Department of English
Master of Arts
This thesis represents a revitalization of the thesis form because it has organically blossomed from an integrated consciousness. Instead of the pre-existing thesis form for a Master of Arts Degree in English bending, limiting, and shaping the content, I have shaped the form according to my own synthetic ambition, resulting in a fusion of elements from both a researched and a creative thesis. This strategy is justified since the very subject of the thesis stresses the improviser's ongoing urge to create as the spontaneous moment/impulse requires while simultaneously creating an organic frame or unique inner logic. Above all, this project is a translation of autobiographical reflections which have crystalized years of intense struggle, culminating with my hard fought liberation from the hollow shell of garage band mediocrity.
Creative Writing | English Language and Literature
Caraher, Paul, "The Postmodern Improvisor" (1995). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 900.