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Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)
Department or Program Affiliation
Creative Writing, Humanities
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Magee, Kelly, 1976-
Guess, Carol, 1968-
Anderson, Katherine J.
Eat the Eye is a collection of short fiction exploring horrifying relationships. The stories use moments of magical realism and speculative circumstances to challenge the way in which the contemporary world discusses victims of intimate partner violence and abuse. The female body is brought to the forefront of these stories, to emphasize how gender and sexuality impact power imbalances in relationships. In these stories, murdered wives rise from their graves, mothers and daughters are bound by insidious familial magic, abusive partners turn out to be creatures of ancient lore; each piece escalates in its reframing of misogyny to reify the relationships between patriarchal ideology, coercion, and violence.
horror, speculative, magical realism, feminist, relationships, violence against women
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Intimate partner violence--Fiction
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Feden, Abigail, "Eat the Eye: Stories" (2020). WWU Graduate School Collection. 942.