Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Here on this hill
by Wilson, Jennifer J., M.A., The University of Mississippi, 2011, 133; 1505943
Abstract (Summary)

Jolee Wilese is a young college student struggling to reconcile her life experiences in two different worlds: the world of a college community in the city of Babel, to which she commutes daily, and the world of her home community in a rural area of northern Mississippi. Past and present collide as she explores events and ideologies which have shaped her own identity and the identities of those around her, particularly her father who works in the city, farms at home, struggles with alcoholism and fears the nearness of an apocalyptic era. As the story unfolds, Jolee finds herself torn between two opposing worldviews—the worldview embodied by her home and community, and the worldview she finds herself immersed in as she works and attends school “in town.” Through a series of events both within and outside of her control, she faces a decision that may alter the course of her life.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Watson, Jay
Commitee: Hayes, Mary, Pendarvis, Jack
School: The University of Mississippi
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature, Creative writing
Keywords: Fiction, Original writing
Publication Number: 1505943
ISBN: 978-1-267-15404-0
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