Date of Award

Spring 5-22-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Constance DeJong

Second Advisor

Daniel Bozhkov

Academic Program Adviser

Joel Carreiro


In consideration of language and it’s relationship to information and knowledge, the author explores personal set of events in relationship to that of the public, via forms of orality. 19th century American literature is posited as a hangover influencing contemporary events.



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