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The Uncursing, 2023

Identifier: cw_2023spring_baaith-ducharme_nimalah.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.


  • 2023


Conditions Governing Use

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


56 pages (56 pages)

Language of Materials

From the record group: English

From the record group: Chinese

From the record group: Spanish; Castilian


"This collection, meant to be read as a spellbook, confronts generational curses: a term that acknowledges behaviors, traumas, and magic are passed down through family structures. Specifically, how one's place in the greater collective of the African diaspora, a site of constant migration and discussion, prompts questions about one's knowledge of personal history and its implications on the future. The author is formally concerned with the line, the expansion of the traditional lyric tercet into block prose while experimenting with couplets as a mode of prayer. Further, the prayer operates as a working magic, as does the confrontation and understanding of these curses. Hence the frequent inclusion of instructive spells and ancestral voices. Given the number of themes in the discussion of collective trauma, the author discussed them through her own lived experience, accepting the magic that permeates generations." -- Abstract

Physical Location

RG 010.01B Writing, Literature & Publishing

Physical Description

56 pages

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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