MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Frederick O. Waage
Michael A. Cody, Theresa A. Lloyd
“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.
Thesis - Open Access
Miller, Shanda Schrae, "Southern Star." (2003). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 803. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/803
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