Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Dr. David J. Bell (Director), Dr. Dale Rigby, Dr. Elizabeth Weixel

Degree Program

Department of English

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Anny Sterling is stuck. After a freak accident that left her father disabled and without a steady income, she returned home after one semester of college to help pay the bills while her older sister Emily fled to Europe to spend her time chasing dark-haired men named Franco and Pablo. At twenty-five, Anny now spends her days at the local insurance agency running errands for other people and reciting the alphabet song in the file room. There’s little to no hope for advancement as she is short the required college hours to qualify for even an associate degree, but she can’t leave the job.

The only thing keeping Britophile Anny sane is her daily dream of one day winning the lottery and moving her family to an old English castle. However her weekly daydreams come to a halt when not only does she encounter her real-life Prince William, but Emily decides to make a return appearance after a nearly six year absence. Ultimately, Anglofile is the story of a girl too wrapped up in a culture that’s not hers to notice what's happening in the one that is.


Creative Writing