All ETDs from UAB

Advisory Committee Chair

James Braziel

Advisory Committee Members

Kerry Madden

Alison Chapman

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


Temp is a collection of short stories about four young women living in New York City. Each woman struggles with her own identity while tethered to a family past that informs her current situation. Through failures and flirtations with disaster, Hannah, Anna, Liz, and Rachel learn how to accept themselves and the lives they've been dealt. The stories, ultimately, explore loss and acceptance through connections and relationships with others.