Portland State University. Department of English
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
Psychic trauma -- Fiction, Memory -- Fiction
1 online resource (iii, 101 pages)
The Jane Stories is a work of fictional short stories that explores the unexpected reverberations of trauma, the relationship between trauma and memory, and the burden of healing through one woman's experience. The stories examine themes of control, concealment, desire, intimacy, the body, and representation of sexual violence. Blending fragmented, fractured narratives that enact the fraught, embodied, non-linear experience of living with trauma, the stories deal with the protagonist Jane's experience of sexual assault and its aftermath, her family dynamics and origin story, her romantic relationships, her beliefs about herself, and ultimately, how to create meaning.
© 2021 Katherine Elizabeth Mitchell
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Mitchell, Katherine Elizabeth, "The Jane Stories" (2022). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5885.