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To My Room’S Future Tenant, Abigail Garcia Dec 2019

To My Room’S Future Tenant, Abigail Garcia

Honors Theses

To My Room’s Future Tenant is an original collection of poems accompanied by a critical preface.


The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore Dec 2018

The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore

Master's Theses

This thesis examines Fred Chappell’s virtually overlooked collection of poetry Family Gathering (2000), and how the poems operate within the mode of the grotesque. I argue that the poems illuminate both the southern grotesque and Roland Barthes’s theory of photography’s Operator, Spectator, and Spectrum. I address Family Gathering as a family photo album full of still shots, snapshots, and even selfies, which illumines how Chappell’s use of the grotesque in this collection derives more from its original association with visual arts rather than only depicting the grotesque typically associated with characteristics deemed explicitly shocking or terrifying ...


The Body Mends Itself, Hannah Elizabeth Dow Aug 2017

The Body Mends Itself, Hannah Elizabeth Dow

Dissertations

The following poems were completed by the author between September 2014 and April 2017.


18 Dorset Ct., Allison Catherine Campbell Aug 2016

18 Dorset Ct., Allison Catherine Campbell

Dissertations

The following poems and essays were completed by the author between October 2012 and April 2016.


Material Matters, Thomas George Holmes May 2016

Material Matters, Thomas George Holmes

Dissertations

Material Matters is a collection of original poems written by Thomas G. Holmes, while a doctoral student at The University of Southern Mississippi. The poems explore the materiality of writing.


The Scripture Of Helices, Jessica M. Ramer May 2016

The Scripture Of Helices, Jessica M. Ramer

Master's Theses

This thesis comprises poems written during my two years of study for the Master of Arts Degree in English with a creative writing emphasis. The majority of the poems are written in either a received or contemporary form, although a substantial minority are written in free verse. Many of the poems deal with extreme circumstances such as combat and imprisonment. Others address family stresses due to birth, death, remarriage, and clashes of values. Some poems have a religious emphasis while others are firmly rooted in the natural world. All, however, are explorations of human nature.


Bildungsroman, Mary M. Spooner May 2016

Bildungsroman, Mary M. Spooner

Honors Theses

Bildungsroman is an original collection of poems exploring issues of womanhood, relationships, motherhood, and growth. The majority of poems in this collection are written in free verse; however, the collection also includes several formal poems. Bildungsroman is accompanied by a critical preface.


The Knowledge Weapon: Ways Of Knowing, Annette Christine Boehm May 2015

The Knowledge Weapon: Ways Of Knowing, Annette Christine Boehm

Dissertations

This collection of poems explores the language of knowledge and instruction. While it can provide a sense of security, what we are given as ‘knowledge’ is frequently unreliable or even misleading, and used much like a weapon.


This Animal, Elena Therese Tomorowitz May 2014

This Animal, Elena Therese Tomorowitz

Dissertations

This Animal is a poetic narrative about humans’ animalistic instincts and how we use them to navigate our relationships with others and the world around us.


The Pine Effect, Andrea Kay Spofford Aug 2013

The Pine Effect, Andrea Kay Spofford

Dissertations

This dissertation includes original poems written during my time at The University of Southern Mississippi.


Running In Absentia, Jeffrey David Tucker May 2011

Running In Absentia, Jeffrey David Tucker

Dissertations

Running in Absentia is a collection of short fiction, short-short fiction (also known as flash fiction), and poetry, with a critical introduction.


Daimon, Miranda Foster Merklein Aug 2010

Daimon, Miranda Foster Merklein

Dissertations

The following creative dissertation is a book of 57 poems.


The Son's Return, Gary Charles Wilkens May 2010

The Son's Return, Gary Charles Wilkens

Dissertations

This dissertation is a collection of poems accompanied by a critical preface.


