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Afterparty, Patrick M. Werle 2017 Hamline University

Afterparty, Patrick M. Werle

Creative Writing Programs

Afterparty is built on the question, “Can one overcome the past?”...I think. While the work flows on a loose timeline, I do not intend the manuscript to be a story. As the poems drift in and out of time periods; childhood, adolescence, fatherhood, I hope that this is also a collection that can be opened in the middle or paged through and still be successful. Of course, as the artist, I would love for people to take the journey beginning to end. And I also believe that poetry collections should be able to have a reader jump in at ...


Projecting Culture Through Literary Exportation: How Imitation In Scandinavian Crime Fiction Reveals Regional Mores, Bradley Hartsell 2017 East Tennessee State University

Projecting Culture Through Literary Exportation: How Imitation In Scandinavian Crime Fiction Reveals Regional Mores, Bradley Hartsell

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis reexamines the beginnings of Swedish hardboiled crime literature, in part tracking its lineage to American culture and unpacking Swedish identity. Following the introduction, the second chapter asserts how this genre began as a form of escapism, specifically in Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö’s Roseanna. The third chapter compares predecessor Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep with Roseanna, and how Sweden’s greater gender tolerance significantly outshining America’s is reflected in literature. The fourth chapter examines how Henning Mankell’s novels fail to fully accept Sweden’s complicity in neo-Nazism as an active component of Swedish identity ...


Patients, Prose, And Poetry: The Medical And Literary World Of William Carlos Williams, Sarah Heins 2017 College of William and Mary

Patients, Prose, And Poetry: The Medical And Literary World Of William Carlos Williams, Sarah Heins

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In his careers as both an influential writer and practicing physician, William Carlos Williams united two worlds and transcended the boundary between science and imagination. This paper examines Williams’s medical narratives and analyzes their exploration of the doctor-patient exchange—specifically focusing its inherent complexities of communication brought about by conflicts between professionalism, empathy, authority, observation, science, emotion, and their underlying tensions. Through studying Williams's writings, this paper aims to achieve a deeper understanding of how he portrays physicians and their clients navigating a complex relationship, and how Williams's dual careers came together to impact his own medical ...


Whitman, Walt. Song Of Myself: With A Complete Commentary. Introduction And Commentary By Ed Folsom And Christopher Merrill [Review], Karen Karbiener 2017 New York University

Whitman, Walt. Song Of Myself: With A Complete Commentary. Introduction And Commentary By Ed Folsom And Christopher Merrill [Review], Karen Karbiener

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2, 2017 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2017, Ed Folsom 2017 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Whitman’S Late Lives, Anton Vander Zee 2017 College of Charleston

Whitman’S Late Lives, Anton Vander Zee

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Following You: Second Person In Walt Whitman’S “As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life”, Marion K. McInnes 2017 DePauw University

Following You: Second Person In Walt Whitman’S “As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life”, Marion K. Mcinnes

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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In Memoriam: Charley Shively, 1937-2017, Ed Folsom 2017 University of Iowa

In Memoriam: Charley Shively, 1937-2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2, 2017 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Karbiener, Karen, Ed. Poetry For Kids: Walt Whitman. Illustrated By Kate Evans [Review], Kelly S. Franklin 2017 Hillsdale College

Karbiener, Karen, Ed. Poetry For Kids: Walt Whitman. Illustrated By Kate Evans [Review], Kelly S. Franklin

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Hawthorne: Heavy Handed?, Natalie Dueker 2017 Murray State University

Hawthorne: Heavy Handed?, Natalie Dueker

Scholars Week

Abstract

This paper will take a formalist approach and focus on the symbolism in numerous works by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The paper will not only discuss in detail Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, but will also discuss a select few of Hawthorne’s short stories such as “The Birthmark,” “Young Goodman Brown,” and “The Minister’s Black Veil.” This paper will cover the symbolism in the short stories and the novel, how those symbols affect or relate to the characters and how they affect or alter the story as a whole. Common symbolism found throughout Hawthorne’s work will be ...


I Know You Are, But What Am I? Hawthorne's Projection Within The Minister's Black Veil, Coral Serrano 2017 Murray State University

I Know You Are, But What Am I? Hawthorne's Projection Within The Minister's Black Veil, Coral Serrano

Scholars Week

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” has been analyzed from various perspectives, but thus far in the published literature, very few have examined this work using psychoanalytic criticism. It is even more rare to find research over “The Minister’s Black Veil” addressing the use of psychological projection. Through the character of Mr. Hooper in “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne projects his difficulties publicly expressing his criticism and opinion of religion because of the overshadowing actions of his forefathers. Evidence of this is laced within the short story: references to mental illness, the connotations of ...


