Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

4930

Date

2017

Date of Award

4-18-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Lorinda Cohoon

Committee Member

Brandy Wilson

Committee Member

Sonja Livingston

Abstract

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.

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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