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The Place Where All Ends Meet, Benjamin Long May 2018

The Place Where All Ends Meet, Benjamin Long

Student Theses

A novella.


His Scent Of Sandalwood., Lujain Almulla May 2017

His Scent Of Sandalwood., Lujain Almulla

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This creative thesis is a collection of fictional stories, connected by a common geographical and cultural thread: Kuwait. The stories unravel across a span of four thousand years. The poetic-prose style of the opening vignette is a nod to the earliest form of writing that makes up the bulk of Kuwait’s literature: poetry. The abstractedness of the two opening pieces reflects the lack of a deep-rooted national identity, and a brevity in Kuwait’s historical record. The remainder of the thesis explores the evolution of this national identity, as well as the infiltration of Western culture into modern Kuwait ...


Proof: A Collection, Amanda K. Alers May 2015

Proof: A Collection, Amanda K. Alers

English Master’s Theses

In my thesis, Proof, I have included a critical introduction exploring my development as a writer and the people and classes and life events that have shaped my writing thus far. Also, I have included three short stories, "The Lombard," "Proof' and "Persephone." In these stories, I have attempted to write modern works using some of the classic tropes of American Gothic literature. The most prominent of these tropes perhaps are the perverse and the "return of the repressed." "The Lombard" explores suspense, the sentience of non-living things, particularly an old building, perversity, the return of the repressed, the creation ...


Junction, Grisell Buides May 2014

Junction, Grisell Buides

English Master’s Theses

This thesis is a hybrid work, and includes fourteen pieces: nine poems, two vignettes, and three short stories. Some of the pieces have been inspired by news stories, and others by the writer's photography and travel experiences, specifically, her semester abroad in China. Although the content varies, the subjects of perception, human relationships, death, and a focus on the seasons and urban landscape serve to create a connection between the pieces. The poems are all free verse, but many of them maintain a consistent form. The writer experiments with visual line breaks, inspired by the poetry of E.E ...


License And Application: Examining Truth In Gray Area Fiction, Nathaniel R. Parker May 2014

License And Application: Examining Truth In Gray Area Fiction, Nathaniel R. Parker

English Master’s Theses

The following collection of short stories, while built upon a foundation of real personal experiences, purport to examine the world through a lens that fuses the genres of fiction and nonfiction. Less about the me and more about the we, the stories collected here examine the world through a narrative voice not easily categorized into the traditional genres of literature. The narrative perspective is always oscillating and instable, wavering at times between tightly focused introspective characters, and seemingly mundane objects otherwise buried in the background, the result of which is often unsettling and humorous. The introduction to the collection examines ...


Found & Otherwise, Thomas J. Wiggins Jr. May 2014

Found & Otherwise, Thomas J. Wiggins Jr.

English Master’s Theses

The fifteen poems in the first section of this collection are found poems inspired by various visual media, paintings, and sculptures. They were created from paint color names taken from swatch cards that were matched against each piece of inspiration. These poems are almost purely descriptive and in many instances the words within the poem give no hint as to their found source or the visual media, painting, or sculpture that inspired it. The critical introduction details the author's methodology for the construction of these found poems. It compares the author's understanding of the definition of Found Poetry ...


Dorholt: An Original Fairy Tale As A Study In Creative Fantasy, Amy Conrad Jan 2014

Dorholt: An Original Fairy Tale As A Study In Creative Fantasy, Amy Conrad

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis presents a study in creative fantasy by detailing plans for an original novel with the purpose of entertaining, instructing, and encouraging young readers. The novel will fall under the genre of fairy tale and will be set in a fantasy world, but will exhibit realism in the personalities of its characters. The story will appeal to middle school and junior high readers through its presentation of the first person perspective of a young girl grappling with issues relating to family, friendship, and forgiveness. This thesis will include the rationale for the project as well as chapter synopses and ...


The Cold Surrender Of Midnight's Passing, Dana Marie Roach Jan 2014

The Cold Surrender Of Midnight's Passing, Dana Marie Roach

Honors Theses and Capstones

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Overgrowth, Anna Laura Reeve May 2013

Overgrowth, Anna Laura Reeve

Masters Theses

This collection of poetry explores themes ranging from ovarian cancer and inherited disease to the fertility of the natural world, discovering the vitality of both wanted and unwanted growth. The author uses a variety of poetic forms, from prose poems to free verse, experimenting with aerated and dropped lines, employing vivid and striking images as she writes of her local ground, tensions between native and non-native flora and fauna, the spiritual life, and the female body.


Out Of Many, Allora Campbell Jan 2013

Out Of Many, Allora Campbell

English Master’s Theses

Out of Many is a thesis collection which examines the themes of family and farm life. As the oldest of ten children, a homeschool graduate, and a farm girl, the intricacies of familial relations, in addition to the bonds to animals and the land itself, all played a vital role in my formation as a writer. Out of Many is a reflection of those influences and consists of a critical introduction and two short works of fiction, "Chasing Kathleen" and "Anna's Dog." The "Critical Introduction" offers an explanation of my literary influences and the stylistic choices which shape each ...


Mayberry Days, Katrina Reed-Mullen Nov 2008

Mayberry Days, Katrina Reed-Mullen

English Master’s Theses

This memoir consists of a series of short vignettes, each of which is a standalone story. These vignettes tell about the writer's childhood: the experience of growing up in the Deep South in the 1960s and 70s.


The Morale Of Consciousness Wails, John Stigall Jan 1980

The Morale Of Consciousness Wails, John Stigall

English Master’s Theses

This creative thesis, by renown African American poet, John Stigall addresses issues of race in America through poetry.