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Guide To The Graphic, Scrapbook, And Secondary Source Materials In The Milner Library Lois Lenski Collection, Eric Willey, Sean Tippey, Nicole Wolski, Jessica LaVoy, Alexis Foran 2016 Illinois State University

Guide To The Graphic, Scrapbook, And Secondary Source Materials In The Milner Library Lois Lenski Collection, Eric Willey, Sean Tippey, Nicole Wolski, Jessica Lavoy, Alexis Foran

Faculty and Staff Publications – Milner Library

This guide provides newspaper style captions and descriptive terms from the Thesaurus of Graphic Materials for illustrations, photos, and scrapbooks in the Milner Library, Illinois State University, Lois Lenski Collection, circa 1850-1977 and citations for secondary source materials which were not directly created by Lenski or contain brief excerpts from Lenski's work. In addition, there is a spreadsheet (csv) file which contains the raw data used to compile this guide.


“Your Reclamation”: The Gothic Child And Moral Restoration In Charles Dickens’S A Christmas Carol, Ashten Roberts 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

“Your Reclamation”: The Gothic Child And Moral Restoration In Charles Dickens’S A Christmas Carol, Ashten Roberts

Master's Theses

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843), an example of Victorian Gothic literature, portrays spirits escorting Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time in order to transform him from a miser to a benefactor. Dickens’s text has received much critical attention, and while most critics agree that the novella includes various elements of the gothic, few draw attention to the possibility of the child characters as gothic elements. I argue that Carol’s child characters can be read in terms of what Margarita Georgieva calls “the gothic child.” According to Georgieva, the gothic child can be an adult’s ...


Decolonizing The Ya North: Environmental Injustice In Sherri L. Smith’S Orleans, Micah-Jade M. Coleman 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Decolonizing The Ya North: Environmental Injustice In Sherri L. Smith’S Orleans, Micah-Jade M. Coleman

Master's Theses

Young Adult (YA) dystopias, in recent years, have imagined a future world fueled by the overuse and misuse of technology, the advancement of science for human gain, as well as societies ruled by governments that govern based on their own self-interests and economic gain. Such novels have opened the door for discussion about how the present-day actions of societies can impact the future of the environment; yet many only focus their attention on societies in the North— regions considered “developed” by the western world. In her YA novel, Orleans (2014), Sherri L. Smith focuses attention on the aftermath of Hurricane ...


Transitions: From Nell Cody To Nancy Drew, From Bungalow Outline To Book, Deidre A. Johnson 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Transitions: From Nell Cody To Nancy Drew, From Bungalow Outline To Book, Deidre A. Johnson

Deidre Johnson

No abstract provided.


Joyous Peggy And Amazing Lillian: The Life And Works Of Lillian Grace Copp, Deidre A. Johnson 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Joyous Peggy And Amazing Lillian: The Life And Works Of Lillian Grace Copp, Deidre A. Johnson

Deidre Johnson

No abstract provided.


"Writing 6 Days Out Of 7": The Publishing History Of Mrs. E. Burke Collins, Deidre A. Johnson 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

"Writing 6 Days Out Of 7": The Publishing History Of Mrs. E. Burke Collins, Deidre A. Johnson

Deidre Johnson

No abstract provided.


Josephine Lawrence: A Writer Of Her Time, Deidre A. Johnson 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Josephine Lawrence: A Writer Of Her Time, Deidre A. Johnson

Deidre Johnson

No abstract provided.


Mystery Within Mystery: E. Burke Collins And "Dare The Detective", Deidre A. Johnson 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Mystery Within Mystery: E. Burke Collins And "Dare The Detective", Deidre A. Johnson

Deidre Johnson

No abstract provided.


The Pedagogical Use Of Loss, Alice Pitt 2016 York University, Ontario

The Pedagogical Use Of Loss, Alice Pitt

Occasional Paper Series

No abstract provided.


Near & Far, Madeleine R. Grumet 2016 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Near & Far, Madeleine R. Grumet

Occasional Paper Series

No abstract provided.


Toward A More Loving Framework For Literacy Education, Clio Stearns 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Toward A More Loving Framework For Literacy Education, Clio Stearns

Occasional Paper Series

In this provocative and moving essay, Clio Stearns, a Bank Street educated teacher, toggles back and forth between moments with her young daughter who daily grows more attached to books and moments with her fifth grade students who remain disconnected from her carefully chosen texts. Refracted through a psychoanalytic lens and a deeply caring heart, Stearns’ description of her classroom practices offers a canny account of all that she must give up in order to see through and past her students’ resistance. In a surprising turn of events she learns to join with her students as they become curious readers ...


