Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Literature in English, North America Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

3,983 Full-Text Articles 2,485 Authors 2,010,769 Downloads 196 Institutions

All Articles in Literature in English, North America

Faceted Search

3,983 full-text articles. Page 1 of 93.

Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally 2018 University of California, Santa Cruz

Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Meera Atkinson. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017.


Echoes Of War: The Great War’S Impact On Literature, Samuel R. Williams 2018 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Echoes Of War: The Great War’S Impact On Literature, Samuel R. Williams

The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History

This paper examines the works produced by: Erich Maria Remarque, Ernest Hemingway, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, specifically to show how their writings recorded and translated the experiences of soldiers during World War I, and their struggle to assimilate into civilian society afterward. By examining authors and novels from varying geographic and national background, common themes of bitterness, trauma, and disillusionment are found in men that fought on both sides of the conflict. Literature’s reflection of these scars appears in the lived experiences woven into the writings by the authors, and the reactions of the wider ...


Review Of "French Genealogy Of The Beat Generation", Susan Pinette 2018 University of Maine

Review Of "French Genealogy Of The Beat Generation", Susan Pinette

Franco-American Centre Franco-Américain Faculty Scholarship

Review of Véronique Lane's "French Genealogy of the Beat Generation"


The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, jonathan moore 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore

Master's Theses

This thesis examines Fred Chappell’s virtually overlooked collection of poetry Family Gathering (2000), and how the poems operate within the mode of the grotesque. I argue that the poems illuminate both the southern grotesque and Roland Barthes’s theory of photography’s Operator, Spectator, and Spectrum. I address Family Gathering as a family photo album full of still shots, snapshots, and even selfies, which illumines how Chappell’s use of the grotesque in this collection derives more from its original association with visual arts rather than only depicting the grotesque typically associated with characteristics deemed explicitly shocking or terrifying ...


Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Hazards Of Time Travel, Eric K. Anderson 2018 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Hazards Of Time Travel, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

A review of Joyce Carol Oates's novel Hazards of Time Travel considering the genre of Young Adult and speculative fiction as well as how the novel relates to the author's own past.


Representations Of Women In The Literature Of The U.S.-Mexico War, Janel M. Simons 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Representations Of Women In The Literature Of The U.S.-Mexico War, Janel M. Simons

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This dissertation examines figures of women as represented in the literature of the U.S.-Mexico war in order to think through the ways in which the border conflict was preserved in nineteenth-century U.S. American collective memory. Central to my dissertation is a consideration of the intersections of history, myth, legend, and fiction in the memorialization of this war. This dissertation demonstrates that a close look at fictionalized accounts of women’s experiences of and roles in the U.S.-Mexico war highlights the ways in which historical fictions influence how we remember this moment of our collective past ...


Fine Southern Gentlemen: The Three Beaux Of Edna Pontellier, Keli Masten 2018 Western Michigan University

Fine Southern Gentlemen: The Three Beaux Of Edna Pontellier, Keli Masten

The Hilltop Review

Much of the literary criticism on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening has focused upon the main character, Edna Pontellier, and her journey of self-discovery, but the surrounding cast is rich with personalities as diverse and enlightening as Edna’s own. While most of the characters seem clearly defined as to their values, desires, and how they reconcile any dissonance they might face, and Edna Pontellier might seem like the only person suffering the torment of this discord, each character is actually negotiating a careful playing field replete with rules, regulations, and strict penalties if one is to run afoul. This ...


Book Review - Blood, Bone And Marrow: A Biography Of Harry Crews, Chris Sharpe 2018 Kennesaw State University

Book Review - Blood, Bone And Marrow: A Biography Of Harry Crews, Chris Sharpe

Georgia Library Quarterly

A book review of Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner. This is the first biography of writer Harry Crews. It covers his life as an author of several books and articles and a teacher of creative writing.


Cultural And Narrative Shifts Of Nineteenth Century Children's Literature In Hawthorne's Wonder Book For Girls And Boys, Kristen Clark Brandt 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cultural And Narrative Shifts Of Nineteenth Century Children's Literature In Hawthorne's Wonder Book For Girls And Boys, Kristen Clark Brandt

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Both folklorists and literary critics have been drawn to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s body of work because of his distinctive style and incorporation of folk motifs. Such motif-spotting presents no challenge in Hawthorne’s juvenile literature like his retellings from Greek mythology in Wonder Book for Girls and Boys; however, contemporary folklore redirects the focus of this scholarship to “how particular literary uses of folklore fit into a larger, more fundamental concept of what folklore is and how and what folklore communicates” (de Caro & Jordan 2015:15). Hawthorne’s work interacts with other forms of cultural expression in the nineteenth century ...


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Summer 2018, Ed Folsom 2018 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Summer 2018, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlives Of Specimens: Science, Mourning, And Whitman's Civil War [Review], Adam Bradford 2018 University of Iowa

Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlives Of Specimens: Science, Mourning, And Whitman's Civil War [Review], Adam Bradford

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Cohen, Matt. Whitman's Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution [Review], Meredith L. McGill 2018 Rutgers University

Cohen, Matt. Whitman's Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution [Review], Meredith L. Mcgill

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


A "Reconstructed Sociology": Democratic Vistas And The American Social Science Movement, Timothy D. Robbins 2018 Graceland University

A "Reconstructed Sociology": Democratic Vistas And The American Social Science Movement, Timothy D. Robbins

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Untuning Walt Whitman's Prophetic Voice, Yosefa Raz 2018 University of Haifa

Untuning Walt Whitman's Prophetic Voice, Yosefa Raz

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg 2018 Florida State College at Jacksonville

Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

What happens when an English professor and a librarian share their love of books and reading? A campus book club is born. Many students associate reading with what happens in the classroom or studying towards a specific goal. They don’t see the power of reading for enjoyment, entertainment, and pleasure. Stephen Krushen, in The Power of Reading, defines free voluntary reading (FVR), as “reading because you want to: no book reports, no questions at the end of the chapter. In FVR you don’t have to finish the book if you don’t like it. FVR is the kind ...


Materialism’S Affective Appeal, Elizabeth Mazzolini 2018 University at Buffalo, SUNY

Materialism’S Affective Appeal, Elizabeth Mazzolini

The Goose

Citing the pronounced lack of academic engagement with Middlesex since its publication and riffing on the novel’s recounting of the demise of the auto industry in Detroit, Mazzolini examines how cycles of obsolescence and currency work within academic discourse and ultimately advocates for the novel’s potential for examining the material and affective nature of relevance itself.


On Being Intimate With Ruin: Reading Decay In Middlesex, Kaitlin Blanchard 2018 McMaster University

On Being Intimate With Ruin: Reading Decay In Middlesex, Kaitlin Blanchard

The Goose

Blanchard argues for an intimate attention to the ruin in Middlesex and Detroit as a means of exploring the geo-bio-politics of decay as a problem of our socio-ecological present.


From Rusty Genetics To Octopussy’S Garden, Stacy Alaimo 2018 University of Texas at Arlington

From Rusty Genetics To Octopussy’S Garden, Stacy Alaimo

The Goose

Alaimo critiques the “rusty” understanding of genetics, gender, and sex in Middlesex, advocating instead for queer ecological futurism.


Digital Commons powered by bepress