Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Creative Writing

First Advisor

Dr. Elvia Ardalani

Second Advisor

Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez Nunez

Third Advisor

Dr. Cathryn Merla-Watson


INTENSA: WRITINGS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH FROM A MEXICAN FEMINIST is a bilingual work written in hybrid literature. The writings, in both English and Spanish, are free prose poetry and tell the story of its narrator through a feminist and immigrant point of view coming from a overwhelmingly majority catholic country, religion that does not view men and women as equals. The thesis details the narrator's life through a feminist point of view as well as her relationship with her mother, her personal relationships, what it means to be an immigrant and what it is like for her, and many women, to live in a patriarchal society. The poems are originally written in Spanish and translated to English by the author in an attempt to embrace the bilingualism and fusion of cultures she experiences in her daily life.


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