Mcsweeney's And The Challenges Of The Marketplace For Independent Publishing, 2013 Purdue University
Mcsweeney's And The Challenges Of The Marketplace For Independent Publishing, Katrien Bollen, Stef Craps, Pieter Vermeulen
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
In their article "McSweeney's and the Challenges of the Marketplace for Independent Publishing" Katrien Bollen, Stef Craps, and Pieter Vermeulen argue that the artistic projects of the US-American author, activist, and editor Dave Eggers are marked by a tension between the desire for independence and the demands of brand-building. The article offers a close analysis of the materiality and paratexts of one particular issue of McSweeney's, the literary magazine of which Eggers is the founding editor. Both the content and the apologetically aggressive tone of Eggers's editorial statements betray a deep unease with the inability to inhabit ...
"Hunger Is The Best Sauce": Frontier Food Ways In Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books, 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
"Hunger Is The Best Sauce": Frontier Food Ways In Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House Books, Erin E. Pedigo
Dissertations, Theses, & Student Research, Department of History
This thesis examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House book series for the frontier food ways described in it. Studying the series for its food ways edifies a 19th century American frontier of subsistence/companionate families practicing both old and new ways of obtaining food. The character Laura in Wilder's books is an engaging narrator who moves through childhood and adolescence, assuming the role of housewife. An overview of the century's norms about food in America, the strength of domesticity as an ideal, food and race relations, and the frontier as a physical place round out this unexplored ...
Between Literature And Science: Inscribing Zora Neale Hurston’S Mules And Men In The Post-Human Condition, Jung-Hsien Lin
LUX: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Writing and Research from Claremont Graduate University
Intrigued by the influence of technology on or in literature as well as the ways of which the posthuman body subverts the existing social constructs of race, gender, and culture, this paper appropriates the Foucauldian concept of “technologies of the self” to investigate the narrating “I/eye” in Zora Neale Hurston’s Mules and Men. I flesh out how Hurston’s new “cyborg” identity, along with the idea of performativity—particularly in relation to her manipulation of the genre of autoethnography—resists the dominant constructs of race, gender and culture. Through a re-examination of these major moments of transformations of ...
Giles, Janice Meredith (Holt), 1905-1979 - Relating To (Sc 1172), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Giles, Janice Meredith (Holt), 1905-1979 - Relating To (Sc 1172), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1172. Photographs taken at the Giles House, Spout Springs, Adair County, Kentucky, on the occasion of the first autographing event by Dianne W. Stuart for Janice Holt Giles: A Writer’s Life.
Bland, Katherine "Kittie" (Sublett), 1860-1941 (Mss 485), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Bland, Katherine "Kittie" (Sublett), 1860-1941 (Mss 485), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 485. Scrapbook of Katherine “Kittie” (Sublett) Bland, a resident of Simpson, Logan and Warren counties in Kentucky, containing mostly clippings of poems (a few composed by her), articles and obituaries.
Refuse To Relic: Neopastoral Artifacts And The Phenomenology Of Environment In American Modernist Poetics, Jeffrey D. Douglas
Open Access Dissertations and Theses
Building on concepts of the pastoral, the picturesque, the “vernacular ruin,” and frontierism in an American context, this thesis explores the interest in ruin and commodity-oriented refuse within rural, wilderness, and what Leo Marx in The Machine in the Garden calls “middle ground” environments. Chapter one analyzes how “nature” has been conceptualized as a place where human-made objects become repurposed through the gaze of the spectator. Theories surrounding gallery and exhibition space, as well as archaeological practices related to garbage excavation, are assessed to determine how waste objects, when wrested out of context, become artifacts of cultural significance. Chapter two ...
Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 - Collector (Sc 2765), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 - Collector (Sc 2765), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2765. Program of The Sixth Annual Gathering of Authors, presented by the Paul Sawyier Public Library and held in Frankfort, Kentucky, on 24 August 2013. The program is autographed by the attending authors, some of whom include inscriptions to Dr. Lynwood Montell.
Bibliography For Work In Travel Studies, 2013 Purdue University
Bibliography For Work In Travel Studies, Carlo Salzani, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek
No abstract provided.
Preposterous America: The Language Of Inversion In Thoreau, Melville, And Hawthorne, 2013 Western University
Preposterous America: The Language Of Inversion In Thoreau, Melville, And Hawthorne, Rasmus R. Simonsen
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This dissertation stages a series of readings that activate the inherent pull towards a queer aesthetic of “preposterousness” in the American Renaissance. In the introduction, I claim that American Studies and Queer Studies have been mutually implicated ever since F.O. Matthiessen’s seminal work American Renaissance. In this way, I bring to light the nascent strands of homoeroticsm and “deviant” practices that disrupt the teleology of normative masculinity in the nineteenth century. My intervention develops a queer heuristic through an exploration of the classical figure of hysteron proteron—the rhetorical inversion of the order of things. As a master-trope ...
Brown, Phil (Mrs.) - Letter To (Sc 2759), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Brown, Phil (Mrs.) - Letter To (Sc 2759), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2759. Letter, 24 September 1927, to Mrs. Phil Brown, Kansas City, Missouri, describing a trip to Pewee Valley, Kentucky. The unnamed writer describes visiting sites associated with Annie Fellows Johnston’s Little Colonel series and conversing with residents familiar with its characters. Includes photographs of “The Locust,” the home of the “Little Colonel,” and the approach road.
