Master of Fine Arts
Date of Defense
“On the Red Line” is a short story collection interested in Black, queer men and women who are on the verge of major points of change or transition in their lives. At the core of their struggles is a sense of urgency to escape trauma, and a need to fulfill their innermost desires. Major themes of this collection include: isolation, identity, trauma, loneliness, and mental illness. These are predominantly coming-of-age stories that center a particular population that is often marginalized in mainstream literature.
Johnson, Jarohn, "On the Red Line" (2019). Theses. 358.