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The Resurrection Of Nora O'Brien, Abigail Elizabeth Benson May 2019

The Resurrection Of Nora O'Brien, Abigail Elizabeth Benson

MSU Graduate Theses

There is a cave, hidden in the hills, that brings the dead back to life. Its power is the driving force behind the blood feud between the Walshes and the O’Briens that lasts for generations. Jeremiah Walsh, a young boy growing up just after the civil war, is entrusted with the location of the cave and its secrets. But when he kills to protect his family legacy, he is stricken with guilt and questions his loyalties. His story parallels Nora O’Brien’s, a teenage girl who moves to the Ozarks with her family after the death of her ...


The Reason: A Young Adult Novel Exploring Efficiency And Artificial Intelligence, Kira Stussy Apr 2019

The Reason: A Young Adult Novel Exploring Efficiency And Artificial Intelligence, Kira Stussy

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

The project presented was a novel written over the course of a year. It is a young adult science fiction book that takes place in a future ruled by an AI that separates everything (even people) into efficient and inefficient. The actual novel discussed in this presentation is in the process of being queried to agents for publication. Therefore, the actual content of the novel is not included. Instead, provided is the process and next steps for the book to give a general idea of the thought and work that went into this project and what hopefully awaits it in ...


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.


Yankee Cannonball, Dwight Livingstone Curtis Jan 2019

Yankee Cannonball, Dwight Livingstone Curtis

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

No abstract provided.


The Places We Called Home, Paige Peterson Jan 2019

The Places We Called Home, Paige Peterson

University Honors Program Theses

An excerpt from a novel-in-progress following the lives of three related women, told via interconnected chapters. This thesis represents the stories of two women: Esther and Robin. Borrowing the technique of memoir to tell an account of their lives in the genre of fictional autobiography, these stories are finally being shared in effort to recast societal narratives and reveal empowerment in the unlikeliest places.


Hedgehogs, Oscar Antonio Moreno Huizar Jan 2019

Hedgehogs, Oscar Antonio Moreno Huizar

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

An anxious college freshman who befriends a party-loving junior girl and both hatch a plan to escape from the border to California, trying to save a mutual friend and escape their dark pasts.


Black River, William Ramon Daugherty Jan 2019

Black River, William Ramon Daugherty

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

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Still In Kushimoto (A Novel), Warren Decker Jan 2019

Still In Kushimoto (A Novel), Warren Decker

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

"Still in Kushimoto" is a novel told from the perspective of a young American man named Zim who finds himself at a campground at the southern tip of Japan's Honshu Island in the rural town of Kushimoto. He makes a New Year's resolution to write in a journal in a conscious attempt to find the narrative of his own life. The novel takes the form of present day journal entries, interwoven with recollected past events in alternating chapters. As the story of the past moves forward, towards the end of the novel it merges with the present, but ...


Between Branching Paths, Amanda Christine Silva Jan 2019

Between Branching Paths, Amanda Christine Silva

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Sunshine ‘89, David O'Connor Jul 2018

Sunshine ‘89, David O'Connor

English Language and Literature ETDs

Sunshine ’89 is a coming-of-age-novel, set in Canada in 1989, this creative work explores the travel of a young adoptee from a remote outpost to the bourgeois center of the country in order to pursue a life in the theatre. What ensues is a mentor-apprentice story exploring art, race, sexuality, performance, aging, dementia, alcoholism, politics, Canada, and other theme. Above all, a page- turner and picaresque romp meant to entertain and challenge.


Mimola Or The Story Of A Casket, Antoine Innocent, Susan Kalter Jul 2018

Mimola Or The Story Of A Casket, Antoine Innocent, Susan Kalter

Undiscovered Americas

Appearing for the first time in English, Antoine Innocent’s 1906 novel Mimola or the Story of a Casket weaves the story of Mimola, daughter of Madame Georges, who suffers from an incurable nervous disease, with an investigation of the traditions of Haitian Vodou. Desperate to end her daughter’s affliction, Madame Georges goes on a pilgrimage across Haiti to Ville-Bonheur to help her ailing daughter. Along the way, she meets a woman whose son, Léon, suffers from a similar disorder. Will their mothers’ devotion be enough to ensure the children’s recovery? Will the suffering Mimola and Léon embrace ...


