frank Caiazzo, Nicole Esposito, Lauren Kalista, Vincent Mascia, Christopher Rontanini, Annmarie Sivert, Meghan Kristyn Collins, Emily Jareb, Helen Daly, Idalis Jones, Elizabeth Miranda, Victoria Vaglica Oct 2016

The Molloy Student Literary Magazine Volume 14, Damian Hey Ph.D., Joseph Ostapiuk, Chloe Chappa, Adrianna Solis, Mary Akt Gallagher, Morgan Anderson, Frank Caiazzo, Nicole Esposito, Lauren Kalista, Vincent Mascia, Christopher Rontanini, Annmarie Sivert, Meghan Kristyn Collins, Emily Jareb, Helen Daly, Idalis Jones, Elizabeth Miranda, Victoria Vaglica

The Molloy Student Literary Magazine

The Molloy Student Literary Magazine, sponsored by Molloy College’s Office of Student Affairs, is devoted to publishing the best previously unpublished works of prose, poetry, drama, literary review, criticism, and other literary genres, that the Molloy student community has to offer. The journal welcomes submissions, for possible publication, from currently enrolled Molloy students at all levels. All submitted work will undergo a review process initiated by the Managing Editor prior to a decision being made regarding publication of said work. Given sufficient content, The Molloy Student Literary Magazine is published twice annually in Spring and Fall.


18 Dorset Ct., Allison Catherine Campbell Aug 2016

18 Dorset Ct., Allison Catherine Campbell

Dissertations

The following poems and essays were completed by the author between October 2012 and April 2016.


The Inversion Layer: Essays, Benjamin W. Kinney Aug 2016

The Inversion Layer: Essays, Benjamin W. Kinney

All NMU Master's Theses

This essay collection examines the ways in which places with rich histories exist through time. Five sites are examined, four of them in the Upper Peninsula and one of them in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The sites in “The Best Souvenir” and “The Cloud Chamber” are official museums, the site in “Comfort in Buying Things” is an active mall, the site in “The Inversion Layer” is a tourist destination, and the site in “A Beautiful Piece of Nowhere” has no official memorial. All of these essays incorporate research but are grounded mostly in the author’s experiences at his ...


The Fire In The Firefly: The Unspoken (Speaks), Ania S. Payne May 2016

The Fire In The Firefly: The Unspoken (Speaks), Ania S. Payne

All NMU Master's Theses

This collection of nonfiction essays explores life and the way that we, as animals—humans, mammals, insects—engage the world that we all share together, both from a personal perspective and from a distant, 3rd person perspective. Some of these essays dabble in memoir, wherein I closely examine the intricacies of the relationships between my family members, neighbors, and friends. Other essays are driven by research and my relentless curiosity about the world around me—what goes on in the mind of the earthworm or chigger, the science of fear and the inevitability of death that surrounds us all ...


The Trash Birder's Guide, Ashely Adams May 2016

The Trash Birder's Guide, Ashely Adams

All NMU Master's Theses

This collection of essays details the author’s experience with birds and the bird watching sub-culture. The author grapples with obsession, exploration, and human-animal relationships. Essays include the search for peregrine falcons and ‘u’aus, navigating “The Biggest Week in American Birding,” and tending to owls and geese at a bird sanctuary. In addition, the essays seek to use the langue and images of birding to create an interconnected narrative that not only illuminates the birding sub-culture, but also the world of a transient young birder.


Eyebrows: A Collection Of Stories About That Family You Saw In Aldi's Last Week, Wesley D. Pena Apr 2016

Eyebrows: A Collection Of Stories About That Family You Saw In Aldi's Last Week, Wesley D. Pena

Senior Honors Theses

This creative thesis will begin with an introduction to the idea of creative nonfiction and will also present a short collection of creative nonfiction stories. The creative body of the thesis will consist of short stories taken from the author's own life that center around the common theme of family, focusing especially on the author's role as a big sister in a family of nine children. Following these short stories, the conclusion of the thesis will briefly consider the value of personal stories like these in the larger scheme of literature. For those unfamiliar with the genre, this ...


An Alternate Route, Rachael D. Tague Apr 2016

An Alternate Route, Rachael D. Tague

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

An Alternate Route is a collection of short fiction and creative nonfiction from my undergraduate creative writing minor at Cedarville University. It explores stories I have heard, experienced, and imagined—stories worth remembering. “My Boyfriend’s Estranged Grandfather” was published in Cleaver Magazine, and “Rick’s Café: Negril, Jamaica” appeared in The MacGuffin.


A Work In Progress, David Gruber Apr 2016

A Work In Progress, David Gruber

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This is a collection of poetry and nonfiction pieces that I have written while I attended Cedarville University for four years. Each piece of writing originated from my musings and experiences during my college career. I write humor pieces not only to poke fun at things, but also to help understand the world around me and the experiences I have. In no way, do I ever want to think that I have made it as a writer, but that I am always in progress of becoming a better writer and working on my craft. The nonfiction short “Heart” has been ...


In Order To Live, Madison E. Grapes Apr 2016

In Order To Live, Madison E. Grapes

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio, In Order to Live, includes some of the poetry and creative nonfiction pieces I wrote as a Creative Writing Minor at Cedarville University. “Printmaking” was published in the June 2015 edition of Spry, and “Deep Creek Lake” will be published in the summer anthology of Snapping Twig. The collection aims to redeem memory and salvage the sermon from previous experiences. I wrote about fingerprints, worms, grand pianos, the trinity, heartbreak, cancer and so much more to understand why any of it matters, in order to live.


Toward Refuge, 43° 18’ N., 70° 47’ W., Ruth E. Towne Apr 2016

Toward Refuge, 43° 18’ N., 70° 47’ W., Ruth E. Towne

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a collection of some of my poetry and creative nonfiction pieces, all of which I wrote during my time as an undergraduate at Cedarville University. A few of the pieces in this collection have appeared previously in other publications. Literary Yard featured my nonfiction piece “Four Passages” on their website in November of 2014. Blotterature Literary Magazine published my nonfiction piece “This Is More Than Homesickness” in Volume 2, Issue 1, of their Winter 2015 publication. Burning Word Literary Journal published my nonfiction piece “Sun Fungus” in May of 2015. Magnolia Review featured my nonfiction piece “Nine ...