The Genealogy of Desolate Landscapes looks at loss, sense of place, and how the communities we build keep us going during times of grief. At the heart of the collection is the speaker's relationship with his paternal grandmother and how her death from cancer impacted the speaker's relationship with his birth father's family and ultimately a part of their sense of self. Drawing from a range of forms, The Genealogy of Desolate Landscapes asks us how humans project their emotions onto the landscapes we inhabit and in looking at communities, those we are born into and those we cultivate, we may just find what propels us in times of grief.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Gurtis, Alexander, "The Genealogy of Desolate Landscapes" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1573.
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