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Peters, Kasey. Three Thingness: An Introduction to the Collection. 2023. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Masters Thesis.
The following project, "Three Thingness," consists of a critical introduction and craft essay on short story writing, and a sample of the collection Very Light in the End. The critical essay "Three Thingness" introduces a framework for evaluating short stories, and then evaluates a few key components undergirding the collection: gender, plot, and comic relief. Part postmodern realism and part absurst-litetm fiction, the collected stories depict characters as they navigate prescriptive narratives about bodies, gender, queerness, and illness.
Advisor: Chigozie Obioma
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 Chigozie Obioma. Lincoln, Nebraska: April, 2023
Copyright (c) 2023 Kasey Peters
The excerpted short story was published in North Dakota Quarterly, Vol. 88: 3/4.