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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Discomfort 

    Kniggendorf, Anne Katharine (2014)
    The stories in this collection are concerned with the lives of middle class Midwestern people who all feel some sense of discomfort or inability to feel at ease in their lives. Throughout this collection there are examples ...
  • Falsetto With Sour Cherries 

    Varanka, Barbara Kristina (2013)
    In this master thesis, the candidate presents her collection of original poems, accompanied by a critical introduction, which explains her writing and revision process. In the critical introduction, careful attention ...
  • Family traditions 

    Scott, Eric Otis (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-01-20)
    Family Traditions tells the story of young adults who have grown up as Wiccans. Because Wicca remains a new and small religion, the vast majority of its followers converted from Christianity or other faiths, and the number ...
  • Father Me Again 

    Morse, Cameron (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    In this master thesis, the candidate presents a collection of original poems related to his glioblastoma diagnosis and wife’s pregnancy and childbirth, accompanied by a critical introduction, which explains his writing ...
  • The Fiction We Make Between Us 

    Myers, Marcus (2013)
    This manuscript contains two sections, “Quiet Project” and “Notes for a Memoir,” each of which could later expand into a separate chapbook, or a section of a book, of poems. In the first section, “Quiet Project”, the ...
  • Forced Perspective 

    Swalwell, Ian (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2017)
    This collection of eleven short stories explores the constant struggle between our expectations for our own lives and our responsibilities to others, as well as the unexpected instances of suffering that have irrevocable ...
  • Friction 

    Homola, Noah Michael (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-10)
    This work includes short stories of various lengths with a mix of creative non-fiction.