2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Jaggering Shadows


KatRina A. Burgess♦
Dr. Jamie D'Agostino and Prof. Edward Rogers, Faculty Mentors

This thesis combines two art forms: poetry and original photography.  The dual forms inspect the intricate attributes of life, examining the stages often visited through suffering and anxiety and the rarity of blissfulness; the stages from lamentation to reclamation, from self-doubt to self-discovery.  The integration of poetic form, linguistic play, and writing styles from both canonical and contemporary writers becomes elaborately rearranged while focusing on life’s mental stages: Confusion, Separation, Awakening, and finally Reflecting. Homer and Shakespeare, Langston Hughes and Marianne Moore, and modern poets such as Elizabeth Willis are the poets from which this inspiration draws.

Keywords: Creative Theses, Poetry, photograph, family, death, sex, love

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 304-3
Location: MG 1098
Time: 1:30

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