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Date Permissions Signed

5-15-2015

Date of Award

Spring 2015

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Paola, Suzanne

Second Advisor

Miller, Brenda, 1959-

Third Advisor

Mahoney, Kristin Mary

Abstract

Surface Tension is an exploratory spiritual autobiography told through flash nonfiction and lyric essays in order to disrupt traditional chronological narratives of the spiritual self. Compressed poetic reflections on faith and family unfold in spiraling, imagistic fragments, which explore the complex interactions between photographs and memory and demonstrate the confluence of landscape and past. Water resonates as a symbol throughout, offering a lexicon for establishing the theological interconnectedness of body and landscape with spirituality.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

910250768

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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