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Date Permissions Signed

11-2-2012

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Second Advisor

Miller, Brenda, 1959-

Third Advisor

Trueblood, Kathryn R., 1960-

Abstract

Common Eternities embodies a conglomeration of forms and concepts pooled from my interests as a board game aficionado, a long-time consumer of science fiction, and a student of literary conventions and style. In doing so, Common Eternities, demonstrates the power progressive storytelling can offer. Set in numerous time periods and surroundings, Common Eternities strikes at the purpose of life and how all living objects are connected to one other. Anthelion and the Darkness, the two main godlike characters, find themselves constantly entangled in the span of five chapters as they discover their own identities, their surroundings, and the implications of their actions. Within each section, questions relating to the deity figures are answered while others remain until the ending. Common Eternities-- utilizing the experimental approach in which it asks the reader to consider the chapters in alternate orders--combines a myriad of narratological perspectives, twists on literary conventions, and obtuse imagery showcasing a new way to tell a story.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

820557115

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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