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    • Components of Transformation: Exploring Memory, Humility, and Sacrament To Find Resolution in the Novels of Walker Percy 

      Anderson, William Case (University of the South, 2016-05)
      The aim of this study is to investigate the nature of protagonistic transformation in the six novels of Walker Percy. Because Percy’s works of fiction are so notedly open-ended, and because the final spiritual, emotional, ...
    • Whitman's Self-Prescribed Sounds 

      Ula, Fran (University of the South, 2017)
      Argues Whitman’s journey is a spiritual attempt at expanding the boundaries of self, particularly as illustrated in “Song of Myself” as it contrasts to “Song of Songs.” Further contends Whitman’s poetic experimentation is ...
    • Dorothy's Daughter 

      Bennett, Gloria Ludlam (University of the South, 2017)
      I was home alone on the evening of September 14, 2015. Clay, my husband, was out of town on business, and our youngest daughter, Rebecca, had gone out for dinner with friends. To pass the time, I was watching TV and snuggling ...
    • Role Play and Other Stories 

      Ula, Emily Anderson (University of the South, 2017)
      Role Play and Other Stories navigates the displacement and bi-cultural identity of an Albanian immigrant family. Moments of surprising strength, defiance, and compassion redefine a history marked by despair, misunderstandings, ...
    • Five Parties 

      Marks, Sam (University of the South, 2018)
      “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” --James Arthur Baldwin How is the past dealt with? Or perhaps more aptly not dealt with? In this novella, weighing the ...
    • Heaven Lee and Other Stories from Caney Hollow 

      Crane, David (University of the South, 2018)
    • The Ghost Girl 

      Dodrill, Davin James (University of the South, 2018)
      Seven years ago, the dynamics of my life changed dramatically. My mother died, followed three months later by my wife, Rhonda, from ovarian cancer. My father who slipped into the sad journey of dementia was next. Because ...
    • The Fall Line and Other Stories 

      Gates, Carly (University of the South, 2018)
      “The Fall Line and Other Stories,” a collection of five pieces of short fiction, explores women’s perspectives throughout several decades and ideas related to reproductive rights, feminist issues, and loss. These stories ...
    • Up from Down Under: A Short Story Collection 

      Rogers, N. Abigail (University of the South, 2018)
      "Up from Down Under” is a collection of realist stories with an occasional smattering of magical realism. This collection seeks to demonstrate what happens when characters impose their imaginations on their environment or ...
    • Searches for Truth in the Age of Lies 

      Hight, Gordon (University of the South, 2019)
      As rapidly as technology has spurred the creation, assimilation, and distribution of information, so too have Americans grown more polarized, more apt to choose ideology over facts, and more resistant to constructive ...
    • Shifting 

      Singletary, Ione Michele (University of the South, 2019)
      This collection of poems is about love and loss. It spans over 35 years, from the death of my father to the death of my mother 33 years later, and much in between. As I age and experience more and more loss, I have learned ...
    • Wonderful Suffering 

      Elliott, Alissa (University of the South, 2019)
      When I began the MFA program at the Sewanee School of Letters, I wasn’t sure which genre I would write in, but I knew what story I wanted to tell. I was struggling through the onset of Bipolar II as a college sophomore ...
    • Faulkner’s Folly Views on the Future of Race Relations From a “Liberal” Southerner 

      Jones Archibald, Laura (University of the South, 2019-03)
      Scholars agree that William Faulkner’s novels are groundbreaking in their representation of race relations. While Faulkner was indeed ahead of his time, among white writers, in his willingness to confront the atrocities ...
    • Inselberg 

      Kesler, Jason (University of the South, 2019-05)
    • Weeds 

      Snyder, Dorothy Potter (University of the South, 2019-05)
      Weeds is an eclectic collection of first stories, a kind of sampler like the old-fashioned flower-bordered alphabets young women once embroidered as demonstrations of their needlework. The present sampler, however, is ...
    • How Travel Informed the Artistry of James Merrill's Early-and-Middle-Period Poetry 

      Daniels, Forrest Leonard III (University of the South, 2019-08)
      From a very young age, James Merrill sought out and decided on a path in his personal and professional life that was purely individualistic. Beginning with his strained relationship with his father, Charles E. Merrill, the ...
    • Place, Palimpsest, and Memory in Willa Cather's My Antonio 

      Stewart, Jennifer (University of the South, 2020-05)
      Since its inception, ecocriticism has evolved into a multifaceted critical literary theory. Of those facets, place-studies has emerged as a unique critical lens with which to examine not only physical place but also intimate ...
    • Wilder Tower: A Novel 

      Fleissner, Ward (University of the South, 2020-05)
      Wilder Tower tells the story of a young woman from the Southern aristocracy who goes to work in an all-male newsroom in 1979. Two fellow reporters strive to win her—a romantic poet born into the wrong century and a sexually ...
    • "This World is Not His World": Disability and Marginalization in the Novels of William Faulkner 

      Connolly, Gregory (University of the South, 2020-05)
      The novels of William Faulkner are populated with physically and mentally exceptional characters, offering diverse portraits of disability. This thesis employs the critical lens of disability studies to examine a distinct ...
    • Listening to the “Roar Which Lies on the Other Side of Silence”: Narration, Subjectivity, and Selfhood in Villette and Middlemarch 

      Keim, Carita Beth (University of the South, 2021-04-19)
      This is a thesis about women authors and the subjectivity of their protagonists and narration. In looking at Charlotte Brontë’s Villette and George Eliot’s Middlemarch, I seek to answer a few questions. How does subjective ...