Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)
Colby College. Creative Writing Program
Professor Michael Burke
Professor Aaron Hanlon
This Honors Project is written as the first section of a fantasy novel following a runaway prince, an outcast tiefling, and a young woman pursuing magic when she has none to speak of. The novel aims to deal with such issues as the nature of humanity and humanity versus monstrosity through the lens of the gothic mirror. The mission of the project was to tackle these deeper philosophical concerns within the fantasy genre, using its unique traits and tropes to enhance the discussion at hand.
short story, novel, fantasy, genre fiction
Recommended CitationThibodeau, Aaron A., "From Fire to Ash: Merging and Mediating Popular Fiction and Literary Elements in Writing" (2021). Honors Theses. Paper 1300.