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

  • Townsend, Madeline (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-06-18)
    In this collection of postmodern science fiction in the formalist vein of Ted Chiang and Ursula K. LeGuin, a convict on the run, a ship captain, a corrupt politician, and an android princess are caught up in the complexities ...
  • The Break 
    Tonn, LindaMarie (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-06-18)
    The Break is a Young Adult novel which takes place in a near-future United States. My main goal in writing my thesis was to pay homage to queer, YA, dystopia stories with my own. I drew inspiration from staples of adult ...
  • Nichols, William (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-06-18)
    Raised in poverty in America’s Bible Belt, Nichols explores the events that lead him to him to convert to fundamentalist Christianity in his early twenties. Nichols then further explores the events that led him to denounce ...
  • Carter, Marlene (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-06-18)
    The Million Dollar Club is a suspense, romance novel written in third person point of view. The narrative involves several points of views as the story moves along. Amara Mackelroy, a young, college educated African ...
  • Bentley, Lee (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-06-18)
    Alafaya is a novel told in stories spread across generations as one girl seeks to renew the bond between her land and magic. Conthesa is a young girl whose only wish was to grow up peacefully with her sisters on the edge ...
  • Taylor, Alexander (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
    This collection of essays travels a path from working in restaurants, and studying abroad in Florence, to dealing with death and obsessively researching a chilling crime in Kalamazoo—all along the author’s route to ...
  • McMahon, Dawn (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
  • Liska, Ann (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
  • Herzog, Justin Mark (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
    The Midnight Mirrors is a 97,000 fiction novel which tells the story of Augustus Lyre, a penmaker who wakes up the day after his wife’s funeral to discover that no one remembers her. The novel is constructed using the ...
  • Duarte, Marilyn (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
    Born in Toronto to Portuguese-Canadian immigrants, Duarte explores crucial moments in her life in which an absent, abusive father’s reach impacts her childhood and extends through to her adulthood. Duarte details how ...
  • Delehunt, William (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
    The Fish with a Limp is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel set in the near future. The inciting incident is a supernova close enough to Earth which causes sterility in all the male great apes, including humans, ...
  • Barron, Brittany (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2020-01-09)
    Like a Body in the Forest follows the speaker through what they think is the fall of their life. With feelings and emotions that change like the leaves, it is a collection of poetry about death, and also about love: two ...
  • Bird, Tracy (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    Most Accidents Occur in the Home is a collection of a dozen loosely linked stories that focus on family life and the damage we do to those who are closest to us, intentionally and unintentionally. In a dark, realistic ...
  • Buchanan, Aaron (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    Sidereal Time is a novel in stories spread through time: from the defining moment with the church ceremony in 1985 until the initial character is brought back in the final chapter in 2019 to sew together earlier characters ...
  • Crespo, Michelle (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    A selection of micro-fictions unveiling the truth of human nature through loss, abuse, secrecy, obsession, and the innate urge to kill.
  • Garisto, Julie (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    The essays in this collection represent memories and realizations preoccupying me during a pivotal decade in my mid-life, a period filled with loss, humility and change. Caring for my mother during her decline from ...
  • Harris, Reva Gail (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    Strong Like Willows When We Walk is a collection of forty-five poems employing a variety of aesthetic techniques. These poems are intended to be accessible with rhymes, rich sounds, and imagery. The collection is comprised, ...
  • Off Film 
    Lee, Christopher (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
  • Liddle, MarQuese (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    Salt, Sand, and Blood, as presented in this thesis, is the first fragment of a fantasy epic following a vast cast of characters across country and continent. Protagonists Adam, Adnihilo, Jael, and Trey struggle to find ...
  • Morgan, Nia (MFA in Creative Writing, The University of Tampa, 2019-06-13)
    How does the reality of our psyche shape the “reality” that we experience? A reality, let’s note, “which now includes 65% more sawdust/ 89% beef and 12% “signature recipe”:/ one-night stand behind the garbage/ paprika, ...

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