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Muscle & Bone, Dusty R. Freund Apr 2017

Muscle & Bone, Dusty R. Freund

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“Touch” is a short story set in the U.S., present day. Two young girls simultaneously explore the nature of their relationship while performing sexual acts for an online audience. The story investigates how female identity is defined through sexuality and how that affects interpersonal relationships.

“Muscle & Bone” is the beginning of a novel set in a fictional, rural town called Carrington in Southern Missouri. The story takes place on two timelines: one set in 1950, and the other in 1895. A teenage girl named Caroline is sexually assaulted, and as a result impregnated, and forced to marry her assaulter ...


Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich Apr 2017

Where They Wander, Kevin T. Gleich

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The stories contained within are all concerned in one way or another with our memory. More specifically, what it means to remember something. With a fictional drug, referred to only as “serum,” the characters in these stories all fall victim to what can be described as an overdose of experience. Our memories are what allow us to develop ideology, our concept of self, and intimacy with others. Each story in “Where They Wander” deals in some way with these basic human traits by exaggerating the characters’ abilities to confront their experiences.

There is another thread that pulls these stories together ...


Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida Apr 2017

Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

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The purpose of my creative writing is to highlight a group of U.S. citizens still woefully underrepresented in literature proper: the Latinx middle class. I’m keenly interested in exploring Puerto Rican and first- and second-generation Latinx immigrant stories. Even though some of the experiences from these groups have been elegantly visited by writers such as Giannina Braschi, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, and others, there are nuances to the Latinx middle class experience that are yet to be uncovered. Being stuck in the cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, and political middles in a country that has recently taken a ...


The Last Slave Ship: A Practice-Led Exploration, Via The Production Of A Literary Artefact, Into The Possibility Of Harnessing Tonal Signifier Texts To Make A Creative Intervention Into The Cultural Amnesia Surrounding Liverpool's Slaving Past: Exegesis And The Last Slave Ship: Phd Core Creative Text, Martin Edward Chatterton Jan 2017

The Last Slave Ship: A Practice-Led Exploration, Via The Production Of A Literary Artefact, Into The Possibility Of Harnessing Tonal Signifier Texts To Make A Creative Intervention Into The Cultural Amnesia Surrounding Liverpool's Slaving Past: Exegesis And The Last Slave Ship: Phd Core Creative Text, Martin Edward Chatterton

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Liverpool’s pivotal role in the Atlantic Slave Trade has become dessicated through musealisation, and a dominant white identity; a situation which has resulted in the marginalisation of Liverpool’s black population. This thesis is a practice-led exploration into harnessing tonal signifier texts to make a creative intervention into the cultural amnesia surrounding Liverpool’s slaving past. The thesis attempts to suggest an alternate discourse by translating Antony Gormley’s “things which cannot be articulated” into a novel, referencing the politics of civil disobedience, micro nationhood, identity, memory, and texts that engage with Machery’s “ideological necessity” of silence.