Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
Resurrection Fern is a collection of essays that explores the liminal space of becoming a woman; specifically, an independent woman with different ideas and values from what is considered the norm for the speaker's family. The speaker uses vignette-style essays to tell stories of her childhood, trauma, mental illness, and the threshold of adulthood. Themes of overcoming fear and mental illness to find a voice within the spectrum of feminism dominate the essays. The essays are broken into chapters to divulge the speaker's personal stories in relative chronological order.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Muir, Amanda Larkin, "Resurrection Fern" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1631.