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  • Rabid and Other Stories 

    McCormack, Jared Evan (2022)
    Rabid and Other Stories is a collection of short prose set in small-town Missouri exploring wealth inequality, family relationships, and toxic masculinity through the lens of rural America. The characters in these thirteen ...
  • When There Were Knives I Dreamed of It 

    Henn, Mary (2021)
    This thesis, When There Were Knives I Dreamed of It, is a collection of poems and prose in three parts. It is prefaced with a long-form poem comprised of 11 parts, which is intended to establish the tone for the work that ...
  • Sex and Jesus: Notes from a Pastor's Daughter 

    Stokes, Anna Elizabeth (2021)
    This thesis is a collection of nonfiction and poetic works that represent the author’s output as a candidate for Master of Fine Arts. These personal essays and poems are interested in intersections and unlikely combinations: ...
  • Our End Times 

    Randolph, Gilbert James (2021)
    In the spirit of novels like The Mothers and The Incendiaries, Our End Times explores the pain of leaving faith communities. Daniel and Ethel are caught up in a sex scandal in their small, Pentecostal church. They leave ...
  • Family Portraits 

    Ashley, Shannon Marie (2021)
    This thesis is a collection of poems in two parts. The first section is comprised of poems about my grandfather and his genealogy research. It endeavors to explore the ways we see people after they are gone. My grandfather ...
  • Feel Better Soon: Collected Short Stories 

    Olsen, Caleb (2021)
    The stories in this collection were written from 2018-2021. They are fictional works designed to explore what happens when the mundane meets the extraordinary. Though the characters and their situations are works of the ...
  • Ichor 

    Shi, Xiao Zhi (2021)
    This project includes the pilot episode and series bible for a one-hour teleplay titled Ichor, a sci-fi epic.
  • On Both Sides - A Novel 

    Arnone, Chris Michael (2020)
    On August 11 and 12, 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia was the site of a rally for Unite the Right, an Alt-Right (neo-Nazi) group. This group sought to further white nationalist ideals and to protest the proposed removal of ...
  • Navigation errors 

    Kotur, Kevin (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    Navigation Errors is a collection of personal essays that explore the ideas of religious fundamentalism, humanity’s place in—and relation to—nature, physical and mental challenge, paradigm shifts, and the mistakes that ...
  • The Effectiveness of Reading Folk Literature in Improving English Language Learners’ Reading Proficiency in Elementary Grades 

    Erdogan, Nabat (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This mixed-methods study investigates the effectiveness of reading folktales, fairy tales, and fables in improving English learners’ reading proficiency levels in elementary grades and explores students’ experiences with ...
  • No Gods, Only Suffering 

    Seim, Chloe (2020)
    This short story collection follows one dysfunctional family’s dissolution across central and eastern Kansas. Set against the simultaneously blooming and sickened landscape of rural and college-town Kansas, the Wells family ...
  • Tiger's Eye & Twine, with Sails in Flame: A Triptych 

    Schultz, Dennison Ty (2020)
    This thesis is a triptych of poetic sequences on queer reckoning—queer as an identity, a community, and a strategy of engaging with the world. Progressing further into interiority as the triptych progresses, the poems first ...
  • Oakaville 

    Shrum, Cody (2020)
    This collection is comprised of short stories and flash fiction, all revolving around the same fictional town of Oakaville, KS, dealing with the themes of home, nostalgia, love, coming of age, family dysfunction, ...
  • Threshold in Blue 

    Beck, Kelsey N. (2020)
    The poems in this manuscript explore the idea of shame as it is imprinted in childhood and as it manifests in adult relationships. In particular, many of these poems address shame as it presents in mental illness, and as ...
  • Pro-Black Prosody 

    North , Glenn A. (2020)
    This thesis speaks to the triumphs and tragedies of the Black experience. It attempts to look at Blackness through the lens of my combined experiences as a spoken word artist, a student in the University of Missouri-Kansas ...
  • The Strangelove Ocean 

    Hook, Tori (2020)
    This collection of poems works through a personal narrative of trauma, weaving its way in and out of discussions about religious identity in the South as well as sexuality, and explores how trauma often infiltrates all ...
  • Swallowing frogs 

    Saxon, Erin (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2019)
    This collection is comprised of short fiction, poems, two essays, and one short script. The work contained revolves around themes of mental illness, disillusionment, gender dynamics, and the difficulty of knowing others. ...
  • To turn on every light 

    Weishar, Lindsey (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2018)
    This collection of poems focuses on the interior and exterior landscapes of a speaker in relationship with objects, with others, and with God. The poems seek to explore these relationships through a symbolic lens, so ...
  • Poisons of war 

    Veroczi, Sabrina (University of Missouri -- Kansas City, 2017)
    My father, a Vietnam veteran who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, took his life in November 1976, when I was only a year old. The nature of his death kept the details of his life, his illness, and his ...
  • Cake for Fighting 

    Klein, Stephanie Marie (2019)
    Although individual freedom is so integral to western ideology, the idea that culture can supersede an individual’s basic human rights is surprisingly common in the United States. This is due to another western value: ...