Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

English

Date of Award

8-2003

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Frederick O. Waage

Committee Members

Michael A. Cody, Theresa A. Lloyd

Abstract

“Southern Star” follows protagonist Sally Gayle through the cycle of maturation. Complex family relationships and secrets hinder Sally as she searches for her identity in this bidungsroman set in a small, rural area of Southern Appalachia. Taking a minimalist, cinematic approach, “Southern Star” experiments with form and technique in an attempt to convey pure story to the reader. The work particularly focuses on character development, authentic dialogue, and a sense of place.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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