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Goshen Lane, Marta Tomes May 1995

Goshen Lane, Marta Tomes

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English by Marta Tomes in May of 1995.


Perihelion, C. Lynn Shaffer Apr 1995

Perihelion, C. Lynn Shaffer

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English by C. Lynn Shaffer in April of 1995.


The Song Of Lies: A Collection Of Poems, James Scannell Mccormick Apr 1995

The Song Of Lies: A Collection Of Poems, James Scannell Mccormick

Dissertations

This creative dissertation is a book-length manuscript of poems. What holds up, what holds together, the collection is, fundamentally, a narrow examination of the interrelationship between the poetic speakers' physical and psychological landscapes, that is, how various psychological states (love, grief, fear) shape a speaker's perceptions of, and reactions to, the world. This psychological anatomizing and taxonomizing takes place in four stages, arranged as parts in the manuscript.

The first part, with its emphasis on the contrast between the "objective" (real or external) and the "subjective" (perceived or internal) worlds, establishes the speakers' essential inability to reconcile what they ...


Emily Dickinson: The Concept Of Catharsis, Jennifer Wolfley Jan 1995

Emily Dickinson: The Concept Of Catharsis, Jennifer Wolfley

English Master’s Theses

Emily Dickinson remains recognized as one of greatest poets of the American literature canon. The majority of her work, while often considered dark and abstract, was unread by anyone else in her lifetime. Why then would she choose to create such a large volume of troubled writing in secret? This thesis project explores this question using a psychological lens, and examines the work for any possible therapeutic effects it may have had on Dickinson. The project further suggests that Dickinson suffered from clinical depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and extreme personality disorders. (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) II is used throughout ...


Fully Open Mouth, Louis M. Abbey Jan 1995

Fully Open Mouth, Louis M. Abbey

Theses and Dissertations

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.


Shedding Skin, Kirse A. Kelly Jan 1995

Shedding Skin, Kirse A. Kelly

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

An anthology of short fiction and non-fiction, and poetry by Kirse Adelaida Kelly.