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Roams, Brittany L. Temple 2021 Seton Hall University

Roams, Brittany L. Temple

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

As individuals, our choices and the subsequent consequences of those choices can seem isolated to our own bubble of existence. In this thesis, “Roams,” a novel about Beck, the adult daughter of an alcoholic mother who disappears, and Jim, her mother’s boyfriend, the chapters seek to challenge that comfortable idea, showing two characters whose lives are only tangentially connected by a single person in common, but who nonetheless each leave an unintentional mark on the other’s life. As “Roams” continues, Elaine’s disappearance will ripple out into the town, extending beyond her daughter and her friend as they ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Seduction Of Pessimism: Eros, Failure, And The Novel, Tom Ribitzky 2021 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Seduction Of Pessimism: Eros, Failure, And The Novel, Tom Ribitzky

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In Plato’s Symposium, we get a pessimistic myth not only about love, but about the first experience of loss, in which we were once globular cosmic beings who were split in two by Zeus’s thunderbolts as punishment for not obeying the Olympian gods. Falling down to earth after the split, Zeus introduced eros out of pity for our condition. Our consolation was to find our other halves and hold on to them as a way of remembering what it was like when we were whole. But, as Allan Bloom notes:

…man’s condition soon worsened. In the beginning ...


Teaching Challenging Texts And Encouraging Inquiry Remotely, Aisha Ratanapool 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Teaching Challenging Texts And Encouraging Inquiry Remotely, Aisha Ratanapool

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

Creating a culture of inquiry in non-research based courses helps students enhance their skills in critical thinking, reading, writing, collaboration, and argumentation. In English 101, some students feel like not having all of the answers about a text after a first read is unacceptable. This practice is designed to help college students understand and confidently discuss complex texts in a remote course.


Climate Vocabulary, A Minnesota Experience, Eve Thao 2021 St. Cloud State University

Climate Vocabulary, A Minnesota Experience, Eve Thao

ESL for Academic Purposes

This unit explores the four seasons in the state of Minnesota, United States of America. The goal of this unit is to introduce various climate-related vocabulary to ELL’s, while providing them with an opportunity to describe climate in their own words and usage in real or authentic conversations. The preferred audience for this unit is young adult English Language Learners ages 18-21, in either the ESL or EFL context. This unit is best suited for students with an ELL proficiency level of A2 based on the CEFR scale.


George Macdonald Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University 2021 Taylor University

George Macdonald Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The George MacDonald Collection features a variety of rare books, letters, and serialized fiction written by MacDonald, as well as scholarship and articles written about him.


Chief Joseph, Eric Daeuber 2021 st. cloud state university

Chief Joseph, Eric Daeuber

ESL for Academic Purposes

This unit introduces ESL and EFL students to the ongoing struggle between the Indigenous people of the Unites States and the United States federal government with reference to the events of the Nez Perce War of 1877 and the leader of the Nez Perce, Chief Joseph. The unit is aimed at young adult and adult learners at the B2 level with 93% of the vocabulary included in the first 1000 most used English words. Exercises use contemporary readings as well as archival material to cover vocabulary topics such as long definitions as well as structural elements such as finding the ...


Volcanoes., Frances H. Goldsmith 2021 St. Cloud State University

Volcanoes., Frances H. Goldsmith

ESL for Academic Purposes

This learning unit explores the basic information about volcanoes from a scientific and safety perspective. This unit is intended for a beginning to middle level ESL or EFL course intended for elementary school students on the A2 level of the CEFR scale. With this unit, students are able to work on their skills including vocabulary, writing, speaking, and be able to conduct hands-on activities. This includes a blend of individual work, group work, and physical activities. The purpose of this unit is to teach students more about volcanoes in a simple, yet engaging style.