Reading Aloud: Poetry At Its Finest, Pauline Skowron Schmidt 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Reading Aloud: Poetry At Its Finest, Pauline Skowron Schmidt

Pauline Schmidt

No abstract provided.


Where Is The Girl Power? The Search For Authentic Portrayals Of Female Athletes In Ya Lit, Emilee Hussack, Pauline Skowron Schmidt 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Where Is The Girl Power? The Search For Authentic Portrayals Of Female Athletes In Ya Lit, Emilee Hussack, Pauline Skowron Schmidt

Pauline Schmidt

No abstract provided.


Tough Talk: Books About Bullying, Pauline Skowron Schmidt, Jennifer Stuntz, Emilee Hussack 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Tough Talk: Books About Bullying, Pauline Skowron Schmidt, Jennifer Stuntz, Emilee Hussack

Pauline Schmidt

No abstract provided.


We’Re Not Kidding: Nonfiction Texts To Use Across The Curriculum, Emilee Hussack, Pauline Skowron Schmidt 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

We’Re Not Kidding: Nonfiction Texts To Use Across The Curriculum, Emilee Hussack, Pauline Skowron Schmidt

Pauline Schmidt

No abstract provided.


Will You Go Out With Me? Why First Loves Are Painfully Important To Ya Lit, Emilee Hussack, Pauline Skowron Schmidt 2016 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Will You Go Out With Me? Why First Loves Are Painfully Important To Ya Lit, Emilee Hussack, Pauline Skowron Schmidt

Pauline Schmidt

No abstract provided.


Playing In Literary Landscapes: Considering Children's Need For Fantasy Literature In The Place-Based Classroom, Sarah Fischer 2016 Penn State University

Playing In Literary Landscapes: Considering Children's Need For Fantasy Literature In The Place-Based Classroom, Sarah Fischer

Occasional Paper Series

Are the philosophies and pedagogical practices of literature-based classrooms congruent with place-based classrooms? In this paper, the author argues that not only is imaginative literature compatible with place-based philosophies, but it can become a powerful centerpiece of a curriculum aimed at educating for a sense of place and inspiring life-long readers.


Stealing Revelation: A Screenplay Of The Thief Accompanied By A Religious Analysis, Jean E. Sleight 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Stealing Revelation: A Screenplay Of The Thief Accompanied By A Religious Analysis, Jean E. Sleight

Honors Projects

Megan Whalen Turner’s The Thief follows the story of a thief who seeks to steal an item for fame and glory and to save his country. Though he initially does not believe in the gods, he finds that they exist and are more involved in his life than he would want them to be. The screenplay is a loyal adaptation of the book. The analysis follows the thief’s journey from skepticism to faith and draws a comparison between the gods in the novel and the Christian God.


Golden Fantasy: An Examination Of Generic & Literary Fantasy In Popular Writing, Zechariah James Morrison 2016 Seattle Pacific University

Golden Fantasy: An Examination Of Generic & Literary Fantasy In Popular Writing, Zechariah James Morrison

Honors Projects

This essay attempts to analyze critical theory concerning the division between generic fantasy fiction and higher fantasy literature. In examining how these two different types of fantasy writing are identified by popular criticism, the space in-between is defined and labeled "golden fantasy". This kind of fantasy is identified by maintaining a balance between subversive originality, and derivative reproduction, and is generally popular among consumers and academics as a source of both entertainment and scholarly research. The essay is then followed by 3 original chapters by the essay writer, in an attempt to demonstrate some of the elements of golden fantasy ...


In Absentia Parentis: The Orphan Figure In Latter Twentieth Century Anglo-American Children’S Fantasy, James Michael Curtis 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

In Absentia Parentis: The Orphan Figure In Latter Twentieth Century Anglo-American Children’S Fantasy, James Michael Curtis

Dissertations

Childhood development theory tells us that there are certain psychological processes that we all undergo during childhood, regardless of our national or cultural background. These developmental struggles can include some of the more ambivalent cycles—such as regression, which can be both a positive and negative phenomenon—but can also include some of the more beneficial processes like overcoming separation anxiety and creating and establishing a sense of self. One figure that is often marginalized in discussions of childhood development in children’s fantasy fiction is the orphan. In fact, book-length studies on the orphan figure in children’s literary ...


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