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Title: Across Water
Author: Kirk, Nari
Advisor(s): Martin, Gregory
Committee Member(s): Doyle, Brian
Warner, Sharon
Houston, Gail
Department: University of New Mexico. Dept. of English
Subject(s): Faith, feminism, ethnicity
LC Subject(s): Coming of age in literature
American essays--21st century
Degree Level: Masters
Abstract: This dissertation is a collection of essays that examines the author’s coming-of-age in terms of religion, race, gender, and family. Using a combination of personal experience, reflection on this experience, and outside research, these essays employ creative nonfiction strategies to find meaning and sense in the complex terrain of human existence. The recurring themes all focus on change—the author’s growth from a conservative, sheltered girlhood to womanhood, when she begins cultivating her new beliefs. The questions persist of how much the past will influence the present and how much the past can, and should, be let go.
Graduation Date: May 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/12996
Item Available: 2099-05-14

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