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Grammar 3050 Moore Casey Abernathy Presentation, Casey Abernathy 2020 University of North Georgia

Grammar 3050 Moore Casey Abernathy Presentation, Casey Abernathy

Project Beloved: The Past That Haunts Us

Dr. Moore's Grammar 3050 Tuesday 2:00pm class.

Casey Abernathy's presentation of a fifty word sentence in Toni Morrison's Beloved.


A Syntactic Look Into Toni Morrison's Foreword Of Beloved, Natalie Marroquin 2020 University of North Georgia

A Syntactic Look Into Toni Morrison's Foreword Of Beloved, Natalie Marroquin

Project Beloved: The Past That Haunts Us

The attached infographic revolves around a fifty-word sentence from Toni Morrison's Beloved. I delve into Morrison's use of non-restrictive appositives and relative clauses to further the impact of her writing.


Morrison’S Portrayal Of The Struggle To Balance General Welfare And Liberty In "Beloved", Valeria Perez 2020 University of North Georgia

Morrison’S Portrayal Of The Struggle To Balance General Welfare And Liberty In "Beloved", Valeria Perez

Project Beloved: The Past That Haunts Us

Beloved follows the story of a mother who tried to shield her children from a life of slavery by committing infanticide. Beloved suggests that if the U.S government encourages the growth of one race at the expense of another, a true commitment to the general welfare and liberty of its citizens will never be achieved. The US government should focus on protecting prosperity, extinguishing conditional social assistance, and preserving the individuality of every single person.


Linguistic Disobedience: Towards A Lyric Theory Of Intactness In Contemporary American Poetry, Saoirse . 2020 Washington College

Linguistic Disobedience: Towards A Lyric Theory Of Intactness In Contemporary American Poetry, Saoirse .

The Macksey Journal

Oxford English Dictionary

Intact, adj.

Definition: “Untouched; not affected by anything that injures, diminishes, or sullies; kept or left entire; unblemished; unimpaired”

Etymology: “Latin intactus, <in- [prefix expressing negation or privation] + tactus, past participle of tangĕre to touch”

To be intact – to be unbroken – is to be untouched. Theodore Adorno defines lyrical language as an expression of an individual’s personal subjectivity into universality through specific concepts and signs. However, to render a minoritized subject into a language designed to oppress them is to make that subjectivity lose its intactness. By bringing in Paul Ricoeur’s conception of the metaphor ...


Bodily Evidence: Racism, Slavery, And Maternal Power In The Novels Of Toni Morrison, Jonathan Garren 2020 Coker University

Bodily Evidence: Racism, Slavery, And Maternal Power In The Novels Of Toni Morrison, Jonathan Garren

South Carolina Libraries

Jonathan Garren reviews Bodily Evidence: Racism, Slavery, and Maternal Power in the Novels of Toni Morrison by Geneva Cobb Moore.


Indigenous Evolution In A 'Post-Racial' America In Tommy Orange's There There, Jordan Lindenman 2020 SUNY Old Westbury

Indigenous Evolution In A 'Post-Racial' America In Tommy Orange's There There, Jordan Lindenman

The Macksey Journal

This paper will present an in-depth analysis of Tommy Orange’s novel There There, demonstrating the marginalization of Native Americans living in a so-called post-race United States. Orange provides intertextual references, mainly Hip-Hop musicians, to help establish where this particular group of people, Urban Native Americans, fit into contemporary society and popular culture. By focusing on the breakdown of characters such as Tony Loneman, a black-market entrepreneur, the Red Feather brothers, three young boys coming of age, and Dene Oxendene, an aspiring filmmaker, there will be an elaboration of just how Orange is able to explain the Indigenous plight by ...


