English, Department of


First Advisor

Timothy Schaffert

Second Advisor

Jonis Agee

Third Advisor

Stacey Waite

Date of this Version

Summer 8-2021

Document Type



Gabrielle Schenkelberg. "A Damn Good Time" (2021)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gabrielle-schenkelberg/1/


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 in English Studies under the supervision of professors Timothy Schaffert, Stacey Waite, and Jonis Agee. Lincoln, Nebraska: August, 2021

Copyright © 2021 Gabrielle Schenkelberg


The creative thesis, "A Damned Good Time" is a mixed-genre fiction collection consisting of nine chapters. There are nine short stories, eighteen creative recipes, and eleven poems, all written while traveling and experiencing life like Hemingway. I'm inspired by the way Hem explains travel as a journey of self-discovery, writing deep friendships, tender love stories, and encapsulating his zest for life in his work. The creative sample I've included touches on all of these themes.

Advisor: Timothy Schaffert