Date of Graduation

Spring 2013

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Wayne Blackmon

Keywords

short stories, literary fiction, gothic, magical realism, absurdism

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

This thesis is comprised of five compositions, which is a collection of literary fiction that explores the form of the short story. The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate various methods of storytelling, exploring magical realism in "The Floating,” absurdism in "Lot 17,” realism in "Fatness”, southern gothic in "Pidgin”. The story "Dancing Boy at the Intersection” experiments in form and point of view. Combined, these stories offer various ways for readers to participate in short fiction.

Copyright

© Joseph C. Lucido

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