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Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Hero, Michael David Bonifonte 2017 Selected Works

Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Hero, Michael David Bonifonte

Scott T. Allison

This chapter seeks to explore Edgar Allan Poe’s heroism, incorporating many of the ideas from recent heroism science to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was not just a gifted yet impoverished writer, he was a bona fide Richmond hero.


Transnational Abolitionist Rhetoric To End Modern Slavery, Laura Barrio-Vilar 2017 University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Transnational Abolitionist Rhetoric To End Modern Slavery, Laura Barrio-Vilar

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

In his 1998 autobiography, Restavec: From Haitian Slave Child to Middle-Class American, Jean-Robert Cadet denounces the horrors of modern child slavery as he narrates his life journey. Emotionally, physically, and sexually abused under the restavek system, Cadet migrates with his “masters” to the United States, where he pursues a formal education, joins the army, and acquires a middle-class status.

Today, Cadet has his own organization, dedicated to ending child slavery in Haiti through education and advocacy. In this presentation, I analyze how Cadet adopts conventional genre characteristics of slave narratives and U.S. migration literature in order to enter the ...


Four Indian-Related Novels By Lucia St. Clair Robson, Kenneth Estes Hall 2017 East Tennessee State University

Four Indian-Related Novels By Lucia St. Clair Robson, Kenneth Estes Hall

Kenneth Estes Hall

Excerpt: Lucia St. Clair Robson began publishing historical novels in 1982 with Ride the Wind, which draws on the history of the Comanches, and has continued to work in the field of historical fiction. Four of her novels focus closely on historical personages: Ride the Wind (Cynthia Ann Parker and Quanah Parker); Light a Distant Fire (Osceola of the Seminoles); Walk in My Soul (Tiana Rogers of the Cherokee and Sam Houston); and Ghost Warrior(Lozen of the Chiricahua Apache).


A Note On Zane Grey's Lewis Wetzel, Kenneth Estes Hall 2017 East Tennessee State University

A Note On Zane Grey's Lewis Wetzel, Kenneth Estes Hall

Kenneth Estes Hall

Excerpt: Zane Grey presented to readers of his early Frontier Trilogy1 a version of the frontiersman type in Lewis Wetzel, the famed Deathwind, scourge of Delawares and Shawnees in the Ohio Country.


Harriet Jacobs And Toni Morrison: A Tradition Of Narrative Resistance, Allyson L. Molloy 2017 CUNY Hunter College

Harriet Jacobs And Toni Morrison: A Tradition Of Narrative Resistance, Allyson L. Molloy

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This article considers historical constructions of power and the narrative as a mode of resistance. Working in different centuries, under extremely disparate circumstances, Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Toni Morrison in her novel The Bluest Eye, utilize specific narrative strategies to challenge and question institutionalized power which is evidenced through their deliberate employment of narrative strategies not only to challenge the institution of slavery or the hegemonic ideal, but also to question the racial and gender oppression systemic to those institutions of power.


Civil Warfare: Naturalism, Isolation, And Place In Stephen Crane's The Red Badge Of Courage And Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets, Brandi Jones 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Civil Warfare: Naturalism, Isolation, And Place In Stephen Crane's The Red Badge Of Courage And Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets, Brandi Jones

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

Stephen Crane relayed two significant American war stories in The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893). While one bildungsroman details aspects of the American Civil War, the other unveils a subtler, societal war transpiring within the slums of New York City. Henry, the protagonist of The Red Badge of Courage, combats psychological turmoil when facing his terrors of war. Conversely, Maggie, the protagonist of Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, remains naively unaware of the social war occurring within her New York community, the Bowery. Crane’s works suggest that inner-city New York ...


"The New Millennium's Passion For Standing Live Witness To Things:” The Epidemiology Of Isolation, Addiction And Redemption In David Foster Wallace’S Infinite Jest, Natalie C. Helberg 2017 Governors State University

"The New Millennium's Passion For Standing Live Witness To Things:” The Epidemiology Of Isolation, Addiction And Redemption In David Foster Wallace’S Infinite Jest, Natalie C. Helberg

All Student Theses

Infinite Jest is a one-thousand, seventy-nine page novel and it weighs almost three pounds; it is heavy in a literal and a spiritual sense. The novel is David Foster Wallace’s greatest achievement. It portrays characters who are dramatically isolated from one another and who cannot cope without some form of addiction. This addiction manifests itself in the form of an extreme dependence on drugs and/or technology to escape reality. This thesis first discusses the effects of technology on a society that is lonely and isolated. Then, two major characters with substance abuse issues are analyzed in an effort ...


The Paule Marshall Collection, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Paule Marshall Collection, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

In this collection you will find an incomplete typescript from one of Paule Marshall’s published works, her first novel, Brown Girl, Brownstone.


The Papers Of Nina Schneider, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Papers Of Nina Schneider, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

This collection contains materials primarily about Nina Schneider, although there are some items related to her husband Herman as well. There are articles, biographical information, book reviews (in different languages), press releases, fan mail, photographs, and program data. There are also Ms. Schneider’s diaries/letters, her lectures and speeches (with notes), poetry that she wrote, items regarding her only published book The Woman Who Lived in a Prologue as well as bound copies of the final manuscript. In addition, there are drafts, notes, and several chapters of her unpublished book Coming to Terms: A Fact Finding Memoir. Finally, there ...


