Date of Award

3-10-2014

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Department of English

First Advisor

Kass Fleisher

Abstract

Our minds require binaries to process and categorize information. A given piece of knowledge is either true or false. It helps us to process narratives as fiction or nonfiction. Narratives are neither wholly true or wholly false. Rather the borders that separate them are artificially constructed. By breaking down these barriers, authors break the traditional scheme for understanding literature, but they also lead us to question why the author is making the choices. The confusion leads to a constructive questioning of the purpose of the breakdown. Through this we develop a means of examining experimental narratives..

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Imported from ProQuest DuBois_ilstu_0092N_10163.pdf

Page Count

130

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