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Entertainment Media Perceptions Of Minorities In Young Adult Adaptations, Kynnadie Bennett 2021 Murray State University

Entertainment Media Perceptions Of Minorities In Young Adult Adaptations, Kynnadie Bennett

Scholars Week

This is an exploration of stereotypical and racist portrayals of minorities, specifically African-American, Latinx, and Native American communities, in film and television in the past and how that has affected representation in film adaptations of young adult literature. Young adult literature is one of the highest-selling genres in literature, purchased by both young adults and actual adults. In recent years, young adult literature has been adapted into film and television series and while representation has improved since the early years of entertainment history, there are still problems in the industry: many of the stereotypes remain, some minorities lack representation, and ...


Melding Critical Literacy And Christianity: A Three-Layered Response To The Murder Of George Floyd, Elena M. Venegas 2021 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Melding Critical Literacy And Christianity: A Three-Layered Response To The Murder Of George Floyd, Elena M. Venegas

The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community

In this critical autoethnography, I share my three-layered response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department in May of 2020. This three-layered response stems from my situated identities (Gee, 1999) as a mother, Christian, and academic. I was not only appalled by the dehumanization of George Floyd by public servants but also by the responses of self-professed Christians to his murder as well as the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests. Such responses, I argue, are rooted in Christian nationalism (Davis & Perry, 2020) and the White supremacy that has long plagued the American church ...


Other Inklings Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University 2021 Taylor University

Other Inklings Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Other Inklings & Friends Collection features a variety of rare books, pamphlets, and articles written by and about members of the Inklings and those who were their friends or inspirations. Please refer to the separate finding aids for these authors: C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, Dorothy L. Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, George MacDonald, and Owen Barfield.


She Lives: Bringing The Bride Of Frankenstein To Life In The Comics, Michael Torregrossa 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

She Lives: Bringing The Bride Of Frankenstein To Life In The Comics, Michael Torregrossa

Far West Popular Culture Association Annual Conference

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein recently celebrated its two-hundredth anniversary, and its story remains vibrant in popular culture, especially in the comics medium. I’ve done a number of conference papers in the past devoted to representations of the Creature and his creator, Victor Frankenstein, in comics and comic art, but I’ve only recently begun to look at how the character of the Bride of Frankenstein has been depicted. I’d like to use this opportunity to further that work and look more closely at continuations and recastings of her story. The Bride has no chance at life in Shelley ...


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.


C.S. Lewis Collection Finding Aid (Updated March 18, 2021), Taylor University 2021 Taylor University

C.S. Lewis Collection Finding Aid (Updated March 18, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The C. S. Lewis Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Lewis. It also includes letters and manuscripts written by Lewis, as well as rare and first editions of his books.


George Macdonald Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2021 Taylor University

George Macdonald Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), 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.


The Best Children's Picture Books Of The Year In Spanish [2021 Edition], Bank Street College of Education. Children's Book Committee 2021 Bank Street College of Education

The Best Children's Picture Books Of The Year In Spanish [2021 Edition], Bank Street College Of Education. Children's Book Committee

The Center for Children's Literature

An annotated list of the best children's books in Spanish published or translated in 2020. In English and Spanish.

Spanish title: Los mejores libros infantiles en Español.


A Guide Of Anti-Racist Books For Children, Bank Street College of Education 2021 Bank Street College of Education

A Guide Of Anti-Racist Books For Children, Bank Street College Of Education

The Center for Children's Literature

An annotated list of anti-racist children's literature that meets the criteria of having a BIPOC protagonist, the experience of self discovery, self-advocacy, and realizations on the part of the main character and/or a joy or celebration of one's cultural or ethnic identity.


“Fetch M’Dear”: Healers, Midwives, Witches, And Conjuring Women In Select Ya And Toni Morrison Novels, Diane Mallett-Birkitt 2020 East Tennessee State University

“Fetch M’Dear”: Healers, Midwives, Witches, And Conjuring Women In Select Ya And Toni Morrison Novels, Diane Mallett-Birkitt

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Accusations and persecution of witchcraft have been embedded in global culture for centuries. For as long as these persecutions have occurred, women have found themselves accused most frequently. Older women with herbal knowledge were often called on to assist with childbirth or termination of pregnancies and this “secret knowledge” often led them to be suspected of supernatural abilities, often of a satanic nature. Intrigued by these wise women who appeared to have mysterious powers and a penchant for arousing the ire of men in the legal, medical, and religious communities, I began to notice their frequent appearance in novels. Does ...


