Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2019

Level of Access

Open-Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Advisor

Gregory Howard

Second Committee Member

Dylan Dryer

Third Committee Member

Danielle Pafunda

Abstract

This thesis is a collection of ten fictions, poems, and things in between that play with a variety of forms, ranging from the choose-your-own-adventure story to Oulipian constraints like the lipogram and Mathew’s Algorithm. I attempt to convey narratives of my own felt experience in the world, dressed in elaborate metaphor and strange images. In this thesis you will see: severed hands, a short severed tongue, eyes on moss, too many teeth, attached very long tongues, dripping earlobes, a tentacle, etc.

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