The Papers Of Norman Rosten, Brooklyn College Library and Academic IT 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Papers Of Norman Rosten, Brooklyn College Library And Academic It

Finding Aids

This collection contains items such as original drafts of published works, photographs, playbills, interviews, reviews, correspondences, and scripts. There is also some publicity material for his screenplay A View From the Bridge, an original radio script for Death of a King, as well as final revisions. In addition, there are newspaper clippings, magazine articles and some interviews Mr. Rosten gave during his term as Brooklyn’s Poet Laureate.


Outlandish Outsourcing, Traci Grodner 2017 Wright State University

Outlandish Outsourcing, Traci Grodner

Best Integrated Writing

Grodner Provides a review of Thomas Friedman’s The Lexus and the Olive Tree that relates a personal anecdote about outsourcing to her academic analysis of the text. Grodner concludes that outsourcing has dire implications for both domestic and foreign workers.


Best Integrated Writing 2017 - Complete Edition, 2017 Wright State University

Best Integrated Writing 2017 - Complete Edition

Best Integrated Writing

Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.


Mcdonald, Nancy D. (Sc 3122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2017 Western Kentucky University

Mcdonald, Nancy D. (Sc 3122), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3122. Note from Nancy D. McDonald accompanying a copy of "I'll Take My Stand" acknowledging that Dr. Lowell H. Harrison, a Western Kentucky University (WKU) history professor, had loaned her the book around 1970. She had failed to return it, and decided, after the deaths of Dr. Harrison and his wife, to donate it in their memory to the Kentucky Library at WKU.


Providential Capitalism: Heavenly Intervention And The Atlantic’S Divine Economist, Ian F.P. Green 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Providential Capitalism: Heavenly Intervention And The Atlantic’S Divine Economist, Ian F.P. Green

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Providential capitalism names the marriage of providential Christian values and market-oriented capitalist ideology in the post-revolutionary Atlantic through the mid nineteenth century. This is a process by which individuals permitted themselves to be used by a so-called “divine economist” at work in the Atlantic market economy. Backed by a slave market, capital transactions were rendered as often violent ecstatic individual and cultural experiences. Those experiences also formed the bases for national, racial, and classed identification and negotiation among the constellated communities of the Atlantic. With this in mind, writers like Benjamin Franklin, Olaudah Equiano, and Ukawsaw Gronniosaw presented market success ...


Code-Switching In Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera And Walcott’S Omeros: A Literary Device For “New Readability”, Anastasia Lakhtikova 2017 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Code-Switching In Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera And Walcott’S Omeros: A Literary Device For “New Readability”, Anastasia Lakhtikova

Poroi

No abstract provided.


Too Terrible To Relate: Dynamic Trauma In The Novels Of Toni Morrison, Corey Stayton 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Too Terrible To Relate: Dynamic Trauma In The Novels Of Toni Morrison, Corey Stayton

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

This study examines trauma, particularly in the thematic contexts of the individual and the community as reflected in her novels Sula, Song of Solomon, and Beloved. By utilizing the specific theoretical modes of new historicism and trauma theory, the veil of double consciousness imposed on African Americans is explicated and exposes various forms of trauma in the individual and the community. The unspoken atrocities experienced as a result of slavery, Jim Crow, and physical and sexual violence in many of Morrison’s novels, suggest the common thread of trauma. The particular traumas depicted in Morrison’s novels Sula, Song of ...


Bilingual And Bimodal Expression: The Creolization In Edwidge Danticat's Oeuvre, Anna Robinette 2017 Dickinson College

Bilingual And Bimodal Expression: The Creolization In Edwidge Danticat's Oeuvre, Anna Robinette

Student Honors Theses By Year

Although scholars have identified and celebrated the multicultural nature of Edwidge Danticat’s fiction, little scholarship exists that examines the complexity and significance of her multilingual craft. In response, this paper provides examples of translation, theme, motif, and structure found across all of Danticat’s works that illuminate the ways in which Danticat’s use of language mirrors the créolité and creole identities in today’s global, post-colonial world. Using creolization theory as a lens for critical analysis, this essay investigates the ways in which Danticat blends English and Kreyòl, written and oral literary traditions to build a new genre ...


The Female Bildungsroman In George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire, Lena M. Nunez 2017 University of New Orleans

The Female Bildungsroman In George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire, Lena M. Nunez

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This project examines the concepts of the female bildungsroman in literature. In particular it looks at two female characters created by George R.R. Martin, the sisters, Sansa and Arya Stark. The project focuses on the characteristics of the female bildungsroman and whether or not the female bildungsroman is a valid literary concept. This has been done by examining what is a bildungsroman and is there a difference between male and female bildungsroman. The goal is to show that the female bildungsroman is valid and that Sansa and Arya are perfect examples.


Jerry-Rigged Salvation, John Sivils 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Jerry-Rigged Salvation, John Sivils

English Class Publications

This paper examines the anagogical meaning of certain objects in three of Flannery O'Connor's stories, and then proposes how those meanings nuance narrative themes.


Flannery's "Daunting Grace": O'Connor's Nuanced Portrayals Of Disability, Joanna Horton 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Flannery's "Daunting Grace": O'Connor's Nuanced Portrayals Of Disability, Joanna Horton

English Class Publications

Throughout O'Connor's fiction, we see characters who are marked by suffering or disability. It is tempting to analyze those disabled characters purely as symbols. However, if we understand O'Connors conception of suffering as an experience which prepares us for grace, we may discern which characters receive grace through suffering and which refuse to recognize their need.


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