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Tracing Appalachian Musical History Through Fiction: Representations Of Appalachian Music In Selected Works By Mildred Haun And Lee Smith, John C. Goad 2015 East Tennessee State University

Tracing Appalachian Musical History Through Fiction: Representations Of Appalachian Music In Selected Works By Mildred Haun And Lee Smith, John C. Goad

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This research seeks to compare and contrast fictional Appalachian writings by Lee Smith and Mildred Haun to contemporary historical sources in an attempt to trace the development of Appalachian music between the mid-nineteenth century and the late twentieth century. The thesis examines two novels by Lee Smith (The Devil’s Dream and Oral History) and the collection The Hawk’s Done Gone by Mildred Haun, which includes a short novel and several short stories. Contemporary primary sources and scholarly secondary sources were used to compare the fictional works’ depictions of Appalachian music to their historical counterparts. Also included within the ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2015), Musselman Library 2015 Gettysburg College

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2015), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list to inspire students and the rest of our campus community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read. These summer reading picks are guaranteed to offer much adventure, drama, and fun!

With the 2015 collection, we again bring together recommendations from across the Gettysburg College campus—the books, movies, TV shows, graphic novels and even podcasts that have meant something special to us over the past year. Ninety faculty, administrators and staff offer up a list of ...


The Poetics Of Unoriginality: The Case Of Lucretia Davidson, Claudia Stokes 2015 Trinity University

The Poetics Of Unoriginality: The Case Of Lucretia Davidson, Claudia Stokes

English Faculty Research

This essay seeks to contribute to this important disciplinary endeavor by demonstrating the broader scope and uses of poetic conventionality, which these critics have shown to be instrumental in helping nineteenth-century women poets to secure standing in the public sphere of the literary marketplace. Women writers’ use of poetic convention, however, enabled more than just advantageous positioning in the market: the deliberate use of poetic convention, this essay aims to show, could also prove beneficial in more personal, domestic matters, specifically by teaching young female poets the conventions and social expectations of adulthood. To be sure, exercises in rhetorical convention ...


Reflections In The Author's Eye: Optics, Involution, And Artifice In The Novels And Short Stories Of Vladimir Nabokov, Amelia J. Oliver 2015 Bates College

Reflections In The Author's Eye: Optics, Involution, And Artifice In The Novels And Short Stories Of Vladimir Nabokov, Amelia J. Oliver

Honors Theses

Vladimir Nabokov’s fourth novel, The Eye, is consistently characterized as his most obscure work. Despite comparatively slim critical attention, the work marked a seminal moment in Nabokov’s literary career, as it initiated his experimentation with perceptual distortions such as mirroring, mimicry, optics, and doubling all through the frame of unreliable narration. Going beyond conventionally untrustworthy narration, Nabokov presents an authorial consciousness that manipulates the narratory point of view through incredibly detailed encryptions, requiring the imaginative participation of readers in unmasking Nabokov’s second, “real” authorial plot. Although Nabokov openly dismissed the moral foregrounding associated with the doppelgänger motif ...


"I Know You!": The Implications Of Knowing In Joyce Carol Oates's Marya: A Life, Josephene T.M. Kealey 2015 Independent Scholar

"I Know You!": The Implications Of Knowing In Joyce Carol Oates's Marya: A Life, Josephene T.M. Kealey

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

Joyce Carol Oates’s Preface to the Franklin Library 1st Edition of her 1986 novel Marya: A Life is a theoretical reading guide. In her explanations for the possible autobiographical components discernible in her book, Oates challenges readers to question their ability to know a character, to know an author’s intentions, even to know the self. Oates’s ideas about the fluidity of identity and the dangers of claiming “to know” an other or the self are explored in this story.


There And Back Again: The Epic Hero's Journey Through Gift-Giving, Emily J. Tomusko 2015 Cleveland State University

There And Back Again: The Epic Hero's Journey Through Gift-Giving, Emily J. Tomusko

The Downtown Review

Both The Hobbit and Beowulf have a place in the hearts of many readers across the world. In this article, we will discuss the concept of Anglo-Saxon gift-giving and the importance it played in the culture. This cultural norm was present in multiple forms of medieval literature, particularly in the epic poem mentioned above, Beowulf. I believe that this precedent of gift-giving was transmitted to the citizens of the culture as a form of “medieval propaganda” that encouraged the people to abide by said cultural norm, and expressed the punishment of failing to follow through. Furthermore, I believe that the ...


“Do Not Ask Me To Remain The Same”: Charles Darwin In Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster Boy, Rachael D. Tague 2015 Cedarville University

“Do Not Ask Me To Remain The Same”: Charles Darwin In Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster Boy, Rachael D. Tague

English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

In Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, Gary D. Schmidt uses Darwin to allow his young protagonist to question the mindless acceptance of organized religion and to force his readers to engage difficult conversations, come to their own conclusions, and apply truth to their lives. Darwin provides answers and adventure, delivers Turner from his prison-like label, draws him closer to his father, his friends, and nature, while at the same time disconnecting him from the self-righteous town, its corrupt church, and its unjust God. Phippsburg was a prison; Darwin is freedom.


Mythological Influences On Southern American Authors, Natalie L. Hayden 2015 Western Kentucky University

Mythological Influences On Southern American Authors, Natalie L. Hayden

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

A major influence upon many parts of society is that of Greek and Roman mythology. While there are several interpretations of what myths are, this study will define them as stories from Greek or Roman origins that seek to explain some natural or social phenomena or to provide moral lessons. Myths were especially influential during the Southern Renaissance, a period of literary reinvention in America during the 1920s and 1930s. Authors used myths to give deeper meanings to their works as they struggled with issues of race, religion, and social changes. Myths appeared in plot lines, as major symbols, and ...


