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Editing In America, Don W. Fruman 2015 Kennesaw State University

Editing In America, Don W. Fruman

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

A survey and discussion of modern copy editors that attempts to provide perspective on their role in the communications and publishing industry. This capstone compares past research perspectives on copy editors with new survey responses to create a modern context for professional copy editors, discussing their skills, work environment, outlook, and professional role. This research also discusses the influence of evolving technologies on the role of copy editors and their perspectives.


The Birds Of Paradise Have Congregated, Lucy B. Clark 2015 Washington University in St Louis

The Birds Of Paradise Have Congregated, Lucy B. Clark

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A collection of poems discussing birds, witches, and the Italian poet Antonia Pozzi.


If You Don’T Want To Talk About Food, Don’T Sit Next To Me, Judith L. Polk 2015 Kennesaw State University

If You Don’T Want To Talk About Food, Don’T Sit Next To Me, Judith L. Polk

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

If You Don’t Want to Talk About Food, Don’t Sit Next to Me has as its main characters the same qualities taken from the new philosophy of Le Cordon Bleu: “Aspire, Discover, Flourish, Delight, and Thrive, and the memories made while a full-time student.


Looker: Stories, George R. Hargett 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Looker: Stories, George R. Hargett

Master's Theses

The following stories, completed by the author between August 2013 and February 2015, deal with love, obscurity, isolation, failure, vulnerability and insecurity, looking and losing, the fears tied up in all these, and, once in a while, gaining.


Another Word For Autumn And Other Stories, Henry B. Shepard III 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Another Word For Autumn And Other Stories, Henry B. Shepard Iii

Master's Theses

The subject, style, and form of these stories are different from one another. At first glance, there seems to be no obvious thematic connection throughout this collection, no binding thread that ties them together. However, what allows these stories to exist side by side is their focus. The characters in these stories are human, no matter what situation they find themselves in, be it strange, fantastic, or mundane, they strive to achieve their desires. Each story takes a different approach to create a succinct feeling, all parts working toward eliciting a certain emotion. In one story, a family is powerless ...


Behind The Meatball: A Reflection On Italian Cuisine, Lost And Found, Christina DeRay 2015 Seton Hall University

Behind The Meatball: A Reflection On Italian Cuisine, Lost And Found, Christina Deray

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This thesis is a memoir about the lives of the matriarchs of my family: my grandmothers, Carmina and Marie, but in many other ways the memoir becomes a point of entry for a personal essay that explores the culture of authenticity in American cuisine. As a memoir, I offer a personal history of an original Italian cuisine from my very Italian family— how it was transplanted from the European “boot” to American soil, how it flourished through the lessons Carmina taught my family, and how it got transformed when it hit American. I reflect upon the appearance, after the Second ...


Excerpts From Television's Greatest Hits, Zachary Williams 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Excerpts From Television's Greatest Hits, Zachary Williams

Master's Theses

The short stories contained in this manuscript are mostly of the realist stripe, with a few concessions made to my more fabulist tendencies. Each is about men and women being forced to relive their old lives or finding themselves at the cusp of new ones, propositions which prove simultaneously attractive and repulsive. By the end of each story, it is my hope to transmit that the characters have survived somewhat intact, though reconstituted. There is a man in grief over the death of the wife he couldn’t stop cheating on, adults trick-or-treating at the expense of their children’s ...


Redwoods, John Joseph Hill 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Redwoods, John Joseph Hill

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

To the outside world, Northern California might be trees, granola, hippies, rivers, snowboarders, environmentalists, farming, beaches, diverse wildlife, and wealth. Through a series of loosely interlocking fiction stories, this thesis explores the Northern California below the surface where people work as garbage collectors by day and attend community college by night, where teenage girls scam people in the park for free alcohol, where lovers spend their date night as part of a nude human-chain to protect an old growth redwood from being cut down, and where animal rights activists smoke cigarettes and seek love. Informed by personal experience and a ...


Auto/Aura, Michael Wanzenried 2015 Boise State University

Auto/Aura, Michael Wanzenried

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

I will make the poems of materials, for I think they are to be the most spiritual poems, And I will make the poems of my body and of mortality

—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, section 6

Auto/Aura attempts to follow through on Whitman’s project by literally using materials from the world to create a situation that challenges the traditional reader-poet relationship. The poems here diverge from the page into a three-dimensional setting to continue in a largely personal and arbitrary lineage (as all poet-historical lineages tend to be according to Jerome Rothenberg) of 19th and 20th century ...


Bleach, Cream, And Other Dolls, Elizabeth Diane Mackness 2015 Boise State University

Bleach, Cream, And Other Dolls, Elizabeth Diane Mackness

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

Bleach, Cream, and Other Dolls questions current rape culture and the political power plays that take place behind it. As a whole, this work also investigates how the positioning of a speaker affects the ability to communicate, build and participate in relationships. Through this problem each speaker’s identity becomes skewed and the speakers struggle to find their identity through various mediums—revenge, death, penetration, definition, nature, skin and disintegration (among other possibilities).


These Are The Stories No One Knows, Brittany Lyons 2015 Dominican University of California

These Are The Stories No One Knows, Brittany Lyons

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

This collection of poetry uses the perspectives of sidekicks and villains to create different stories and to provide a deeper connection with these often overlooked characters. The narrators of these poems are Maleficent the evil queen in Sleeping Beauty, Grumpy one of the seven dwarfs, Falada the horse of the Goose Girl, and the fairy godmother from Cinderella who becomes the evil queen from Snow White. Through poetry these characters are allowed to share their deeper feelings surrounding the heroes that are familiar to us and to also show their unique personalities. These characters also reveal their inner thoughts on ...


The Word's The Thing Massart's 3rd Annual Festival Of New Plays, Rebecca Saunders 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston

The Word's The Thing Massart's 3rd Annual Festival Of New Plays, Rebecca Saunders

Rebecca Saunders

Sponsored by the MassArt Liberal Arts Department, the Festival will present five plays developed by the MassArt Playwriting Workshop and two student plays chosen by Workshop judges. The plays range in length from five minutes to twenty-five minutes and include comedy, tragedy, psychodrama, performance pieces, and more.


His Eyes Sighed (With Reference To Norman Dubie’S Blue), Jess McKellar 2015 Western Michigan University

His Eyes Sighed (With Reference To Norman Dubie’S Blue), Jess Mckellar

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


The Gamblers, Stefani Waits 2015 Western Michigan University

The Gamblers, Stefani Waits

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Table Number Six, Emily W. Recchia 2015 Western Michigan University

Table Number Six, Emily W. Recchia

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Found Floating Face Down, Jess McKellar 2015 Western Michigan University

Found Floating Face Down, Jess Mckellar

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Plateau, Alexander J. Hlavaty 2015 Western Michigan University

Plateau, Alexander J. Hlavaty

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Redeemed Tune, Stefani Waits 2015 Western Michigan University

Redeemed Tune, Stefani Waits

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Red-Faced Man, Austin Wines 2015 Western Michigan University

Red-Faced Man, Austin Wines

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


That Black Balloon, Emily W. Recchia 2015 Western Michigan University

That Black Balloon, Emily W. Recchia

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


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