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College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

This collection contains ETD documents from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sipos, Megan
    This thesis is a collection of fictional stories that intertwine through place and character. Through these stories, the author has attempted to analyze how we experience certain places and why we’re drawn to those ...
  • Ivy 
    Wright, Lillian Courtney
    This thesis is the scaffolding of a novel about two young women living in a fictionalized version of a town in southern Virginia. It is about friendship, family entanglements, and loyalty.
  • Tavarez, Jayna
    The present study focused on bisexual college student activists and their understanding of how their bisexual identity fit within the LGBTQ community on campus. Using the Queered Model of Multiple Dimensions of Identity, ...
  • Robb, Nicholas J
    In pursuit to discover the causes of low levels of Hispanic political participation in the city of Winchester Virginia, this thesis employs Renato Rosaldo's concept of "cultural citizenship", explicating culture's role in ...
  • Hubbard, Jessica N
    From agriculture to economics, aviation to daily commutes, the role of meteorologists can be felt within the life of every individual. Therefore, it is important that meteorologists communicate forecast information effectively ...
  • Byers, Lyla E E
    Dominant medical discourse of fatness primarily focuses on weight and weight loss as a means to achieve health, rather than focusing on overall wellbeing and implementing healthy behaviors without weight loss as a central ...
  • Crump, David Tyler
    This thesis focuses on the conception of Japanese animation or “anime” as a specifically Japanese cultural product, rather than one produced as the result of global influences. While anime is produced similarly to films ...
  • Ham, Allison C
    Recent advances in paleodemographic age estimation techniques and the integration of improved statistical methods into the bioarchaeological analysis of mortality and physiological stress has the potential to reveal ...
  • Ricciardi, Courtney
    Studies of educational disparity focus primarily on students who are failing to meet minimum standards. However, looking at students who outperform the standards expected of them may also be critical to understanding the ...

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