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Emerson thesis -- Creative writing

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 296 Collections and/or Records:

A Collection of Essays About Place, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_hatfield_bill.pdf
Overview "Inhabitants, permanent or temporary, who write about spaces have been known as travel writers. The implication in the moniker is that the writers are on scene to accomplish something, to seek out answers or realities, to find out about some unknown part of their history, to figure out their identity, to learn something new that will somehow shed light on their awareness or understanding of the world or of themselves. The essays in this collection attempt to set ambition aside and convey a...
Dates: 2019

A Fitting End, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_robichaud_brian.pdf
Overview "This collection of stories explores the realities and abstractions of loss and endings, and the far-reaching consequences of actions made in haste, doubt, or denial. Beginning with a series of flash stories ranging from realistic to absurd, the collection observes the briefest of instants in the lives of the drunk, the criminal, and the lost. From there, 'Despair,' a novella in thirty-four parts, mimics the descending spiral of Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno' as a young man struggles with an...
Dates: 2021

A Gospel in Thirds, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_mangual_mary.pdf
Overview "A Gospel in Thirds is a novel-length work of literary fiction set in a fictional southern Ohio town called Feeder in 2013. The story unfolds in three parts, each with a different lead character. Gloria Sánchez, a transplant to the town, is living with untreated cancer because the grandmother who raised her believes receiving medical treatment equates to lack of faith in God. Lula Brewer returns to Feeder after a romantic relationship with a fellow aspiring nun compromises her plan to enter...
Dates: 2023

A Knock at the Door, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020fall_bekenstein_andrew.pdf
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"An over-compression of divergent thought into a mainframe inadequately prepared to handle such has resulted in the dissolution of moral communality, leading to the fraying of a crucial component of the unspoken but agreed upon tenets necessary to configure individual consciences towards the common cause of civilization. And so, here we are. It's not too late, but close. Or: a few stories I wrote about a world that very close to being ours, but not quite." -- Abstract

Dates: 2020

A long way home, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018spring_williams_molly.pdf
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"The dual first-person narrative guides the reader through a present-time reflection on my sexuality and upbringing while highlighting my struggle with procrastination while researching a Midwest killer with connections to my family. You’ll also find included in this piece: mother-daughter drama, struggles of a gay chick raised in a Southern Baptist household, an epic road trip and a lot of reminiscing." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

A Memoir In Conversation, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022fall_purswell_melissa.pdf
Overview "This manuscript is a collection-in-progress of essays, like conversations, between me and myself, my twin sister, old friends, strangers, flowers, and fictional characters. Each poem acts as an introduction to the essay that follows it. Every essay is a sort of confession of lessons I have learned, mistakes I have made, and my imperfect attempts to understand humanity, the world around me, and most of all, my mother. This collection is a catalog of stories, divulgences filled with loss and...
Dates: 2022

A New Review of Science Fiction in Latin America, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_valley_victoria.pdf
Overview "Within Latin America the publishing trends of Science Fiction have largely been ignored. I feel that this is a large error within the Latin American publishing industry, as Science Fiction in this region can incorporate the popular genres of Magical Realism, Fantasy, and the Fantastic. These forms of literature tend to be the most popular forms within the North American mindset as well. By honing in on Science Fiction I believe we can see an important wider cultural context of Latin...
Dates: 2021

A Plague of Shadows, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_sulaiman_cassidy.pdf
Overview "This fantasy novel follows Elzeya, a powerful but sheltered fairy mage, and Lernosa, a street-smart half-fairy performer, as they confront deadly spectres ravaging the human city of Mithron while figuring out their feelings for each other and who they want to be. Elzeya strives to live up to her master's legacy as an Archmage, and Lernosa wants to become a noble in human society, but they eventually learn the hollowness of those dreams and choose to follow their own values instead. Themes...
Dates: 2020

A Plain Glass Sheet: Essays on Pain and Illness, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_reanier_jordan.pdf
Overview "This project aims to explore the intersections between pain, chronic illness, religion, socialization, culture, the medical system, and family. The title is based on a quote from Virginia Woolf's essay "On Being Ill" where she says that literature "...does its best to maintain that its concern is with the mind; that the body is a sheet of plain glass through which the soul looks straight and clear, and, save for one or two passions such as desire and greed, is null, negligible and...
Dates: 2023

A Starving Fire, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022summer_joseph_satchel.pdf
Overview "A Starving Fire tells the story of a young man plagued by death, guilt, and regret, all while he tries to navigate this new world of ever-changing relationships after a terrible house fire claimed the lives of his father and little brother. This excerpt features the first part of his story, when he is still in his early twenties and struggling to move forward. Influenced by contemporary romance novels, Jaxson’s story navigates love in its many forms, including love for family, friends,...
Dates: 2022

