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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

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Thoreau And Romanticism, Samantha Harvey 2016 Boise State University

Thoreau And Romanticism, Samantha Harvey

Samantha Harvey

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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 ...


Searching Cézanne’S Provence, Robert M. Girvan 2016 None

Searching Cézanne’S Provence, Robert M. Girvan

The Goose

This personal essay describes the author's visit to Provence to see the sites where Cézanne painted a number of well-known landscape paintings. He compares the paintings with the landscape as it existed when the paintings were painted, and as exist today, to trace the connections between landscape, and art, and in particular, Cézanne's artistic techniques. Finally, the author suggests that Cézanne's close observation of the natural world, and commitment to studying the old masters still has something important to teach us today in our digital age.


The Literature Of Waste: Material Ecopoetics And Ethical Matter By Susan Signe Morrison, Matthew Zantingh 2016 Briercrest College

The Literature Of Waste: Material Ecopoetics And Ethical Matter By Susan Signe Morrison, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Susan Signe Morrison's The Literature of Waste: Material Ecopoetics and Ethical Matter.


Hillsdale Book By Gerald Hill, Matthew Zantingh 2016 Briercrest College

Hillsdale Book By Gerald Hill, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Gerald Hill's Hillsdale Book.


The Unlit Path Behind The House By Margo Wheaton, Adam J. Kneeland 2016 University of Victoria

The Unlit Path Behind The House By Margo Wheaton, Adam J. Kneeland

The Goose

Review of Margo Wheaton's The Unlit Path Behind the House.


Desecrations By Matt Rader, Katie Stobbart 2016 University of the Fraser Valley

Desecrations By Matt Rader, Katie Stobbart

The Goose

Review of Matt Rader's Desecrations.


The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily McGiffin 2016 York University

The Book Of Feral Flora By Amanda Ackerman & Skeena By Sarah De Leeuw, Emily Mcgiffin

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Review of Amanda Ackerman's The Book of Feral Flora. Review of Sarah de Leeuw's Skeena.


Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus 2016 Pacifica Graduate Institute

Stone: An Ecology Of The Inhuman By Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Joel Weishaus

The Goose

Review of Jeffrey Jerome Cohen's Stone: An Ecology of the Inhuman


Undercurrent By Rita Wong, Kelly Shepherd 2016 UBC Okanagan

Undercurrent By Rita Wong, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Rita Wong's undercurrent.


Ecocriticism On The Edge: The Anthropocene As A Threshold Concept By Timothy Clark, Paul T. Corrigan 2016 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Ecocriticism On The Edge: The Anthropocene As A Threshold Concept By Timothy Clark, Paul T. Corrigan

The Goose

Review of Timothy Clark's Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept.


The Names By Tim Lilburn, Jeremy Luke Hill 2016 Vocamus Press

The Names By Tim Lilburn, Jeremy Luke Hill

The Goose

Review of Tim Lilburn's The Names.


The Plotline Bomber Of Innisfree By Josh Massey, Dessa Bayrock 2016 Carleton University

The Plotline Bomber Of Innisfree By Josh Massey, Dessa Bayrock

The Goose

A review of Josh Massey's The Plotline Bomber of Innisfree.


Settler Education By Laurie D. Graham, Kelly Shepherd 2016 UBC Okanagan

Settler Education By Laurie D. Graham, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Laurie D. Graham's Settler Education.


“And It’S Just When I Think I’Ve Won The Staring Contest”: Viewing The World Through Science And Poetry With Madhur Anand, Alec Follett 2016 University of Guelph

“And It’S Just When I Think I’Ve Won The Staring Contest”: Viewing The World Through Science And Poetry With Madhur Anand, Alec Follett

The Goose

In this interview, poet and ecologist Madhur Anand discusses her collection of poetry, A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes, with Alec Follett. She considers the poetic potential of scientific language as well as other topics related to her poetry and her research including field guides, biodiversity, and socio-ecological relationships.


From "Brief Eulogies For Lost Species", Daniel Hudon 2016 Boston University

From "Brief Eulogies For Lost Species", Daniel Hudon

The Goose

Since the year 1500, almost 900 species around the world have officially become extinct. Several of these species resided in Canada and though some are well known to the public, others are not. Here, briefly, are stories of five of them.


Text And Paratext: Analyzing Edith Wharton's Hudson River Bracketed In Its Periodical Context, Paige Szmodis 2016 Ursinus College

Text And Paratext: Analyzing Edith Wharton's Hudson River Bracketed In Its Periodical Context, Paige Szmodis

English Summer Fellows

Studying a novel in the context of its paratexts — including the illustrations, advertisements, and captions surrounding the fiction — reveals how the publication context can shape a literary work. This project examines Edith Wharton’s Hudson River Bracketed (1929) and its paratexts by comparing the final version of the novel with textual changes made in its monthly periodical publication in the magazine The Delineator (1928-1930). As mass-consumerism and advertising increasingly targeted women during the 1920s, examining Wharton’s work in a popular middle-class women’s magazine like The Delineator illuminates how paratexts affect audience perceptions of the novel’s characters, conflicts ...


Booker T. Washington And W.E.B. Du Bois: Guiding Students To Historical Context, Adam Kotlarczyk 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Booker T. Washington And W.E.B. Du Bois: Guiding Students To Historical Context, Adam Kotlarczyk

Adam Kotlarczyk

Seldom have two vastly different visions been expressed as clearly and as elegantly as in Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address (1895) and W.E.B. Du Bois’s “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others” (from The Souls of Black Folk, 1903). Awash in memorable rhetoric, these competing philosophies foresaw very different paths for America, and for black social progress, at the dawn of the twentieth century.

This lesson introduces students to the ideas and informational texts of Washington and DuBois while challenging students to research some of the historical context in which these men lived, worked, and ...


The Novel Of Sentiment In A Short Story: Reflections On Teaching “Theresa”, Adam Kotlarczyk 2016 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

The Novel Of Sentiment In A Short Story: Reflections On Teaching “Theresa”, Adam Kotlarczyk

Adam Kotlarczyk

I introduced “Theresa” in between units on “The Age of Reason” and “American Romanticism.” Thus it was foregrounded by works like Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography and Phyllis Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America,” and followed by stories by Irving, Hawthorne, and Poe. Strictly speaking, this puts “Theresa” slightly out of sequence; its serialization in 1828 precedes by at least ten years the works of Poe, Hawthorne, and Irving that we study. Despite this, the text functioned well as a transitional piece, although I would consider moving it deeper into the Romantic unit. The exotic setting, relative to ...


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