Date of Award
Campus Access Thesis
English Language and Literatures
Janette T. Hospital
Kickaround Nixon (And Other Stories) is a collection made up of four short stories and a novel excerpt. The short stories attempt to systematize the engagement of the individual narrators with their worlds. The novel excerpt--the Kickaround Nixon of Kickaround Nixon (And Other Stories)--is a fictional account of the 1983 U.S. National Videogame Tournament. The novel takes much of its structure from Melville's Moby-Dick, but with the characters of Ishmael and Ahab switched position-wise to better mesh with the zeitgeist of the 1980s. Moreover, the novel attempts to explore the subjects of homosexuality, potentiality spaces, history, and the Information Age.
Lockaby, E.(2010). Kickaround Nixon. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/365