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Coleridge, Thoreau, And The Transatlantic ‘Riddle Of The World', Samantha Harvey 2016 Boise State University

Coleridge, Thoreau, And The Transatlantic ‘Riddle Of The World', Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey

[No abstract available.]


Thoreau And Romanticism, Samantha Harvey 2016 Boise State University

Thoreau And Romanticism, Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey

[No abstract available.]


From Slave Cabins To The White House: Homemaking Anxiety In African American Culture, Koritha Mitchell 2016 Ohio State University - Main Campus

From Slave Cabins To The White House: Homemaking Anxiety In African American Culture, Koritha Mitchell

Koritha Mitchell

A book-length study of what I call "homemaking anxiety," which I first began defining in the article "Mamie Bradley's Unbearable Burden." It is "the palpable tension that emerges when African Americans, especially women, continue to invest in homemaking even while seeing the signs that it won't yield for them the respectability or safety that it should." This project traces the imprint this tension has left on black cultural production, from slavery to the Age of Michelle Obama. Performance theory influences my examination of a wide array of texts—whether novels, plays, or the performance text that is Mrs ...


Maria Susanna Cummins' London Letters: April 1860, Heidi LM Jacobs 2016 University of Windsor

Maria Susanna Cummins' London Letters: April 1860, Heidi Lm Jacobs

Heidi Jacobs

Within scholarship on Maria Susanna Cummins (1827-1866), there are two recurrent phrases: "author of the best-selling novel The Lamplighter" and "little is known about her life." Despite the early contextualization of Cummins by various scholars, most of the recent critical work on Cummins has centered on her first and best-known novel, The Lamplighter (1854). Very little critical attention has been paid to Cummins's life, her career as a publishing author, her lesser known novels, her periodical publications, and her archived letters. Written in the weeks preceding the publication in the United States and Britain of her third novel, El ...


Symbolic Geography And Psychic Landscapes: A Conversation With Maya Angelou, Joanne M. Braxton 2016 Selected Works

Symbolic Geography And Psychic Landscapes: A Conversation With Maya Angelou, Joanne M. Braxton

Joanne Braxton

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Falling Though Space... Portrait Of A Poet From A Bird's Eye View, Christopher Kean 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Falling Though Space... Portrait Of A Poet From A Bird's Eye View, Christopher Kean

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

In his wartime writing, Falling through Space, Richard Hillary reveals the perspective of a Royal Air Force pilot which leads to a contemplation of existence between two zones: the tragic and the trivial. Aviation literature from this period, in fact, leads to contemplation of the opposing spaces of existence once left only to poets: earth and sky. The middle space between these two, between elevation and rooted humanity, is the topic of this paper.

Building from a series excerpts from literature, I will address the plight of the poet in particular, and of mankind in general. The unique aviator viewpoint ...


Pynchon's Age Of Reason: Mason & Dixon And America's Rise Of Rational Discourse, Jason McEntee 2016 South Dakota State University

Pynchon's Age Of Reason: Mason & Dixon And America's Rise Of Rational Discourse, Jason Mcentee

Jason McEntee

By drawing upon astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon for the unlikely protagonists of Mason & Dixon (1997), Thomas Pynchon develops a revisionist history of these two Englishmen as they come to terms with America in the so-called Age of Reason, which was informed by a European philosophical movement with its roots in rational discourse aimed at cultural and political intellect that eventually served as the foundation for American independence and democracy. But as Thomas Paine suggests, time wields a stronger power than does reason, and what history calls the Age of Reason may remind one of an ideal time ...


Poetry Editorial: Seeing Words, Camilla Nelson 2016 Singing Apple Press

Poetry Editorial: Seeing Words, Camilla Nelson

The Goose

Poetry Editorial by Camilla Nelson


Ictus/Curiad/Ignis/Prog, Rhys G. Trimble 2016 Northumbria University

Ictus/Curiad/Ignis/Prog, Rhys G. Trimble

The Goose

Poetry by Rhys Trimble


Stone: Walking Through The Burren, Nancy Ellen Miller 2016 The University of Roehampton

Stone: Walking Through The Burren, Nancy Ellen Miller

The Goose

Poetry by Nancy Ellen Miller


Prairie Surreal--A Digital-Poetic Road Trip, Mari-Lou Rowley 2016 University of Saskatchewan

Prairie Surreal--A Digital-Poetic Road Trip, Mari-Lou Rowley

The Goose

Poetry by Mari-Lou Rowley


Seismic/Ley Lines, Brook WR Pearson 2016 University of British Columbia

Seismic/Ley Lines, Brook Wr Pearson

The Goose

Poetry by Brook Pearson


A A Novel 40-45, derek a. beaulieu 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University

A A Novel 40-45, Derek A. Beaulieu

The Goose

Poetry by Derek Beaulieu


Concrete Poem Diary, Karen Barton 2016 The Open University, Milton Keynes

Concrete Poem Diary, Karen Barton

The Goose

Poetry by Karen Barton


Water.Under, J. R. Carpenter 2016 independent author

Water.Under, J. R. Carpenter

The Goose

Poetry by JR Carpenter


Visual Poetry Responses To A Changing City-Scape, Andrew Taylor 2016 Nottingham Trent University

Visual Poetry Responses To A Changing City-Scape, Andrew Taylor

The Goose

Poetry by Andrew Taylor


Wave Equations, Matt Martin 2016 Royal Holloway, University of London

Wave Equations, Matt Martin

The Goose

Poster poem by Matt Martin


Blank Five, Elizabeth Anne Godwin 2016 University of Wales Aberystwyth

Blank Five, Elizabeth Anne Godwin

The Goose

Poetry by Elizabeth Godwin


Three Poems, Scott T. Starbuck 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University

Three Poems, Scott T. Starbuck

The Goose

Poetry by Scott Tarbuck


Rapid Museum, Gary Barwin 2016 Niagara Regional Rhyme Gland Laboratory

Rapid Museum, Gary Barwin

The Goose

Poetry by Gary Barwin


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