The Chronology Of Harlem, Danielle Carr 2020 CUNY City College

The Chronology Of Harlem, Danielle Carr

Open Educational Resources

this course covers the chronology of harlem and the building of freshman composition genres for the high school student


Troublesome Minorities: Questioning Assimilation In The Reluctant Fundamentalist And Home Fire, Nida Choudary 2020 University of California, Los Angeles

Troublesome Minorities: Questioning Assimilation In The Reluctant Fundamentalist And Home Fire, Nida Choudary

The Macksey Journal

Cultural discourse has long proposed assimilation as the method for the successful social and political incorporation of immigrant populations in the West. The model minority myth is perpetuated as a success story of the immigrant (particularly the Asian immigrant) achieving the American Dream, of finding success through hard work and trademark American determination, while marketing the perceived silence and patience of the minority as honorable traits. However, these ideals are insufficient and problematic as they ignore the challenges immigrants and their descendants face in the post-9/11 era and promote deep set notions of race and associated categories. In order ...


Relationship Counseling For The U.S.: Understanding White America's Role In Asian American Experiences, Alison N. Lawrence 2020 Augustana College, Rock Island Illinois

Relationship Counseling For The U.S.: Understanding White America's Role In Asian American Experiences, Alison N. Lawrence

Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research

This paper explores the relationship between White Americans and Asian Americans in an effort to discover the root of the difficulties that first and second generation Asian Americans experience while attempting to integrate into American society. Through an analysis of perspectives from Asian American literature as well as historical and current events, it highlights the racist systems that are ingrained in our everyday lives, continuously reminding Asian Americans that they are out of place in their own country. It concludes with a discussion of White America's necessary role in dismantling these systems, and offers strategies to create a more ...


Representations Of Hustling Women: The Figure Of The Black Sex Worker In Ann Petry’S The Street And Louise Meriwether’S Daddy Was A Number Runner, Deborah L. Uzurin 2020 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Representations Of Hustling Women: The Figure Of The Black Sex Worker In Ann Petry’S The Street And Louise Meriwether’S Daddy Was A Number Runner, Deborah L. Uzurin

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis provides a close reading of Ann Petry’s The Street (1946) and Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner (1970) by analyzing how these two black women authors wrote about sex work and black women sex workers in their novels. Black women writers in the mid-twentieth century were reluctant to write about black women’s sexuality as a result of discourses of racial uplift that rejected the white supremacist stereotype of the hypersexual black woman. While not the focus of their novels, the inclusion of sex workers in their fictional narratives provide a complicated representation of a ...


Critiquing Psychiatry, Narrating Trauma: Madness In Twentieth-Century North American Literature And Film, Sarah Blanchette 2020 The University of Western Ontario

Critiquing Psychiatry, Narrating Trauma: Madness In Twentieth-Century North American Literature And Film, Sarah Blanchette

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation explores representations of trauma and mental distress in twentieth-century novels and films. Drawn on research that emphasizes the ways that marginalized communities—in particular women-coded, racialized, and Indigenous persons—have historically been pathologized, the thesis considers how select novels and films query biomedical approaches to mental illness and critique psychiatric contexts, which prioritize social control more than they provide substantive and humane forms of support and care. How might representations of trauma and mental distress be understood without confirming regimes of psy-authority or psy-power? The thesis takes up this core issue by building on theories drawn from Mad ...


Lessons From Hybridity: A Look Into The Coupling Of Image And Text In Karen Tei Yamashita’S Letters To Memory, Claudia Rankine’S Citizen: An American Lyric, And Ilya Kaminsky’S Deaf Republic, Elizabeth Chen 2020 Chapman University

Lessons From Hybridity: A Look Into The Coupling Of Image And Text In Karen Tei Yamashita’S Letters To Memory, Claudia Rankine’S Citizen: An American Lyric, And Ilya Kaminsky’S Deaf Republic, Elizabeth Chen

English (MA) Theses

The spoken and written word has always been a platform for voices to be heard, but being heard is not always enough. This thesis focuses on the use of hybrid forms in recent publications that address this issue, placing images alongside the written word, letting readers also personally visualize and interpret a perspective different from their own. Specifically, it will look into three examples of hybrid literary works: the placement of photographs beside epistolary writing in Karen Tei Yamashita‘s Letters to Memory (2017), the blend of visual art and lyric prose poetryfound in Citizen: An American Lyric(2014) by ...