Black, Red, And Gold, Amanda Clarke Jun 2018

Black, Red, And Gold, Amanda Clarke

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

My thesis takes the form of a creative historical/contemporary novel that gives a new perspective on a time often thought of simply as “Nazi Germany,” as well as the culture of Germany in a more modern setting. There are two plotlines that run throughout this work. The first plotline follows Sydney Baumann, a seventeen year old girl from Pendleton, Oregon, and her struggles with culture shock, the struggles of learning a new language, and the changes she makes as a person. The second plotline focuses on the character Audrey Baumann, between the years of 1938 and 1941, as she ...


Luminance, Ella Young Jun 2018

Luminance, Ella Young

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

For my thesis I decided to go the creative route and write a novel. There is a definite lack of LGBTQ+ genre fiction for young adults being written, and so I wanted to add to this slowly growing literary niche. The plot of my book follows sixteen-year old Ji, a botanist from the snowy planet of Pan Ku, millennia after Earth’s destruction. It covers themes of racism, immigration, rebellion, and acceptance while still being an engaging read.


The Place Where All Ends Meet, Benjamin Long May 2018

The Place Where All Ends Meet, Benjamin Long

Student Theses

A novella.


Hell And High Water: Prophecy, Anna Denisch May 2018

Hell And High Water: Prophecy, Anna Denisch

Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing Theses

Hell and High Water: Prophecy is a young adult fantasy novel exploring how age and status affects one’s effect on the world. Following the story lines of three, interconnecting characters, this novel aims to challenge the notion that only those with wisdom and power can influence the world and the events that take place in it. Meant to be an anti-prophecy novel, Hell and High Water: Prophecy will strive to prove that the “chosen one” is not the only character in a book that can save the world.


Learn To Speak Japanese In Three Excruciating Steps, Jason A. Bock Apr 2018

Learn To Speak Japanese In Three Excruciating Steps, Jason A. Bock

Creative Writing Programs

Gary, a middle-aged Midwesterner, lost his first wife and the mother of his only son to a terminal illness ten years ago. His son, Brent, has been living in Japan for five years and barely speaks to his father. After Brent receives a life-threatening diagnosis of his own, Gary travels half-way across the globe to be with his son and attempt to repair their tattered relationship.


Your Favorite Place, Christina Marable Apr 2018

Your Favorite Place, Christina Marable

English Theses & Dissertations

This is a composite novel based on travelers.


Review Of Taboo, By Kim Scott, Picador-Australia, 2017, Rashida Murphy Mar 2018

Review Of Taboo, By Kim Scott, Picador-Australia, 2017, Rashida Murphy

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Kim Scott's Taboo is a story about beginnings and endings.This novel reminds the reader of the circularity of stories, and how those stories are shaped by intent and weighed by landscape. Scott speaks of dispossession, abuse, colonialism, addiction and racism in lyrical and melancholy prose. The men and women who walk through these pages are startlingly aware of their failings and equally forgiving of those failings in others. There are no quick fixes and the story vacillates between despair and hope. Yet this is not a grim story. The lucidity of its prose lifts it beyond the despair ...


Mandala Springs, Juleen Collins Mar 2018

Mandala Springs, Juleen Collins

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS MANDALA SPRINGS by Juleen Collins Florida International University, 2018 Miami, Florida Professor Debra Dean, Major Professor MANDALA SPRINGS is the small town setting for a story that explores the nature of secrets, lies, revelations, and the damage each can cause. The narrative follows Bodhi MacLachlan, a young woman who struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, back to the psychiatric hospital where she has resided in-patient multiple times. The long-term association with her psychiatrist becomes complicated when she reveals details of her affair with a secretive man. Meanwhile, she becomes obsessed with uncovering the mysteries of the relationship ...


Parfois Le Hasard Fait Bien Les Choses: The Biography Of Justus Rosenberg, Vikramaditya H. Joshi Jan 2018

Parfois Le Hasard Fait Bien Les Choses: The Biography Of Justus Rosenberg, Vikramaditya H. Joshi

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.

