Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6159

Date

2018

Date of Award

4-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Jeffrey Scraba

Committee Member

Alice Bolin

Committee Member

Shelby Crosby

Committee Member

Courtney Miller Santo

Abstract

True Confessions from a Wannabe Heel is a collection composed of memoir -themed personal essays in lyrical and mosaic styles touching on the themes of violence, wrestling, sexuality, love, mental health, and the significance of home. The essays are representative of my experiences growing up in an unstable home and how the effects of growing up in that environment shaped how I view the world around me. There are essays reflecting on how we perceive violence in the world, and how that violence has become more widely accepted, and how the line that we draw for what is acceptable seems to move with each trauma. The collection also explores the dynamics of marriage, the burdens we carry for those that we love, and the power of storytelling through a controlled lens, a theme highlighted by the strong focus on different wrestling storylines.

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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