Date of Award


Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


English/Creative Writing

First Advisor

John Fulton

Second Advisor

Jennifer Haigh

Third Advisor

Asked Melnyczuk


DISINTEGRATION was meant to be a novella, though for word count purposes it is, in fact, a short story. This project began as an exercise in form and a challenge to traditional narrative structure. Can a story exist without a sense of place? Without a “real” plot to follow? This is my engagement with these craft questions through the lens of a woman grappling with the state of the contemporary Western world and her place in it.


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