Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2549

Date

2015

Date of Award

11-30-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Member

Sonja Livingston

Committee Member

Lorinda Cohoon

Committee Member

Theron Britt

Abstract

If Your Eye Causes You is a lyric essay (also known as a mosaic or hybrid essay) that explores sexuality, religion, family, and psychology through a series of prose poem fragments. The speaker blends psychological theory, theological speculation, humorous graphics, biological facts, and personal experience in order to open up a reflective space in which questions about the nature of love, the problem of evil, widespread cultural misogyny, and sexual repression are developed within a unique juxtaposition of diverse literary forms.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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