Date of Award

5-2009

Level of Access

Campus-Only Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Advisor

Jennifer Moxley

Second Committee Member

Tony Brinkley

Third Committee Member

David Kress

Abstract

The following poems address the question of the hyphen in Franco-American identity. While hyphenated identity is generally viewed as a problem, through a mixture of reserach and personal experience I attempt to change this view and celebrate the unique language and culture Franco-Americans possess.

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