Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Andrea Blum

Second Advisor

Constance DeJong

Academic Program Adviser

Joel Carreiro


Prompting obvious considerations for freedom and nationalism, language and race, time, and decay, the work asks not only what it means to be an American today, but also, more broadly, what it means to be human—to breathe and act, to live and die.



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