Master of Fine Arts
Jessica Hendry Nelson
Katy Resch George
Michael R. Hall
THE MASK, ON DRUMMING IN BANDS, AND OTHER STORIES AND ESSAYS
By Ty Phelps, MFA
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts
at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Virginia Commonwealth University, 2022
Major Director: David Wojahn, Full Professor, Director of MFA, Department of English
Part 1: Short Fiction:
This short fiction is composed in a range of styles and genres, including fairy-tale, science fiction, contemporary modernist realism, flash fiction, and experimental fiction. The stories explore ideas of friendship, community, grief, and the dissolution of relationships and identity.
Part 2: Creative Nonfiction:
These essays, composed in a variety of forms including personal essay, flash essay, braided essay, and interview, explore themes of memory, family, nature, relationships, masculinity, and the creative impulse.
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Available for download on Monday, May 20, 2222