Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-30-2016

School

College of Arts and Sciences

Major

English--Teacher Certification

Keywords

Family, sister, creative, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, stories, short stories

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Nonfiction

Abstract

This creative thesis will begin with an introduction to the idea of creative nonfiction and will also present a short collection of creative nonfiction stories. The creative body of the thesis will consist of short stories taken from the author's own life that center around the common theme of family, focusing especially on the author's role as a big sister in a family of nine children. Following these short stories, the conclusion of the thesis will briefly consider the value of personal stories like these in the larger scheme of literature. For those unfamiliar with the genre, this thesis hopes to provide a brief introduction while also presenting five stories for the enjoyment of those interested in creative nonfiction and those who will only read this thesis because they are related to the author.

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Nonfiction Commons

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