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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 ...


The Self-(Un)Made Mother: Jungian Archetypes In Dickens's Little Dorrit, William David Love Jr 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

The Self-(Un)Made Mother: Jungian Archetypes In Dickens's Little Dorrit, William David Love Jr

Master's Theses

Charles Dickens’s novel Little Dorrit (1857) depicts an abundance of surrogate mothers while simultaneously revealing an absence of biological motherhood. The primary female characters become surrogate mothers in their own ways in order to bypass the legal and physical dangers associated with biological motherhood. To do this, they embrace various alternate forms of femininity—the crone, the maiden, the woman warrior, and the seductress. These women negate themselves willingly in actions that would seem to reinforce the gender norms of their time, but their self-negation actually leads to empowerment and sustainability for themselves and for others. Furthermore, a Jungian ...


“Against The Ebony Of Her Skin”: The Impact Of Harlem Renaissance Blues Culture And Literature On The Development Of Womanism, Maia Y. Rodriguez 2015 Pepperdine University

“Against The Ebony Of Her Skin”: The Impact Of Harlem Renaissance Blues Culture And Literature On The Development Of Womanism, Maia Y. Rodriguez

Undergraduate Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

This paper will investigate the ways in which the music and writers spurred by the explosion of African American culture that was the Harlem Renaissance were responsible for propagating the rhetoric and fresh representations of African American womanhood that would later be incorporated into the theoretical framework of black feminism championed by critics like bell hooks and brought into fruition as the recognizable school of womanism by Alice Walker. I will argue, using the literature of “proto-feminist” Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston as well as the literature of womanist writers like Walker, that without the Harlem ...


Drowning In Sacrifice: Maggie Tulliver’S Role In George Eliot’S The Mill On The Floss, Kami E. Bates 2015 Pepperdine University

Drowning In Sacrifice: Maggie Tulliver’S Role In George Eliot’S The Mill On The Floss, Kami E. Bates

Undergraduate Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

Upon examining the personal rejection and eventual demise of Maggie Tulliver, the protagonist of The Mill on the Floss, it becomes evident that her death is a sacrifice through which she demonstrates the morality of George Eliot’s religion of humanity. Maggie is a headstrong, intelligent, and memorable character who does not fit into her community and ultimately drowns in a flood while attempting to save her loved ones. The story begs the question: why must such an endearing main character perish? One possibility is that her character flaws make her downfall inevitable. The high-class and hypocritical members of the ...


Subversion In Sand And Ink: A Study Of The Old English Life Of St. Mary Of Egypt, Darcy Egan 2015 John Carroll University

Subversion In Sand And Ink: A Study Of The Old English Life Of St. Mary Of Egypt, Darcy Egan

Masters Essays

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Review Of Barbara K. Seeber, Jane Austen And Animals, Lucinda Cole 2015 University of Southern Maine

Review Of Barbara K. Seeber, Jane Austen And Animals, Lucinda Cole

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

In this review of Barbara K. Seeber's Jane Austen and Animals (Ashgate, 2013) Lucinda Cole summarizes this foundational book and emphasizes the role of animal studies scholars in linking feminism and environmental issues.


Review Of Helen E.M. Brooks, Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women, Leslie Ritchie 2015 Queeens University, Canada

Review Of Helen E.M. Brooks, Actresses, Gender, And The Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women, Leslie Ritchie

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

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Review Of Kerri Andrews, Ann Yearsley And Hannah More, Patronage And Poetry, Catherine Keohane 2015 Montclair State University

Review Of Kerri Andrews, Ann Yearsley And Hannah More, Patronage And Poetry, Catherine Keohane

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, Patronage and Poetry by Kerri Andrews.


Review Of Amanda E. Herbert, Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, And Friendship In Early Modern Britain, Angela Rehbein 2015 West Liberty University

Review Of Amanda E. Herbert, Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, And Friendship In Early Modern Britain, Angela Rehbein

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of Amanda E. Herbert, Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain. New Haven: Yale UP, 2014. xi, 256 pages: illustrations; 24 cm. ISBN 978-0-300-17740-4.


Mansfield Park Comes To Life: Teaching And Staging Elizabeth Inchbald’S Lovers’ Vows In An Austen Course, Misty Krueger 2015 University of Maine at Farmington

Mansfield Park Comes To Life: Teaching And Staging Elizabeth Inchbald’S Lovers’ Vows In An Austen Course, Misty Krueger

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This essay discusses how I incorporated readers theatre into a senior seminar on Jane Austen and her contemporaries. The article recounts how my students read Elizabeth Inchbald’s 1798 drama, Lovers’ Vows, and Austen’s 1814 novel, Mansfield Park, and then were inspired at the end of the seminar to take part in a readers theatre production of the play. In order to set up this pedagogical example, the essay addresses the theatrical episode of Mansfield Park, the controversies surrounding Lovers’ Vows, and the ways in which I edited the play and prepared students to create a “little theatre”—to ...


