2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Genre Blending
Emi E. Griess
Dr. Jamie D'Agostino, Faculty Mentor

More and more in the contemporary world of creative writing, genre lines and artistic boundaries are being crossed and broken down. With creations like the lyric essay, which is indefinable but usually contains elements of poetry and personal memoir, emerging more prominently in todays writing scene, new possibilities are being imagined and accepted. For my creative project I propose a piece of writing including elements of both poetry and fictional and non-fictional prose. Because my recent coursework has involved engagement with multiple genres, this project will simultaneously explore the use of image, language, storytelling and memoir through the conventions of numerous literary modes. I expect to finish with a short story that utilizes not only expected fictional elements, but also the beautiful language of poetry and the stark truth of personal perception. I would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity to explore possibilities of hybridity in my writing.

Keywords: poetry, fiction, non-fiction, lyric essay, prose, creative writing, genre, hybridity

Topic(s):English

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 39-4
Location: VH 1324
Time: 2:00

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