Affective Histories Of Southern Trauma: Shame, Healing, And Vulnerability In Us Southern Women’S Writing, 1975–2006, Faune Albert 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Affective Histories Of Southern Trauma: Shame, Healing, And Vulnerability In Us Southern Women’S Writing, 1975–2006, Faune Albert

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation explores the affective impacts of historical trauma around slavery and segregation in the US South, arguing for the importance of understanding US Southern history through the ways in which it has lived and continues to live in and on the bodies of Southerners marked by race and gender and class and within emotional life in the South. The texts in this study—Gayl Jones’ Corregidora (1975), Dorothy Allison’s Trash (1988), Ellen Gilchrist’s Net of Jewels (1992), and Natasha Trethewey’s Native Guard (2006)—engage the affective impacts of intergenerational and insidious trauma through portrayals of Southern ...


Jonathan K. Gosnell. Franco-America In The Making: The Creole Nation Within. U Of Nebraska P, 2018., Anna V. Keefe 2020 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Jonathan K. Gosnell. Franco-America In The Making: The Creole Nation Within. U Of Nebraska P, 2018., Anna V. Keefe

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jonathan K. Gosnell. Franco-America in the Making: The Creole Nation Within. U of Nebraska P, 2018. 347 pp.


Walt Hunter. Forms Of A World: Contemporary Poetry And The Making Of Globalization. Fordham Up, 2019., Jeremy Glazier 2020 Ohio Dominican University

Walt Hunter. Forms Of A World: Contemporary Poetry And The Making Of Globalization. Fordham Up, 2019., Jeremy Glazier

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Walt Hunter Forms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization. Fordham UP, 2019. 190 pp.


Their Eyes Were Watching A Goddess: Zora Neale Hurston's Vodou Subtext, Laura R. Sheffler 2020 University of North Florida

Their Eyes Were Watching A Goddess: Zora Neale Hurston's Vodou Subtext, Laura R. Sheffler

Beyond the Margins: A Journal of Graduate Literary Scholarship

Written in Haiti but set in Florida, Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God makes rich use of Haitian religious traditions to empower African American women. Vodou, the religion of the slaves, was both a religious act and a political one in Haiti. African slaves continued to find power in the evocation of their gods to defy the colonial powers. Hurston taps into the subverted powers of the Vodou pantheon and rituals to speak to her American audience, linking the physical rebellions of the earthly world with the spiritual world. One voice of Hurston's double narrative ...


The Rise Of Totalitarianism, Colonial Mimicry, And Gender And Sexuality In The Twentieth Century English Literature, Shahin Hossain 2020 Bowling Green State University

The Rise Of Totalitarianism, Colonial Mimicry, And Gender And Sexuality In The Twentieth Century English Literature, Shahin Hossain

Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects

In this portfolio, Shahin Hossain provides an alternative reading of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room, and Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable.


Front Matter, Toyon Literary Magazine 2020 Humboldt State University

Front Matter, Toyon Literary Magazine

Toyon Literary Magazine

No abstract provided.


The Pen As Your Sword: Writing Through The Lens Of Depression, Chris Lownie 2020 University at Albany, State University of New York

The Pen As Your Sword: Writing Through The Lens Of Depression, Chris Lownie

English

Tragedy is one of writing’s earliest genres, and yet, why do we involve ourselves in the subject and write our own grief for the rest of the world? This thesis explores the act of tackling the subjects of mental illness and bereavement through the use of memoir, and simultaneously to analyze the use of such subject matter in contemporary fiction. Through creating a memoir of my own charting my journey through mental illness, familial death, and suicide, and analyzing the memoirs and works of those who have been through comparable experience, this thesis illuminates how grief is depicted in ...


The Prodigy Of Existence: An Essay On Identity And Its Constraints With Original Poems, Azariah Butler Ruthford 2020 California State University, Monterey Bay

The Prodigy Of Existence: An Essay On Identity And Its Constraints With Original Poems, Azariah Butler Ruthford

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This research essay and collection of poems will highlight key moments in coming to terms with identity. For myself, these identities include race, sexuality, and gender. I have found an expressive outlet through poetry in which I can deduce experiences and make them more approachable for the audience from the perspective of a black, homosexual man. Similarly, Toni Morrison tasks the readers to understand the ways in which identities propose limitations on individuals in her novel, Beloved .The pieces included in this selection will illustrate how life experiences often dictate ones’ identity, and how exploring these differences can inspire both ...


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