Access to this thesis is limited to Boise State University students and employees or persons using Boise State University facilities.

Off-campus Boise State University users: To download Boise State University access-only theses/dissertations, please select the "Off-Campus Download" button and enter your Boise State username and password when prompted.

Title

Blind Field

Publication Date

5-2018

Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)

2-28-2018

Type of Culminating Activity

Thesis - Boise State University Access Only

Degree Title

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Department

Theatre Arts

Major Advisor

Emily Ruskovich, M.F.A.

Advisor

Brady Udall, M.F.A.

Advisor

Joy Williams, M.F.A.

Abstract

This collection of stories was born from an affinity and reverence for the mysterious. In writing them, I have asked myself why we are drawn to the things we are drawn to. Who have we given the ability to betray us? How do we allow fear to direct us? And how do we contend with the parts of ourselves that take up arms against each other?

Many of the characters in these stories find themselves in a place where a kind of blindness creeps at the edges of their understanding, as at the edges of a field; a blindness toward self, toward others, and finally a moment in which their power is limited to prevent what they know will come.

DOI

10.18122/td/1376/boisestate

Share

COinS