Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



Major Professor

Margaret Lazarus Dean

Committee Members

Michael Knight, William J. Hardwig


In Walking with the Wampus, Abigail (Abby) Griffith offers a collection of short stories that toe the slippery stream that runs between the shores of the fantastic and the mundane. Challenging preconceptions of what might be traditionally defined as “literary fiction,” Griffith’s stories are three parts surrealism to two parts metafiction. Fairy tales that come equipped with teeth and a twist, this collection introduces readers to a ragtag variety of characters, including: a girl who turns everything she touches to ice and the Devil who loves her, a kid cursed with a mother who just might be a goldfish, a serial killer who just can’t seem to catch a break, and a winged man who loves a little Led Zeppelin in the morning.

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