• A Voice Raised from the Dirt 

      Fulgham, Lisa Beth
      The term "Southern Gothic literature" is frequently used in discussions of works of fiction and plays, but poetry is often left out of the conversation. The critical introduction takes into consideration the established ...
    • Across the Deep South:a linked story collection 

      Maroney, James (Mississippi State UniversityDepartment of English., 2009-03-31)
      Across the Deep South: A Linked Story Collection focuses on the establishment and reestablishment of themes that reflect the mutability of characters over time, along with the equally mutable notion of identity found within ...
    • Any Other Animal 

      Rinehart, Hannah J.
      Grotesque elements in literature are often negatively viewed as an author’s attempt to simply twist reality in an effort to shock or entertain the reader. However, as I explain in my critical introduction, this view ...
    • Brothers 

      Lammert, Tom K.
      Brothers is a novel about Evan Floyd, a twenty-one year old college student who battles alcoholism, and his attempt to track down whoever injured his twin brother, Will. Evan meets Rolando Villanueva, a star on the local ...
    • Don't Worry ; It's Only a White Lie 

      Trinh, Annie
      My thesis will be a collection of short stories about Asian and Asian-American families and the expectations of their children that leads them to certain decisions and actions. The majority of the stories will be focused ...
    • Goodbye Town 

      Barber, Kathryn M.
      My collection of short stories is set in the fictional town of Lockswood Gap, Tennessee, and centers around the lives of four women. Through various points of view and story lengths, I interweave several story lines to ...
    • How to Join a Cult in the 21St Century 

      Sones, Sarah Jessica
      My short story collection How to Join a Cult in the 21st Century documents the transition of Mona Jones, a young queer girl, from her past into her future. As a guide on how to navigate social circles in the new millennium, ...
    • Individual change and the feminist movement in the early novels of Fay Weldon 

      Covington, Kristen Majors
      Down Among the Women (1972), Female Friends (1974), and Remember Me (1976), three of Fay Weldon’s early novels, share similar themes, narrative voices, and stylistic elements. Although the novels explore different aspects ...
    • Little people 

      Fowler, Angela Adair (Mississippi State UniversityDepartment of English., 2007-04-09)
      Little People is a collection of short fiction preceded by a critical introduction. The stories share a loose thematic bond of being about people who consider themselves flawed or unimportant. The introduction, ?The ...
    • Living Without: Stories of Vandler County as told by James Madison Redd 

      Redd, James Madison
      Living Without: Stories of Vandler County As Told By James Madison Redd studies the transition of the rural, and behind-the-times South, which was once firmly situated in place and time, into the present where Southern ...
    • Magnolia Star Route 

      Henderson, Ryan Lynn (Mississippi State UniversityDepartment of English., 2007-04-09)
      Magnolia Star Route is a collection of short fiction named for a road that connects the town of Nederland to the city of Boulder, Colorado. The stories share the common aspect of all being set in and around Nederland and ...
    • Men Like Us 

      Mears, Nicklaus
      Men Like Us is a novel about David, a factory worker in Comstock, Michigan in his late twenties, who attempts to understand the death of his friend, Ben, and choose a future for himself, even as all the paths leading into ...
    • My home 

      McCreary, Courtney (Mississippi State UniversityDepartment of English., 2010-03-30)
      My Home is a collection of the first six short stories in an on-going short story collection. The collection, set in a small southern town, mixes the real with the whimsical. The stories feature many of the local townspeople, ...
    • Of all that is seen and unseen 

      Doherty, Jordan Adelle
      Of All That Is Seen and Unseen explores the concept the Southern literary identity and how that tradition is fading from modern literature while engaging in a dialogue with Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, and Eudora ...
    • Safe Spaces 

      Mordecki, Rachel Brianne
      The scope of LGBTQ characters in fiction is wholly limited. When an LGBTQ character makes his or her way into a story, that character is usually flat and static and becomes a caricature rather than a whole character. My ...
    • Sunny Lane 

      Smith, Misty Ann
      Sunny Lane, elementary school teacher and self-proclaimed juggernaut, is on a mission to purge the world of fools. Using subterfuge, bullying, and a highly refined skill in the art of rumor, Sunny ruthlessly clears all ...
    • The Absence 

      Meints, Josiah Philip-David
      After the end of the Vietnam War, the Hus family struggles with the mysterious disappearance of their eldest son, Charlie. This collection of interrelated stories chronicles the life of Margie, the mother, Harold, the ...
    • The American dream and other fiction 

      Hollingsworth, Raquel (Mississippi State UniversityDepartment of English., 2011-04-01)
      The American Dream and Other Fiction is a collection of four magical realism short stories focusing on the idea of revealing the human condition through the ridiculous. Although the four stories are written independently ...
    • The Ghosts of Guilt and Betrayal 

      Voller, Leslie Abigail
      This creative thesis is comprised of stories that present characters who deal with guilt and betrayal and explores various points of view. My work is informed by Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which ...
    • The Good Villain 

      Johnson, David Michael (Mississippi State UniversityDepartment of English., 2008-04-01)
      The Good Villain is the first 100 pages of a novel in progress. The novel is a parody of the biography genre and a satire of American culture, specifically Southern American culture. The biographer, David Johnson, travels ...