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Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis-ISU Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Department of English

First Advisor

Ricardo C. Cruz


This thesis is a creative work and accompanying theoretical chapter. The creative work explores the development of affect through a nonlinear trajectory, with a plot featuring various characters with different relationships to the aesthetic. This work is written in dialect and features spatial and temporal jumps meant to juxtapose, for examination, the affectual development of its characters. The theoretical chapter which follows details the working philosophy which governs the creative work’s method of operation. It addresses the development of affect across anachrony, following the work of Gerard Genette and Kathleen Stewart, as well as containing some discussion about the reasoning behind the inclusion of dialect, and the function of play within the work.


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