Date of Award

Summer 8-4-2011

Degree Type

Thesis-Restricted

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Creative Writing concentration

Department

Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Boyden, Amanda

Second Advisor

Barton, Fredrick

Third Advisor

Leake, Joanna

Fourth Advisor

Boyden, Joseph

Abstract

The following collection of short stories explores the notion of being caught between two worlds, of straddling physical, emotional, linguistic and metaphorical borders. I have chosen these characters in order to give voice to those who are often voiceless. The collection has been divided in two parts in order to challenge ideas of what is "real." I argue that the emotional truth of a story is paramount, and this reality can sometimes be best achieved through unconventional means.

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The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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