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"A Mind Of Metal And Wheels": Agrarian Ruralism In Joss Whedon's Firefly And J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings, Christopher Hines 2021 Chapman University

"A Mind Of Metal And Wheels": Agrarian Ruralism In Joss Whedon's Firefly And J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings, Christopher Hines

English (MA) Theses

Both Joss Whedon's Firefly and J.R.R Tolkien's The Lord of The Rings present settings that are just as much influenced by the environments in which they occur as they are by the characters who act within those environments. For J.R.R. Tolkien, it was his lived experience of having grown up in a changing England that influenced his depiction of the world, while Joss Whedon's Firefly revisits and readapts the American mythos of the Western and the cowboy and re-appropriates it to science fiction, placing the action in the far future and in space ...


Weird And Cosmic Short Horror Fiction And The Illustration Of Existential Fears, Brianna Williams 2021 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Weird And Cosmic Short Horror Fiction And The Illustration Of Existential Fears, Brianna Williams

Honors Theses

The literary genre of horror fiction is uniquely capable of presenting its readers with the horrific, terrifying, and repulsive while remaining an acceptable and sought-after genre. Moreover, the horror genre is also often able to serve as a type of lens through which readers can recognize socio-historical and cultural fears. Within the many subgenres of horror, cosmic and weird horror continue in this ability, but are able to present their readers with more abstract, existential fears. This research is an exploration and analysis of the ability of cosmic and weird horror to reveal the real, personal existential fears of their ...


It Crits Different: Analysis Of Dungeons & Dragons And Tabletop Roleplaying Games As An Oral, Collaborative, And Immersive Genre Of Literacy, Olivia Haslett 2021 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

It Crits Different: Analysis Of Dungeons & Dragons And Tabletop Roleplaying Games As An Oral, Collaborative, And Immersive Genre Of Literacy, Olivia Haslett

Honors Theses

With the introduction of multimodality enhancements to literature, such as e-books and audiobooks, alongside the resurgence of Tabletop Roleplaying Games such as Dungeons & Dragons, there has been little consideration for how these two seemingly unrelated fields marry into a new opportunity for literary development. These games often have a fundamental purpose: storytelling. Storytelling has long since been an oral tradition which has been converted into its literary form: books. Books tell us their story without the need of company and are often written by a sole author. However, with more and more Tabletop RPGs coming into popularity, storytelling is reverting ...


Summer 2021 Call For Submissions, Paige Horst 2021 Radford University

Summer 2021 Call For Submissions, Paige Horst

Virginia English Journal

No abstract provided.


Today’S Dissection In English Lab: Analytical Discoveries Through Classical Rhetoric, James A. Cornette Jr. 2021 Christopher Newport University

Today’S Dissection In English Lab: Analytical Discoveries Through Classical Rhetoric, James A. Cornette Jr.

Virginia English Journal

This article describes a single class session in Fall Semester 2020 with my undergraduate freshmen, featuring a “lab” discussion of a poem by Sun Yung Shin. The “dissection” of her poem proceeds by means of an application of classical rhetorical tools -- particularly the appeals to logos, ethos, and pathos -- the “lenses” by means of which a process of critical analysis takes place. The intention of my article is to demonstrate how productively students can apply such rhetorical tools when they have been carefully trained in their use for several weeks in a semester. To shift the metaphor slightly, the dissection ...


The Writing Processes Of Long-Term English Learners And Struggling Native English Speakers, Katherine R. Brubaker 2021 Stonewall Jackson High School, Quicksburg, VA

The Writing Processes Of Long-Term English Learners And Struggling Native English Speakers, Katherine R. Brubaker

Virginia English Journal

This study sought to identify what differences, if any, distinguish the writing processes of native English speakers (NESs) and long-term English learners (LTELs). During a 90-minute class period, 9th and 11th grade NES and LTEL students recorded themselves thinking aloud as they composed a writing sample for their English teachers, and completed survey questions related to their writing processes and their levels of attention to different aspects of the writing process. LTELs answered additional questions about their language backgrounds and their use of their languages as they write. Several English teachers also scored the students’ essays. Analysis of the results ...


