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Nora Suzanne Brooks (author)
Craig Morgan Teicher (thesis advisor)
New School (New York, N.Y.). Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program (sponsoring body)


May 19 2015


The creative project for my MFA thesis was a piece of "Frontiersville," a hybrid novel that makes use of poetic tactics in prose. In the section included, "Alkali," the narrator attempts to make sense of what happened to her great-great-great-great-grandfather who came over the Oregon Trail in 1849 and disappeared for 30 years. The critical project was a review of Maggie Nelson's "The Argonauts," a successful piece of hybrid writing that blends cultural criticism with Nelson's lived experience in order to take a fresh look at the way gender, sexuality and queer family-making operate in our society.



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