English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

8-19-2011

Abstract

In the Clothes of Others is a collection of poems that begins with a nontraditional evocation of the muses and is followed by three different sections of poems. The thirteen poems in first section deal with how we use narratives to understand our daily lives and how those narratives often fail. The nine poems in the second section explore unstated implications of fairy tales often from the point of view of characters within the story. The nine poems in the third section focus on myths from the Judeo-Christian, Greek and Norse traditions. These poems explore how the myths affect our view of the world and like the second section focus on the unstated implication of these stories often from the character's point of view.

Degree Name

MFA Creative Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Advisor

Shigekuni, Julie

First Committee Member (Chair)

Levin, Dana

Second Committee Member

Warner, Sharon

Third Committee Member

Thiel, Diane

Fourth Committee Member

Baackmann, Suzanne

Language

English

Keywords

Fairy tales--Poetry, Mythology--Poetry, American poetry--21st century

Document Type

Dissertation

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