Thesis Title

Telling Stories

Author

Erik J. Renth

Date of Graduation

Spring 2014

Degree

Master of Arts in Writing

Department

English

Committee Chair

Kristene Sutliff

Keywords

memoir, hypertext, family stories, family communication, semantic web, digital writing

Subject Categories

Creative Writing

Abstract

This thesis project is composed as a hypertext-based Website in which the pages are nonfiction stories about family. In large part, the text itself adheres to the literary tradition of family memoir, exploring themes of dysfunction, communication, and family history. However, this project deviates substantially from traditional memoir in terms of form. The hypertext space within which the stories exist allows for building of individualized narratives by the user through semantic linking. Through this hypertext space, I provide the possibility for representing my family through various lenses and media.

Copyright

© Erik J. Renth

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