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Women Of The South: A Creative Exploration Of The Identity Of Women In The Southeastern U.S., Catherine Sharp May 2018

Women Of The South: A Creative Exploration Of The Identity Of Women In The Southeastern U.S., Catherine Sharp

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Heavy Water: A Novel, Ch. 1-8, Sophia Shelton May 2018

Heavy Water: A Novel, Ch. 1-8, Sophia Shelton

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Three Stories: An Exploration Of Voice And Perspective In The Fiction Narrative, Brenna A. Hosman May 2017

Three Stories: An Exploration Of Voice And Perspective In The Fiction Narrative, Brenna A. Hosman

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


This City Is A Clock, Daniel D. Wallace Aug 2016

This City Is A Clock, Daniel D. Wallace

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation includes a novel, This City is a Clock, and a critical introduction, “Technologies of the Novel.”

This City is a Clock charts the construction of Edinburgh’s New Town and the development of the Scottish Enlightenment. The protagonist is a boy when the novel begins and has grown to old age by the final pages. As a child, he is put to work by the architects of the new town when they discover that he has unusual mathematical gifts. To them, his strange talent seems an emblem of the new rational order they are hoping to create. And ...


Ola De Sucesos En El Jirón Vasco Nuñez De Balboa, Antonio A. Gazis Mr Apr 2016

Ola De Sucesos En El Jirón Vasco Nuñez De Balboa, Antonio A. Gazis Mr

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Una serie de hechos suceden paralelamente en un jirón (calle) durante una mañana, desencadenando uno mayor.


This Humbling River, Ryan Dean Woldruff May 2014

This Humbling River, Ryan Dean Woldruff

Doctoral Dissertations

This Humbling River follows the character of Carson Sellars as he returns to Dine, Missouri. “Structure and Fiction: Through the Lens of Hollywood Beat Sheets” is an essay about narrative structure in fiction and film. The essay discusses various structural models, specifically looking at Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat! structure as a potential model for fiction writing.


What Men Do And Other Stories, Larry Joseph Seale May 2014

What Men Do And Other Stories, Larry Joseph Seale

Masters Theses

This collection of short stories is about men, men and women, and the problems that occur in relationships when one character is more unstable than the other. In today’s modern times, the role played by each gender has shifted mightily, and as women become closer and closer to being regarded as equals, many men have found themselves wondering what this means for them. The man is no longer the undisputed leader of the household. He is no longer the sole breadwinner. Without a clear role to play, some men find themselves pressured to lash out in some way, to ...


Restoring The Harmony Of Humanity And Science, Simone Ilia Ms. May 2014

Restoring The Harmony Of Humanity And Science, Simone Ilia Ms.

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


A House Made Of Stars, Tawnysha Cherice Greene May 2013

A House Made Of Stars, Tawnysha Cherice Greene

Doctoral Dissertations

In A House Made of Stars, a coming-of-age story set in a small community in the San Bernardino Mountains ofSouthern California, a young girl and her family endeavor to start their lives anew after being uprooted from their home. Plagued with poverty, they attempt unusual and, at times, unscrupulous ways of making money including setting up a trash can business, going on scavenger hunts around the neighborhood for food, stealing from the church kitchen, and finally, soliciting donations for a fake deaf charity. However, the girl soon discovers that her family's difficulties stem not from outside factors, but from ...


A New Dressing, Damon S. Murrah May 2013

A New Dressing, Damon S. Murrah

Masters Theses

In A New Dressing Damon Murrah presents a collection of short stories where characters find the dramatic amongst the ordinary. The everyday situations and conflicts of these characters’ lives offer no formula, but rather inspect the complexities of the overlooked or ignored.


The Wharton Place: A Novel, Allison Yilling Wear May 2013

The Wharton Place: A Novel, Allison Yilling Wear

Masters Theses

The Wharton Place is a novel told from the first-person retrospective point of view of Kate Wharton, an eight year old girl from Kentucky. When Kate’s estranged grandfather dies, Kate’s family unexpectedly inherits a piece of property in rural Tennessee. Faced with mounting financial trouble and his own concerns about his legacy, Kate’s father moves the family to the farm, even though he has no experience working the land. The novel will cover Kate’s adjustment to her new life as well as her maturation into a young woman.

The critical introduction to this piece analyzes two ...


Like A Terrible Fish: A Collection Of Stories, Hannah Ledford May 2013

Like A Terrible Fish: A Collection Of Stories, Hannah Ledford

Masters Theses

In this collection of stories, Hannah Ledford examines fairytales and domesticity to portray the difficulties of characters at many different stages of life, particularly as they deal with growing up and building relationships with family. Her characters are often restricted by their society in some way, and they attempt to either reconcile themselves with or break free from expectations of femininity, sexuality, motherhood, and grief.


Death In Canada: A Short Story Collection, Leanna Rose Wharram May 2013

Death In Canada: A Short Story Collection, Leanna Rose Wharram

Masters Theses

Leanna Wharram’s Death in Canada explores themes of family, betrayal, friendship, love, and death in four short stories, set in various locations across Canada: “The Elephant Goddess,” “Paddleboat Drowning,” “The Dog Groomer,” and “Social Observation Study – Observer#A2651.” The collection also includes a critical introduction detailing the use of foreshadowing techniques and narrative perspective.


Starving In The Louvre And Other Stories, Charles F. Sterchi Iv May 2013

Starving In The Louvre And Other Stories, Charles F. Sterchi Iv

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Talk Me Down: A Selection Of Short Stories, Katie Elyce Freeman May 2012

Talk Me Down: A Selection Of Short Stories, Katie Elyce Freeman

Masters Theses

In Talk Me Down, Katie Elyce Freeman offers a selection of short stories that follows young characters in their pursuit for self-satisfaction. At times her characters are uncertain of their talents, at times wracked with guilt over immature mistakes; but their highly detailed, sensory worlds often deliver a needed coincidence, a sliver of light to lead their way.


Walking With The Wampus, Abigail Grace Griffith May 2012

Walking With The Wampus, Abigail Grace Griffith

Masters Theses

In Walking with the Wampus, Abigail (Abby) Griffith offers a collection of short stories that toe the slippery stream that runs between the shores of the fantastic and the mundane. Challenging preconceptions of what might be traditionally defined as “literary fiction,” Griffith’s stories are three parts surrealism to two parts metafiction. Fairy tales that come equipped with teeth and a twist, this collection introduces readers to a ragtag variety of characters, including: a girl who turns everything she touches to ice and the Devil who loves her, a kid cursed with a mother who just might be a goldfish ...


"The Story Of The Monkey And The Turtle": An Illustrated Retelling Of A Folktale From The Philippines, Sonia Jackson Jan 2008

"The Story Of The Monkey And The Turtle": An Illustrated Retelling Of A Folktale From The Philippines, Sonia Jackson

Senior Thesis Projects, 2008

No abstract provided.