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God Is An Elephant: A Creative Nonfiction Guide To Devotion, Friends, And Conservation, Erin G. Bentley Dec 2017

God Is An Elephant: A Creative Nonfiction Guide To Devotion, Friends, And Conservation, Erin G. Bentley

Honors Theses AY 17/18

This creative nonfiction piece focuses on the month I spent in Thailand and Cambodia the summer after my sophomore year of college. Through my work on an elephant sanctuary, I was introduced to the problems facing captive and wild Asian elephants and was inspired to research the impacts that people and industry have on elephant health and conservation. During this experience I was afforded the chance to explore not only the intricacies surround elephant care, but also my own stance on everything from elephant conservation to a greater examination of faith. Through working with elephants, exposure to the Thai and ...


Peppermint, Anthony Isaac Bradley Dec 2017

Peppermint, Anthony Isaac Bradley

MSU Graduate Theses

This collection contains poetry introduced in a critical way via a theory-based creative nonfiction essay. The work included is a meditation on what identity means on both an intimate and a larger scale, and how the two might be affected by the choices we are faced with from a young age. Elements of pop culture are used alongside rural elements of the surrounding areas to illustrate changing or stagnant viewpoints on topics such as masculinity, gender norms, and queer expression. Peppermint is a document of my mind as it once was, and how it has been shaped up to this ...


(Un)Documented, A Narrative Of M— In Letters To/From Us Institutions, Randy Gonzales Jun 2017

(Un)Documented, A Narrative Of M— In Letters To/From Us Institutions, Randy Gonzales

Proceedings from the Document Academy

Government documents like military and civil service personnel files are excellent sources of information for life writers, but the prioritization of information obscures features of the source document, often stripping genre, style, tone, and voice from content. This composition seeks to tell a compelling story, while maintaining features of the documents in the military and civil service files of M—, a Filipino immigrant who joined the US Navy in 1908. The source documents, mostly letters, are selected, edited, condensed, and annotated to tell a story about migration, labor, and citizenship. The documents highlight the relationship between record keeping and human ...


Retellings : A Collection Of Nonfiction Essays., Jennifer Kiefer May 2017

Retellings : A Collection Of Nonfiction Essays., Jennifer Kiefer

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a collection of nonfiction essays, extending both into the realms of journalism as well as into more traditional creative nonfiction essays. While each piece is based in true stories, each piece has its own style. As such, this collection is an exploration of different forms of and takes on the nonfiction essay. It is divided into four chapters, one for each essay. The first half encompasses journalistic pieces previously published in Louisville Magazine, one in the August 2016 issue and one in the February 2017 issue. The first piece is a literal retelling of three medical stories ...


Casual Myths, David Grandouiller Apr 2017

Casual Myths, David Grandouiller

Creative Writing Minor Portfolios

This portfolio is a multi-genre collection of the best or most representative writing during my three years in the Creative Writing minor at Cedarville University. It includes seven pieces of nonfiction, one short story, and five poems. The most consistent link between these pieces across the genres is an imagist aesthetic, an attempt to live up to W. C. Williams’ adage, “No ideas but in things.” Primary themes the collection explores are my relationship with family, with place, and with God.


Simple Syrup, Maddie Depree Apr 2017

Simple Syrup, Maddie Depree

The Echo

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Things You Left Behind, Kelsey Fuson Apr 2017

Things You Left Behind, Kelsey Fuson

The Echo

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Dear Mr. Bukowski,, Claudia Cornelison Apr 2017

Dear Mr. Bukowski,, Claudia Cornelison

The Echo

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A Case Study On The Thought Space Of Coffee, Erin Mellor Apr 2017

A Case Study On The Thought Space Of Coffee, Erin Mellor

The Echo

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Taking A Bullet For You, Madison Browne Apr 2017

Taking A Bullet For You, Madison Browne

The Echo

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The Run Collection, Hayden Cox Apr 2017

The Run Collection, Hayden Cox

The Echo

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Objects Left Behind, Madison Browne Apr 2017

Objects Left Behind, Madison Browne

The Echo

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The Importance Of Lightning Bugs, Faith Kressner Apr 2017

The Importance Of Lightning Bugs, Faith Kressner

The Echo

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Hands, Sarah Luke Apr 2017

Hands, Sarah Luke

The Echo

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On The Popular Idea That Evolution Could Have Favored Otters, Eli Simmons Apr 2017

On The Popular Idea That Evolution Could Have Favored Otters, Eli Simmons

The Echo

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Chocolate Chips, Zachary Hughes Apr 2017

Chocolate Chips, Zachary Hughes

The Echo

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Sister Whiskers, Sarah Dusek Apr 2017

Sister Whiskers, Sarah Dusek

The Echo

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Peach Fuzz, Sarah Dusek Apr 2017

Peach Fuzz, Sarah Dusek

The Echo

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Cheese Omelette, Hayden Arrington Apr 2017

Cheese Omelette, Hayden Arrington

The Echo

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Via Dolorosa, Noah Zimmermann Apr 2017

Via Dolorosa, Noah Zimmermann

The Echo

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Pause In Petra, Noah Zimmermann Apr 2017

Pause In Petra, Noah Zimmermann

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Blue Dissolve, Hayden Arrington Apr 2017

Blue Dissolve, Hayden Arrington

The Echo

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Grumpy Deacon, Olivia Kent Apr 2017

Grumpy Deacon, Olivia Kent

The Echo

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Secrets, Bethany Knapp Apr 2017

Secrets, Bethany Knapp

The Echo

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Rainy Zurich, Abby Cardwell Apr 2017

Rainy Zurich, Abby Cardwell

The Echo

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Tsujiki After Lunch, Amy Poon Apr 2017

Tsujiki After Lunch, Amy Poon

The Echo

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Sunday Afternoon, Bethany Knapp Apr 2017

Sunday Afternoon, Bethany Knapp

The Echo

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"We'll Be Friends Forever, Won't We…?", Faith Kressner Apr 2017

"We'll Be Friends Forever, Won't We…?", Faith Kressner

The Echo

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One Thousand Samurai Procession, Amy Poon Apr 2017

One Thousand Samurai Procession, Amy Poon

The Echo

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Wasteland, Lauren Zimmerman Apr 2017

Wasteland, Lauren Zimmerman

The Echo

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