Defense Date

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Katy Resch George

Second Advisor

Sonja Livingston

Third Advisor

Hanna Pylväinen

Fourth Advisor

Carolyn Eastman

Abstract

A collection of six short stories and eight personal essays. The short stories explore the falseness of the moral binary, the expectation of gratitude and “good behavior” put upon women in our society, and the sense of time itself as a character in one’s life. The personal essays mainly follow an unexpected personal shift from the lifelong desire for writerly solitude to the complex dynamics of marriage, stepchildren, and the domestic sphere.

Rights

© April Sopkin

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

7-14-2020

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