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  • [2016-06-09] Movement as the Driving Force: Empowering Live Dance Performance Through the Integration of Film 

    Paschich, Kelsey Victoria Mary
    Dance and film are two distinct mediums of expression. Movement drives both of these art forms and is the commonality that serves as the thread that connects them. These mediums serve as modes of discovery, thinking, and ...
  • [2016-06-09] A New and Different Sun 

    Olson, Annie
    A New and Different Sun is a non-fiction essay collection. Essay themes concern the landscape, ideals, and politics of the American West.
  • [2016-06-09] Thieves' Nest 

    Lim, Kathryne
    Thieves’ Nest is a poetry collection bound by themes of separation, detachment, landscape, and displacement. The collection is divided into three sections that mark different phases of the speaker’s life, as experienced ...
  • [2016-06-09] REMEMBER THE LADIES: EXPLORING FEMININE ARCHETYPES IN THREE PLAYS 

    Hinson, Pamela Denise
    In this essay, I will summarize my growth and learning in this MFA program. I will use a theoretical framework of archetypal and feminist research to analyze my own work, including: Lilith, Darling, Shared Misery, and ...
  • [2016-06-09] A Guayaba's Heart 

    Garcia, Melisa
    A Guayaba's Heart is a poetry collection that is utilizes memory as a binding for the themes of language, family, and Central American landscapes, The poetry collection takes a close look at these themes through a generational ...
  • [2016-06-09] TEACHING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A UNIVERSITY SETTING: EXPERIENCING COLLABORATION THROUGH DRAMATURGICAL THINKING 

    Burge, Ariel
    I began my research with the intent of finding a way for student choreographers in university dance programs to become more involved in their peer’s work. In addition I hoped to find a teaching model that would provide the ...
  • [2015-09-09] In the Open Air: Rediscovering Self and the Environment through Site-Specific Dance and Alternative Teaching Methods 

    Nevada, Lisa Marie
    In the Open Air: Rediscovering Self and the Environment through Site-Specific Dance and Alternative Teaching Methods examines the accessibility of modern and contemporary dance today. It reflects on personal research, ...
  • [2015-09-01] A Currency of Birds 

    Burns, Lucy
    This collection of poetry narrates the experience of woman who has arrived in a desert city without memory of her arrival or her past. The poems explore presence through absence, loss, longing, fragmentation, and the ...
  • [2015-09-01] THE SURVIVORS: A Novel 

    Dehnert, Jill
    Why are we, as a species, drawn to literature, particularly fiction? And also, why are writers drawn to tell stories? In this paper, I seek to find an answer to those questions because I think more than anything, to be ...
  • [2015-06-26] Exoskeletons 

    Sheesley, Sarah
    This collection of creative nonfiction includes reflective personal essays in three parts. The first part deals loosely with my efforts to assert, define, and interrogate my sense of identity dealing primarily with ...
  • [2015-06-25] Fishers of Men 

    Noltemeyer, Michael
    My novel, Fishers of Men, is a historical fiction account in which 23-year-old Henry Fisher, a present-day medical student, explores the urban legends surrounding the abandoned Waverly Hills Sanatorium in Louisville, ...
  • [2015-06-24] Canaries 

    MacClyment, Logan
    A collection of fictional short stories and screenwriting, dealing with characters who, besieged by sickness, denial, and uncertainty, try desperately to keep their heads above water. These are stories marked by sadness ...
  • [2015-06-24] Listen, then Speak: Foregrounding Women's Spaces, Stories, and Relationships in Dramatic Writing 

    Loy, Irene
    In this essay, I provide documentation for my theory and practice during this MFA degree. I begin with a short personal essay on my auto-biography leading up to and including this program. Then I follow with an overview ...
  • [2015-06-24] Re-Contextualizing the Patriarch: Understanding Fathers and Sons 

    Hathaway, Kevin J.
    This essay will explore the spiritual leadership role of the patriarch with regards to my upbringing in River Road Fellowship, a non-denominational cult of roughly ninety people located in central Minnesota. It will also ...
  • [2015-06-23] What Happens Next 

    Classon, Carrie
    "What Happens Next" is a memoir set in Nigeria, Tanzania, and the coast of Kenya. The story chronicles the author's loss of marriage, job, and home, and the journey to rediscovery of self.
  • [2015-01-28] The Hat 

    Minkin, Katherine
    The Hat is a story about a young woman, Allison, an art teacher in Albuquerque, who goes to Chicago around the winter holidays for the funeral of her stepfather Vince, who has died suddenly of a stroke. Adding to the tension ...
  • [2014-09-15] Creating Theatre: The Search for a Voice 

    Lopez, Barney
    This essay will explore questions related to the political theatre, the use of irony and satire and Augusto Boal’s “Invisible Theater”. I will analyze my plays, The House That Ché Built, Carson Lake, and Simon as Sergio. ...
  • [2014-09-15] BACK 2 LIFE 

    Gutierrez, Donna
    Back 2 Life is a collection of novellas featuring a woman named Vennie Rodriguez and her two adult daughters, Socs and Sara. The woman owns a struggling beauty shop in Albuquerque's South Valley, and one day, she uncovers ...
  • [2014-09-12] Animal People 

    Golmassian, Sabrina
    Billions of animals are killed every year based on this ethical premise: Animals are lower than humans on some abstract moral scale, and they can therefore be considered property. However, a growing percentage of compassionate ...
  • [2014-09-12] Until We Sink and other stories 

    Glessner, Christina
    What follows is a short story manuscript by Christina Marie Glessner. Each of the stories take place in a fictionalized version of the author’s hometown, Carbondale, in northeastern Pennsylvania, home of the first underground ...

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