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Date Permissions Signed

6-3-2019

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Beasley, Bruce, 1958-

Second Advisor

Miller, Brenda, 1959-

Third Advisor

Loar, Christopher F.

Abstract

Display Cases is a hybrid collection that classifies and comprehends lived experiences through the lens of collection; most notably the collection of physical pieces of comic book, science fiction, and fantasy media. This project works to juxtapose a son’s obsessive desire to hoard action figures against his Mother’s interest in entomology and insect collection. Comparing two different yet deeply related objects of study, this text works to decipher the complexities of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood through writing that utilizes both the sensory precision made possible by poetry, and the rich exposition that creative non-fiction allows.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1103670234

Subject – LCSH

Identity (Psychology)--Poetry; American poetry--20th century; Prose poems, American

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

masters 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 document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

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