Date of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

School

Humanities

Committee Chair

Dr. Angela Ball

Committee Chair School

Humanities

Committee Member 2

Dr. Adam Clay

Committee Member 2 School

Humanities

Committee Member 3

Dr. Monika Gehlawat

Committee Member 3 School

Humanities

Committee Member 4

Dr. Charles Sumner

Committee Member 4 School

Humanities

Abstract

The following poems explore themes of fidelity, affection, and frailty through narratives about family, as well as historical and fictional characters. The poems locate similarities between their subjects’ experiences and the often harsh environments they occur within, primarily the American South. This collection examines these figures through literal retellings, surreal interpretations, and mythic parallels.

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