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And Your Eyes Open, Benjamin Yusen 2022 Western Michigan University

And Your Eyes Open, Benjamin Yusen

The Hilltop Review

This piece explores the realties of dreams, and the blurring of dreams and reality.


World Upside Down, Kevin Fitton 2022 Western Michigan University

World Upside Down, Kevin Fitton

The Hilltop Review

No abstract provided.


Pollination, Lauren Coyne 2022 Western Michigan University

Pollination, Lauren Coyne

The Hilltop Review

No abstract provided.


How To Make Cemetery Tea, Lauren Coyne 2022 Western Michigan University

How To Make Cemetery Tea, Lauren Coyne

The Hilltop Review

No abstract provided.


Identity In The 21st Century Nigerian Fiction: A Case Study Of Blackass By Igoni A. Barrett., Ogochukwu B. Ossai 2022 Texas Tech University

Identity In The 21st Century Nigerian Fiction: A Case Study Of Blackass By Igoni A. Barrett., Ogochukwu B. Ossai

Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship

This paper attempts to examine the allegorical narrative strategies and politics of identity—race, and gender, using postcolonial and racial frameworks. The novel, Blackass written by a Nigerian writer is a 21st century fierce comic satirical adaptation of Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka. The intricacies and culture within a society and ethnicity in a nation such as patriarchy are explored through the language, characters, and development of the plot in Nigerian literature. For this essay, I enter into the discourse of race by analyzing the social and cultural phenomena that occur throughout the structure of the fictional work.


Soviet Space, P.F. White 2022 Dartmouth College

Soviet Space, P.F. White

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

No abstract provided.


Scenes From The Screenplay The Interloper, Michael Wiener 2022 Dartmouth College

Scenes From The Screenplay The Interloper, Michael Wiener

CLAMANTIS: The MALS Journal

No abstract provided.


A Walmart With No Televisions, Samuel A. Bickford 2022 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

A Walmart With No Televisions, Samuel A. Bickford

LSU Master's Theses

A Walmart with No Televisions is a deconstructed novel about the perils and heartbreak of adolescent drug addiction. What begins as a fad, a social affectation, quickly becomes a guiding light. The novel illustrates hope as a potentiality, and escape from oneself as something always in question. Happiness is uncertain, but the experience is not.


A Perfect Escape: Fantasy, Place And Narrative In Adolescence, Cydney Cherepak 2022 Washington University in St. Louis

A Perfect Escape: Fantasy, Place And Narrative In Adolescence, Cydney Cherepak

MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture

This essay explores the realms of special places, the literary genre of fantasy, narrative, and comics. These topics are traversed alongside subjects of adolescence and the creation of stories for middle-grade readers. Framed with personal stories, as well as peaks into my process, I investigate these subjects through the lens of my own life and work, specifically my thesis project, a comic for middle-grade readers titled Beyond the Castle Walls. Beginning with adolescence in association with special places, I consider the work of developmental psychologists David Sobel and Edith Cobb as they pin-point the role of secret forts, nature, and ...


Meet Me In The Middle Ages: Engaging With Fantasy, Reality, And Collaborative World-Building, Amanda Greene 2022 Washington University in St. Louis

Meet Me In The Middle Ages: Engaging With Fantasy, Reality, And Collaborative World-Building, Amanda Greene

MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture

This critical essay accompanies and describes my thesis project, Medievalia Miscellany, a magazine for middle-grade readers which explores the world of medieval fantasy through art, comics, stories, and activities. Throughout the essay, I use my own term “archaeological upcycling” to discuss and explore a variety of relationships between ideas of parts and a whole. I then use it to characterize the way stories are created out of many different parts and how these parts help a reader to relate to both the world of the story and the world in which they live. I describe the genre of medieval fantasy ...


Grieve Not, Joy Notoma 2022 Wayne State University

Grieve Not, Joy Notoma

The Woodward Review: A Creative and Critical Journal

No abstract provided.


Three Confusing Interactions I Had With Men Today, Megan Cox 2022 Wayne State University

Three Confusing Interactions I Had With Men Today, Megan Cox

The Woodward Review: A Creative and Critical Journal

No abstract provided.


The Shrouded Parent At Midnight, Susan L. Lin 2022 Wayne State University

The Shrouded Parent At Midnight, Susan L. Lin

The Woodward Review: A Creative and Critical Journal

No abstract provided.


End Destination, Lucy Zhang 2022 Wayne State University

End Destination, Lucy Zhang

The Woodward Review: A Creative and Critical Journal

No abstract provided.


Batter: A Creative Writing Portfolio, Hannah Newman 2022 Kennesaw State University

Batter: A Creative Writing Portfolio, Hannah Newman

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

My capstone project, Batter, is a collection of creative writing pieces, consisting of short stories, flash fiction, and two creative nonfiction essays. I decided to do a portfolio because creative writing is simply what I enjoy the most and have been intrigued by since I took my first fiction writing class at Kennesaw State University. Composing stories, imagining how characters could behave believably, their problems and their solutions, all of it combined gives me a sense of creative determination that I have not found in any other area of work or craft. I believe I’ve been rather lucky because ...


The Laurels, Emma MacKinnon 2022 Skidmore College

The Laurels, Emma Mackinnon

English Honors Theses

A Russian ice hockey player, Nikita Morozov, enlists the help of a retired, American goaltender, Tate Beacon, to defect from Russia so that he can play for the NHL team, the Laurels. Nikita struggles against pressures from his team and government to remain in Russia, while Tate confronts a past he thought he had left behind for good.


Gender Roles Reviewed Through Shakespeare’S Twelfth Night With Twenty-First Century Applications, Hannah Lewis 2022 Olivet Nazarene University

Gender Roles Reviewed Through Shakespeare’S Twelfth Night With Twenty-First Century Applications, Hannah Lewis

ELAIA

This thesis accompanies a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, which aims to emphasize the importance of gender equality as a moral imperative in the twenty-first century. In his original play, Shakespeare drew attention to gender stereotypes in the Elizabethan age through character representation. Although Shakespeare does not put much emphasis on gender equality in Twelfth Night, this equality is an important factor in the modern adaptation, in which a young woman named Vivian pursues her desire to start a business but is faced with financial issues and seeks a job under a misogynistic boss named Owen. Owen questions ...


Lessons From The Aisles: A Collection Of Short Stories, Drew Jones 2022 University of Mississippi

Lessons From The Aisles: A Collection Of Short Stories, Drew Jones

Honors Theses

This thesis is a collection of short stories, each set in a separate aisle of Walmart. By exploring the relationships and conflicts of these characters, I hope to illustrate that life’s complexity can be shown in a place as simple and mundane as Walmart.


Sandstorm Spring 2022, Leslie Malland 2022 The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Sandstorm Spring 2022, Leslie Malland

Sandstorm: A Journal of Arts and Letters

Full Manuscript


College Slasher Novel, Jeff Hill 2022 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

College Slasher Novel, Jeff Hill

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This project was completed in hopes of creating a new novel that combines the research and craft worlds of composition and creative writing while merging the social worlds of teaching and campus Greek life, as well as making relevant contemporary commentary on the genres of satire and horror. In preparation, beyond necessary course work completion and time to outline, write, workshop, and revise, I read numerous novels and articles and watched dozens of films and television episodes as well as conducted research regarding current campus demographic to compose the best novel I could write in my time within the program ...


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