Presentation And Final Research Paper For Eng 102 [English], Anita Baksh 2017 CUNY La Guardia Community College

Presentation And Final Research Paper For Eng 102 [English], Anita Baksh

Open Educational Resources

English 102 is a required course for almost all LaGuardia students. While most students enroll in the course in their second semester, there are some advanced students who take the course later. It is recommended that Composition I and II be taken in sequence since the latter builds upon skills acquired in the first composition course. Composition II is a process-based writing course. Students further develop the critical thinking, writing, and research skills they acquired in ENG 101. They learn close-reading techniques and study diverse texts in at least three genres (poetry, drama, and fiction). Students are required to write ...


Book Review - Among The Living, Linda M. Golian-Lui 2017 Selected Works

Book Review - Among The Living, Linda M. Golian-Lui

Linda M. Golian-Lui

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Virginia As A Response To Parental Influence, Ashley Quaye Andrews Lear 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Virginia As A Response To Parental Influence, Ashley Quaye Andrews Lear

Ashley Quaye Andrews Lear

In his 1807 poem, "Resolution and Independence," a poem that brings to mind Oliver Treadwell's artistic crisis in Virginia, William Wordsworth describes the precipice that he faces when trying to come to terms with the emotional extremes he must allow himself in creating the art he desires.


Mind Over Magic: Repetition-Compulsion, Power Instinct, And Apprehension In Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard Of Earthsea, Phillip Snyder 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Mind Over Magic: Repetition-Compulsion, Power Instinct, And Apprehension In Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard Of Earthsea, Phillip Snyder

The Catalyst

This paper analyzes what the actions of Ged, the protagonist in Ursula K. Le Guin’s A Wizard of Earthsea, say about fear and its master and how these actions add to our understanding of Sigmund Freud’s concepts of repetition-compulsion, Power Instinct, and Apprehension.


Andy's Inner Society: Warhol's Philosophy And Sense Of Self, AmyJoy V. Sedberry 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Andy's Inner Society: Warhol's Philosophy And Sense Of Self, Amyjoy V. Sedberry

The Catalyst

Andy Warhol’s The Philosophy of Andy Warhol is an intimate look at the internal world of the painter and graphic artist. The general public often assumes that Warhol’s life was little more than a whirlwind of success and partying. His Philosophy conflicts with the general presuppositions about who Andy Warhol was. It reads like a diary and is rich with disclosures of his beliefs about love, beauty, success and underwear. Despite the intimate nature of these subjects and the apparently candid delivery of Warhol’s philosophies and life experiences, he maintains a cagey and detached voice throughout. I ...


Slave Rebellion, Fugitive Literature, And The Force Of Law, Jeffrey Hole 2017 University of the Pacific

Slave Rebellion, Fugitive Literature, And The Force Of Law, Jeffrey Hole

Honors Research Seminars

From the Stono Rebellion in 1739 to the revolt aboard the ship Amistad in 1839, from Nat Turner’s uprising in 1831 to the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—on land and on sea, in U.S. territory and international spaces—slaves and abolitionist allies resisted the legal doctrines and martial enforcement of the slave system. In this presentation, we will explore how nineteenth-century literature imagined and depicted slave rebellion, particularly in the decade before the Civil War and in the aftermath of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act. A component of the Great Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave ...


To Build The Fire Of Revolution, Stephen Roddewig 2017 James Madison University

To Build The Fire Of Revolution, Stephen Roddewig

James Madison Undergraduate Research Journal (JMURJ)

Scholarly examinations of naturalism in Jack London’s 1908 short story “To Build a Fire” often overlook the influence of the socialist political movement. After surveying the American Socialist Party movement and London’s activism in “How I Became a Socialist,” this essay uses the frame of Marxist rhetorical criticism to inspect sociopolitical themes in London’s famous story. London’s critiques of Individualism in “How I Became a Socialist” parallel one of his concerns in “To Build a Fire” as his unnamed protagonist progresses through the Yukon with the larger ideals of American society and the capitalist economy guiding ...


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