Date of Award

Summer 2021

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chair

Joshua Bernstein

Committee Chair School


Committee Member 2

Olivia Clare

Committee Member 2 School


Committee Member 3

Monika Gehlawat

Committee Member 3 School



Blind Walking is a collection of stories that focuses on how characters react to various types of isolation. Many of the conflicts depicted in my writings were inspired by my own experience with quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracing everything from the physical isolation that comes with living in a rural area to the estrangement that comes with being socially isolated from other people, these stories follow characters struggling with grief, loneliness, and identity. The stories speak to my interest in the power that solitude has to affect the human psyche for better or worse, as well as the different ways that isolation can be portrayed in fiction, such as in works by Megan Mayhew Bergman and Anthony Marra.

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