Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

College

College of Theology, Arts, & Sciences

Department

Humanities

Degree Name

English, BA

First Supervisor

Dr. Kimberly Knutsen

Abstract

Slipcover[ed] is a creative memoir that explores themes of depression, invisibility, selfharm, recovery, and love. The story follows the author, a college student, who struggles to transition, misplaces her priorities, and spirals into major depression. The plot illustrates the author coming to terms with her depression, beginning antidepressants to manage symptoms, then working through the trauma of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The subplot shows the author trying to make sense of a new relationship where she lacks the emotional support she desires. The writing process as well as exploration of other works of literature allowed for discovery and healing for the author.

Honors: Thesis with Distinction Award

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