Mississippi State University
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Master of Arts
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English
In a time of Global Pandemic, massive social justice demonstrations, and concerning political shifts, reality feels inaccessible and at times even unreal. With quarantine and social distance as the new norm, our human connections are abstract and digitized. My thesis will be a collection of short fiction that seeks to employ methods of the speculative genre and alternative narrative structure to explore our shifting understanding of humanity and connectedness. The introduction to this collection will lay out the process through which speculative realities better define our own.
Starliper, Katie, "Chess with Pigeons" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5227.