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Daedalus (A Screenplay), John Ver Mulm Jan 2018

Daedalus (A Screenplay), John Ver Mulm

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This screenplay is an adaptation based on the mythological inventor, Daedalus. Most audiences are less familiar with who Daedalus is compared to what he accomplished (designed and built the Labyrinth) or who he is associated with (his son, Icarus). For the most part, as found in Apollodorus’ The Library, Daedalus’ story weaves throughout the background of better-known heroes and villains. That is not to say his story is any less interesting, or – as many myths end – tragic. In my script, I attempt to flesh out the brief origins of the great inventor. This tale is found in The Library and ...


Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman Jan 2018

Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This honors project is a feature length film that explores the concept of friendship and adversity. There are themes of race, loss, absence, adolescence and young love. The main character, Pim, loses her brother at a young age, and his absence affects her life even four years later, where the story takes place. As Pim and Marisol bond over their shared hardship, Pim learns to open up and allow herself happiness as she starts to heal from the impact of her brother's death on her life.


Rimetongue: Part I, Dylan Larino Jan 2018

Rimetongue: Part I, Dylan Larino

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Rimetongue: Part I is a high fantasy piece that would act as a part of a larger work. It takes place in what our world calls the late Seventeenth Century in lieu of the traditional medieval setting and is very loosely based off of the French colonization of Canada. It is centered around Vurkoth, a member of a non-human race called the Ozhenka, as his life is terrorized by a malevolent entity known as “The Grinning Man.”This piece was an experiment in order to challenge myself to tell a story using a time period I wasn’t familiar with ...


Mother, Momma, Leah Waughtal Jan 2018

Mother, Momma, Leah Waughtal

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

My collection is in the genre of linked stories. Each installment is a stand-alone creation, but when juxtaposed against the other stories a larger narrative arc is created. The mediums I’ve utilized are diverse: stream of consciousness style narration, epistolary entries, a heavy poetic inclination, and found domestic materials. The characters of my piece inhabit three different eras, the 1960’s, 1990’s, and contemporary 2018. However, they are all lodged in the same geographical location: Midwestern America. All of the characters are white working class. Thematically my collection seeks to unearth definitions of femininity. I chase the fluctuating ...


Final, Final Frontier, Aimee Fredericksen Jan 2018

Final, Final Frontier, Aimee Fredericksen

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This project explores the concept of the frontier in science fiction, and beyond that, the way it can be expressed in poetry. As I've studied different variations of poems, I've often wondered what defines the boundaries between the conventional narratives found in the genre and fiction. I've been especially interested in whether a science fiction poetry exists, and if so, what conventions of the genre it is allowed to adhere to. My goal was to therefore present a collection of science fiction poetry. The poems concern themselves with the ideals of the frontier and their manifestation in ...


Crater Lake, Molly Arndt Jan 2018

Crater Lake, Molly Arndt

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

"Crater Lake" is a short story cycle exploring themes of queerness and Catholicism, working within the storytelling constraints of bildungsroman while attempting to subvert the genre in a way that highlights the extended adolescence that growing up in a homophobic environment creates. The characters grapple with vocation, infidelity, and abuse, all while trying to reconcile themselves with the small town they call their home. They are not the same person at the end of the story that they were at the beginning--they have come of age, in some small way, through self-acceptance.


Good Grief: How To Lose The Ones You Love, Celine Uhl Jan 2017

Good Grief: How To Lose The Ones You Love, Celine Uhl

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This thesis attempts to contextualize my individual experience of grief within a historical and cultural conversation about death, dying, and grieving more broadly. My father died at age 60 as the result of a failed liver transplant following years of alcoholic cirrhosis and hepatitis C. I was 16 at the time of his death, and in the room when it happened. I explore his death and mine and my family’s grief in piecemeal alongside an ongoing survey of other topics in death and grief which relate to or otherwise inform that experience. The genre of this project is a ...


Lost Soul: The Process Of Revision In Fiction, Nathan Woolard Jan 2017

Lost Soul: The Process Of Revision In Fiction, Nathan Woolard

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

My aim in this thesis is to investigate the process of revision through focus upon my own work. To this end, I am presenting one of my short stories in three different stages of revision: a first draft, a heavily restructured middle draft, and a current final draft. The story, “Lost Soul,” follows a teenage boy’s trek through the wintry woods on an unknown mission for a dark creature simply called the Gloom. The progression between drafts is drastic and allows me to highlight different methods of revision, namely working with an editor, sharing with a workshop group, and ...


The Storyteller's Apprentice, Kaycee Pancake Jan 2017

The Storyteller's Apprentice, Kaycee Pancake

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

J. R. R. Tolkien was a master story-teller, and I am his apprentice. As a narrator in this thesis, I am a nontraditional student studying creative writing in the pursuit of my dream to write fantasy novels for a living. I’ve been writing since childhood across various scales and genres, and have completed the first of a five novel fantasy series that takes place in a universe called Terralus. As a fantasy writer however, I have much to learn, as writers always will. I’ve been an avid fan of The Lord of the Rings since high school, and ...


Encounters With Dead White Men And Other Excursions, Laura Elizabeth Crossett Jan 2003

Encounters With Dead White Men And Other Excursions, Laura Elizabeth Crossett

Theses and Dissertations

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Century Bombing, Patrick Hartigan Jan 1996

Century Bombing, Patrick Hartigan

Theses and Dissertations

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Threads Of Horn, J Timothy Bagwell Jan 1981

Threads Of Horn, J Timothy Bagwell

Theses and Dissertations

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Poems From What Moon Drove Me To This And From She Had Some Horses, Joy Harjo May 1978

Poems From What Moon Drove Me To This And From She Had Some Horses, Joy Harjo

Theses and Dissertations

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Three Stories, Richard Power Jan 1960

Three Stories, Richard Power

Theses and Dissertations

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Return From Bohemia: A Painter's Story, Part I, Park Rinard Jul 1939

Return From Bohemia: A Painter's Story, Part I, Park Rinard

Theses and Dissertations

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Three Original One Act Plays Of Negro Life, Thomas D. Pawley Jan 1939

Three Original One Act Plays Of Negro Life, Thomas D. Pawley

Theses and Dissertations

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