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The Trickster And Queen, Jagjit Sidhu 2015 Western Michigan University

The Trickster And Queen, Jagjit Sidhu

Honors Theses

The trickster is a primary motif that appears in numerous cultures in the form of a mischievous and impulsive character, who tricks others to get what he wants. However, in reality the trickster is far from a simple-minded clown. He is actually very complex and sees through the facade of society and it’s strict hypocritical cultures and traditions, seeking to challenge these mechanisms that restrict the flow of logic and pleasure. For this paper, I will theoretically analyze the mechanism of the trickster, and the intimate relation between his trickery and his role as a culture-hero. I will apply ...


The Phenomenology Of Second Language Acquisition: Poiesis And The Emergence Of The Multilingual Subject, Courtney E. Scarborough 2015 California State University - San Bernardino

The Phenomenology Of Second Language Acquisition: Poiesis And The Emergence Of The Multilingual Subject, Courtney E. Scarborough

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This study explores relationships between second language acquisition (SLA), poetic language, and embodied cognition and its connection to second language speakers’ linguistic self-formation, or their distinct ways of speaking and thinking. In particular, this study examines processes by which second language (L2) learners’ subjective realities are constructed and demonstrates that these processes are inherently poetic, emerging from a combination of the constraining structures of the language system and second language speakers’ phenomenological experiences. The context of the study is a poetry-making activity the researcher designed and took place in the English Department Writing Center at California State University, San Bernardino ...


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 ...


Metafiction, Fairy Tale, And Female Desire In A.S. Byatt‘S Possession: A Romance, Susan Marie Kieda 2015 Grand Valley State University

Metafiction, Fairy Tale, And Female Desire In A.S. Byatt‘S Possession: A Romance, Susan Marie Kieda

Masters Theses

Analysis of the novel Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt, in which Byatt contributes to a metamorphosis of the fairy tale genre through a reappropriation of individual tales and characters, such as the Grimm Brothers‘ Little Snow White and The Glass Coffin; Hans Christian Andersen‘s The Snow Queen; and the French fairy story Melusine. Analysis of the metafictional devices Byatt uses to achieve this reappropriation such as the writing and reading of letters, journals, and works of fiction within the novel, as well as an intertextuality created by repeating fairy tale allusions. Analysis of Byatt‘s character development ...


"Equal Partners In Crime": Narration In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Rebecca Holder 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

"Equal Partners In Crime": Narration In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Rebecca Holder

Master's Theses

This reading of Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao argues that narrator Yunior’s failure to capture the authentic speech of Beli illuminates the failure of narrative generally to speak authentically for the subaltern. The writings of Mikhail Bakhtin, Gayatri Spivak, and Scott McCloud work together to uncover the political and ethical implications of Yunior’s willful erasure of Beli’s voice. In the sections detailing her early life, Yunior draws attention to the gaps in the information he gives readers and thus reminds them that all narrative excludes and distorts details to fulfill an objective ...


Picking Bugs Off The Moon: Daily Poetry As Regimen And Reflection, Blaise N. Laramee 2015 Ursinus College

Picking Bugs Off The Moon: Daily Poetry As Regimen And Reflection, Blaise N. Laramee

English Summer Fellows

Poetry succinctly internalizes fleeting feelings and experiences and reveals the inherent beauty of the mundane in nature and in our everyday lives. As a habit it combats the pervasive and human fear of forgetting and becomes a sort of artificial memory for the soul. Inspired by the poet David Lehman, who wrote a poem every day for five years, I wrote two poems every day for eight weeks, exploring themes of memory, forgetting, and transience. One of the poems is a free-form poem, and the other is a haiku.

A haiku by its very definition encapsulates a moment briefly and ...


“I Shall Read That You Are My Husband And You Shall See Me Sign Myself Your Wife”: Analyzing The Rhetorical Strategies Of Heloise D’Argenteuil, Sara M. Wiltgen 2015 Middle Georgia State College

“I Shall Read That You Are My Husband And You Shall See Me Sign Myself Your Wife”: Analyzing The Rhetorical Strategies Of Heloise D’Argenteuil, Sara M. Wiltgen

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This project strives to decouple the 12th century writer Heloise d’Argenteuil from her husband, the notorious Peter Abelard, establishing her as a significant thinker and writer, particularly in the tradition of women’s literature. Heloise, in fact, anticipated the querelle des femme of a later medieval scholar, Christine de Pizan, as she sought to combat stereotypical thinking about women within the circumscribed role of a devoted lover and wife to Abelard. Drawing on the work of Sally Livingston and others, I will examine various medieval discourses.

In her letters, Heloise is revealed as a figure aspiring to be ...


Virginia Woolf's Views On The Necessity Of Education For Girls, Elizabeth R. Doolittle 2015 Flagler College - Saint Augustine

Virginia Woolf's Views On The Necessity Of Education For Girls, Elizabeth R. Doolittle

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper examines Virginia Woolf’s views regarding educational equality for women and girls. It traces her views through her non-fiction works A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas and through the modern era with an analysis of activist Malala Yousafzai’s views on educational reform and educational equality for all children displayed in her memoir I Am Malala. The paper seeks to prove that Woolf believed a well-educated female populous could help dismantle the type of masculine, violent culture that was constantly at war, both throughout her life and throughout history, and contribute to lasting world peace ...


