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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Human Performance and Other Stories
by LavĂ­n, Lauren, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2020, 131; 27957107
Abstract (Summary)

Human Performance and Other Stories is a creative writing thesis composed of a methodological paper and a collection of short fiction. In theme and subtext, these stories are primarily concerned with the material and emotional conditions of marginalized people, artists, and others struggling beneath the accelerating collapse of late capitalism in the United States and abroad. These stories frequently revolve around human connection and isolation; the lived experiences of women, especially women of color; the transmission of generational trauma; mental illness; and the almost imperceptible reminders that persist, in our daily lives, of the potential for us to radically organize toward an equitable future.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Greenberg, Suzanne
Commitee: Glatt, Lisa, Lopez, Dennis
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing, Rhetoric, American studies, Ethnic studies, Social research, Mental health, Political science
Keywords: Short stories, Human Performance and Other Stories, Fiction stories, Marginalized populations, Late capitalism, United States, Human connection, Isolation, Women of Color, Generational trauma, Mental illness
Publication Number: 27957107
ISBN: 9798684675294
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