English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 4-15-2019


The following manuscript contains a novella and a short story collection, accompanied by a critical preface. The novella focuses on three young women who go to China to be foreign language teachers at a Chinese University and, due to a mix up, end up living in the same apartment over the course of one semester. The three heroines come from troubled background and engage in various self-distracting behaviors until they begin to heal and forge their own path in life.

The short stories in the collection deal with various subjects and themes, such as consumerism, environmental destruction, and commodification of women and nature.

Degree Name

MFA Creative Writing

Level of Degree


Department Name


First Committee Member (Chair)

Daniel Mueller

Second Committee Member

Andrew Bourelle

Third Committee Member

Julie Shigekuni

Fourth Committee Member

Gregory Martin




Novella, short stories

Document Type


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