• Naming myself 

        Author(s):Stoneburner, Sarahbeth
        Date Issued:2017
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        Naming Myself is a collection of twelve nonfiction essays and short memoirs unified by a theme of identity: particularly what is means to name yourself, and name past experiences to claim authority in one's life. The ...
      • Dive 

        Author(s):Shively, Christa
        Date Issued:2019
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This manuscript investigates the ways in which themes such as motherhood, family history, American history, illness, addiction, ecology, war and manual labor might all be threaded together. The desire was to incorporate ...
      • Octopus tree, The 

        Author(s):Hansen, Chelsea Lorraine
        Date Issued:2018
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        "The Octopus Tree" was a story idea I started thinking about when I was teenager. I didn't feel like my writing ability and own mental health was in a positive enough state to write it until I pursued this MFA. "The Octopus ...
      • Small tally of future regrets, A 

        Author(s):Pipe, Meghan
        Date Issued:2018
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        These eight short stories, told mainly but not exclusively from the perspectives of young women, portray work and relationships at a moment of cultural shift, at the start of the twenty-first century in America, when women ...
      • In the eternal shade 

        Author(s):Johnson, Bryan C.
        Date Issued:2015
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This is a novella concerning modern disillusionment, gender roles, and interpersonal relationships. Leon, Cheryl, and Alex are a family that lives outside of a small Indiana town, near a small stand of trees. Leon is working ...
      • Lost continent, The 

        Author(s):Goss, Brittany Lynn
        Date Issued:2013
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This collection of short stories was written and revised between 2010 and 2013 during my tenure as a student in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at Colorado State University. Taken as a polished creative portfolio, ...
      • Not so dreadful here and an·ni·ver·sa·ry: a five-year fragmentation 

        Author(s):Borgard, Mikey
        Date Issued:2019
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        Not so Dreadful Here is a novel of interstices, a meditation on the failure of language in the aftermath of mass tragedy events. On April 15th, 2013, at 2:49 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, two bombs exploded near the finish ...
      • Mind of heaven, The 

        Author(s):Clements, Mark Andre
        Date Issued:2012
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This thesis consists of four short historical fiction pieces and one novella. The four short stories are part of an ongoing project, cultivated from an interest in the relationship between fiction and modernist long poems. ...
      • Fairy tale motifs in Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's Pembroke 

        Author(s):McMahon-Antic, Seane
        Date Issued:2014
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This thesis examines Mary E. Wilkins Freeman's second novel PEMBROKE (1894) and argues that the novel is rife with archetypal fairy tale features. An American writer whose career spanned the second half of the nineteenth ...
      • Idle time 

        Author(s):Cain, Thomas
        Date Issued:2012
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        These stories are a collection of interpretations of the neurotic individual's ability to function within an increasingly structured and permanent society. No longer facing life and death struggles for survival, man's ...
      • Residents, The 

        Author(s):Heins, Kaitlin
        Date Issued:2017
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        The Residents is a collage horror novel that follows Robbie, a wilderness ranger in Aspen, as she is mourns the death of her partner, Evie, and is haunted by her in their previously-shared home. Robbie's perspective on ...
      • Warrior nation 

        Author(s):Voris, Michael
        Date Issued:2012
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        At its core, this thesis is an exploration of power. Because all literary characters must have the capacity to illuminate the basic human need to transform, I've aimed to give each of environments in which they can, through ...
      • Choose your own Nick: a collection of stories 

        Author(s):Seyedbagheri, Mir-Yashar
        Date Issued:2018
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        The six stories in Mir-Yashar Seyedbagheri's thesis, "Choose Your Own Nick" explore character development through the prism of one character in a plethora of what if scenarios. The stories seek to develop an understanding ...
      • Lion tamer, The 

        Author(s):Hansen, Sarah
        Date Issued:2016
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        The Lion Tamer is a novel set in an early 20th century Midwest American circus, following the stories of two women whose lives become entangled when they are both involved in a murder. The novel centers mainly on a young ...
      • Pączki 

        Author(s):Alexander, Karen E.
        Date Issued:2012
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This collection of short stories and essays was written and revised between 2009-2012 during my tenure as a student in the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program at Colorado State University. Taken as a polished creative ...
      • Future of statues, The 

        Author(s):FitzPatrick, Cornelius James
        Date Issued:2015
        Format:born digital; masters theses
        This thesis is titled after a piece by Rene Magritte. The piece is explained in the title story, but so as not to send you searching: Magritte took a plaster copy of Napoleon's death mask and painted a sky over it. He hung ...