“He Was The Mirror Of The World”: Social Constructivist Reflections In Le Roman De Silence, Hillary O'Brien 2015 Seton Hall University

“He Was The Mirror Of The World”: Social Constructivist Reflections In Le Roman De Silence, Hillary O'Brien

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This essay attempts to clarify the purpose of ambiguity and indecision within Heldris of Cornwall's Roman de Silence. Using the framework laid out by Judith Butler, it seeks to understand the way that the protagonist's performance of gender and class reflects the social context in which she lives.


Refiguring George Macdonald: Science And The Realist Novel, Karl Hoenzsch 2015 Seton Hall University

Refiguring George Macdonald: Science And The Realist Novel, Karl Hoenzsch

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

This article analyzes George MacDonald’s realist novels. It looks at how David Elginbrod, Alec Forbes of Howglen, and Lilith engage with scientific discourse and epistemological concerns of the period. These scientific and epistemological dealings include a positive evaluation of evolution, a resistance to pseudoscience and Calvinism, an endorsement of non-dualism, and an analysis of scientific models and methods. The generic classification of Lilith as a realist novel with fantastical elements is discussed.


Representation Of The Mother’S Body As A Narrative Conduit For Wartime Themes In Saga, Bess Pallares 2015 Portland State University

Representation Of The Mother’S Body As A Narrative Conduit For Wartime Themes In Saga, Bess Pallares

Student Research Symposium

“Representation of the Mother’s Body as a Narrative Conduit for Wartime Themes in Saga” examines how both diagetic and extradiagetic art creates a visual syuzhet to convey themes of interdependence and transgenerational memory in the comic book series Saga. My method of research was a narrative analysis of volumes 1-4 of Saga, particularly focusing on the artistic representation of two mothers’ bodies within the narrative and on covers of the books, as related to the themes and story. As a result, I found in the artistic syuzhet that the representation of two characters’ bodies as they interact physically with ...


Blurbs Taking Soundings, Dan Coffey 2015 Iowa State University

Blurbs Taking Soundings, Dan Coffey

Reference and Instruction Publications and Papers

Amish Trivedi’s new book, Sound/Chest (Coven Press, 2015), takes as its muse a disused card catalog cabinet at the University of Iowa Library. While one might be eager to mine the contents of the cabinet for poetic inspiration, Trivedi allows himself the label markers on the drawers of the catalog as sufficient points of inspiration. Thus, we see poems with titles that reflect the beginnings and endings of the contents of the catalog, like “Study / Karma” and “Desirous / Actions.”


Capitalism And "Blithedale": Exploring Hawthorne's Response To 19th Century American Capitalism, Kyle G. Phillips 2015 Berea College

Capitalism And "Blithedale": Exploring Hawthorne's Response To 19th Century American Capitalism, Kyle G. Phillips

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

With the intensive migration of the American public from rural to urban settings in the mid-nineteenth century came many logistical problems. Chief among them was the contention that the city was a place fundamentally void of, or else lax with morals. The examination into these issues explores why Americans felt the city was a catalyst for immorality, specifically examining prostitution and the exploitation of the working poor. It seeks to answer these questions within the framework of the anchor text, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Blithedale Romance”.


I Am With You: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Fans, And The Harmful Effects Of Californication, Alexander MacPhail-Fausey 2015 Cedarville University

I Am With You: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Fans, And The Harmful Effects Of Californication, Alexander Macphail-Fausey

English Seminar Capstone Research Papers

This is my capstone paper from English Seminar and my English degree. The paper is an analysis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers album Californication and its relation to the fan base of the band. It explores the influences on the creation of the album within a postmodern context, using the theories of Katherine Hayles, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Foucault. Through these theories, the paper explores the postmodern impact on the Cult of Celebrity and the American Dream and how those affected the lives of Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante from the Peppers. Finally, the paper shows how the album ...


The Natures Of Monsters And Heroes, Vanessa Nikolovska 2015 St. John Fisher College

The Natures Of Monsters And Heroes, Vanessa Nikolovska

Undergraduate Review: A Journal of Undergraduate Student Research

Around the late eighth or early seventh century B.C., a poet, known to later ages as Homer, composed two epic poems that tell the tales of the Trojan War, The Iliad and The Odyssey. The Iliad tells the story of the rage of Achilles, the great Greek warrior, while The Odyssey tells the story of the coming home of Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, from the Trojan War. A study of both epics reveals that constructs portraying various values, such as the characteristics of heroes, have remained the same from the times of ancient Greece to the present day ...


Performing Marriage In Shakespeare: The Tempest, Robert B. Pierce 2015 Oberlin College

Performing Marriage In Shakespeare: The Tempest, Robert B. Pierce

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Shakespeare Disenchanted: From Chivalric Court To Elizabeth's And James I'S Courts, David George 2015 Urbana University

Shakespeare Disenchanted: From Chivalric Court To Elizabeth's And James I'S Courts, David George

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Commedia Dell’Arte Influences On Shakespearean Plays: The Tempest, Love’S Labor's Lost, And The Taming Of The Shrew, Amy Drake 2015 Franklin University

Commedia Dell’Arte Influences On Shakespearean Plays: The Tempest, Love’S Labor's Lost, And The Taming Of The Shrew, Amy Drake

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, 2015 University of Akron

Front Matter

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


“A Masque Is Treason’S Licence”: Masquing And Mockery In The Revenger’S Tragedy, Gabriel Rieger 2015 Concord University

“A Masque Is Treason’S Licence”: Masquing And Mockery In The Revenger’S Tragedy, Gabriel Rieger

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


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