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Title

Fathersblood

Date Permissions Signed

5-12-2015

Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Kahakauwila, Kristiana

Second Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Third Advisor

Lundeen, Kathleen, 1951-

Abstract

This thesis project – a series of interconnected works of short fiction with a critical preface – explores the intersections of charismatic faith movements and intense violence found in eastern Kentucky during the 19th century by detailing the interactions of two warring families in the fictional county of Armagh. The stories are told primarily from the perspective of the Cathy brothers, who have been raised by a self-proclaimed prophet of God. The critical preface examines how conceptions of time implicate character and ideology in fiction, with an emphasis on presentations of time related to prophecy and trauma.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

910247461

Digital Format

application/pdf

Geographic Coverage

Kentucky

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Language Code

eng

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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