Fire-Lookout Literature, 2013 Linfield College
Fire-Lookout Literature, Austin Schilling
The Keck Summer Collaborative Research Program provides opportunities for Linfield College students and faculty to conduct research on issues related to the Pacific Northwest, and to bring the research findings back into the classroom within the subsequent academic year. Students partner with faculty to conduct research and present their work to other students, Linfield staff and faculty, and community members during a series of brown bag lunches. Austin Schilling conducted research with David Sumner and gave this presentation during the summer of 2013.
Meers, Nora (Sc 1040), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Meers, Nora (Sc 1040), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscritps Small Collection 1040. Two Southern dialect poems by Nora Meers, former Western Kentucky State Normal School student, titled,“Southern Lullaby,” and “Li’l Lizy Jane.” In 1912 Miss Meers was a member of the junior class.
Stuart, Jesse Hilton, 1907-1984 (Sc 1043), 2013 Western Kentucky University
Stuart, Jesse Hilton, 1907-1984 (Sc 1043), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1043. Letter, 30 October 1974, from Jesse Stuart, Greenup, Kentucky, to English professor O.J. Wilson, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, regarding Stuart’s recent talk at WKU; Christmas card, 1975, from Stuart to WKU Library Director, Sara Tyler; and poetry magazine Seven, containing one of Stuart’s poems, 1968. The magazine is autographed by Stuart.
Fifty Shades Of Rosa Coldfield: Sex, Gender, And Trauma In Absalom, Absalom!, 2013 University of North Georgia
Fifty Shades Of Rosa Coldfield: Sex, Gender, And Trauma In Absalom, Absalom!, Renee A. Clare-Kovacs
Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research
By using the opposing definitions of sex, male and female based on physical characteristics, as a framework, William Faulkner demonstrated the trauma of gender confusion for Absalom, Absalom!’s Rosa Coldfield. Coldfield’s role models required the expanded definitions of gender as defined by one’s social and behavioral traits, confusing Rosa’s understanding of herself in the sexual constructs of the Antebellum Southern United States. Coldfield allowed herself to believe that she could create a place for herself based on her confused understanding of sex and gender. Using traumatic texutality and repressed narrative, Faulkner transmits the impact of trauma ...
Setting As Character, 2013 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Setting As Character, Tracy A. Townsend
The Short Story
This lesson uses Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” to explore tone and characterization in short fiction. It requires students to demonstrate an understanding of the role character plays in fiction and to use specific textual evidence to support a claim. The lesson can be completed in a single class period of fifty to seventy minutes and is suitable for grades 9-12.
Explaining The Unexplainable: A New Cultural Outlook On H. P. Lovecraft’S Cthulhu Mythos, 2013 Salve Regina University
Explaining The Unexplainable: A New Cultural Outlook On H. P. Lovecraft’S Cthulhu Mythos, Erika L. Mutter
Pell Scholars and Senior Theses
Although the majority of the scholarship on H. P. Lovecraft focuses on the idea of nihilism as the purpose of the Cthulhu mythos, the exploration of three stories The Nameless City, The Whisperer in Darkness, and The Shadow over Innsmouth disproves this overly basic and irrelevant reasoning. Through a cultural studies lens, there is a parallel between the curiosity and fear surrounding the other within the text and those same emotions felt towards the immigrants coming into America during the 1920s. This argument analyzes the transformation of the relationship between the narrator and the aliens, showcasing how this otherness can ...
Atticus Finch Looks At Fifty, 2013 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Atticus Finch Looks At Fifty, Michael L. Boyer
University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class
No abstract provided.
Sinking Your Teeth Into Popular Culture: Why Reading Twilight Could Kill You, 2013 University of Connecticut
Sinking Your Teeth Into Popular Culture: Why Reading Twilight Could Kill You, Carolyn Eve Friedman
Honors Scholar Theses
A scholarly criticism of the themes and styles utilized in the popular series Twilight and their implications. Inspects the Twilight series incorporation of values and literary concepts commonly found in romance, young adult, and vampire literature in an attempt to understand the foundation of the series.
Melville In Tahiti: A Gis Approach, 2013 Boise State University
Melville In Tahiti: A Gis Approach, Jessica Ewing
Student Research Initiatives
This presentation will focus on Melville's period in and around Tahiti in 1842, a part of the biographical record vexed by conflicting scholarly accounts of Melville's whereabouts and actions, and by inconsistencies—as well as outright falsehoods—among surviving documents and the author's own account of his experiences in his second book Omoo. Digitally expanding on methods of traditional scholarship, I will present the evidence in visual, electronic form by using ArcGIS software to map Melville’s movements, supplying relevant data and documentation and mapping alternate interpretations of the author's travels. The layered digital maps will ...
Phoebe Snow: Odd, Rare And Sublime, 2013 Bucknell University
Phoebe Snow: Odd, Rare And Sublime, Vincent L. Stephens
Vincent L Stephens
A draft from my work-in-progress essay collection on post-war American popular singing "Sound Love." The essay argues that Phoebe Snow is unique among her generation of singer-songwriters as she is more notable as an interpreter than as a writer. Her synthesis of elements from blues, jazz, pop, gospel and R&B defy category as does her artistry.