Arnold Whitridge: Scholar And Veteran Of Two Armies And Two Wars, 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology
Arnold Whitridge: Scholar And Veteran Of Two Armies And Two Wars, Keith J. Muchowski
Publications and Research
This is an invited blog post written for Roads to the Great War, a site dedicated to the study of the First World War edited by historian Mike Hanlon. The article discusses the life and career of Arnold Whitridge, a soldier, scholar and grandson of British poet Matthew Arnold.
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Introduction To Volume Six: An Identity Rebus, 2017 San Jose State University
Introduction To Volume Six: An Identity Rebus, Noelle Brada-Williams
Angela Noelle Brada-Williams
No abstract provided.
A “Monstress” Undertaking: An Interview With Lysley Tenorio, 2017 San Jose State University
A “Monstress” Undertaking: An Interview With Lysley Tenorio, Noelle Brada-Williams
Angela Noelle Brada-Williams
No abstract provided.
Spaces Of Collapse: Psychological Deterioration, Subjectivity, And Spatiality In American Narratives, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Spaces Of Collapse: Psychological Deterioration, Subjectivity, And Spatiality In American Narratives, Andrew Papaspyrou
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This thesis studies the relationship between spatiality and subjectivity within the context of modern and contemporary American narrative. Combining a psychoanalytic approach with phenomenological considerations, I set out to analyze the ways in which spatial structures mediate madness, paranoia, the compulsion to repeat, and uncanny anxiety. Space serves a primary focus of my analysis, and I outline the different ways that language and consciousness construct space. Considering the work of William Faulkner, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Auster, and Mark Z. Danielewski, I argue that particular spaces, such as houses and cities, represent or contribute to particular forms of psychological psychosis ...
The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, 2017 University of Colorado Boulder
The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra
Undergraduate Honors Theses
Among American novelists since 1945, Thomas Pynchon ranks as one of the most accomplished, with arguably the most fully realized and profound visions of Postmodernity. Therefore, his absence from the field of Ecocriticism is alarming. The aim of my thesis is to demonstrate that Pynchon’s 1997 novel Mason & Dixon ought to be considered as an essential text of American environmental writing. My thesis triangulates the environmental vision of Mason & Dixon by highlighting its affinity with environmental literature on three overlapping levels: the specter of the ancient, the spectacle of the new during the Enlightenment setting of the novel, and ...
Shakespeare And Black Masculinity In Antebellum America: Slave Revolts And Construction Of Revolutionary Blackness, Elisabeth Mayer
Scripps Senior Theses
This thesis explores how Shakespeare was used by Antebellum American writers to frame slave revolts as either criminal or revolutionary. By specifically addressing The Confessions of Nat Turner by Thomas R. Gray and "The Heroic Slave" by Frederick Douglass, this paper looks at the way invocations of Shakespeare framed depictions of black violence. At a moment when what it means to be American was questioned, American writers like Gray and Douglass turned to Shakespeare and the British roots of the English language in order to structure their respective arguments. In doing so, these texts illuminate how transatlantic identity still permeated ...
Severing Ties: A Lacanian Reading Of Motherhood In Joyce Carol Oates’S Short Stories "The Children" And "Feral", 2016 University of Belgrade
Severing Ties: A Lacanian Reading Of Motherhood In Joyce Carol Oates’S Short Stories "The Children" And "Feral", Uroš Tomić
Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies
This paper approaches two of Joyce Carol Oates’s short stories (“The Children” and “Feral”) from a Lacanian perspective on the tripartite structure of personality in an attempt to analyze questions of motherhood and the parent-child separation process. Although published 35 years apart both stories deal with mothers who have trouble containing their maternal attitude and children who become elusive entities for their parents. Utilizing as well the concept of what Oates has termed “realistic allegory” in the analysis of characters situated within highly specific settings and circumstances, the paper aims to shed light on Oates’s vision of the ...
Ethical Decisions In Two Different Works Of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, 2016 Clark Atlanta University
Ethical Decisions In Two Different Works Of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Shuaa Abdulrashid Bokhari
Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University
Chesnutt's short stories collection The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line (1899). Charles Chesnutt wrote two short stories which are "The Sheriff's Children" and "Her Virginia Mammy." He wrote them with white audiences in mind. In “The Sheriff’s Children,” Chesnutt presents Tom as a protagonist, his father Sheriff Campbell, and his half-sister Polly. In “Her Virginia Mammy,” he mentions Clara as a protagonist, her love Dr. Winthrop, and her mother Mrs. Harper. Chesnutt records their struggles in Post-Reconstruction North Carolina. He romanticized his characters’ difficult ethical decisions related to racial identity to ...
Exploring Psychological Territoriality Through The Domestic Gothic In Beloved And Mama Day, 2016 University of Texas at Tyler
Exploring Psychological Territoriality Through The Domestic Gothic In Beloved And Mama Day, Lori L. Cook
English Department Theses
The novels, Beloved, by Toni Morrison, and Mama Day, by Gloria Naylor, contain narratives of families with a history of slavery that explore how their female protagonists claim their identities within the new boundaries of freedom. Using a framework of the Domestic Gothic, this paper explores how formerly enslaved female characters claim new psychological territory in bounded domestic spaces by using the chores they were forced to perform during their times of slavery as a means to independence. Domestic duties such as cooking and gardening along with magical and religious ceremonies and acts of violence are passed down through the ...
Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, 2016 Ouachita Baptist University
Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers
English Class Publications
Washington Irving has often been revered as the father of American literature, and, more specifically, the father of the American myth. He was one of the first American writers to make a real living off his writing, and as such was considered to be America’s personal declarer of independence within the literary world. Having been viewed as so undoubtedly American in his writings, one might find interest in the fact that Irving drew very heavily on European sources in his inexplicable creation of this nation’s fiction, as it appears “he was not all that at ‘home’ with American ...
