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“’A Poem Among The Diagrams’”: Poetry As Archival Work In Muriel Rukeyser, Susan Howe, And M. Nourbese Philip, Anne Kingsley 2015 Northeastern University

“’A Poem Among The Diagrams’”: Poetry As Archival Work In Muriel Rukeyser, Susan Howe, And M. Nourbese Philip, Anne Kingsley

English Dissertations

"A Poem Among the Diagrams: Poetry as Archival Work in Muriel Rukeyser, Susan Howe, and M. NourbeSe Philip" presents three case studies of contemporary women poets' sustained interventions in conventional methods of archival recovery. Focusing on Muriel Rukeyser, Susan Howe, and M. NourbeSe Philip, this project seeks to understand how poetry becomes a tool for and critique of academic work in the archives. Each chapter examines how the poet not only intervenes in the reading of manuscripts, but also disrupts the scholarly history around these documents. In doing so, the poets open their archival subjects to new arrangements of form ...


Digital Demonstrations: Examinations Of Protests And Politics In Cory Doctorow’S Young Adult Fiction, Jacob Brown 2015 Bowling Green State University

Digital Demonstrations: Examinations Of Protests And Politics In Cory Doctorow’S Young Adult Fiction, Jacob Brown

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Within this paper, I intend to examine the manner by which author and blogger Cory Doctorow utilizes complex themes of digital labor exploitation and intellectual property law within his young adult fiction in order to bring about positive social change, with particular attention paid to the 2008 novel Little Brother and its 2013 sequel Homeland, the 2010 novel For the Win, the 2012 novel Pirate Cinema, and 2014’s In Real Life, a graphic novel written by Doctorow and illustrated by Jen Wang. Throughout Doctorow’s realistic depictions of slightly-fictionalized versions of contemporary life and embellishments of near-future settings, readers ...


Another Country: When Your Nation Doesn’T Consider You To Be A Citizen, William B. Daniels II 2015 Eastern Michigan University

Another Country: When Your Nation Doesn’T Consider You To Be A Citizen, William B. Daniels Ii

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

I plan to show how the characters in Another Country uncover the inherently racist and homophobic requirements for citizenship in a nation. The novel Another Country by African American author James Baldwin (1924-1987) exposes the fallible nature of hetero-normative and racial ideals that narrowly define a model citizen of a nation-state. The queer interracial relationships in the novel, particularly between the main character Rufus and his lover Eric, transgress the boundaries of nation, race, and sexuality, thus revealing the illusionary nature of categorizations that are defined and applied by nation-state apparatuses in order to discriminate and maintain uniformity. In addition ...


Postcolonial Disability In Mohesen Makhmalbaf’S Kandahar, Sukshma Vedere 2015 George Washington University

Postcolonial Disability In Mohesen Makhmalbaf’S Kandahar, Sukshma Vedere

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Kandahar (2001), an Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, details the journey of the protagonist, Nafas, to Kandahar to save her sister from committing suicide on the day of the solar eclipse. The film has gained recent attention by disability studies scholars for the representation of disability in Afghanistan; scholars have discussed the significance of prosthetics and international aid for the disabled in post-war zones of the Third World, but little has been said about disability as a postcolonial embodiment. I argue that Kandahar represents the postcolonial state as a disabled space both literally and metaphorically. It projects the veil ...


Fiction In Fact And Fact In Fiction In The Writing Of Joyce Carol Oates, Tanya L. Tromble 2015 Aix Marseille Université, LERMA EA 853

Fiction In Fact And Fact In Fiction In The Writing Of Joyce Carol Oates, Tanya L. Tromble

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

Joyce Carol Oates draws extensively on news stories, as well as on elements of her own family’s past, to find inspiration for her works of fiction. She has written about the Chappaquiddick incident involving Ted Kennedy and the JonBenet Ramsay murder case. She has worked the Niagara Falls Love Canal environmental scandal into the framework of The Falls and taken inspiration from sordid events from her own family’s past in the beginning of The Gravedigger’s Daughter. However, in none of these examples does Oates purport to relate the precise real-life “facts” of the historical events. Indeed, for ...


Light Out Of Darkness: The Search For The True Self In The Novels Of Joseph Conrad And Virginia Woolf, Gabriella Raccio 2015 Keene State College

Light Out Of Darkness: The Search For The True Self In The Novels Of Joseph Conrad And Virginia Woolf, Gabriella Raccio

Strigidae

The modern novel, unlike its predecessors, is concerned with true reality without any type of romanticizing or embellishment. The elements of ambiguity, confusion of setting or time period, and lack of coherence present in the modern novel emulate reality. This is symbolic of the confusion that one faces when seeking out one’s true identity. The true self is never clear and definite. It is never simple. In Heart of Darkness and in To the Lighthouse, glimpses of the true self can be reached through the forces of nature and work.


