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Durability Of Bone, Blake Lapin Jan 2019

Durability Of Bone, Blake Lapin

CMC Senior Theses

Blake Lapin's senior thesis, Durability of Bone, is a five-part collection of poems written, edited, and compiled under the mentorship of Henri Cole. Themes include loss, love, travel, disability, and home.


The Wrong Side Of Yesterday, Jacob Hall May 2018

The Wrong Side Of Yesterday, Jacob Hall

All NMU Master's Theses

These chapters start off a novel that follows Simon Jones, a man brought back to the city of Decatur, Illinois by the death of his sister. Simon is left taking care of Jeffrey, a ten-year-old boy with an arm that loses skin constantly and glows a dull white. While Simon and Jeffrey navigate their grief and uncertain futures, the city is rocked by a series of murders that target “divergents,” people with physical abnormalities like Jeffrey’s arm. The Wrong Side of Yesterday is a novel that uses elements of magical realism and mystery to explore issues of grief, disability ...


Body Language: Representations Of Dis/Ability In Life Writing And Improvisational Dance, Jenna N. Tico Apr 2012

Body Language: Representations Of Dis/Ability In Life Writing And Improvisational Dance, Jenna N. Tico

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis looks into autobiographical representations of disability and illness in life writing, a flexible form of creative nonfiction, and Contact Improvisation, a postmodern dance form, to argue how the structure of representation must incorporate the physical and emotional/intellectual in order to convey the necessary overlap between the mind and body.

Chapter One looks at Plaintext, by Nancy Mairs, to analyze the way her sporadic writing style mirrors the unpredictability of her multiple sclerosis. Chapter Two focuses on Autobiography of a Face, by Lucy Grealy, and examines how the irregularity of the author's face--and the various roles that ...


Two Legs To Stand On, John D. Mckee Jun 1952

Two Legs To Stand On, John D. Mckee

English Language and Literature ETDs

The purpose of this thesis is to present in autobiographical form some of the problems of the cerebral palsied and my own solutions to those problems. I have attempted to present the psychological and social implications of cerebral palsy as they apply to myself and, by extension, as they apply to anyone who is under a handicap. I have not attempted to write a strictly chronological autobiography. Rather, I have attempted to make of each chapter a dramatic unit, using a problem or achievement as the central theme for each chapter and ranging forward and backward in time as the ...