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Deadweight Slump, 2022

Identifier: cw_2022spring_fernandez_kāʻai.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.


156 pages (156 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"Deadweight Slump is a collection of short stories by Kā'ai Sutton Fernandez that explores the motif of isolation, specifically the ways that physical, emotional, and social isolation manifests through relationships particular to those in a guardianship. Part of the human experience is stepping up to help, assist, guide, or protect others, as well as being in need of guidance or protection. At the heart of each story in this collection is the relationship between those who need help and those who must provide it, but cannot due to emotional, financial, or physical reasons. It is at the crossroads between these two factors – isolation and guardianship – that Fernandez's Deadweight Slump explores the messy reality of a less-than-ideal situation, and how people either rise to the occasion or fail to flourish." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

156 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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