MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Dr Donald R Johnson
Dr Jesse K Graves, Dr Daniel Westover
This creative thesis is a collection of original poems entitled Other. The poems in Other reflect my study of the aesthetics of poetry as well as that of how women are represented as poets and as the subject of poems. Some of these poems are the product of my particular interest in the use of persona. Most reflect my desire to achieve self-reflection, to write from my experiences and perception, while still maintaining the universality that is an essential element of successful poems.
The critical introduction situates my poems within the framework of the poetic mode Personal Classicism—poetry that is emotionally based but relies on formal techniques and controlled elements in order to maintain distance. My primary goal in the critical introduction is to link my poems to the Personal Classicist lineage, which includes H.D., Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise Gluck – to whom I will pay particular attention.
Thesis - Open Access
Childress, Catherine Pritchard, "Other: Poems" (2013). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1138. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1138
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