Historical Bodies

Master's Thesis


Historical Bodies contains five book projects: Esperanto Pass, The Future, GypsieLand, Postnatural, and Historical Bodies. The collection is framed by two pieces of creative nonfiction, anchoring the creative pursuit in the story of my mother’s illness. As a thesis, this collection entwines fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and translation to investigate the embodiment of historical and contemporary narrative.


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  • etd-04172015-130358

Author Sarah Elizabeth Roth
Advisor Valerie Sayers
Contributor Valerie Sayers, Committee Chair
Contributor Azareen van der Vliet Oloomi, Committee Member
Contributor Steve Tomasula, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline English
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2015-03-26

Submission Date 2015-04-17
  • United States of America

  • saartje bartman

  • illustration

  • circus

  • museum

  • antoine de saint-exupery

  • transformation

  • camera obscura

  • fiction

  • sentences

  • cancer

  • photography

  • metamorphosis

  • exhibition

  • nonfiction

  • gloria gervitz

  • wings

  • le corbusier

  • memoir

  • architecture

  • sarah roth

  • embodiment

  • archive

  • language

  • roman vishniac

  • wittgenstein

  • illness

  • history

  • drama

  • flash

  • fan fiction

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
  • All rights reserved

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