Extending Arda: Mapping Beyond The Lord Of The Rings And Silmarillion, Stentor Danielson 2021 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Extending Arda: Mapping Beyond The Lord Of The Rings And Silmarillion, Stentor Danielson

Journal of Tolkien Research

The canonical maps by Christopher Tolkien from The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion cover only a small portion of the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. In the years since their publication, many artists have been inspired to try to create maps of the entire world. In doing so, they have both curated the canonical information provided by Tolkien as well as engaged in their own sub-creation, drawing on geographical ideas from the primary world. This paper examines a broad set of fan-made maps of Arda to trace the lineages of their geographical conceptions and the ...


Military Cartography’S Influence On Tolkien’S Maps Of Middle-Earth, Stentor Danielson 2021 Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Military Cartography’S Influence On Tolkien’S Maps Of Middle-Earth, Stentor Danielson

Journal of Tolkien Research

The published maps of Middle-earth by Christopher Tolkien drew on extensive drafts made by his father during the process of his writing. These drafts enable tracing the possible influence of the elder Tolkien’s training in map-reading during his time in the British Army during the First World War. The early maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien exhibit features, such as the use of hachures and contour lines to indicate elevation, and a focus on the accurate calculation of distances and movements, that were characteristic of military cartography. The maps then evolved into a more pictorial style, characteristic of ...


Professor Franklin's Study Guide For "The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir" By Thi Bui, John Franklin 2021 Pittsburg State University

Professor Franklin's Study Guide For "The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir" By Thi Bui, John Franklin

Open Educational Resources - English and Modern Languages

This guide is designed to be used by discussion leaders in conjunction with a read-aloud approach to analyzing The Best We Could Do, a graphic novel by Thi Bui.

The first draft of this guide was composed during the Pittsburg State University Tilford READ activity in the Fall of 2020.

This guide is designed to be used by both English Education students who will teach the book in middle and secondary school; and, by Tilford members who desire to lead discussion groups.


Moral Rules In The Holy Quran That Affect Verbal Responses, mahmoud arif edan 2021 كلية الاداب الجامعة العراقية

Moral Rules In The Holy Quran That Affect Verbal Responses, Mahmoud Arif Edan

Midad AL-Adab Refereed Quarterly Journal

No abstract provided.


Hilma, Antonia Welsch 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Hilma, Antonia Welsch

Louise Pound: A Folklore and Literature Miscellany

No abstract provided.


How To Use A Ouija Board--A Step By Step Guide, Ellie Piersol 2021 University of Nebraska at Omaha

How To Use A Ouija Board--A Step By Step Guide, Ellie Piersol

Louise Pound: A Folklore and Literature Miscellany

No abstract provided.


Introduction And Acknowledgments, 2021 Kennesaw State University

Introduction And Acknowledgments

Emerging Writers

An introduction to the current issue.


Consumptive Disease: Beauty To Die For, Audrina Rucker 2021 Kennesaw State University

Consumptive Disease: Beauty To Die For, Audrina Rucker

Emerging Writers

This article explores the intersection of the disease consumption with the rise of Romanticism and argues that the era influenced perceptions of the disease, particular in promoting its symptoms as an aesthetic of ideal beauty.


Eggs, Hair, Seeds, Milk, Patrick West 2021 Deakin University

Eggs, Hair, Seeds, Milk, Patrick West

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Short story


After Rain, Louise Boscacci 2021 University of Wollongong

After Rain, Louise Boscacci

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

Amidst climate chaos, words gather as a tipping point in after-affect. On January 4, 2020, the massive Currowan bushfire in New South Wales crossed the Shoalhaven River and raced into the Wingecarribee district of the Illawarra region south of Sydney. After two weeks of emergency warnings, a new preternatural “catastrophic” danger rating, watch and act alerts, and heatwave temperatures, the fire front arrived on a blunt southerly gale in the evening. Climate breakdown had delivered locally and personally. The next day, light rain, more drizzle than shower, visited the home fireground.


Looking For Marianne North, John Charles Ryan 2021 Southern Cross University, Australia

Looking For Marianne North, John Charles Ryan

Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language

This poem reflects on the life of peripatetic botanical illustrator Marianne North (1830-1890) who travelled to Southwest Australia in 1880.


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