Title

Emphasis Mine: Stories and Essays

Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

First Advisor

Steven Barthelme

Advisor Department

English

Abstract

This dissertation is a collection of four stories and four essays, all of which are revisions of earlier drafts presented for workshop at the Center for Writers at USM. Three of the four stories are set in North Dakota. All four stories involve characters leaving the Midwest. Following the stories are four essays exploring my relationships to North Dakota, to my family, and to my friends.