Senior Project Advisor

Tristan Goldman

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Winter 2021

Keywords

memoir, creative writing, Mount St. Helens, remembrance, childhood, adolescence, suicide, materiality

Abstract

The following is an adapted excerpt from a much larger, as-yet-unfinished book/memoir project. I began this book project as my Honors Senior Capstone, and it ultimately extended beyond what I could complete before I graduated. I continue to work on this larger memoir; until that time, I have selected the following adapted excerpt for formal submission and archival. This adapted excerpt consists of several chronologically separated chapters that are linked by place: together, they describe the important role that my experiences on Mount St. Helens have played in shaping my sense of self and perspective on life and living. Of particular centrality to these chapters is the notion of an amoral sublimity grounded in materiality. The chapters have been edited and extended in order to function more cohesively as a standalone piece, but they are still, at heart, part of a much larger picture that has yet to fully take shape. It is my goal and hope that, sooner rather than later, I will be able to complete that picture and place it here as a more fully-realized creative product.

Department

History

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Hikers--Washington (State)--Biography; Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)--Eruption, 1980

Geographic Coverage

Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.)

Genre/Form

memoirs

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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