Thesis Title

Catching My Breath

Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Michael Czyzniejewski

Keywords

comics, trauma, family, archive, photographs

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

Catching My Breath is a collection of four fictional, graphic novel scripts that examine themes such as identity, trauma, death, and family relationships. Each story takes place in different coastal cities in Maine, including Kennebunkport, Sandy Neck Beach, Old Orchard Beach, and Crescent Beach. These specific locales create a distinctive atmosphere for each story within the collection, as well as provide the places from which the protagonist's recollections originate. This collection uses the visual and verbal technique of comics to illustrate the protagonist's childhood and adulthood identity construction.

Copyright

© Amanda Faith Conner

Open Access

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