• Blasphemous bodies: Transgressive morality as cultural interrogation in romance fiction of the long nineteenth century 

    Condit, Lorna Anne (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-13)
    The long nineteenth century was characterized by advances in medical, biological and technological knowledge that often complicated definitions of human life and blurred the lines between life and death. These changes ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Life without my head 

    Abernathy, Piper Lynn (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-24)
    This book of poems understands the human body as artifice, a device to broadcast and receive pain, even as it promises great pleasure. Here, this device is mostly female: a hyper-sexualized screensaver for a voyeuristic ...
  • Praising Girls: The Epideictic Rhetoric of Young Women, 1895-1930 

    Wood, Henrietta Rix (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-17)
    At the turn of the twentieth century, young women began to see themselves and to been seen as a distinct social group for the first time in the history of the United States. This recognition was fostered by historical ...
  • Several ways of seeing 

    Williams, Jedsen (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-05-12)
    The following eleven stories represent what I believe to be the strongest creative output from my three years of graduate study and creative writing at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In order to reflect my ...
  • Shadows and light - a story collection 

    Gentry, Acacia A. (University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2011-06-06)
    We lie and we are lied to. Why then does it shock us when those around us are never what they seem, what they expose for judgment, rather than the whole of what they are. We each seek to assure those around us that we are ...