University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
In Randon Billings Noble's introduction to A Harp in the Stars, she writes "Lyric essays require a kind of passion, a commitment to weirdness in the face of convention, a willingness to risk confusion, a comfort with outsider status. When I’m writing a lyric essay, I’m not worried about what it is or what to call it." I seek to play with this commitment, confusion, and comfort in my own work. This collection of lyric essays revolves around gender identity, the love and fear of labels, and how we, as queer people, can still feel nostalgic for our past.
Gratitude to the Southern Literary Festival for awarding “Fragments” first place in Creative Nonfiction for their 2023 Undergraduate Writing Contest, and for publishing the essay in that year’s anthology. Thank you.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Creative nonfiction; American essays--21st century; Gender identity; Sexual minorities--Identity
Keef, Jude, "Identidem, and other lyric essays" (2023). Honors Theses.
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