Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Advisor's Name
Julie Marie Wade
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creative nonfiction, lyric essay, motherhood, family, daughters, relationships, gender identity, self
Date of Defense
ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS
Rose Marion Lopez
Florida International University, 2020
Professor Julie Marie Wade, Major Professor
ORIGIN STORY is a collection of lyric essays that examines coming into adulthood and forging a life with a long-time significant other. These essays explore the speaker’s identity as a daughter, sister, partner, and eventual wife and mother across multiple states and countries of residence. They incorporate both traditional scene-based storytelling and hybrid innovations of text, image, and fragmentation to present the speaker’s journey from as many perspectives as possible.
The literary influences of ORIGIN STORY include Rivka Galchen’s LITTLE LABORS, Tim O’Brien’s THE THINGS THEY CARRIED, Tony Earley’s SOMEHOW FORM A FAMILY, and Kazim Ali’s BRIGHT FELON: AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND CITIES.
Lopez, Rose Marion, "Origin Story" (2020). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4569.
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