Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

M.F.A. in Creative Writing



First Advisor

Tom Franklin

Second Advisor

Ivo Kamps

Third Advisor

Richard Ford

Relational Format



Warm Enough to Undress is a collection of six stories that trace pathways and barriers to intimacy in a modern, global world. The characters in these stories are saturated with proximity and access to others—through phone, web, and travel—yet they struggle to participate fully in their closest relationships. A woman discovers her childhood friend is gravely ill; a mother's visit to see her son is marked by deception; a secret affair begins to dissolve. These stories are about disappointments and triumphs in love, affinity, and desire.

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