Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts - English



First Advisor

Christine McDermott

Second Advisor

John McDermott

Third Advisor

Steve Marsden

Fourth Advisor

Owen Smith


The goal of Exploding Aliens and Other Offspring is to capture my specific surrealist world point of view provided by the closed-knit crazy community I grew up in alongside my love for cartoonish melodrama. The collection progresses in order of images and the evolution of such themes as the venture from childhood to adulthood, societal obligations, religion, parenting, death and the hereafter.

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