Significance Of Hair As A Means Of Racial Identity In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Gisabel Leonardo 2015 University of North Georgia

Significance Of Hair As A Means Of Racial Identity In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Gisabel Leonardo

Papers and Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

Considering Junot Diaz’s sexy and thought provoking novel, I analyze the fashion in which he utilizes underlying racial conflict in the Dominican Republic throughout the development of not only Oscar, but many of the other characters as well. By investigating the history of Africans in early Dominican Republic and the racial profiling that led to cultural oppression, I unearth a more profound understanding of the complexity of Oscar’s psyche and his battles uncovering the truth behind the self. Not only do I hone in on Oscar’s identity issues, but I also shine a light on his mother ...


Crafty Sailors, Unruly Seas: Margaret Cohen’S Oceanic History Of The Novel, Colin D. Dewey 2015 California State University Maritime Academy

Crafty Sailors, Unruly Seas: Margaret Cohen’S Oceanic History Of The Novel, Colin D. Dewey

Criticism

The Novel and the Sea by Margaret Cohen. Translation/Transnation, edited by Emily Apter. Princeton, NJ: University of Princeton Press, 2010. Pp. xiii + 306, 30 illustrations. $39.50 cloth.


Habits Of Modernism, Kate J. Stanley 2015 Western University

Habits Of Modernism, Kate J. Stanley

Criticism

Pragmatic Modernism by Lisi Schoenbach. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Pp. 224. $45.00 cloth.


Becoming Wild: Living The Primitive Life On A West Coast Island By Nikki Van Schyndel, Maureen Scott Harris 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

Becoming Wild: Living The Primitive Life On A West Coast Island By Nikki Van Schyndel, Maureen Scott Harris

The Goose

Maureen Scott Harris reviews Becoming Wild: Living the Primitive Life on a West Coast Island, by Nikki Van Schyndel.


Ordinary Hours By Karen Enns And Lake Of Two Mountains By Arleen Paré, Lisa M. Giles 2015 University of New England

Ordinary Hours By Karen Enns And Lake Of Two Mountains By Arleen Paré, Lisa M. Giles

The Goose

A 'double' review of two new poetry publications from Brick Books: Ordinary Hours by Karen Enns and Lake of Two Mountains by Arleen Pare.


Subduction Zone By Emily Mcgiffin, Kelly Shepherd 2015 UBC Okanagan

Subduction Zone By Emily Mcgiffin, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Kelly Shepherd's review of Subduction Zone by Emily McGiffin.


Who By Fire By Fred Stenson, Mary H. Scriver Rev. or BS, MDiv, MA 2015 independent scholar

Who By Fire By Fred Stenson, Mary H. Scriver Rev. Or Bs, Mdiv, Ma

The Goose

Mary Scriver reviews Who by Fire by Fred Stenson.


Facing The Change: Personal Encounters With Global Warming Edited By Steven Pavlos Holmes, Geoff R. Martin 2015 Harry S Truman College (City Colleges of Chicago)

Facing The Change: Personal Encounters With Global Warming Edited By Steven Pavlos Holmes, Geoff R. Martin

The Goose

Geoff R. Martin reviews Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming.


Big Hero 6: Animation And Heart At Its Finest, Kaela Bedard 2015 Goodwin College

Big Hero 6: Animation And Heart At Its Finest, Kaela Bedard

General Education Student Publications

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The Prayer Of Holy Willie: A Canting, Hypocritical, Kirk Elder, Patrick G. Scott 2015 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Prayer Of Holy Willie: A Canting, Hypocritical, Kirk Elder, Patrick G. Scott

Faculty Publications

Robert Burns wrote this famous satire on religious hypocrisy in 1785, but he did not include it in his first book Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786) or in any edition published in his life-time. This edition makes accessible for the first time the locally-produced chapbook in which the poem was first printed, in 1789. The introduction discusses why the poem was written, the controversial background to the poem's first printed version, and the reasons for thinking the 1789 chapbook version was printed by John Wilson of Kilmarnock, who had printed Burns's first book three years before ...


Global Chaucers: Reflections On Collaboration And Digital Futures, Candace Barrington, Jonathan Hsy 2015 Central Connecticut State University

Global Chaucers: Reflections On Collaboration And Digital Futures, Candace Barrington, Jonathan Hsy

Accessus

Global Chaucers, our multi-national, multi-lingual, multi-year project, intends to locate, catalog, translate, archive, and analyze non-Anglophone appropriations and translations of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Since its founding in 2012, this project has rapidly changed in response to scholars’ diverse interests and our expanding discoveries. Almost all these changes were prompted and made possible by our online presence (including a blog and Facebook group), and digital media comprises our primary means for gathering information, disseminating our findings, advertising conferences and events, and promoting the resource to other scholars. Because digital media can help disparate people traverse geographical and linguistic barriers ...


“Nede Hath No Law”: The State Of Exception In Gower And Langland, Conrad J. van Dijk 2015 Concordia University of Edmonton

“Nede Hath No Law”: The State Of Exception In Gower And Langland, Conrad J. Van Dijk

Accessus

This article discusses the use of the legal maxim necessity knows no law in the works of William Langland and John Gower. Whereas Langland’s usage has stirred up great controversy, Gower’s unique application of the canon law adage has received hardly any attention. On the surface, it is difficult to think of two authors less alike, and the way in which they relate the concept of necessity to different subjects (the poverty debate, fin amour) seems to support that feeling. Yet this article argues that reading Langland and Gower side by side is mutually illuminating. Specifically, this article ...


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