Mystical Body: On Writing and Faith

Open Access
Author:
Ray, Dana Marie
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Thesis Supervisor
  • Janet Wynne Lyon, Honors Advisor
  • Charlotte Amalie Holmes, Faculty Reader
Keywords:
  • faith
  • writing
  • body
Abstract:
"Mystical Body" seeks to explore the interaction of religious faith and the production of art by exploring my personal relationship with those two things as a student at the Pennsylvania State University. The primary question I explore is "What does it look like to be both a writer and someone of faith?" I begin by charting my history with faith and art ideas in the initial essay. The remaining thesis is a collection that explores a possible way to understand what it could mean for me to interact and engage with faith narratives in my own writing.