Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Hagenston, Becky

Committee Member

Kardos, Michael

Committee Member

Lyons, Richard

Date of Degree

5-1-2008

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Campus Access Only

Major

English

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

The Good Villain is the first 100 pages of a novel in progress. The novel is a parody of the biography genre and a satire of American culture, specifically Southern American culture. The biographer, David Johnson, travels to Starkville, Mississippi to interview and interrogate fictional author, Avis James, and his friends and family. The critical introduction of the same name describes how authors Lewis Carroll, Edgar Allan Poe, and Vladimir Nabokov have influenced the novel in terms of the whimsical, the grotesque, and the humorous.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/16272

Comments

Bell Porter||The Jubilee

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