Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
science fiction, defamiliarization, unreliable narration, polyphony, epistolary narrative
English Language and Literature
The materials included herein are five pieces of short fiction developed over several semesters of my graduate studies. The stories are meant to demonstrate various elements of fiction I have been working to cultivate in my work, such as defamiliarization, polyphony, unreliable narration, and epistolary narrative. I have also attempted to incorporate elements from different genres of fiction, including Noir, science fiction, and speculative fiction into traditional literary forms.
© Robert Bruce Pickering
Pickering, Robert Bruce, "Pineapple Upside Down Boy (& Other Figures of Note in the Field of Curiosity)" (2012). MSU Graduate Theses. 2525.