Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process
Jesus in L.A. follows the lives of Jesus, the collection’s protagonist and the twenty-first-century version of Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ, or “Christ,” the biblical version of Jesus Christ; and Jesus’ ex-girlfriend, the earth. Throughout the collection, Jesus struggles with the self-estrangement, cultural aimlessness, and consumerism inherent to modern-day America. Meanwhile, Christ and the earth serve as backgrounds of indifference, until Jesus, increasingly alienated, leaves the story’s setting, L.A. Un-religious, Jesus in L.A. is social commentary on contemporary America, where recent shifts in ideologies have manifested themselves in quiet details.
Carney, Emily, "Jesus in L.A." (2018). Master of Fine Arts in Professional Writing Theses. 20.
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