As the authorized biographer of Professor Justus Rosenberg, who, as a young man, functioned as a courier in Varian Fry’s Emergency Rescue Committee, and thus facilitated the escape of émigrés from Vichy France, I experiment in this project with a form of storytelling that juxtaposes his classroom dialogues about twentieth century novels with my account of his experiences as a guerrilla fighter during the French Resistance.

By analyzing archival material, interviewing Professor Rosenberg and retracing his journey across Europe during World War Two, while simultaneously learning ...


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.


Baby Adrian: Not An Autobiography, Adrian Catrin Retzl Jan 2018

Baby Adrian: Not An Autobiography, Adrian Catrin Retzl

Senior Projects Fall 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


The Secret Of Her Silence, Colleen West Jan 2018

The Secret Of Her Silence, Colleen West

Honors Theses

Writing has always been a passion of mine and writing a novel has always been a goal. This thesis was the perfect way to bring passion and goals together. To achieve this goal, I worked closely with my thesis advisor, Kevin Carey, to meet a goal of 7-10 pages weekly and edit them along the way. After around 3 weeks of submissions and editing the smaller chunks, I would submit everything I had edited and he would re-read it and give me more notes on how to strengthen the story. This process went on for four months until I had ...


Wonders For The Dead, Sarah Cook Nov 2017

Wonders For The Dead, Sarah Cook

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

This capstone project presents the first five chapters of a novel entitled Wonders for the Dead, which follows the lives of two sets of brothers whose lives intersect in an unexpected way. Ep Fairfax and his brother Francis are estranged, but when Ep finds himself in trouble and on the run he relies on Francis for help. Tom Mersy is a dangerous man, and when his brother Isaac is killed, Tom decides that Ep is to blame. He sets out to find Ep and have his revenge, but along the way both men learn more about themselves and the surprising ...


Family Medicine, Jaimie Eubanks Oct 2017

Family Medicine, Jaimie Eubanks

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The novel FAMILY MEDICINE follows three married women as they struggle to define themselves in Foley, South Dakota, a small town where privacy is nearly impossible.

Marcy Morrow, a queen bee, in a vulnerable moment reveals misgivings about her second pregnancy to Bridget Cunningham, the wife of Dr. Herb Cunningham and his office manager at the town’s only medical practice. Bridget's offer of off-the-books help begins a chain of secrecy into which Dr. Maka Smith, the practice’s other physician, is reluctantly pulled. Meanwhile Marcy and Bridget’s husbands run for mayor, forcing the women to reexamine their ...


The Orpheus Of Incest, Book Review Of Nickels And Interview With The Author Christine Stark, Carolyn Gage Sep 2017

The Orpheus Of Incest, Book Review Of Nickels And Interview With The Author Christine Stark, Carolyn Gage

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Hollowend, Hayley M. Fitz Aug 2017

Hollowend, Hayley M. Fitz

All NMU Master's Theses

Hollowend is a novel set in the small town of, surprise, Hollowend. This is a place where the supernatural is ordinary. The story is told by two narrators: Hettie, a crime scene cleaner whose eye has gone missing; and Harlan, a "private investigator" who isn't actually a private investigator. He's a serial killer—the Widowmaker, according to the local press. He's been terrorizing Hollowend for the past three years, only getting away with it because of his influence magic, which allows him to convince anyone of anything. It even allows him to scrub Hettie's memory after ...


37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall May 2017

37 Clauses: Instructions Ignore The Narrative Voice, Jonathan L. Hall

Undergraduate Honors Theses

No abstract provided.


Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida Apr 2017

Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

Theses

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 Cold Winter, Gabriela P. Suarez Mar 2017

The Last Cold Winter, Gabriela P. Suarez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The Last Cold Winter is a historical novel that takes place in Romania at the end of the 1989 Communist Revolution. George Bird, a naturalized American citizen, returns with his thirty-year-old son, Adrian, to the country they had defected from twenty-eight-years earlier. George Bird is dying of lung cancer, and he wishes to see his parents and his country one last time. The trip quickly turns into a nightmare when he is kidnapped the first day back. Adrian, who doesn’t speak Romanian, must now meet the kidnapper’s demand for a list he knows nothing about in order to ...