Date of Award

Summer 6-21-2023

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chair

Dr. Olivia Clare-Friedman

Committee Chair School


Committee Member 2

Dr. Joshua Bernstein

Committee Member 2 School


Committee Member 3

Dr. Alexandra Valint

Committee Member 3 School



In this collection, characters often face interior struggles such as past lives, abusive upbringings, dead partners, and relationship struggles. A Minor Place concerns loneliness and existentialism set with a melancholy, southern gothic setting. Characters toil with their psychological state within a shared and collective universe of the unknown. The characters found within A Minor Place deal with sensitive issues such as loss, isolation, and overcoming their difficulties. A Minor Place implements narratives to showcase a "minor” tonality and coloration and style to accompany this titular minor place.

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