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American Standard Time, 2022

Identifier: cw_2022spring_burke_peter.pdf

Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

The series contains digital Master's theses perdominately from 2018 to present, however there are some older theses from 2010 and 2016. The theses consist of either a production book and a media component or solely a production book. The media components were originally submitted on CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays and changed to digital submissions in 2020.


  • 2022


Conditions Governing Use

The thesis is restricted due to FERPA, permission from the author is required before you can view the thesis.


109 pages (109 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"American Standard Time is a novel that follows three individuals as they begin to fall apart in time. Joe Cleaveland, a disillusioned heir to a pet food fortune, confronts his friend, Keremcan Köroğlu, a misanthrope MIT neuroscientist, about his worsening symptoms, before setting off in search of comfort in the form of his preternaturally determined girlfriend, Ingrid Bell. Over the course of the day, on his own search for answers, Köroğlu alights on a mysterious force at work beneath his institution's campus, while Ingrid comes ever closer to fulfilling a prophetic vision from her childhood. As these three revolve around each other, they traverse Cambridge and Somerville; from the banks of the Charles to the hills of Tufts University. The trio travel by foot, rail, and even flight, while running into odd characters that all seem to be slightly out of place. Or are they out of time?" -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

109 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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