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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 ...


“’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 ...


Privately Deviant, Publicly Disciplined: The Violent Seizure Of Female Narratives In The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall, The Woman In White, And Lady Audley’S Secret, Amanda K. Hand 2015 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Privately Deviant, Publicly Disciplined: The Violent Seizure Of Female Narratives In The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall, The Woman In White, And Lady Audley’S Secret, Amanda K. Hand

Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

In Victorian England, women were subjects within their patriarchal society. What Anne Brontë, Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon emphasize and “sensationalize” is the subjugated marriage relationship, violently portraying men forcing their wives into submission. Brontë’s Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Collin’s The Woman in White, and Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret provide examples of men attempting to control the women in their lives. These novels deploy moments of violent seizure to dramatize and critique the inequalities inherent in the strict Victorian marriage laws. However, despite this usurpation of the female narrative, the insurgent testimony of the female voice ...


Southerner As Other: Exploring Regional Identity Through The Southern Vampire, Lauren N. Fowler 2015 East Tennessee State University

Southerner As Other: Exploring Regional Identity Through The Southern Vampire, Lauren N. Fowler

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Since its conception in folklore and superstition, the vampire has had an innate ability to reflect the environment of the culture that creates it. Each manifestation of this being is entirely unique to the culture in which it is born. The vampire of the American South is no exception to this idea. As a region with a particularly tumultuous history, the South has been molded by many cultural influences. Religion, sexuality, and race are some of the most notable factors to have impacted the area. Many Southern authors writing vampire fiction explore the fears, stereotypes, and prejudices of the culture ...


Beyond Constructing And Capturing: An Aesthetic Analysis Of 1968 Film, Chandler Warren 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Beyond Constructing And Capturing: An Aesthetic Analysis Of 1968 Film, Chandler Warren

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This study revisits conversations surrounding the global moment of 1968 and the forms of radical filmmaking that occurred during that time. Focusing on the Newsreel collective and the Dziga Vertov Group from the United States and France respectively—groups that utilized very distinct filmmaking methodologies and produced disparate aesthetics—the study argues that traditional leftist film critique must be rethought by acknowledging the revolutionary opportunities afforded to filmmakers through aesthetic elements like voiceovers or intentionally manipulated relationships between image and sound of specific shots. Instead of judging radical films within a spectrum of revolutionary efficacy, the reflexivity afforded to the ...


Jess's Search For An Understanding Of Truth In Fred Chappell's Kirkman Tetralogy, Alex L. Blumenstock 2015 East Tennessee State University

Jess's Search For An Understanding Of Truth In Fred Chappell's Kirkman Tetralogy, Alex L. Blumenstock

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In Fred Chappell’s Kirkman tetralogy, narrator Jess Kirkman synthesizes a multiplicity of perspectives for understanding the nature of truth. Blurring the distinction between art and life, Jess's narrative structure mirrors the imaginative reconstruction of experience; the novels are largely non-chronological emotive interactions with and reflections of his most salient memories and imaginings. Synthesizing an impressive cacophony of voices, Jess's stories both describe and apply the wisdom and tales Jess acquires from and with his family members. Each story informs the prior and the next, and the rhizomatic interaction between language, narrative, and reader explores Jess's numerous ...


Functional And Stylistic Features Of Sports Announcer Talk: A Discourse Analysis Of The Register Of Major League Soccer Television Broadcasts, Marco Balzer-Siber 2015 East Tennessee State University

Functional And Stylistic Features Of Sports Announcer Talk: A Discourse Analysis Of The Register Of Major League Soccer Television Broadcasts, Marco Balzer-Siber

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study analyzes the register of television sports announcers in Major League Soccer broadcasts, based on six 20-minute transcription samples. The first part considers individual linguistic features and inquires whether they fulfill a communicative function or whether they are of stylistic nature. In an effort to attract more viewers in the United States, production companies had originally adopted the duality model of a play-by-play announcer and a color commentary from other American sports, while many other countries traditionally feature only one commentator. Consequently, the second part of this discourse analysis will focus on the cooperative interactional behavior. The conclusion will ...


Themes Of Self-Laceration Towards A Modicum Of Control In Nineteenth Century Russia As Expressed By Dostoevsky In The Brothers Karamazov, Jonathan Ball 2015 East Tennessee State University

Themes Of Self-Laceration Towards A Modicum Of Control In Nineteenth Century Russia As Expressed By Dostoevsky In The Brothers Karamazov, Jonathan Ball

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The majority of the academic discourse surrounding Dostoevsky and his epic, The Brothers Karamazov, has been directed toward the philosophic and religious implications of his characters. Largely overlooked, however, is the theme of laceration. In the greater scope of laceration stands the topic of self-laceration. Self-laceration refers to the practice of causing harm to the self in a premeditated and specifically emotionally destructive fashion. The cause of this experience is varied and expressed in as many ways as there are individuals. The struggle in the Russian psyche between viewing the world as fatalistic or as more of an existential experience ...


