The Personal Essay As a Self Portrait
Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
The challenge addressed in this project has been how to effectively portray myself through the medium of the personal essay. In order to address this challenge, I first had to clarify and define exactly what a personal essay is, which required quite a bit of reading, and then use my writing skills to convey who I am through that medium. I then had to choose how to best present the essays, since they cover such a broad spectrum of subject matter; I arranged the reminiscent essays in chronological order, followed by a collection of essays that reveal aspect of my personality and values, and finally, I conclude the thesis with a collection of essays about nature and my observations about the seasons.
English Language and Literature
© Evelyn Cannon
Cannon, Evelyn, "The Personal Essay As a Self Portrait" (2001). MSU Graduate Theses. 1064.