Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Luisa A. Igloria
Personal narrative, segments of oral histories, and short prose poetry combine to reflect the experience of contemporary women line officers in the U.S. Navy. I drew from my thirty-plus years of naval service as well as oral interviews that I have collected to depict this significant transitional period for women, whose roles expanded from clerks and fleet support administrators to trained warriors and watch standers, ready for the next mission. Themes such as personal identity, sexuality, and social pressures combine to form a portrait of adventuresome and talented young women who did, indeed, persist, and persevere.
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"Navy Blues: Between Waves and Warriors"
(2022). Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Thesis, English, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/b9qj-4w91
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