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2018 Annual Conference


March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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Ashley Kauschinger

SPE Member since 2011
Member Chapter: Southeast


Avondale explores the idea of childhood through an adult perspective by the use of myth, folklore, and magical realism. Influences of myths from around the world intermingle with personal memory, and create a universal interpretation of life's journey. These memories are complied and formed into the persona of Amy Avondale, who creates the fictional town of Avondale in her mind.

The concept of the Hero Journey, where magical stages coincide with the development of the protagonist's self-discovery, were a major influence on the events that occur in Avondale. Events include contemplation of the transitional stages of life, collecting memories that live inside of river water and family heirlooms, fortune telling, and the reliving of childish acts.

Temporary Worlds

The Crossing

Objects of Ancestry

Family Anthology

Bitter Hair

On The Fog Line

Belly of the Whale

Waiting For Amy

Reversing Light

The Last Glance

Thread of Fate

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