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The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Among American novelists since 1945, Thomas Pynchon ranks as one of the most accomplished, with arguably the most fully realized and profound visions of Postmodernity. Therefore, his absence from the field of Ecocriticism is alarming. The aim of my thesis is to demonstrate that Pynchon’s 1997 novel Mason & Dixon ought to be considered as an essential text of American environmental writing. My thesis triangulates the environmental vision of Mason & Dixon by highlighting its affinity with environmental literature on three overlapping levels: the specter of the ancient, the spectacle of the new during the Enlightenment setting of the novel, and ...


Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden 2017 Brandeis University

Ofengenden, Ari Curriculum Vitae, Ari Ofengenden

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


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

[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 ...


Severing Ties: A Lacanian Reading Of Motherhood In Joyce Carol Oates’S Short Stories "The Children" And "Feral", Uroš Tomić 2016 University of Belgrade

Severing Ties: A Lacanian Reading Of Motherhood In Joyce Carol Oates’S Short Stories "The Children" And "Feral", Uroš Tomić

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

This paper approaches two of Joyce Carol Oates’s short stories (“The Children” and “Feral”) from a Lacanian perspective on the tripartite structure of personality in an attempt to analyze questions of motherhood and the parent-child separation process. Although published 35 years apart both stories deal with mothers who have trouble containing their maternal attitude and children who become elusive entities for their parents. Utilizing as well the concept of what Oates has termed “realistic allegory” in the analysis of characters situated within highly specific settings and circumstances, the paper aims to shed light on Oates’s vision of the ...


Witness: Reflections On Detention In Joyce Carol Oates's Work, Tanya L. Tromble 2016 CRILA, Université d'Angers

Witness: Reflections On Detention In Joyce Carol Oates's Work, Tanya L. Tromble

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

Throughout her career, Joyce Carol Oates has resisted the urge of others to label her a feminist writer, insisting that she be considered a writer, independent of biological gender. As America’s “chronicler of the middle class,” she has given voice to countless invisible female character types, but this is only one concern among many. Oates is incredibly active, but rather than to actively incite, she uses her prolific pen to create testimonies to contemporary American life, seeking particularly to give voice to the voiceless among us. In spite of the notions of crime and justice being central to her ...


Teaching Place: Heritage, Home And Community, The Heart Of Education, Judy Kay Lorenzen 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Teaching Place: Heritage, Home And Community, The Heart Of Education, Judy Kay Lorenzen

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This dissertation examines the implementation of a Place-conscious pedagogy as a means to teach heritage and sense of place. This pedagogy is framed upon the premise that trying to understand our heritage and place—ourselves—are crucial elements in our ability to live well as individuals who are connected school/community members, who help our schools/communities thrive, becoming Place-conscious citizens. I argue that in teaching in such a culturally diverse community, tensions rise as immigration has become a main focus. Our school/community has experienced many ethnic groups with vast social differences for which Place-conscious education offers practical solutions ...


From Classic Novel To Broadway Musical Production: An Examination Of Little Women As An Adaptation, Meghan Skiles 2016 La Salle University

From Classic Novel To Broadway Musical Production: An Examination Of Little Women As An Adaptation, Meghan Skiles

HON499 projects

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is a classic work of American literature that has been adapted into many different forms since its original publication in 1868. This essay analyzes the effects of adapting a novel, or written medium, to a visual medium such as a film or stage production. Particularly, it looks at Alcott’s Little Women in relation to Allan Knee’s 2005 Broadway musical adaptation of the story. This article begins with a discussion about the challenges that come with adapting a written medium to a visual medium, and then uses Little Women as a case study ...


Exploring Psychological Territoriality Through The Domestic Gothic In Beloved And Mama Day, Lori L. Cook 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

Exploring Psychological Territoriality Through The Domestic Gothic In Beloved And Mama Day, Lori L. Cook

English Department Theses

The novels, Beloved, by Toni Morrison, and Mama Day, by Gloria Naylor, contain narratives of families with a history of slavery that explore how their female protagonists claim their identities within the new boundaries of freedom. Using a framework of the Domestic Gothic, this paper explores how formerly enslaved female characters claim new psychological territory in bounded domestic spaces by using the chores they were forced to perform during their times of slavery as a means to independence. Domestic duties such as cooking and gardening along with magical and religious ceremonies and acts of violence are passed down through the ...


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 34, No. 2, 2016 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 34, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Practicing Infinity, Rachel Feder 2016 University of Denver

Practicing Infinity, Rachel Feder

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 34, No. 2, 2016 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 34, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2016, Ed Folsom 2016 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2016, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Walt Whitman's Selected Journalism. Ed. Douglas A. Noverr And Jason Stacy [Review], Martin T. Buinicki 2016 Valparaiso University

Walt Whitman's Selected Journalism. Ed. Douglas A. Noverr And Jason Stacy [Review], Martin T. Buinicki

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Whitman And Mathematics: An Introduction, Blake Bronson-Bartlett 2016 Technische Universität Dortmund / University of Iowa

Whitman And Mathematics: An Introduction, Blake Bronson-Bartlett

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Counting From One To A Million: Whitman's Engagement With Large Numbers, Ed Folsom 2016 University of Iowa

Counting From One To A Million: Whitman's Engagement With Large Numbers, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Incalculable, Unaccountable, Indivisible? Walt Whitman's Lessons In Arithmetic, Stefan Schöberlein 2016 University of Iowa

Incalculable, Unaccountable, Indivisible? Walt Whitman's Lessons In Arithmetic, Stefan Schöberlein

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Keeping Tally With Meaning: Reading Numerals In Walt Whitman's Manuscripts, Matt Cohen, Aaron Dinin 2016 University of Texas at Austin

Keeping Tally With Meaning: Reading Numerals In Walt Whitman's Manuscripts, Matt Cohen, Aaron Dinin

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Whitman In The Abstract, Zachary Turpin 2016 University of Houston

Whitman In The Abstract, Zachary Turpin

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


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