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Fisticuffs, Don Burns Apr 2002

Fisticuffs, Don Burns

English Master’s Theses

This thesis project examines the essay in both fiction and non-fiction. The introductory chapter considers the literary structure as a vehicle to reveal actual events, creating a dialogue, a trust between the essayist and the reader. The nonfiction essayist, then, is charged to write about the actual events not those that have been invented even as the fictional essayist is released to conjure and create a new world, an imagined space. Both fiction and nonfiction writers use dialogue and action to describe characters and events. The nonfiction writer must search for the tone that was present at the time of ...


Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University Apr 2002

Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University

Student Creative Writing

No abstract provided.


The Marriage Of Composition And Creative Writing, Janice A. Mckay Apr 2002

The Marriage Of Composition And Creative Writing, Janice A. Mckay

English Master’s Theses

In this thesis, modeled after the Composition Studies Published Course Design Example, the author redefines creative writing in order to design a curriculum that will help students become more interested in and more engaged with their writing, and will, in turn, get students to resist writing less, to write more, and eventually, to write better. Like the Course Design Example, this curriculum includes a statement of locale that specifically ties the course to the State University of New York College at Brockport; a critical statement that provides a theoretical foundation for the course; a syllabus that provides detailed information on ...


Et Cetera, Marshall University Apr 2002

Et Cetera, Marshall University

Et Cetera

Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.

Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.


Lights And Shadows 2002 Jan 2002

Lights And Shadows 2002

Lights and Shadows

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The Mockingbird, Etsu Department Of Art And Design, Etsu Department Of English Jan 2002

The Mockingbird, Etsu Department Of Art And Design, Etsu Department Of English

The Mockingbird

Devon Koren Asdell [Natural Bridge]; Jessica Brice [The Furrowed Field]; Amy Chartier [Through the Road and of My Heart]; Victoria Cunningham [Concealment July 2001]; Carie Dutro [A Friend of Mine Once Told Me]; Nancy Jane Earnest [Summer Ritual]; Franci Doyle [Jackass]; Mike Garrett [Game]; Spicey Gould [Passage]; Megan Jewell Kern [On Three]; Jessica Hodges [Just 2]; Gregory Marlow [Charlie’s Wife]; Shanda Miller [Affirmations]; Neli Jennifer Minthorn [Untitled]; Ouzounova [Stairway to a Sense of Place]; Alison Pack [Accessories]; James Sharp [Boones Creek]; Deborah Smith [The Game]; Kevin Stephenson [A Tale of Two Tales]; Pam Tabor [Letting Go]; Chris Vaughn [Foretold ...


Chai, Allison Perry Jan 2002

Chai, Allison Perry

Kaleidoscope

No abstract provided.


Arthur, Daniel S. Price Jan 2002

Arthur, Daniel S. Price

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Boys Dancing With Men: Fiction, James Paul Austin Jan 2002

Boys Dancing With Men: Fiction, James Paul Austin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of fiction-five short stories and a novella-that tell stories about boys as young as twelve and about grown men as old as late middle-age. The stories' settings range from Pennsylvania to Ohio to rural Utah, and even to places entirely imagined and unnamed, but each main character experiences a sequence of events that alters the trajectory of his life permanently. This can take the form of the classic "epiphany" story, or the total opposite, which some contemporary writers call "depiphanies." In any event, this is the common link between these main characters and the worlds they ...


Speak Of Me, Lauren K. Alleyne Jan 2002

Speak Of Me, Lauren K. Alleyne

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

John Biguenet once said that "language is a contract between a group of people on what to keep silent about." The implication then, is that language as well as culture - which can be defined as an agreement between a group of people about the way in which they live - are inextricably related; that the issues to which one gives voice, the labels, stereotypes, and vocal behaviors are related to the culture in which one exists. In moving - whether it is from one city to another, or from one country to another - one comes to a pre-determined set of terms to ...


Unraveling, Anna Elaine Ossanna Jan 2002

Unraveling, Anna Elaine Ossanna

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This novella is the story of Aino Saarinen and her husband Len, two talented people living in a Finnish-American community that values humility and self-deprecation. While Aino struggles to hide her artistic talent, her husband, who rejects the community's standard, devotes all his energy to winning cross country ski races. When Len's obsession with competition leads to an accident that robs him of his ability to ski, both Aino and Len are forced to change their relationship with themselves, with each other, and with the community in which they live. The style and content of this novella draw ...


Cycles Of Love And Confusion, Ryan K. Rodriguez Jan 2002

Cycles Of Love And Confusion, Ryan K. Rodriguez

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of Fiction and Narrative Poetry. It contains three chapters from a novel, two short stories, and three narrative poems. Themes include disconnection and naivete related to the current mainstream historical period. Realism and satire walk hand in hand.


Sexlight, Erika Marie Mueller Jan 2002

Sexlight, Erika Marie Mueller

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

I began writing this collection of poetry one summer, after planting a wild patch of herbs, vegetables, and flowers. It was a summer full of moths; they clung to window screens, danced past my face, flew among grasses and trees. In my worry that they represented something ominous, I began researching moths and (re)discovered poetry. What I learned has now become the shape of this manuscript. The poems in the first section explore how in girlhood we believe in so many myths, view them as real and living truths that breathe. There is the myth of love providing warmth ...


Face Of A Woman, Body Of A Child, Jill Dopf Jan 2002

Face Of A Woman, Body Of A Child, Jill Dopf

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My thesis is a work of creative non-fiction detailing many of my life experiences as a person affected by Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. My opening chapter is written from a child's perspective as I contemplate the onset of my illness at the age of four. The middle chapters of this work explore the turbulent adolescent years and my growing confusion and insecurity regarding the progression of my condition. The close of this work details my friendship with another woman affected by the same condition. Through this unique bond, I gain a greater understanding and acceptance of myself.


A Very Small Ledge: A Personal Reflection, Jessica Couch Jan 2002

A Very Small Ledge: A Personal Reflection, Jessica Couch

Kaleidoscope

No abstract provided.


Not Really Family, Kimberly A. Eridon Jan 2002

Not Really Family, Kimberly A. Eridon

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Mail, Levi Gangi Jan 2002

Mail, Levi Gangi

Cedarville Review

No abstract provided.


Standing Liberty And Other Stories, Richard Buchholz Jan 2002

Standing Liberty And Other Stories, Richard Buchholz

LSU Master's Theses

This miscellany represents the pick of the vignettes, tales, and anecdotes the author has gathered and spun out over the past few years. Personal experience, with the exception of a few inessential details, is not represented. The influence of ragtime music, which played with relentless syncopation in the author's head as he composed with pencil and yellow pad, may be discernable to those who take the trouble to read the sentences aloud.


Backwaters, Tamika L. Edwards Jan 2002

Backwaters, Tamika L. Edwards

LSU Master's Theses

Backwaters is a novel heavily steeped in the supernatural. It chronicles the lives of a mother and son who have been disconnected from one another through a series of curses. Unaware of the other-worldly forces propelling their lives into chaos, each loses themselves to madness and isolation. Their only escape is in loving others too hard, and not each other enough.