Advisor

Leni Zumas

Date of Award

5-26-2017

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing

Department

Education

Physical Description

1 online resource (ii, 93 pages)

Subjects

Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Fiction, Other (Philosophy) -- Fiction, Sex workers -- Fiction, Racially mixed people -- Fiction

DOI

10.15760/etd.5907

Abstract

Human Subjects is a collection of eight short stories that explore the role of identity, otherness, and personhood in contemporary life. Two sex workers try to buy new faces after a botched plastic surgery, a young girl struggles to find her place in a religious sweat cult, mixed race orphans commune with ghosts in a Korean orphanage, best friends embark on a road trip across America in search of a mother. Human Subjects works to tell stories about deeply felt wants and desires from perspectives at the margins, caught in a state of in between. This collection grapples with what it means to be a subject, and what it means to be subjected.

Description

This thesis is only available to students, faculty and staff at PSU.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/22739

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