Title

A HOUSE WITH PEOPLE IN IT: STORIES

Year of Publication

2019

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

English

First Advisor

Hannah Pittard

Abstract

A House with People in It is a collection of stories working through concepts of identity, family, relationships, and how those things renew and replace themselves in perpetuity. I think of identity less of a rigid, singular thing and more of a swirling, fluid multitude. If the body is a house, then identity is the people who live inside it. How they live next to each other—who butts up against who, who sleeps in what bed—is what’s interesting to me.

These works collected in this thesis are largely the stories that I think hew closest to the things that I am concerned with, in the identities that I occupy.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2019.160

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