Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

English, Writing (The Writing Program)

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Writing (MFAW)

Degree Type



This is an exploration of form, structure, voice and story-telling strategies in the short story form. It’s topics and themes include: sincerity, honesty, polyphony, gay sex, gay relationships, gay love, drugs, sex, indiscriminate sex, anonymous sex, sex in love, abuse, gay friendships, venereal diseases, mythology, love, lying, sex work, porn, consent, rape, child abuse, sexual biases, gender, grief, work, death, and mourning.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Kathryn Davis

Committee Members

Danielle Dutton Marshall Klimasewiski

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