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Creative Writing Master's Theses 1980-1984


Brad Allen Comann, M.A. 1980                

     Thesis: The Sanatorium and Other Poems (Poetry)

    Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, Sandra Gilbert, Thomas Hanzo

Allan James Johnston, M.A. 1980                 

     Thesis: Saints (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: William Baker, Jack Hicks, Robert Wiggins

Lawrence James Mackin, M.A. 1980        

     Thesis: A Giftgiver and Other Short Fictions (Short stories)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, Elliot Gilbert, Diane Johnson Murray



Robert McDevitt Cook, M.A. 1981              

     Thesis: Bodybags and Absent Friends (Novel)

    Thesis Committee: William Baker, Peter Hays, Karl Shapiro

Anthony William De Annuntis, M.A. 1981                

     Thesis: Inamorata and other stories (Short stories)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, William Baker, Peter Hays

Liebe Marcia Kazan, M.A. 1981       

     Thesis: Hiding Places (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, William Baker, John Hayden

Charles P. Rosenthal, M.A. 1981                 

     Thesis: Moon Run (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, William Baker, Michael Hoffman

Karen Ora Shapiro, M.A. 1981        

     Thesis: Romances, Perfections and Truths (Short stories)

     Thesis Committee: Diane Johnson Murray, Michael Hoffman, Elliot Gilbert



Craig Earl Childress, M.A. 1982              

     Thesis: People Can Be So Strange Sometimes and Other Stories (Short stories)

    Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, Sandra Gilbert

David Virgil Seay Kirkpatrick, Jr., M.A. 1982                

     Thesis: 1913 (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, Diane Johnson

Robin Kay Novack, M.A. 1982      

     Thesis: Involuntary Acts (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Sandra Gilbert, Karl Shapiro, David Robertson

Patti Rosenmund, M.A. 1982                 

     Thesis: Broken Fences (Short stories)

     Thesis Committee: Diane Johnson, Jack Hicks, Elliot Gilbert

Donna Rae Ruettimann, M.A. 1982        

     Thesis: California, Looking East (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, Jack Hicks, Peter Hays

Marilyn Jones Toedter, M.A. 1982     

     Thesis: Full Circle (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Oakley Hall, Max Byrd, Diane Johnson



Jonathan George Thomas Daunt, M.A. 1983              

     Thesis: Lawn Chair on the Plains of Troy (Poetry)

    Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, Marijane Osborne, David Robertson

John Thomas Hazuka, M.A. 1983                

     Thesis: Asylum (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, Diane Johnson, William Baker

Gregory Gordon Hewett, M.A. 1983      

     Thesis: Measuring Past (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, Marijane Osborne, Alan Williamson

Keitha Elisabeth Hunter, M.A. 1983                

     Thesis: A Certain Sum of Days (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, John Hayden, Elliot Gilbert

Georgia Kathryn Johnston, M.A. 1983        

     Thesis: Of What We Say (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Karl Shapiro, Alan Williamson, David Robertson

Lynda Dianne McDougal, M.A. 1983     

     Thesis: Through the Blue Light (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Sandra Gilbert, David Roberston, Jack Hicks



Janet Campbell, M.A. 1984              

     Thesis: A Down-home Reservation Girl (Novel)

    Thesis Committee: Diane Johnson, Brom Weber, Max Byrd

Heinz Johan Fenkl, Jr., M.A. 1984                

     Thesis: In the House of the Japanese Colonel (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Alan Williamson, William Baker, Daniel Rancour-LaFerriere

Cynthia Ann Harris., M.A. 1984                

     Thesis: The Color of Distance (Poetry)

     Thesis Committee: Alan Williamson, Sandra McPherson, Gary Snyder

Paul McKean Moore, M.A. 1984      

     Thesis: The Breaking Dream (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, Robert Wiggins, Daniel Rancour-LaFerriere

Mark Maynard Nelsen, M.A. 1984                

     Thesis: Reno Dreams (Novel)

     Thesis Committee: Jack Hicks, William Baker, Diane Johnson, Thomas Hanzo

Mixa Schell, M.A. 1984        

     Thesis: Dream Lover (Short stories)

     Thesis Committee: Elliot Gilbert, Linda Morris, William Baker

Mark Henry Schoofs, M.A. 1984     

     Thesis: This Must Be What I Wanted To Be Doing (Short stories)

     Thesis Committee: William Baker, Elliot Gilbert, Peter Hays                           


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