Date of Award

Summer 8-2014

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Steven Barthelme

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Monika Gehlawat

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Dr. Martina Sciolino

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Andrew Milward

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Abstract

This creative dissertation comprises a collection of short fiction and a critical preface. The preface explores the concept of variousness as it affects the contemporary production of literary fiction. Reference is made to a range of twentieth century writers in order to position the dissertation in a context of literary history. The piece titled “The Essay on Longing” is the first chapter of a novel-in-stories.

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