• MFA in Writing

  • Bill Hughes
    Gabriel Kaufman
    Jill Tydor
    Jordan Rice-Sarantis
    Julian Quisquater
    Kate Chianese
    Kristin Adochio
    Maggie Heaps
    Ryan Buresh
    Samina Chaudry Hitch
    Sarah Bushman
    Vernon Keeve, III

  • Susan L. Lin - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Susan L. Lin

    sit by the phone and wait for him to call

    sit by the phone and wait for him to call



    Thesis Abstract

    My thesis is a novel-in-progress spanning a period of twenty years in one boy’s life. At its core, Tyrannosaurus Rexia explores themes of artificiality, hybridization, technological advancement, de(con)struction of body, and the life and death of pre-historic dinosaurs. Like much of my previous work, the novel also serves as satirical commentary on the media and its role in defining gender stereotypes and other societal norms.

    In a more general sense, my artistic interests include (but are not limited to): the omniscient first person narrator, hybrid/cross-genre texts, participatory theater, dance choreography, stop-motion animation, site-specific installation, fragmentation, parallelism, mistaken identity, mental illness, memory loss, regional folklore, pop-up books, optical illusions, alternate realities, islands, labyrinths, hotels, abnormally large bathrooms, two-way mirrors, and natural disasters.

    I’ve always believed that fiction should be the truest thing there is. Like most true things, I never know where it will lead me next.