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Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz 2018 Hollins University

Julia Randall Papers, Beth S. Harris, Megan Stolz

Finding Aids: Guides to the Collections

This collection has manuscripts, teaching papers, and correspondence of poet Julia Randall. The correspondence include letters to or from colleagues, alumnae, and friends.


Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Dis Mem Ber And Other Stories Of Mystery And Suspense, Eric K. Anderson 2018 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Dis Mem Ber And Other Stories Of Mystery And Suspense, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

Review of Joyce Carol Oates's short story collection DIS MEM BER, considering the author's attention to psychological detail and experimental forms of narrative.


Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Night-Gaunts And Other Tales Of Suspense, Eric K. Anderson 2018 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Night-Gaunts And Other Tales Of Suspense, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

A review of Joyce Carol Oates's short story collection Night-Gaunts focusing on the influence of H.P. Lovecraft and gothic fiction.


Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Beautiful Days, Eric K. Anderson 2018 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Beautiful Days, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

A review of Joyce Carol Oates's short story collection Beautiful Days considering how this fiction dramatizes confrontations with the "other."


Letters From Olive Fremstad To Willa Cather: A View Beyond The Song Of The Lark, Jessica Tebo 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Letters From Olive Fremstad To Willa Cather: A View Beyond The Song Of The Lark, Jessica Tebo

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

In 1913, Willa Cather met opera-diva Olive Fremstad and the two formed a friendship that would span at least a decade. Fremstad has long been recognized as an inspiration for the character Thea Kronborg of Cather’s Song of the Lark (1915) but has not been portrayed as influential in any other aspects to Cather’s career. Letters sent by Fremstad to Cather have recently been located, and they reveal an ongoing and interdisciplinary dialogue between the two women that negotiates issues surrounding art and professionalism. I locate these letters within the broader context of Cather’s public and fictional ...


Clarke, Mary Louise (Washington), 1913-1999 (Mss 634), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Clarke, Mary Louise (Washington), 1913-1999 (Mss 634), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 634. Research, correspondence and photographs relating to the scholarly study of Kentucky author Jesse Stuart by WKU English and folklore professor Mary (Washington) Clarke. Includes correspondence with Stuart, editors and other scholars in connection with her book Jesse Stuart’s Kentucky and other publications. Also includes research and correspondence relating to Clarke’s book Kentucky Quilts and Their Makers.


Disrupting Narratives And Narrators: A Case For Anna Deavere Smith's Work In The High School Classroom, Amy Hale 2018 Dominican University of California

Disrupting Narratives And Narrators: A Case For Anna Deavere Smith's Work In The High School Classroom, Amy Hale

Master's Theses and Capstone Projects

Anna Deavere Smith, American actress, writer, and professor, explores racial conflicts and the nuances that contribute to dissonance and identity politics through her one- woman plays. Employing a journalistic dramatic format of her own, Smith interviews a panoply of people who play major and minor roles involving conflicts. She then brings these interviews to life on the stage. As a high English teacher, I incorporate Smith’s plays Fires in the Mirror and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 into my eleventh grade American literature class. In this paper, I explain why Smith’s plays help facilitate and nurture important conversations about ...


What’S In The Potato Barn: A Discourse Of Redemption In Three Of Kurt Vonnegut’S Novels, Rebecca Tutton Parker 2018 Liberty University

What’S In The Potato Barn: A Discourse Of Redemption In Three Of Kurt Vonnegut’S Novels, Rebecca Tutton Parker

Masters Theses

This thesis discusses how three of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels (Slaughterhouse-Five, Breakfast of Champions, and Bluebeard) become a discourse on redemption when using Linda Hutcheon’s historiographic metafiction. Starting with Slaughterhouse-Five, Vonnegut opens the discussion about redemption by creating a character struggling with PTSD who is unable to be redeemed. In Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut continues the discourse by introducing Rabo Karabekian who opens Vonnegut as character’s mind to the idea that redemption is possible. By Bluebeard, Rabo Karabekian is able to obtain redemption for both himself and for his author. By studying these three books together it becomes ...


Restoring What Has Been Lost: The Mythic Journey Of Shakespearean And Tolkien Heroes After The Fall In Eden, Taylor LoForti 2018 Liberty University

Restoring What Has Been Lost: The Mythic Journey Of Shakespearean And Tolkien Heroes After The Fall In Eden, Taylor Loforti

Masters Theses

In order for man to understand where he is going, he must first remember where he began. The intertwining link between the beginning, the in-between journey, and the end of a story, or narrative, has been present since the ancient years of literary criticism. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle explains that a unified and effective narrative should have a beginning, middle, and end, and the even more ancient realm of mythology tends to follow this format not only in its written structure, but also in its thematic and archetypal construction. These three main segments of a mythic narrative are later ...


