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dc.contributor.advisor Streckfus, Peter
dc.contributor.author Brida, Kristen
dc.creator Brida, Kristen
dc.date 2018-05-02
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-06T00:51:57Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/11113
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years and will not be available until May 2028 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract A portal pops up in a poet’s bedroom and transports her to the afterlife. There, she interviews and observes Eurydice, Helen of Troy, and Philomela in a quest to recontextualize these women in myth, providing them a space to forge their own identities outside their myths. As the collection progresses, the poet questions why she traveled to this afterlife, and slowly inserts herself into this space of interviews and afterlife. This immersion ultimately culminates in her questioning the metaphysics of the afterlife, leading her to expose and explore her personal anxieties and experience with death, self, and spirituality as she attempts to re-enter the mundane world.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject literature en_US
dc.subject creative writing en_US
dc.subject katabasis en_US
dc.title The After/The Under en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2028-05-02


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