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Date Permissions Signed

5-13-2016

Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Trueblood, Kathyrn

Second Advisor

Beasley, Bruce, 1958-

Third Advisor

Lundeen, Kathleen, 1951-

Abstract

How These Girls Shimmer is a collection of magical realist short stories that explores the relationship between mothers and daughters. It begins with the daughters’ narratives and builds into the mothers’. As a result, the collection’s arc demonstrates how those daughters eventually become mothers. Blending the ideas of writers such as Adrienne Rich and Kelly Link, this collection uses magical realism to re-present the familiar tropes of motherhood and emphasize how the institution of motherhood inscribes itself onto female bodies.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

950469011

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Language Code

eng

Rights

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