Graduation Year

Fall 2012

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Katharine Noel

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This is a creative thesis centering around four different lives; each is unrelated to the next in every way except one. I titled my thesis "In the Presence of Ghosts" because in each story the protagonist is not quite there. When dealing with loss we tend also to lose a part of ourselves. The idea of not being fully present in one's own life is fascinating to me and I try to explore this notion in separate ways and to different ends.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.