Gerasim's Compassion In Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilyich, David V. Urban 2015 Calvin College

Gerasim's Compassion In Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilyich, David V. Urban

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom

In this article on Gerasim, from Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, David Urban examines this character's example of compassion in the face of his master's terminal illness. Urban suggests that all humans would do well to follow Gerasim's example, especially in light of everyone's mortality.


Happy Rural Seat: Book 4 Of Paradise Lost, Leland Ryken 2015 Wheaton College

Happy Rural Seat: Book 4 Of Paradise Lost, Leland Ryken

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom

Over many years, Dr. Leland Ryken has taught Paradise Lost. In this fireside chat, Ryken discusses his favorite book of the epic poem, Book 4, including the wisdom he has gained from it.


Shakespeare's Comic Universe, Louis Markos 2015 Houston Baptist University

Shakespeare's Comic Universe, Louis Markos

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom

In this meditation on Shakespeare's comedies, Lou Markos examines, in particular, parallels between grand biblical narratives, such as the Wedding Supper of the Lamb, and Shakespeare's many marriage resolutions.


Wiser Blood. The Wisest., P. Kevin Heath 2015 Cedarville University

Wiser Blood. The Wisest., P. Kevin Heath

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom

In this memoir, Kevin Heath explains how his encounter with Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood helped him come to terms with his own faith and reject ersatz attempts to express it.


Spoiling The Egyptians: An Introduction To Resuscitating Paideia, Helena Nellie Sullivan 2015 Cedarville University

Spoiling The Egyptians: An Introduction To Resuscitating Paideia, Helena Nellie Sullivan

Resuscitating Paideia: Reading Literature for Wisdom

In this article, Helena Sullivan shares the mission statement and vision for the journal Resuscitating Paideia. She also explains how reading literature for wisdom looks as it's applied to a particular text, in this case, Homer's Odyssey. More specifically, she examines Book V of that epic, in which Odysseus leaves the goddess Kalypso.


Empathic Encounters: Negotiating Identity In 9/11 Fiction And Translation, Kirsty A. Hemsworth 2015 University of Sheffield

Empathic Encounters: Negotiating Identity In 9/11 Fiction And Translation, Kirsty A. Hemsworth

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

Dominated by the polarized strategies of domestication and foreignization, conventional literary translation approaches tend to operate on the assumption that source and target cultures, and, by extension, their literary works, are fundamentally irreconcilable on the basis of linguistic, stylistic and ideological differences. Dislocated by the traumatic force of the event, only to be further uprooted by the translation process itself, the identities at stake in American works of 9/11 fiction cannot be so clearly differentiated and securely defined. Moreover, any attempt to fictionalize and translate this real-world trauma inevitably encounters the event as a visual singularity, whereby the image ...


Contextualizing The Writings Of J.R.R. Tolkien On Literary Criticism, Sherrylyn Branchaw 2015 Independent scholar

Contextualizing The Writings Of J.R.R. Tolkien On Literary Criticism, Sherrylyn Branchaw

Journal of Tolkien Research

This essay offers a reinterpretation of Tolkien's writings about literary criticism, which are focused on Beowulf, fairy stories, and his own works. Whereas his writings have often been taken to mean that analytic scholarship is not valid and should not be pursued, my essay takes the intellectual climate of the time into consideration and offers an alternative interpretation, according to which he did not mean to forbid these studies outright and indeed intended that scholars should continue writing them. The essay ends with a call to academics not to be discouraged by his strong language from producing analytic studies.


Erin O'Connor, Class Of 2015, Musselman Library, Erin C. O'Connor 2015 Gettysburg College

Erin O'Connor, Class Of 2015, Musselman Library, Erin C. O'Connor

Next Page

In this current issue of Next Page, Erin O'Connor, Class of 2015 and winner of this year's Silent Leader Award, tells us which influential courses and works inspired her to develop her own major, Diversity and Development in Education, what conversation she would like to have with Paulo Freire if given the chance, and which books are on her "To Read" list for after graduation.


Superheroes Unmasked, Jillian M. Malone 2015 University of Dayton

Superheroes Unmasked, Jillian M. Malone

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

In this assignment, I was asked to analyze one rhetorical strategy in the graphic novel Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. I was also asked to consider the Catholic Intellectual Tradition as a rhetorical context. As the class read the book, we had in-class writing assignments that helped us trace our strategy throughout the text and develop our analysis that would eventually become the backbone of our papers. I used these in-class assignments along with my notes on the book to create a comprehensive list of every flashback in the novel. I used this list to develop my thesis ...


Rhetorical Analysis On "It's Not As Simple As It Seems", Nathan Machel 2015 University of Dayton

Rhetorical Analysis On "It's Not As Simple As It Seems", Nathan Machel

Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing

I wrote this essay as an assignment for my English class, themed Remix Culture. Throughout the course, we examined the originality and even legality of numerous "remix" art forms from music mash ups to a classic novel. Delving further into the legality aspect, we examined the extent to which different works were plagiarized. Did Robin Thicke steal the beat for "Blurred Lines"? Did Harriet Beecher Stowe write Uncle Tom’s Cabin? Or did God write it, as she claimed? Is anything truly original? Or is everything a derivative of some pre-existing elements? In "It's Not as Simple as It ...


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