Reconciling The Past In Octavia Butler's Kindred, 2016 East Tennessee State University
Reconciling The Past In Octavia Butler's Kindred, Haley V. Manis
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This thesis uses the observations of Nancy J. Peterson on historical wounds as a springboard to discuss Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred and its use of both white and black characters to reexamine the origins of the historical wounds and why they are so difficult to deal with even today. Other scholarly works will be used to further investigate the importance of each character in the story and what they mean to the wound itself. Specifically, Dana is analyzed alongside the other main characters: Rufus, Alice, and Kevin. Though Dana’s relationships with these characters, Kindred’s version of the ...
A Place For Poe: The Foreign In Two Tales Of The Gothic, 2016 Ouachita Baptist University
A Place For Poe: The Foreign In Two Tales Of The Gothic, Shelby Spears
English Class Publications
There are certain words we use so often in life that they begin to lose their meaning—buzzwords, or broad categorical ones, like millennial. These words, too, crop up in literature: Here I would like to explore one of these in particular, Gothic. We talk often of Gothic literature, Gothic writers, Gothic horror, Gothic post-core triphop—but our definition is so often fuzzy. We know that to be Gothic means to be scary, to be full of the strange and terrifying, but where exactly do we draw the line between Gothic and other forms of horror fiction? Is Stephen King ...
Mapping Joaquín: How Literary Cartography Opens New Perspectives On The Western Novel, 2016 University of North Georgia
Mapping Joaquín: How Literary Cartography Opens New Perspectives On The Western Novel, Reinhild R. I. Kokula
Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research
Scholars like Peter Turchi argue that the relationship between literature and geography is important to consider when looking at a text. While this discipline, called literary cartography, is on the forefront in Europe, it is only seldom considered by American scholars. My paper shows that a simple literary cartography approach allows us to read a novel from a new perspective. For this purpose I have chosen “The Life and Adventures of Joaquín Murieta” by John Rollin Ridge which follows the fictionalized Mexican bandit Joaquín Murieta on his exploits through California. Through pinning each place in the novel onto a Google ...
Dick, Harriet Hoadley "Hattie" (Cochran), 1890-1975 (Sc 3078), 2016 Western Kentucky University
Dick, Harriet Hoadley "Hattie" (Cochran), 1890-1975 (Sc 3078), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3078. Black-and-white, 3 in. X 5 in. photograph of “The Little Colonel’s Cottage,” a house in Pewee Valley, Kentucky, autographed on the reverse by Hattie Cochran Dick, the model for the character of Lloyd Sherman in Annie Fellows Johnston’s Little Colonel series of books.
A Critique Of Puritan Values And Social Restrictions, 2016 Murray State University
A Critique Of Puritan Values And Social Restrictions, Laura Guebert
This paper outlines and discusses Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter through the lens of feminist and social critiques. It attempts to draw attention to the fates of both male and females characters in the story according to their personality and status. Therefore, by examining the complex treatment and relationships between the four principle characters of The Scarlet Letter and their author, Hawthorne’s use of a feminist critique can be understood as a wider criticism of Puritan and, by extension, mid-nineteenth century social and moral restrictions and expectations.
"One Accord Of Sympathy": The Relationship Between Narrator, Reader, And Puritans, 2016 Murray State University
"One Accord Of Sympathy": The Relationship Between Narrator, Reader, And Puritans, Brianna E. Taylor
Ambiguous narration in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter creates a reader that is simultaneously an insider privy to uncertain narrative report and an outsider sympathetic to Hester’s ignominy. While current reader response criticism explores narrative techniques of ambiguity and sympathy in isolation, this paper analyzes how these techniques are used in conjunction to establish a relationship between narrator and reader. The narrator’s role as storyteller and gossip, accepting explanations of a rational contemporary audience and superstitious Puritans, both defies Puritan inflexibility and creates intimacy that includes readers in this community. At the same time, a sympathetic relationship ...
Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat Diary, 1849-1880, 2016 University of New England
Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat Diary, 1849-1880, Margaret J. M. Sweat
Diary of Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat with entries dating from 1849-1880. Includes several clippings and photographs pasted in.
Visionaries Of The American West : Mari Sandoz And Her Four Plains Protagonists, 2016 South Dakota State University
Visionaries Of The American West : Mari Sandoz And Her Four Plains Protagonists, Lisa Rae Lindell
Lisa R. Lindell
The authorial reputation of Mari Sandoz has long rested in the shadow of other writers of her era. First of all, Sandoz wrote from and about a relatively remote region of the United States. In addition, she firmly refused to produce popular works at the expense of sacrificing the truth she perceived and wished to express. Consequently, Sandoz has often been classified as a regional writer and her works have been overlooked by many readers and critics. Her status as a woman, her unconventional writing style, point of view, and subject matter, and the blending of historical and fictional elements ...
Tapley, Corinne R., B. 1892 (Sc 3060), 2016 Western Kentucky University
Tapley, Corinne R., B. 1892 (Sc 3060), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives
MSS Finding Aids
Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3060. The Little Colonel’s Good Times Book (Boston: L. C. Page, 1909) containing birthday records and diary entries of Corinne R. Tapley, Watertown, New York, from January 1910 to September 1912. She writes of social occasions, travel to New York City, graduating from high school, and participation in a wedding party.
Book Review - Porch Lights, 2016 Augusta University
Book Review - Porch Lights, Jennifer Putnam Davis
Georgia Library Quarterly
No abstract provided.