Date of Award

Spring 5-2013

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Steven Barthelme

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Angela Ball

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Andrew Milward

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Dr. Charles Sumner

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Abstract

Fables of the Deconstruction is a collection of very short innovative fiction in the postmodernist vein of Donald Barthelme and Robert Coover. The collection contains sixty short short stories ranging in form from tests and pie charts to prose poems. Using magic realism, irrealism, and meta-fiction as strategies, the material highlights the instability of identity and difficulty of making connections in the modern era.

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