Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
My Creative Nonfiction honors project consists of a series of short essays about pain, physical and otherwise. I explore how it has appeared in my life and the lives of those close to me. With these essays, I reflect on ideas about generational trauma, fear, loss, relative pain, collective pain and more. The title "Growing Pains" speaks to the ways ideas of pain evolve throughout the text and in our lives. The essays are honest, vulnerable, and at times heavy, but never without the attentive joy I aim to pay to the people and places I write about. This project submission omits the creative portion of the project for personal privacy, but includes my self-analysis and my critical essay.
Dr. Patrick Chura
Dr. Heather Braun
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Philathia Bolton
Myers, Madeline, "Growing Pains" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1248.
critical essay.docx (26 kB)
This is my required critical essay, which describes my literary influences.
Self-Analysis.docx (21 kB)
This is my required self-analysis, in which I evaluate my project and what I learned from it.
Growing Pains signed.pdf (477 kB)
Part 1 of my approval page. (everyone has signed, but unfortunately things got mixed up in the email chain and so I'm submitting two documents)
growing pains-signature page.pdf (606 kB)
Part 2 of my approval page. (everyone has signed, but unfortunately things got mixed up in the email chain and so I'm submitting two documents)