Graduate Theses and Dissertations

 

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  • Electronic theses submitted by graduates of the University of Tampa Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Department
  • Electronic theses and dissertations submitted by graduates of the University of Tampa Nursing Department

Recent Submissions

  • Dupuy, Daniel (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    "Altar Call and Other Stories" shows the division inside and between characters. The collection explores this relationship through prideful siblings, oblivious parents, and troubling neighbors. It contains themes of ...
  • Schmidt, Lee Alan (Nursing Department, The University of Tampa, 1996-06-27)
    This study investigated role strain as an extra-work correlate of job satisfaction in the registered nurse population. Prior investigations of job satisfaction in registered nurses have limited the focus of inquiry to ...
  • Deuel, Nathan (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-01-01)
    In 2008, Deuel, a former editor at Rolling Stone and The Village Voice, and his wife, a National Public Radio foreign correspondent, moved to the deeply Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to see for themselves what was ...
  • Villines, Chondell (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Shifting Fates tells the story of CeCe as she deals with the loss of her brother G, or Grisha as CeCe always called him. CeCe’s mother reveals long held family secrets as everyone comes together to plan the funeral. Can ...
  • Smith, Abigail (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2014-06-14)
    In “Shelf Space,” siblings Clint and Cindy are overwhelmed by life’s expectations, and left feeling unfulfilled. Cindy is listless in the family she’s built, and Clint is simply trying to keep from self-destructing. ...
  • Schwartz, Joseph (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Caleb and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction that explores the interactions between humans and animals. The collection features a cast of characters whose lives are irrevocably changed by these wild encounters. ...
  • Reyes, Lisa (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    A prose poem novella, Salt Water is a simple love story. As her mother is dying, a daughter sets out to meet the father she hasn’t seen in eighteen years. The story moves between New York and Miami, between leaving and ...
  • Renken, Keven (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    An old man, separated from his family, makes his way across an unfamiliar landscape to get back home, reliving moments from his past along the way.
  • Patterson, Kris (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    I Married a Jellyfish is a collection of poems that explores one woman’s journey to find unconditional love. As she examines her tumultuous relationships, from a lust-filled courtship and abusive marriage, to the strained ...
  • McCray, Zachary (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    After her husband goes missing, newlywed Rachel Parrish travels through the desert of Groom Lake, Nevada in search of answers.
  • Mallory, Sean (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Wings Upon Flames examines the human connection of love and relationships balanced between working class-Blue collar characters, searching for their place in this world. This diverse collection journeys through the ...
  • Lewis, Joanne (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Five Points Forgotten is a 90,000 word historical mystery that begins during the Civil War and concludes in 1910. During that time, the Manhattan locale of Five Points was synonymous with poverty and crime. Yet despite ...
  • Krein, Jenya (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Where Would I Go, a narrative of love, loss, and reinvention, is set at the Mulberry Castle, an assisted living community located in New England. The Castle is a waiting room of sorts, one step removed from the grave—where ...
  • Kalathia, Alexander (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    In the fantasy world of Meynas, Art is magic, and Art is power, and none are more powerful than the five Sacred Artisans, the five gods that rule the Continent and walk amongst the people. Meynas is a land choking on ...
  • Forrester, Amanda (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Resurrection: (noun) the state of one risen from the dead Resurrection is a series of poems depicting the tribulations, deaths, or causes of ruin that girls and women can experience and rising up under suffering, or ...
  • Evans, Sarah (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    From the unlit pilot in the opening sentence to the heated heroine advancing in the final scene of the collection, the narratives in Fiery Girls and Other Stories build from individual sparks of enlightenment to eternal ...
  • Dale, Frederick (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    A Good Walk is an ode to momentum, an ode to the hard-earned bonds of hiking—a father and son chasing each other along various trails. A Good Walk is a poem in twelve parts, each section crowned by a poem centered on a day ...
  • Baczewski, Darek (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-06-14)
    Rule One and Only: Part One is the first half of the second novel of a planned series. A work of Literary Science Fantasy, Rule has to both reference events and knowledge from the previous novel yet still stand alone as ...
  • Bonnie A., Rice (Nursing Department, The University of Tampa, 1999-07-29)
    Agreement on the appropriateness of the use of medical technology should be the standard for healthcare providers and consumers. An inventory and dialogue regarding end-of-life decisions between providers and consumers ...
  • Flynn, Kathleen (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2018-01-04)
    Church Slut is a reflection on the variable nature of personal faith. A series of essays, musings, and witticisms, Church Slut reminds us that faith changes with us and becomes us.

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