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Date Permissions Signed

5-22-2020

Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type

Masters Thesis (Campus-Only Access)

Department or Program Affiliation

Creative Writing, Humanities

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Second Advisor

Guess, Carol, 1968-

Third Advisor

Anderson, Katherine J.

Abstract

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.

Type

Text

Keywords

horror, speculative, magical realism, feminist, relationships, violence against women

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

1155504350

Subject – LCSH

Intimate partner violence--Fiction

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

masters theses

Language

English

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