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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 ...


Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America [Table Of Contents], Marc Redfield 2015 Brown University

Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America [Table Of Contents], Marc Redfield

Literature

This book examines the affinity between “theory” and “deconstruction” that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of the “Yale Critics”: Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, sometimes joined by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

With this semi-fictional collective, theory became a media event, first in the academy and then in the wider print media, in and through its phantasmatic link with deconstruction and with “Yale.” The important role played by aesthetic humanism in American pedagogical discourse provides a context for understanding theory as an aesthetic scandal, and an examination of the ...


How (Not) To Sell A Military Memoir In Britain, Esmeralda Kleinreesink, Neil Jenkings, Rachel Woodward 2015 Netherlands Defense Academy

How (Not) To Sell A Military Memoir In Britain, Esmeralda Kleinreesink, Neil Jenkings, Rachel Woodward

Esmeralda Kleinreesink

In this study, we look at all (n=15) military memoirs published between 2001 and 2010 in Britain about military participation in the Afghanistan conflict, to establish the factors that determine whether or not a military memoir becomes a better-seller (adjusted sales >15,000 copies). We look at three aspects of the book - content (i.e., type of plot), cover (e.g., whether rank or the award of medals is mentioned) and author features (e.g., rank, sex, co-authorship by another established writer, foreword by a well-known person) - and analyze data on these aspects, compared to sales figures, using SPSS ...


Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir Of A Father, Gone To War [Table Of Contents], Louise DeSalvo 2015 Hunter College

Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir Of A Father, Gone To War [Table Of Contents], Louise Desalvo

History

When literary biographer and memoirist Louise DeSalvo embarked upon a journey to learn why her father came home from World War II a changed man, she didn’t realize her quest would take ten years, and that it would yield more revelations about the man—and herself—and the effect of his military service upon their family than she’d ever imagined. During his last years, as he told her about his life, DeSalvo began to understand that her obsession with war novels and military history wasn’t merely academic but rooted in her desire to understand this complex father ...


Who Can Afford To Improvise? James Baldwin And Black Music, The Lyric And The Listeners [Table Of Contents], Ed Pavlic 2015 University of Georgia

Who Can Afford To Improvise? James Baldwin And Black Music, The Lyric And The Listeners [Table Of Contents], Ed Pavlic

Literature

More than a quarter-century after his death, James Baldwin remains an unparalleled figure in American literature and African American cultural politics. In Who Can Afford to Improvise? Ed Pavlić offers an unconventional, lyrical, and accessible meditation on the life, writings, and legacy of James Baldwin and their relationship to the lyric tradition in black music, from gospel and blues to jazz and R&B. Based on unprecedented access to private correspondence, unpublished manuscripts and attuned to a musically inclined poet’s skill in close listening, Who Can Afford to Improvise? frames a new narrative of James Baldwin’s work and ...


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 ...


Countersong: Rising Or Falling, Jonathan Skinner 2015 University of Warwick

Countersong: Rising Or Falling, Jonathan Skinner

The Goose

A recording, analysis and poetic translation of countersong between two Hermit thrushes (Catharus guttatis) recorded in the mountains of Northern New Mexico (United States) on 19 July 2015.


Andscape: Marta Á Góðafoss, a rawlings, Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir 2015 University of Glasgow

Andscape: Marta Á Góðafoss, A Rawlings, Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir

The Goose

Poetry by a rawlings and Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir


Dŵr, Rhys G. Trimble Mr 2015 Northumbria University

Dŵr, Rhys G. Trimble Mr

The Goose

Poetry by Rhys Trimble


Lip Poem, Alistair Noon 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

Lip Poem, Alistair Noon

The Goose

Poetry by Alistair Noon; Notes on the Text by Camilla Nelson.


Canine Haiku: Yellow Ball, Julie Andreyev, Tom (canine) 2015 Simon Fraser University

Canine Haiku: Yellow Ball, Julie Andreyev, Tom (Canine)

The Goose

Poetry by Julie Andreyev and Tom.


The White City, Steven Hitchins 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

The White City, Steven Hitchins

The Goose

Audio guide to The White City, a participatory sensing expedition through the streets of Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd.


Heirloom: A Piper's Orchard Abecadarian, Shin Yu Pai 2015 independent artist

Heirloom: A Piper's Orchard Abecadarian, Shin Yu Pai

The Goose

Poetry by Shin Yu Pai


Petrocan, Madelaine C. Longman Ms, 2015 University of Calgary

Petrocan, Madelaine C. Longman Ms,

The Goose

Poetry by Madelaine Longman


From Away With The Birds, Hanna Tuulikki 2015 Wilfrid Laurier University

From Away With The Birds, Hanna Tuulikki

The Goose

Poetry by Hanna Tuulikki


Poetry Editorial: Audioecopoetics, Camilla Nelson 2015 Schumacher College, UK

Poetry Editorial: Audioecopoetics, Camilla Nelson

The Goose

Poetry Editorial by Camilla Nelson


Brushfire, Ariel Gordon 2015 Winnipeg International Poetry Factory

Brushfire, Ariel Gordon

The Goose

“Brushfire” concerns itself with how people use urban forests, from indecent exposure to poaching to teenage drinking party-bonfires that get out of control. Though it could be construed as a manifesto on walking-in-the-woods, it also touches on some of the conflicts inherent in urban/nature experiences.


Power And The Cultural Other: Insights From Jane Eyre And Wide Sargasso Sea. A Critical Literary Analysis, Stacy Wilder 2015 University of Kentucky

Power And The Cultural Other: Insights From Jane Eyre And Wide Sargasso Sea. A Critical Literary Analysis, Stacy Wilder

Kaleidoscope

World history has repeatedly been characterized by countries dominating one another, controlling everything from social norms and expectations to currency. It is difficult to consider modern Western culture without regarding the influence of past power struggles between conflicting nations — nations whose own cultures have shaped the ones existing today. History texts detail these relations, and although many of these factual accounts of nation ownership provide a broad, sweeping idea of life in an imperially dominated country (those countries operating under the rule of another nation), literature supplies a much more detailed, intimate examination of what it means to live in ...


A Companion To Australian Aboriginal Literature Edited By Belinda Wheeler, JOSE-CARLOS REDONDO-OLMEDILLA 2015 Universidad de Almeria

A Companion To Australian Aboriginal Literature Edited By Belinda Wheeler, Jose-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla

The Goose

José-Carlos Redondo-Olmedilla reviews A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature, edited by Belinda Wheeler.


About Telling: Ghosts And Hauntings In Contemporary Drama And Poetry, Leif Erik Schenstead-Harris 2015 The University of Western Ontario

About Telling: Ghosts And Hauntings In Contemporary Drama And Poetry, Leif Erik Schenstead-Harris

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

It is difficult to think of something as formally resistant to definition as a ghost. What is more ambiguous than something described as “haunting”? Few currents in literature have been as prominent – and as comparatively unremarked – as the current critical and literary dependence on the language of spectrality. While ghost stories in prose have gained substantial attention, in drama and poetry ghosts and hauntings have found less critical purchase.

In response, this dissertation takes up a selection of drama and poetry from Ireland, South Africa, and the Caribbean to illustrate the theoretical and critical potential of ghosts and ghost stories ...


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