Date of Award

Spring 5-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Steven Barthelme

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Katherine Cochran

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Dr. Monika Gehlawat

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Dr. Kenneth Watson

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Committee Member 5

Andrew Milward

Committee Member 5 Department

English

Abstract

The Wanderers and Other Stories is a collection of short stories that explores themes of travel and isolation within interior and exterior spaces. The object of this collection is to define the point of disruption between persona and the “other” self and to evaluate the limitations of communication and language. Many of these stories reflect on the literal and metaphorical distance between people and attempt to hone in on the point of contact—and often rupture—that characterizes the fraught nature of human relationships. The collection is accompanied by a critical introduction.

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