Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Joshua Russell

Second Advisor

Dr. Sheri Joseph

Third Advisor

Dr. John Holman


This MFA thesis, More Stories About Disappointment and TV, is a collection of short stories. I see them as being interconnected, if only in the loosest possible sense. I have certain ideas and themes that recur throughout my work, which I hope gives the stories a sense of cohesion without making the collection feel too monochromatic. The stories vary in narrative approach and point of view. My stories are character-driven literary fiction, to put it broadly, though they often incorporate characteristics of genre fiction. Some of them are more realistic than others, but they almost always have elements of the weird, the fabulist, and/or the absurd.

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