Graduate Studies


First Advisor

Stacey Waite

Second Advisor

Gabrielle Owen

Third Advisor

Casey Kelly

Date of this Version

Spring 4-2022


Essex, I. H. Space; Sound


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: English, Under the Supervision of Professor Stacey Waite. Lincoln, Nebraska: April 2022

Copyright © 2022 I.H. Essex


SPACE; SOUND. is a thesis comprised of a critical introduction and a selection of critical poetic treatments. The essay addresses the writing process of this work, the critical and theoretical avenues which I explored and encountered over the course of the project. Through the introduction, I seek to offer a guide for the reader

The pieces in this collection explore the dimensional possibilities of space and place in the formation of identity with a specific focus on queer identities. The pieces seek to explore the liminal space between place and understanding, and the generative space of negation feeling out-of-place can invite

Advisor: Stacey Waite