Year of Publication

2022

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/School/Program

English

First Advisor

Andrew Milward

Abstract

This thesis consists of four pieces of short fiction workshopped as part of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Kentucky. Themes and topics explored include familial dynamics, depictions of childhood and coming of age, solitude, adverse psychological effects of toxic masculinity, natural sphere as sanctuary and source of spiritual renewal, and sense of place.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2022.130

Funding Information

This thesis was supported by the University of Kentucky through tuition scholarship and teaching assistantship funds awarded from 2020 to 2022.

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