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Open Access Thesis

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Degree Type

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

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Month Degree Awarded



Blundered by the Borrower attempts to illustrate the potential loneliness and anxiety that is experienced by the individual, amidst the contemporary and panicked social climate, domestically and globally--using the mediated jetsam of everyday life, violent entertainment and the disarming characteristics of cartoons to better understand and possibly illuminate a chronic lack of empathy in American society and popular culture.

First Advisor

Shona Macdonald

Second Advisor

Robin Mandel

Third Advisor

Jeanette Cole

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