Thesis Title

Dear Me

Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Michael Czyzniejewski

Keywords

short story, novella, magical realism, absurdist, epistolary, continuous stream of action, bildungsroman, language, voice

Subject Categories

Fiction

Abstract

This collection of fiction includes short stories and a partial novella. A critical introduction provides background on the author’s writing and a theoretical framework as it pertains to the fiction highlighted in this thesis. The works presented explore aspects of genre fiction including magical realism, absurdism, and the bildungsroman. The partial novella relies heavily on epistolary form, confessional style entries, and continuous stream of action. The main characters of the included works serve as focal points which address themes of family life, addiction, mental illness, minority languages, and voice.

Copyright

© Hannah Patricia Farley

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