Project Title

Growing Pains

College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2020-12-17 11:59:25

Major

English

Honors Course

3300:482

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2020

Abstract

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.

Research Sponsor

David Giffels

First Reader

Dr. Patrick Chura

Second Reader

Dr. Heather Braun

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Philathia Bolton

Cover Letter.jpeg (468 kB)
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)

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