Review Of The Sacrifice, Eric K. Anderson 2015 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of The Sacrifice, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

Review of Joyce Carol Oates's novel The Sacrifice focusing on how racial politics in America can transform individuals into symbols, erasing their human complexity.


Imperiling Our Children: An Interview With Fred Stenson About Who By Fire, Jon Gordon 2015 University of Alberta

Imperiling Our Children: An Interview With Fred Stenson About Who By Fire, Jon Gordon

The Goose

This interview with Alberta novelist Fred Stenson focuses on his most recent novel, Who By Fire. The discussion examines the role of environmentalists and the legal system in responding to the oil and gas industry in Alberta, as well as other issues connected to Stenson's work.


After Alice By Karen Hofmann, Dania Tomlinson 2015 University of British Columbia

After Alice By Karen Hofmann, Dania Tomlinson

The Goose

Book review of Karen Hofmann's After Alice.


Outside, Inside By Michael Penny, Mark Byers 2015 Balliol College, University of Oxford

Outside, Inside By Michael Penny, Mark Byers

The Goose

Review of Michael Penny's Outside, Inside.


The Oil Man And The Sea: Navigating The Northern Gateway By Arno Kopecky, Patricia H. Audette-Longo 2015 Concordia University, Montreal

The Oil Man And The Sea: Navigating The Northern Gateway By Arno Kopecky, Patricia H. Audette-Longo

The Goose

Review of Arno Kopecky's The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway.


Invisible Dogs By Barry Dempster, David Huebert 2015 Western University

Invisible Dogs By Barry Dempster, David Huebert

The Goose

Review of Barry Dempster's Invisible Dogs.


The Dove In Bathurst Station By Patricia Westerhof, Matthew Zantingh 2015 Briercrest College

The Dove In Bathurst Station By Patricia Westerhof, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Patricia Westerhof's The Dove in Bathurst Station.


Conversations With A Dead Man: The Legacy Of Duncan Campbell Scott By Mark Abley, Rebecca Phillips 2015 West Virginia University at Parkersburg

Conversations With A Dead Man: The Legacy Of Duncan Campbell Scott By Mark Abley, Rebecca Phillips

The Goose

This review explores Mark Abley's book on the legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott, the poet/bureaucrat responsible for the development and implementation of Canada's failed residential schools policy for indigenous children. The book places Scott in the context of his time while examining the results of his agency's policies.


In The Interval Of The Wave: Prince Edward Island Women's Nineteenth- And Early Twentieth-Century Life Writing By Mary Mcdonald-Rissanen, Joshua Bartlett 2015 University at Albany, State University of New York

In The Interval Of The Wave: Prince Edward Island Women's Nineteenth- And Early Twentieth-Century Life Writing By Mary Mcdonald-Rissanen, Joshua Bartlett

The Goose

Review of In the Interval of the Wave: Prince Edward Island Women's Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Life Writing by Mary McDonald-Rissanen.


Sybil Unrest By Larissa Lai And Rita Wong, Emily McGiffin 2015 York University

Sybil Unrest By Larissa Lai And Rita Wong, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Sybil Unrest by Larissa Lai and Rita Wong.


Pastoral By André Alexis, Alec Follett 2015 University of Guelph

Pastoral By André Alexis, Alec Follett

The Goose

Review of Pastoral by André Alexis.


Rewriting The Break Event: Mennonites And Migration In Canadian Literature By Robert Zacharias, Jenny Kerber 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

Rewriting The Break Event: Mennonites And Migration In Canadian Literature By Robert Zacharias, Jenny Kerber

The Goose

Review of Rewriting the Break Event: Mennonites and Migration in Canadian Literature by Robert Zacharias.


Journey With No Maps: A Life Of P.K. Page By Sandra Djwa, McKay McFadden 2015 University of Mississippi

Journey With No Maps: A Life Of P.K. Page By Sandra Djwa, Mckay Mcfadden

The Goose

Review of Journey With No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa.


In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage By Jay Ruzesky, Jennifer Schell 2015 University of Alaska Fairbanks

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage By Jay Ruzesky, Jennifer Schell

The Goose

Review of In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage by Jay Ruzesky.


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