Date of Award


Level of Access Assigned by Author

Open-Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)




David Kress

Second Committee Member

Greg Howard

Third Committee Member

Richard Brucher


This thesis is a collections of short stories which explores the use of non-conventional genres. The research contained within this thesis follows the oldest line of inquiry open to featherless bipeds: what does it mean to be human? As humans compose on and in increasingly multi-modal platforms and sites, the stories we tell will shift in unpredictable ways. This collection is an attempt to capture narrative in these 21st century spaces.