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2002

English (Creative writing)

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Full-Text Articles in Creative Writing

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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...