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Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Magee, Kelly, 1976-
Lundeen, Kathleen, 1951-
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.
Western Washington University
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Andrews, Britton, "Fathersblood" (2015). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 415.