Comparing Cultural Context Through New Historicism: The Impact Of Form Upon Content In The Serialized And Novelized Versions Of F. Scott Fitzgerald’S The Beautiful And Damned, Anna Sweeney 2018 Liberty University

Comparing Cultural Context Through New Historicism: The Impact Of Form Upon Content In The Serialized And Novelized Versions Of F. Scott Fitzgerald’S The Beautiful And Damned, Anna Sweeney

Masters Theses

In this thesis, I analyzed the differences between the serialized portions and subsequent novelization of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned. To conduct this research, I studied the seven issues of Metropolitan magazine from September 1921 to March 1922 in which the serialized portions of The Beautiful and Damned were published, and read them against the novel. I found that the omissions and additions between the two modes of text, including the advertisements and illustrations present within the serialized portions, greatly altered the nuances and meanings of the finished novelized product. This project revealed that there is currently ...


Women’S Erotic Desires And Perspectives On Marriage In Sappho’S Epithalamia And H.D.’S Hymen, Amanda Kubic 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Women’S Erotic Desires And Perspectives On Marriage In Sappho’S Epithalamia And H.D.’S Hymen, Amanda Kubic

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In her collection Hymen (1921), the modernist poet H.D. engages in a collaborative, composite reception of the archaic Greek lyric poet Sappho. H.D. draws on Sappho as a source of lyric power and lesbian erotic authority, and brings together the various women’s voices and perspectives represented in Sappho’s poems—especially those that have to do with marriage—into her own present poetic moment. As the title Hymen suggests, of particular significance to H.D.’s Sapphic reception work is the genre of the epithalamium, or “wedding song.” Sappho, in her epithalamia, constructs a woman-centered and woman-identified ...


Female Gender Stereotypes And Inequality Within Ursula Vernon’S Jackalope Wives And David K. Yeh’S Cottage Country, Breanna D. Perrin 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Female Gender Stereotypes And Inequality Within Ursula Vernon’S Jackalope Wives And David K. Yeh’S Cottage Country, Breanna D. Perrin

Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections

Historically, fairy tales attempt to bring forth issues of femininity, typically surrounding domestic violence, oppression, as well as unequal gender relations. This paper attempts to utilize Ursula Vernon’s Jackalope Wives, as well as David K. Yeh’s Cottage Country to exemplify the ways in which modern fairy tales conform and reject previous notions of what it means to be a woman within fantasy. Furthermore, through analyzing content presented within both texts, this paper acknowledges their differing, yet failed attempts to abolish gendered stereotypes within literature, raising concern as to whether such social issues are so easily overcome.


You Are What You Wear: Clothing And American Authors Of The Early 20th Century, Alyssa Q. Johnson 2018 Abilene Christian University

You Are What You Wear: Clothing And American Authors Of The Early 20th Century, Alyssa Q. Johnson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Though clothes are often said to “make the man,” they are not frequently said to build a character. This thesis explores the ways in which clothing was a performative tool for those who wore it during the 1920s in America as well as for authors who wrote about this world in which they lived. This study’s theoretical framework is inspired by Judith Butler’s concept of the performative; it is also influenced by historical research into the clothing of the 1920s. Primary texts explored include F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, Nella Larsen ...


T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", And Yoga Philosophy, Jessica Cloud 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

T.S. Eliot, "The Waste Land", And Yoga Philosophy, Jessica Cloud

Master's Theses

While pursuing his graduate studies at Harvard, T.S. Eliot put a year into deep study of the Yoga Sutras with renowned scholar James Haughton Woods. Yoga, defined in the Sutras as the practice of stopping “the fluctuations of the mind-stuff” (Patañjali 8), provides the possibility of hope and equanimity in Eliot’s poem The Waste Land (1922), which depicts a world seemingly devoid of meaning. Not only can the influence of the Yoga Sutras be seen in the poetic form, style, and voice of The Waste Land and in the explanatory notes to the poem provided by Eliot ...


In Memoriam: Joann Peck Krieg, 1932-2017, Karen Karbiener 2018 New York University

In Memoriam: Joann Peck Krieg, 1932-2017, Karen Karbiener

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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In Memoriam: Donald J. Kummings, 1940-2017, Ed Folsom 2018 University of Iowa

In Memoriam: Donald J. Kummings, 1940-2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, Nos. 3/4, 2018 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, Nos. 3/4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, Nos. 3/4, 2018 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, Nos. 3/4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Circulating Multitudes: From Antiquity To Cell Theory, Stefanie Heine 2018 University of Toronto

Circulating Multitudes: From Antiquity To Cell Theory, Stefanie Heine

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Whitman’S Native Futurism: Frontier Erotics In The 1860 Leaves Of Grass, Benjamin Meiners 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Whitman’S Native Futurism: Frontier Erotics In The 1860 Leaves Of Grass, Benjamin Meiners

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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