Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
creative nonfiction, nonfiction, journalism, English, creative writing
English Language and Literature
The objective of this thesis is to combine my undergraduate studies in communications and journalism, my subsequent work experience as a newspaper reporter, and my graduate-level creative writing skills to produce a collection of creative nonfiction pieces which focus on several significant events in my life: my reaction to seeing a dead African man hanging from a tower, my relationship with my grandfather following the announcement of my engagement, and the quirky "story behind the story” of my encounter with a woman who called herself "Goat Lady.” For this collection, I utilized the creative writing styles of essay, memoir, and literary journalism. Each piece is a first-person narrative.
© Eric M. Eckert
Eckert, Eric M., "Spiritual Battle" (2008). MSU Graduate Theses. 1100.