Date of Graduation

Spring 2020

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Michael Czyzniejewski

Keywords

creative writing, prose, poetry, short fiction, memoir essay, defamiliarization, uncanny, identity, chronotope, experimental selves, feminism

Subject Categories

Creative Writing

Abstract

This collection of creative writing explores themes and subjects relating to feminism, sexuality, performativity, societal woes, popular culture, and the different ways we communicate. The individual pieces often examine women’s empowerment and lack thereof. These stories, essays, and poems are introduced by a critical work situating the contents of the thesis within greater literary traditions, such as Viktor Shklovsky’s defamiliarization, which I claim can function on the structural level as well as the story level, and his theory of the Chronotope; time and place are significant threads I follow from one genre to the next to create a cohesive collection of multi- and cross-genre pieces of creative writing.

Copyright

© Amelia Fisher

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