Writing That Values Multiple Ways Of Knowing: Supporting Early Career Teachers’ Efforts To Promote Literacy Development, Lauren A. May, Heather Wright 2021 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Writing That Values Multiple Ways Of Knowing: Supporting Early Career Teachers’ Efforts To Promote Literacy Development, Lauren A. May, Heather Wright

Virginia English Journal

Early career secondary English teachers manage challenges that complicate their efforts to support students’ literacy development, including feelings of inadequacy as teachers. This paper focuses on low-stakes writing strategies that teachers might use to promote literacy development in the classroom and decrease their feelings of inadequacy. The authors, Lauren and Heather, use the lenses of dialogic pedagogy and the reflective turn to draw upon literature on the blending of reading and writing instruction and elements of autoethnography to examine their efforts to support students’ literacy development. Working from the literature and pedagogical reflections, the authors offer suggestions for instructional practice ...


Connecting To Place In The Literacy Classroom, Rachelle Kuehl 2021 Virginia Tech

Connecting To Place In The Literacy Classroom, Rachelle Kuehl

Virginia English Journal

Motivation research indicates that students need to be interested in the subject matter about which they are learning, and this article describes how connecting to place can pique students’ interest in writing and reading tasks. Place-based literacy practices, or those that allow opportunities for students to explore their out-of-school interests in authentic ways, have been shown to engage rural students in literacy learning. This article presents examples of writing projects found in the literature that incorporate an emphasis on place (e.g., photo essays, project-based learning assignments, community interviews). Resources for helping students find books connected to their sense of ...


Empowering Children's Literature For Stressful Times, Barbara C. Wheatley Ed.D., Jennifer Whorrall Turner Ed.D. 2021 EMU

Empowering Children's Literature For Stressful Times, Barbara C. Wheatley Ed.D., Jennifer Whorrall Turner Ed.D.

Virginia English Journal

Abstract

Reading and books are synonymous with children and education. Caregivers and educators alike understand the many benefits of reading books to help children learn about their world but also to help manage emotions. As the pandemic rages across the country and the world, books are one way to help children deal with the emotions that are present in their lives. Bibliotherapy is explored as the practice of clinically and educationally using literature to help children deal with anxiety and stress. Research is explored that supports the emotional needs of children and the use of books to help children empathize ...


Introduction From The Editor, Jenny M. Martin 2021 Bridgewater College

Introduction From The Editor, Jenny M. Martin

Virginia English Journal

No abstract provided.


G.K. Chesterton Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University 2021 Taylor University

G.K. Chesterton Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The G. K. Chesterton Collection features works by and about Chesterton (1874-1936). These include rare and first editions of his books, as well as scholarship on his life and works.


Remix The Manuscript: A Chronicle Of Digital Experiments (2015-2020), Michelle Warren 2021 Dartmouth College

Remix The Manuscript: A Chronicle Of Digital Experiments (2015-2020), Michelle Warren

Other Faculty Materials

Remix the Manuscript is a digital humanities research project centered around a single medieval manuscript, the Dartmouth Brut Chronicle (Rauner Codex MS 003183). This ongoing experiment with digital tools uses this one example to explore one broad question: How are the digital tools available today determining what we will know 100 years from now about things that happened 1000 years ago?


Eng 2901-003: Structure Of English, Jad Smith 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 2901-003: Structure Of English, Jad Smith

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 2901-600: Structure Of English, Terri Fredrick 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 2901-600: Structure Of English, Terri Fredrick

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 2901-601: Structure Of English, Angela Vietto 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 2901-601: Structure Of English, Angela Vietto

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 2950-600: Transatlantic Literary History I, Bobby Martinez 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 2950-600: Transatlantic Literary History I, Bobby Martinez

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 3001-601: Advanced Composition, Tim Engles 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 3001-601: Advanced Composition, Tim Engles

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 3008-600: Digital And Multimodal Writing, Robin Murray 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 3008-600: Digital And Multimodal Writing, Robin Murray

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 3063-600: Intermediate Fiction Writing, Woody Skinner 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 3063-600: Intermediate Fiction Writing, Woody Skinner

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


Eng 3300-600: Seminar In English Studies, Bobby Martinez 2021 Eastern Illinois University

Eng 3300-600: Seminar In English Studies, Bobby Martinez

Fall 2020

No abstract provided.


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