The Nightingale Of Austerlitz, Lindsay Marianna Walker May 2010

The Nightingale Of Austerlitz, Lindsay Marianna Walker

Dissertations

The Nightingale of Austerlitz employs poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to articulate the theme of (mis)communication. A pliable, multi-genre approach was necessary to convey the urgency of two central characters’ desire to connect despite the impossibility of doing so. Prose interrupts and challenges the set precision of poetry in order to embody the stops and starts—the literal and figurative breakdowns—of communication. The juxtaposition of genres dramatizes dialogue, silence, affective distance, and desire. Song, sound, repetition (using lullaby, referencing music, thematizing the ear) further assert the power of language as performance and aesthetics as consolation, and provoke a particular ...


Upstate Roadkill Memorial Service, Scott Christian Fynboe May 2010

Upstate Roadkill Memorial Service, Scott Christian Fynboe

Dissertations

Upstate Roadkill Memorial Service is a collection of poems that examines death and mortality and includes a critical preface.


Night Field Anecdote, William Garrett Wright Aug 2009

Night Field Anecdote, William Garrett Wright

Dissertations

Night Field Anecdote is an original collection of forty-one poems accompanied by a critical introduction.


For The Stadium Vendor, Richard Andrew Boada May 2009

For The Stadium Vendor, Richard Andrew Boada

Dissertations

FOR THE STADIUM VENDOR is an original collection of fifty poems accompanied by a preface.


The Naming Of Strays, Erin Elizabeth Smith May 2009

The Naming Of Strays, Erin Elizabeth Smith

Dissertations

The Naming of Strays is a collection of poems that deal with issues of place, gender power, sexual fidelity, and transience. While the majority of the poems are written in free verse, the dissertation also features a handful of formal poems including sonnets, sestinas, and prose poetry. n


Issaquah In January, Daniel Walter Morris May 2009

Issaquah In January, Daniel Walter Morris

Dissertations

ISSAQUAH IN JANUARY is an original collection of fifty-one poems accompanied by a preface.


Petticoat Government: Poems And Essays, Tiffany Ann Noonan May 2009

Petticoat Government: Poems And Essays, Tiffany Ann Noonan

Dissertations

Petticoat Government is a collection of poems and essays that draw upon the varied lexicons of science, mythology, sports, literature, travel, art, fashion, and popular culture in an attempt to understand what deliminates womanhood. Using a mix of traditional and contemporary forms, these texts seek to complicate the myriad—and often conflicting—models of femaleness and the female body.


Homefront, Stacy Elaine Pratt Dec 2008

Homefront, Stacy Elaine Pratt

Dissertations

This collection of poetry and essays explores the nature of marriage, time, and human experience. Many of the pieces center on the author's experience as the wife of a soldier deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Others use scientific and mathematical imagery to illustrate spiritual concepts.


Parliament Of Owls, Allison Renee Riddles May 2008

Parliament Of Owls, Allison Renee Riddles

Dissertations

In this work of poems, I experiment with different forms (villanelles, sonnets, cinquains, sestinas, prose poems, and free verse) to create an original accompanying space for the existence of my speakers. I also use many of my poems to illustrate moments, feelings, and scenarios of relationships as well as place new perspectives on poems based on the work of other poets. Parliament of Owls provides an array of vistas on relationships, loneliness, and triumph.


We Become Delicate Boats: Poems And Essays, Deja Anne Earley May 2008

We Become Delicate Boats: Poems And Essays, Deja Anne Earley

Dissertations

My collection of poems and essays, We Become Delicate Boats, takes inspiration from a broad range of sources that shift into each other: paintings, pop culture, literary figures, dreams, relationships, faith, family, history. For example, some poems throw together unexpected bedfellows, like Kafka's Gregor Samsa and Marie Antoinette; others are anecdotal, like one that describes going on a blind date with a man who actually turns out to be blind, some re-imagine stories we already know, like one in the voice of Medusa, talking about which occasions call for her various snake "wigs." Although quite a few pieces are ...


Hatchery Of Tongues, Michael Wallace Bassett May 2006

Hatchery Of Tongues, Michael Wallace Bassett

Dissertations

Hatchery of Tongues is a collection of poems accompanied by a critical introduction.