Acid Base Daughters, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022spring_provenzano_abigail.pdf
Overview "Acid Base Daughters follows primarily women at points of transformation, transition states, in their lives. A grieving woman discovers glass animals that come alive only in her presence. A pair of daughters try to remedy traumas using chemistry. A command-giving, ever- evolving bird refuses to leave one woman. A nurse collects mothers. A ballerina navigates desire on and off stage. And a strange circus brings one girl more than she asked for. Through explorations of grief and loss, longing,...
Dates: 2022

Aerial View, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019fall_angelides_rikki.pdf
Overview "The goal of this dissertation is to provide an individual perspective within the prevailing homogeneous societal opinion. The poems in this MFA thesis map my observations of our impossibly complete world, while examining the authenticity of chatter, the blurry lines of my imagination, the grey area of blended family, the precariousness of foreclosure, and the difficulties of defining oneself after coming-out. In this attempt at understanding what makes me human, the collection interrogates...
Dates: 2019

Afterimages, 2023

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Identifier: cw_2023spring_shoults_joyce.pdf
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"Afterimages is a science ficition [sic] psychological mystery that splits its setting between a small island in the British Isles and a world called the "Simulation." The narrative follows the character of Dahlia, an amnesiac woman trying to solve the mystery of who she was and what happened to her. This is a story about love, death, cults, and robots." -- Abstract

Dates: 2023

AH-MEH-RI-CAH: A Collection of Essays, 2019

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Identifier: cw_2019spring_uong_an.pdf
Overview "AH-MEH-RI-CAH is a collection of essays existing at the intersection of Vietnamese American identity, food politics, and pop culture. It explores themes of belonging, displacement, family, intergenerational trauma, and growing up as a 1.5 generation Vietnamese woman in America. With a focus on the mother-daughter relationship, AH-MEH-RI-CAH introduces an experience distanced from the Vietnam War yet connected to it nontheless through a family finding its place in Los Angeles, with each...
Dates: 2019

Alien: Desolation, 2022

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Identifier: pb_2022fall_krebs_jonathan.pdf
Overview "ALIEN: DESOLATION is a transmedia exercise exploring the potential for tabletop role-playing games to craft unique, open-ended stories where the events within depend on coordination between player and "Game Master." The project takes two forms: a written and laid out set of three "adventures," and an audio drama in five parts. The events of four of the episodes of the audio drama are either recordings of "actual play" of the related adventure, or a scripted re-envsioning of the events of...
Dates: 2022

Alien experience, 2016

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Identifier: cw_2016spring_shoen_kayleigh.pdf
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"This collection of stories, ranging in length from 100 words to 29 pages, represents my experiments in the short story form over the last three years. The settings of the stories are diverse, but each addresses an aspect of the alien experience of life with other people."--Abstract.

Dates: 2016

All in a Dave's work, 2018

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Identifier: cw_2018spring_babendir_bradley.pdf
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"This novel follows David Feinbuam, a doctor focusing on male fertility, as he seeks to save his failing business. Despite the protests of his two employees--both women--he gets involved with Mens' Rights Activists to boost the visibility of his clinic. After this fails spectacularly, he'll be left to pick up the pieces of his personal and professional life." --Abstract.

Dates: 2018

All That Passes, 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_johnson_spencer.pdf
Overview "All That Passes is a collection of seven stories linked by the theme of death. More precisely, the stories explore the experiences and narratives that surround death, based on the understanding that the event of passing is one that everybody encounters at least once in their life. The genres vary from literary realism to speculative and weird fiction. All That Passes is an ongoing project with the purpose of drawing death as close as one can manage in life. The collection includes stories...
Dates: 2021

All the Time in the World, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_burch_ciera.pdf
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"After moving to her mother's hometown to help care for her estranged grandmother, Jericka Walker is struck by secrets about her mother's own abandonment and must learn to reconcile her memories of her mom and their relationship with revelations about her family's past, all while coming to terms with own sexuality and a new, burgeoning crush." -- Abstract

Dates: 2020

"All Things Pretty and Wild", 2021

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Identifier: cw_2021spring_zicari_clare.pdf
Overview "This project seeks to explore the multivalent nature of experience and memory, following a young woman (Elizabeth) home after the death of her strange and distant friend (Ursa). Through a tangled web of lived and learned experience, flash-backs, dreamscapes, and mis- remembrances, Elizabeth must seek out the gods responsible for the gradual disintegration of her family and friendships, and reassign order to the place and meaning of her childhood––trying not to lose who she believes herself...
Dates: 2021