etd @ Mason (Electronic Theses and Dissertations): Recent submissions

  • Stack, Amanda
    This thesis chronicles Amanda Stack’s experiences with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, her maternal grandmother’s experiences with epilepsy, the relationship between epilepsy and eugenics, and what it truly means to inherit, ...
  • Batcheller, Sarah
    This is a novel about a mother and daughter who are each reconciling their dark pasts. When Marina’s sister, Gigi, arrives at Marina’s home for a surprise visit, Marina is confronted with the idea that their late, abusive ...
  • Dey, Douglass
    Cancer is a complex disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and invade body tissues, leading to eventual organ failure and death. These abnormal cells are able to grow and spread by evading recognition and ...
  • Guthrie, John
    This thesis is the beginning of a novel.
  • Gradience 
    Nagurny, Alayna
    In this thesis manuscript, I attempt to explore the self as a container through my representations of speaker and perception in order to showcase a desire to grow and change and reveal, a desire to enact these desires, ...
  • Rader, Benjamin
    This thesis fuses autobiography with fiction, which is known in the literary genres as Auto-fiction, Hyper-Realism, or Image-Fiction. It documents the heroin overdose of the author’s brother, aged 27, who fought in the ...
  • Kweun, Jeong Yun
    Road pricing, a fee related to using a road, is one of the main instruments used in transport regulation to manage both externalities such as congestion and revenue for infrastructure investment. As road pricing attracts ...
  • Molloy, Meadhbh
    The majority of wild ungulate species are threatened or endangered by extinction. Populations managed in zoos and breeding centers serve as ‘insurance’ for species sustainability and future reintroductions. However, ...
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    Capobianco, Edward Jesse
    These poems are scripts for their own creation. They do not necessarily share a singular speaker or addressee, but together they create an I and a Thou that are sometimes explicit, sometimes implicit, and sometimes blurred ...
  • Calamas, Blake
    This thesis is a collection of short stories and flash fiction that investigates the themes and realities of grief, belief in God, generational belief systems, and subjective morality on the communal scale.
  • Brida, Kristen
    A portal pops up in a poet’s bedroom and transports her to the afterlife. There, she interviews and observes Eurydice, Helen of Troy, and Philomela in a quest to recontextualize these women in myth, providing them a space ...
  • Ashworth, Samuel
    My thesis is a novel about the life and death of an American chef, told through his autopsy. Entitled The Dissection, it is told in two narratives: the chef, August Sweeney, a Pantagruelian figure, mad for meat and offal, ...
  • Wheeler, Sarah
    This novel follows a small family of women at the outskirts of a town in Oregon. After their father, a big game hunter, goes missing in the Congo, sisters Isolde and Jules must keep their family afloat through any means ...
  • Control 
    Satterwhite, Rebekah
    This thesis is the opening of a science fiction novel set in the near future. The novel proposes a world where a technological advancement called the Remote Nervous System (RNS), an invention that allows an individual to ...
  • Hold 
    Majewski, Janice
    This manuscript explores the human capacities to look and to love and how that becomes complicated by death, my brother’s. The poems are meditations on these ideas, as well as what it means to be writing about them at all, ...
  • Griffith, Katharine
    This thesis a novel is told from the point of view of Caroline Byrd, privately a struggling writer, professionally an English teacher at the elite St. Margaret School in Washington D.C. At the beginning of the new school ...
  • Bonomo, Kira A
    Archaeologists spend considerable time and effort manually identifying landscape features on maps. This thesis explores the analysis of lidar data by developing and applying automated methods of feature identification ...
  • Kuhn, Josef
    This thesis is a portion of a novel written in fulfilment of the graduation requirements for an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at George Mason University.
  • Hall, Nicolette C
    Caged Bird and Out of the Furnace Smelling Like Smoke is a cross genre fiction novel that begins in a hospital room with disturbing revelations recounted by one of the novel’s primary characters, Little Bird Wruck Giron. ...
  • McDonald, Ryan
    A memoristic essay collection that investigates the intangible aspects of economic and social life surrounding a different specific concrete thing, a commodity, each chapter. On an individual level, our pursuit of commodities ...

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