Billion-Dollar Bride: Book 1—Godric's Academy For Young Ladies, Kaylin N. Stickley 2020 Missouri State University

Billion-Dollar Bride: Book 1—Godric's Academy For Young Ladies, Kaylin N. Stickley

MSU Graduate Theses

This thesis contains the first five chapters of a young adult romance novel featuring a young woman named Theadosia Lee. The plot is heavily influenced by Cinderella, and the biblical braiding technique is heavily influenced by that of Kiera Cass and C. S. Lewis. The piece was inspired by my desire to create more young adult romance novels that contain the biblical values that are sorely lacking in most modern young adult literature. I seek to write a love story that is based on mutual respect, a strong foundation of friendship, and an intentional decision to avoid sexual activities until ...


Cultivating Classroom Libraries That Promote Multicultural Literature: Helping Our Students See Themselves In The Books That They Read, Kori Krafick 2020 Sacred Heart University

Cultivating Classroom Libraries That Promote Multicultural Literature: Helping Our Students See Themselves In The Books That They Read, Kori Krafick

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Literacy

The purpose of this study, focusing on diversity in children’s literature, was to assist teachers in choosing quality multicultural literature for students. Quality multicultural literature lacks bias, avoids discrimination, racism, prejudice and sexism, and accurately portrays social issues, historical details, and dialects in both the words and the illustrations. The goal of this project was to provide teachers with criteria to use when evaluating multicultural literature. Howlett and Young’s (2019) instrument for evaluating multicultural literature, Literary Criticism and the Absence of Bias, was used to assess multicultural literature. The survey included questions pertaining to inherent racism, bias, prejudice ...


Mermaids Vs. Humans: Reality In Fantasy, Avery M. Powers 2020 Liberty University

Mermaids Vs. Humans: Reality In Fantasy, Avery M. Powers

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis analyses how fantasy literature relates to and transforms concrete perceptions of reality, tracing its origins from mythic creation epics and the qualities that it shares with scripture. Overall, I propose a more imaginative approach to realistic literature that draws from the truths found in fantasy literature and by discussing fantasy literature and genre.

The creative element of this project includes an excerpt from an original children's fantasy novel. In it, I compare mythical characters with human characters and an imaginary world to the real world as it is experienced by characters from both worlds. The fantastical reality ...


Time Travel: Teaching Australian History Through Speculative Fiction, Lynnette Lounsbury, Charlotte O'Neill 2020 Avondale College of Higher Education

Time Travel: Teaching Australian History Through Speculative Fiction, Lynnette Lounsbury, Charlotte O'Neill

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

When Mark Salber Phillip’s suggested that history could be written as a type of combinational genre, with traditional empirical elements and fictional, literary elements working together to create temporal distance between the reader and the events, he saw this as a way of forcing us to look more broadly at the meanings of history, rather than focusing on a singular event. Using his claim that history cannot be understood as a singular form, but rather as "a cluster of overlapping and competing genres" that press the reader to a new degree of involvement in a story, it can be ...


A Knock In The Night: Short Story, Ujwal S. Rajaputhra 2020 University of Southern California

A Knock In The Night: Short Story, Ujwal S. Rajaputhra

The Macksey Journal

Two runaways survive a winter's night in the deep woods between one town and the next.


Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Dorothy L. Sayers Collection features a variety of rare books, pamphlets, and articles written by and about Sayers. These include multiple first editions of her poetry books, crime novels, and reflection on theology.


Charles Williams Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Charles Williams Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Charles Williams Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Williams. It also includes letters and typescripts written by Williams, in addition to rare and first editions of his books.


Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Owen Barfield Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Barfield. It also includes letters and manuscripts written by Barfield, as well as rare and first editions of his books.


A Cosmic Shift In The Screwtape Letters, Brenton D.G. Dickieson 2020 University of Prince Edward Island

A Cosmic Shift In The Screwtape Letters, Brenton D.G. Dickieson

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


"I Wolde Be There / Byyonde The Water": Consolation In Pearl And The Silver Chair, Tiffany E. Schubert 2020 Wyoming Catholic College

"I Wolde Be There / Byyonde The Water": Consolation In Pearl And The Silver Chair, Tiffany E. Schubert

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


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