How We Were Not Sparrows

dc.contributor.advisor Debra Marquart
dc.contributor.author Perez, Sara
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2019-06-22T10:23:16.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:36:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:36:29Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>How We Were Not Sparrows is collection of numbered pieces that create lyrics essays on topics related to girlhood, womanhood and the expectations heaped upon the idea of both. My goal was to create a collection of pieces which when placed against or toward one another make something larger and also create surprising connections. I like to think about the finished work like an Advent calendar with miniature boxes that open to reveal a tiny picture of a mouse or a chocolate, full of bits that keep unfolding to expose another layer. Each essay includes a variety of perspectives interspersed to add texture to what is largely a personal and at times confessional book. The voice of "the world" or authority is present to bring the reader out of the too-close world of the writer into a larger cultural space. The world has a lot to say about who and what and where girls can be, the spaces they can hope to fill. Including these epigraphs is an attempt to create the same kind of jumble of voices in which girlhood is navigated.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 2569
dc.identifier.contextkey 2807767
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-929
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/25758
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines English Language and Literature
dc.subject.disciplines Rhetoric and Composition
dc.subject.keywords childbirth
dc.subject.keywords depression
dc.subject.keywords girlhood
dc.title How We Were Not Sparrows
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts
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