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  • A normal interaction 

    Harper, Zoë Rhiannon (2024)
    A Normal Interaction is a hybrid collection of poetry and essays that grapple with themes of anxiety, consumption of the body, and relationships. Each section of this collection focuses on different kinds of relationships ...
  • American Anxiety: Stories 

    Carlson, Anders James (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of stories largely deals with anxiety felt by people in small-town, rural America in the twenty-first century. Ranging from an old woman afraid of change to a veteran returning home to a people’s militia ...
  • And now for something completely different 

    Loughran, Todd (2024)
    This multi-genre thesis has been split into three parts. The first consists of nonfiction works that focus on moments in his life that had the biggest impact such as the birth of his two nieces. The second consists of at ...
  • Art Monster: Stories and a Novella 

    Cook, Elizabeth Anne (2014-08-27)
    Monsters external and internal stalk the margins of the stories and novella that make up this collection. Though each selection engages in its own distinct exploration of the monstrous, the pieces hint at a shared question: ...
  • Assembling the Fragments: A Collection of Essays 

    Bales, Leanna M. (University of Missouri–Kansas City, 2015)
    Grief and grieving hovers around this essay collection, both the author's grief over losing her mother and also what that loss meant to the other people in her life. An essay about the tragic death of the author's uncle- ...
  • Behind the Mask 

    Whelan, Marie Louise (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2017)
    This book explores the struggles of one woman living in London during an outbreak of the bubonic plague. Charles, as she has named herself, has to not only maintain her masculine guise, but also has to fight to cure ...
  • Beneath the light: stage-bound and ankle-cuffed 

    Jordan, Alli (2014-07-30)
    The creative thesis includes both plays and poetry which cover multiple themes surrounding the female performer, in the media, on the stage, and in everyday life. The play, "An Evening of Alli Jordan" is a meta-theatrical ...
  • The Brain is an Iceberg 

    Murphy, Jordan D. (2012)
    The stories in this collection focus on utilizing formal experimentation in order to illuminate the struggles of characters. For example, the title story focuses a couple that enters a photo booth and leaves with a doomed ...
  • Bureaucracy and other stories 

    Paur, Stephen (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    The following project is the product of three years of intensive research and trial and error. You’ll notice it’s divided into two sections: fiction and nonfiction. However, one of the research questions central to this ...
  • Burning Houses: A Novel 

    Thomas, Tassinda Joy (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    When Cat Byers’ mother dies and leaves her and her sister a surprise inheritance of 10 million dollars and 500 acres of oil land, a woman adrift must overcome her unresolved past and a mysterious stalker to discover ...
  • But Rather Becomes 

    Grist, James Edgar (2013)
    This collection of female-driven short fiction explores the ways that girls and women are victimized, excluded, empowered, misled, or left to their own devices within contemporary patriarchal American culture. Feminist ...
  • The Cherry Orchard 

    McBride, Max Logan (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    Similar to the namesake of this manuscript, Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard, the poems that make up this collection explore loss—loss of home, loss of time, loss of loved ones, loss of self. Some of the poems ...
  • Clean Break 

    Culton, Thomas B (2016)
    Clean Break is a feature-length screenplay about a pool hustler named Jimmy Grey and Blake, Jimmy’s threemonth pregnant girlfriend. The couple attempt to take one last vacation before the baby arrives. On the evening before ...
  • Confluences 

    Standlee, Emily Anne (2022)
    This collection of poems, essays, and fictional stories is meant to mirror a confluence of rivers, made navigable by threads—or currents—that weave through and redirect my life. Some of my life’s water (so far) has been ...
  • Content nausea 

    Veilleux, Hayley (2024)
    This hybrid collection of nonfiction essays and poems explores contemporary ways of being, neuroses, personal relationships, mental illness, and aims to pinpoint how these elements influence one another. I am interested ...
  • Creep City and Five Short Stories 

    Cashill, Flannery (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2016)
    This collection includes one novella and five short stories, focused on young women and their formative experiences. These stories explore themes of sexuality, latent violence, changing technology and weird feelings. ...
  • Cul-de-Sacs 

    Handley, Brandi (2014-09-30)
    The following eleven stories are a culmination of three years of investigation through creative writing of life at home and family relationships. While the stories are closely related by theme, the form of each piece varies ...
  • Cushioned by a wave 

    Lee, Joni Sierra (University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2011-05-13)
    This book of poems investigates the speaker's relationships with her family and lovers, and how these experiences define her sense of direction and the world she inhabits. Recurring themes of miscommunication, sex, and ...
  • Daughters of Shanghai 

    Miniace, Giana (2022)
    Daughters of Shanghai is an historical fiction novel set in China between 1937 and 2014. It is centered around resilient Lucy Lau who struggles to survive war, natural disaster, betrayal, and grief while raising four ...
  • The Death Of Greater Man 

    Salestrom, Nicholas George (2013)
    While many of the stories in this collection deal with the population and physical space of the state of Nebraska (both in the current era and in speculation on the state’s future), every story in the collection deals ...