English, Department of


First Advisor

Professor Timothy Schaffert

Second Advisor

Professor Stacey Waite

Third Advisor

Professor Chigozie Obioma

Date of this Version

Spring 5-2022

Document Type



College Slasher Novel, Jeff Hill, 2022.


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 Timothy Schaffert. Lincoln, Nebraska: May, 2022

Copyright © 2022 Jeff Hill


This project was completed in hopes of creating a new novel that combines the research and craft worlds of composition and creative writing while merging the social worlds of teaching and campus Greek life, as well as making relevant contemporary commentary on the genres of satire and horror. In preparation, beyond necessary course work completion and time to outline, write, workshop, and revise, I read numerous novels and articles and watched dozens of films and television episodes as well as conducted research regarding current campus demographic to compose the best novel I could write in my time within the program. The first half of the degree was completed while teaching high school full-time, whereas the second was spent as a full-time student and research assistant.

Advisor: Timothy Schaffert

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