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Date Permissions Signed
Date of Award
Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Beasley, Bruce, 1958-
Miller, Brenda, 1959-
Loar, Christopher F.
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.
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Identity (Psychology)--Poetry; American poetry--20th century; Prose poems, American
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.
Crook, Andrew (Andrew Alan), "Display Cases" (2019). WWU Graduate School Collection. 872.