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Date Permissions Signed

5-15-2014

Date of Award

2014

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Guess, Carol, 1968-

Second Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Third Advisor

Lundeen, Kathleen, 1951-

Abstract

This project utilizes hybrid poetry and short fiction to examine the story of Jephthah's daughter from the book of Judges. It offers a revised translation of the Biblical text and reimagines the consequences of Jephthah's actions. It does this through fragmented poetry, a form which allows the reader to imagine the inner workings of multiple narrators at once. It concludes with an examination of trauma as witnessed through inanimate objects. It derives much of its inspiration from the works of Carol Guess and Anne Carson.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

880402117

Digital Format

application/pdf

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Jephthah's daughter (Biblical figure); Jephthah (Biblical judge)

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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