Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6674

Date

2021

Date of Award

5-7-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Mark Mayer

Committee Member

Eric Schlich

Committee Member

Lorinda Cohoon

Abstract

“Everything Looks Like Love: Stories” is a Master of Fine Arts thesis comprised of eleven short stories about women living in a neighborhood in suburban Maryland. These women struggle with social pressures, isolation, and disconnection from the people around them. Influenced by story collections by Alice Munro, Anthony Marra, Lorrie Moore, and Sherwood Anderson, each stand-alone story drops in on a woman and family within the development where they live. While the stories have varied situations—from sending Flower-Grams at a high school to organizing the last holiday for a dying grandmother—most deal with women trying to find meaningful connections within isolation.

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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