Title

Ever Since the Fire Went Out: Stories

Date of Award

2003

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

First Advisor

Rick Barthelme

Advisor Department

English

Abstract

This dissertation is a collection of six short stories I wrote and submitted to fiction workshops as a PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi. They are presented in an order that is more or less chronological. "Department of Archives and History," "Tomato Day," and "The Pomeranian Dream" were submitted to Steve Barthelme's workshop. "The House Hunters," "Thrasher," and "Edward Works" were submitted to Frederick Barthelme's workshop.