Date of Award

Spring 5-2011

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. James Robison

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Dr. Martina Sciolino

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Committee Member 5

Dr. Charles Sumner

Committee Member 5 Department

English

Abstract

Everyday Cryptids is a collection of short stories focused on fantastic creatures, the potentialities of the unknown, as well as difficulties in relationships and life in modern, urban society. Many of the stories are set in urban areas of Michigan that have been devastated economically and explore the role that escapism and metaphor play in lives that seem meaningless and empty. The collection is accompanied by a critical introduction.

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