Auditions for the volunteer mission to Mars: Stories

dc.contributor.advisor Stephen Pett
dc.contributor.author Iyer, Geetha
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-08-11T16:15:22.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:52:00Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:52:00Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2016-04-21
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p><em>Auditions for the Volunteer Mission to Mars<em> is a collection of short stories about migration and displacement. I explore the homelessness or rootlessness experienced by those who are products of globalization, ranging from tourists and travelers to refugees and those indentured by economic or social forces to live in homes that are not of their choosing. I also explore the environmental phenomenon of ecosystem degradation as a result of people's displacement—as humans make new homes in unfamiliar terrain, the landscape is ruptured by their presence. The environmental backdrop serves to amplify the problem of human rootlessness in an uprooted world. The stories attempt to preserve—with fiction serving as a self-aware artifice—fractured places, memories, languages, and ecologies.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/13766/
dc.identifier.articleid 4773
dc.identifier.contextkey 5777467
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2888
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/13766
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/27953
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Asian Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Law
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Fine Arts
dc.subject.disciplines South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies
dc.subject.keywords displacement
dc.subject.keywords environment
dc.subject.keywords globalization
dc.subject.keywords identity
dc.subject.keywords migration
dc.subject.keywords preservation
dc.title Auditions for the volunteer mission to Mars: Stories
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dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts
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