Exploring Colonial Identity And A Growing Ecoconsciousness On The Great Plains, Charles Hiebner 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Exploring Colonial Identity And A Growing Ecoconsciousness On The Great Plains, Charles Hiebner

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This thesis is an exploration of my journey from an unapologetic industrial agriculturalist to a more environmentally sensitive citizen. I now recognize the inescapable relationship between colonialism and environmental issues surrounding water resources on the Great Plains and how these intertwined issues affect both the planet and its inhabitants. Specifically, I look at literature as both the catalyst and sustainer of my still-growing environmental and social consciousness. From important literary works encountered as a youth to the ecocriticism and explorations of social justice of the readings I engage in today, I examine how these literary choices have led me to ...


Love, A Dream, Brittany A. Cordaro 2015 Kennesaw State University

Love, A Dream, Brittany A. Cordaro

Symposium of Student Scholars

No abstract provided.


Zakiya Whatley, Visiting Assistant Professor Of Biology, Musselman Library, Zakiya Whatley 2015 Gettysburg College

Zakiya Whatley, Visiting Assistant Professor Of Biology, Musselman Library, Zakiya Whatley

Next Page

In our last Next Page column of the year, Zakiya Whatley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, provides a recommended read for any budding geneticist; shares which books she's looking forward to reading next for her book group; and tells us what her students will be doing for class this Friday, April 24, 2015, in celebration of National DNA Day.


Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Jack Of Spades, Eric K. Anderson 2015 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Jack Of Spades, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

A review of Joyce Carol Oates's novel Jack of Spades with an emphasis on her history of using pseudonyms and the mystery/thriller genres.


From Page To Screen: The Rhetoric Of Tolkien And Jackson’S The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Nicole Motahari 2015 Georgia State University

From Page To Screen: The Rhetoric Of Tolkien And Jackson’S The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Nicole Motahari

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Modernist Vocabulary, Daniel Jennings 2015 Georgia State University

Modernist Vocabulary, Daniel Jennings

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Binary: Decoding W.B. Yeats’S Esoteric Metaphors, Deborah M. Green 2015 GSU student

Beyond The Binary: Decoding W.B. Yeats’S Esoteric Metaphors, Deborah M. Green

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Intro To Intros: Victorian Literature In Brief, Leah Kind 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Intro To Intros: Victorian Literature In Brief, Leah Kind

Classics of British Literature

Often, teachers struggle with a way to introduce students to a large canon (such as Victorian Literature) without overwhelming them with a heavy reading load. Many teachers can also not expect that students will read outside of class, and cannot devote great swaths of time to in-class reading. This lesson seeks to introduce students to some exemplary representational examples of Victorian literature by reading a portion of the novel’s first chapter, and allowing them to discuss what they have seen, analyze, make predictions, and draw conclusions, based on their reading. This lesson is most suitable for students who have ...


Politics Of Identity And Oppression In Rhys’S Voyage In The Dark, Ellen Michelle Stringer 2015 James Madison University

Politics Of Identity And Oppression In Rhys’S Voyage In The Dark, Ellen Michelle Stringer

MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference

In this essay, “Politics of Identity and Oppression in Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark” I aim to explore the ways in which identity and the idea of the constructed ‘self’ are both created and continuously transformed by one’s experiences and memories. I argue that the protagonist of Rhys’s novel’s identity is ultimately shaped by her racialized experiences of growing up in the West Indies. In my discussion I analyze the color metaphors Rhys utilizes and the impact they have upon readers’ unconscious perceptions about race, ultimately aiming to deconstruct the commonly assumed/utilized dichotomy between white ...


Reaching Reality: Realistic Portrayals Of Racism, Paige Evans 2015 James Madison University

Reaching Reality: Realistic Portrayals Of Racism, Paige Evans

MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference

This paper argues that genre is essential to the accurate depiction of racism. By focusing on three landmark texts—Richard Wright’s Native Son, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and Percival Everett’s Erasure—an overview of the most powerful genres in this discussion is given. The first, Realism, is defined by its determination to show physical reality. The next, Surrealism, is associated with cognitive reality. Poststructuralism, the last genre included, is described as using the cognitive effects of Surrealism to actively commentate and critique the physical realities of Realism. It is this interaction that marks Poststructuralism as the genre ...


Woodrow Wilson’S Ideological War: American Intervention In Russia, 1918-1920, Shane Hapner 2015 Wright State University

Woodrow Wilson’S Ideological War: American Intervention In Russia, 1918-1920, Shane Hapner

Best Integrated Writing

Shane Hapner analyzes the effects of Woodrow Wilson’s principle of self-determination on American intervention in Russia from 1918-1920 in this essay written for the Integrated Writing course HST 4220: Soviet Union, taught by Dr. Seam Pollock at Wright State University.


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