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Two Makes A Couple: Fictions On Intimacy, Alyssa C. Conner, Jessica Richardson Dec 2019

Two Makes A Couple: Fictions On Intimacy, Alyssa C. Conner, Jessica Richardson

Honors Theses

This portfolio of fictional short stories was created through the inspiration from constraints drawn from various published short stories. Constraints are a literary technique in which the writer is bound to certain elements or inspires a pattern within a work of writing. Each short story takes place in contemporary society and within the pieces, intimate moments between two individuals are explored throughout. This portfolio, through symbolic language, examines the relationship between our identities and our closest alliances, whether those are our romantic partners, platonic partners, or siblings.


Review Of Fly Already, Michael F. Russo Etc. Sep 2019

Review Of Fly Already, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of I Heart Oklahoma, Michael F. Russo Etc. Aug 2019

Review Of I Heart Oklahoma, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Song For The Unraveling Of The World, Michael F. Russo Etc. Jun 2019

Review Of Song For The Unraveling Of The World, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Myth Belongs To Me, Ariel Delgado Dixon May 2019

The Myth Belongs To Me, Ariel Delgado Dixon

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

"The Myth Belongs to Me" is a novel in progress. This contemporary story follows an unnamed female protagonist engaged in a romantic grift with the woman who now occupies her childhood home. Meanwhile, our narrator's deranged sister has resurfaced, exhuming past traumas and family secrets that cross time, place, and generations. Told in the first person, "The Myth Belongs to Me" traverses pop culture, gentrification, and biracial and queer identity--all the while considering the ways in which history repeats itself.


Review Of The History Of Living Forever, Michael F. Russo Etc. May 2019

Review Of The History Of Living Forever, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of The Altruists, Michael F. Russo Etc. Feb 2019

Review Of The Altruists, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

A book review of the debut novel by Andrew Ridker.


Review Of Lost And Wanted, Michael F. Russo Etc. Nov 2018

Review Of Lost And Wanted, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Such Good Work, Michael F. Russo Etc. Jan 2018

Review Of Such Good Work, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Greenbroke: Stories, Sarah Jean Rains Dec 2016

Greenbroke: Stories, Sarah Jean Rains

Graduate Theses

In my collection Greenbroke: Stories, I explore the underbelly of the equestrian world. On the surface, the equestrian community is viewed as a world for the wealthy. It is viewed as a community of extravagance and excess. Additionally, there are few pieces of fiction that actually take the reader beyond the glamor of the surface. My stories do just that. Throughout my collection it was my aim to allow readers into a world that is different from the stereotypical equine community they thought they knew. In my stories, horse people watch their worlds collapse around them. My characters exist as ...


Guiding In And Away, Terry Belew Jan 2016

Guiding In And Away, Terry Belew

MSU Graduate Theses

“Guiding In and Away” is a collection of poems exploring shifts in contemporary American culture. Major themes include technology-induced anxiety, human connectivity, isolation, and the importance of nature in a man-made world. These themes are demonstrated throughout the collection through the use of speakers set into situations that reflect what is lost with the recent digitalization of human interaction, the isolation and loneliness caused by these losses, and how natural settings are encroached upon because of digitalization.


Time's Sketchy Rules, Nadirah Baarh Jan 2016

Time's Sketchy Rules, Nadirah Baarh

Dissertations and Theses

No abstract provided.


Easy Hearts: A Novel, Andrew J. Olsen Nov 2015

Easy Hearts: A Novel, Andrew J. Olsen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Easy Hearts is a novel set in contemporary Texas. Justin Borchard, just paroled after three and-a-half years in prison, returns to his hometown in East Texas where his wife, Melinda, has been tending bar at the Shortleaf Inn. After Melinda confesses to a brief affair with a local oil executive named Waylon Goodwin, an affair she has ended, and facing limited prospects in their hometown, Melinda and Justin make the hard choice to accept a proposition from Waylon: they will leave home for Hearts County, a desolate swatch of hardpan in the Permian Basin of West Texas, where Waylon has ...


"Poetry In Translation", The University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts Apr 2015

"Poetry In Translation", The University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

"Poetry in Translation," is a public lecture by Dr. John Burns. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 4pm in Hill Auditorium. Dr. Burns will also meet with classes in the English Department and the Department of Modern Languages and will narrate "The Cloths of Heaven," a Faculty Series Concert of song settings of W.B. Yeats' poetry on Friday, September 18th in Minsky Hall.


Mirror In The Dark: Poems, Carolyn Rose Stice May 2014

Mirror In The Dark: Poems, Carolyn Rose Stice

Doctoral Dissertations

Sentiment in verse has a long and complicated history throughout which it has fluctuated in and out of vogue depending upon the tastes of the time. A poem that is too “sentimental” is one in which the author relies too heavily on emotion to incite a stereotypical response in the reader. In this type of writing emotion is emphasized at the expense of craft. Conversely, when sentiment is consciously used as a tool it can help to infuse writing with active and genuine emotion which help to broaden a reader’s understanding of a poem. The emotion is an active ...


Always Away, Mollie Bergeron May 2013

Always Away, Mollie Bergeron

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

At any given time, there are pages of notes and thoughts running through our minds; these have to come out in some way. In order to stay sane, to stay human, I write poems. These poems are interested in breath and space, memory and nostalgia, loss and water. Each of these ideas has its own fit as part of the poem as well as part of life and being alive. Human emotion is varied through these. Observation and perception, turned into poems through the very physical act of putting words onto a page, allow these memories and experiences to live ...