Date of Award

Spring 1-1-2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Marcia Douglas

Second Advisor

Jeffrey DeShell

Third Advisor

Noel Lenski


A collection of connected short stories, Berenike, Posthumous tells fictionalized accounts of an actual, active archaeological site in Egypt. Through interlocking modern and ancient retellings of history and myth, the dangers and pitfalls of recording history are explored via the travails of the archaeologists and those non-archaeologists attached to this Red Sea locale.