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    • A Blurry Outline and Other Stories 

      Smith, Stephanie Ann (East Carolina University, 2015)
      A Blurry Outline and Other Stories is a collection of four short stories and three flash pieces. Family, friends and loss, primarily a daughter's loss of her mother, are the themes that bind these stories together. The ...
    • Bury Your Horses and Other Stories 

      Buchanan, Tim (East Carolina University, 2015)
      Bury Your Horses and Other Stories is a book-length collection of original short  stories. The work is intended to be understood as a complete book as well as its  individual stories. The work presents variations on the ...
    • Caught on the Precipice : A Collection of Short Stories 

      Marshall, Dominique (East Carolina University, 2011)
       The stories in Caught on the Precipice deal with a changing dynamic in family. Even though the characters are of varying ages and backgrounds, each protagonist must reconcile the missed connections of their past. The ...
    • Cultural Hegemony, Identity, and the Story of the Catawba Nation 

      Fortner, Jefferson Locke (East Carolina University, 2012)
      The Catawba Indians, in order to maintain their own identity as an "other" culture, utilized a course of acceptance and collaboration with the Euro-American majority that came to surround them, while ultimately developing ...
    • Iniquities 

      Nelson, Rose (East Carolina University, 2015)
      This thesis is a representative collection of short stories that I have written as part of my Master's requirements. The four pieces included demonstrate the overarching style, length, and major themes of much of my recent ...
    • JEWISH WOMEN AND THE SPECTER OF THE OLD WORLD IN JEWISH IMMIGRANT FICTION 

      Greer, Lena Basham (East Carolina University, 2015)
      This thesis examines three Jewish-American authors and how they portray the main female character in relation to the main male character to expand the research of gender discourse in literary analysis. There was a wave ...
    • The Mimicking of Oral Traditions in African American Literature 

      Johnson, Lauren (East Carolina University, 2012)
      The authors Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Randall Kenan create a authentic listener experience through the use of literary features that mimic oral tradition in African American culture. The "authentic listener ...
    • The "Most Accurate, Least Factual" Writer : Hunter S. Thompson, Journalist 

      Stotesbury, Marion Suzanne (East Carolina University, 2010)
      New Journalism, as practiced by Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, and other writers, loosened the accepted bounds of journalism in the 1960s. Embracing these unrestricted journalism practices, Hunter S. Thompson adapted the New ...
    • One Day Your Ship Will Come In 

      Brown, Jason Glenn (East Carolina University, 2012)
      My thesis is called One Day Your Ship Will Come In and consists of several pieces of fiction. The setting of most of these pieces is deliberately vague for aesthetic reasons, but any reader inclined to investigate can ...
    • Postcolonial African American Female Writers and their Three-Way battle against Imperialism, Canonization, and Sexism : Developing a New Multicultural Feminism 

      Lewis, Damion O. (East Carolina University, 2010)
      Female writers continue to remind us of the differences between themselves and males and the separate struggles they face. For a woman, the task of liberation through writing must include also a thrash against the ...
    • Remembering Corporal J.Y. Joyner : An Historical Fiction 

      Brantley, Michael (East Carolina University, 2012)
      This is a creative nonfiction narrative about the farm life and military service of a Nash County resident, J.Y. Joyner. This narrative will be a combination of real-life facts, reality-based situations and settings derived ...
    • Remembering, Eating, Cooking, and Sharing : Identity Constructing Activities in Ethnic American First-Person Food Writings 

      French, Kellie J. (East Carolina University, 2014)
      During the past couple of decades, the topic of food and identity has become the subject of increased academic inquiry and scholarly pursuit. However, despite this increased attention, it is still more common to find ...
    • RENOVATION 

      Rogers, Margaret (East Carolina University, 2011)
      This creative thesis consists of the beginning of a novel and sections that will be used in the creation of a whole narrative. RENOVATION is a story of several characters' experiences in the surrounding areas of the same ...
    • Secreted Behind Closed Doors : Rethinking Cather's Adultery Theme and "Unfurnished" Style in My Mortal Enemy 

      Adams, Janah R. (East Carolina University, 2011)
      In recent years, My Mortal Enemy (1926) has been virtually ignored in Cather scholarship. I place the novel in its literary and critical context by building on information from the critical reception and recent scholarship ...
    • SHERMAN ALEXIE'S RESERVATION : RELOCATING THE CENTER OF INDIAN IDENTITY 

      Connette, Tracey L. (East Carolina University, 2010)
      Indian reservations are territories within the United States recognized by the federal government as land reserved specifically for American Indians. Indigenous communities still referred to as tribes have some autonomy ...