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Singing Meadow: The Adventure Of Creating A Country Home By Peri Phillips Mcquay, Randy Lee Cutler 2017 Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Singing Meadow: The Adventure Of Creating A Country Home By Peri Phillips Mcquay, Randy Lee Cutler

The Goose

Review of Peri Phillips McQuay's Singing Meadow: The Adventure of Creating a Country Home.


Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More And Less Than Human By Dominic Pettman, Gina M. Granter 2017 Dawson College

Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More And Less Than Human By Dominic Pettman, Gina M. Granter

The Goose

Review of Dominic Pettman's Creaturely Love: How Desire Makes Us More and Less than Human.


Otolith By Emily Nilsen, Christine Lowther 2017 none.

Otolith By Emily Nilsen, Christine Lowther

The Goose

Review of Emily Nilsen's Otolith.


Deep Salt Water By Marianne Apostolides, Jenna Gersie 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

Deep Salt Water By Marianne Apostolides, Jenna Gersie

The Goose

Review of Marianne Apostolide's Deep Salt Water.


The Moth Snowstorm By Michael Mccarthy, Joanna Streetly 2017 None

The Moth Snowstorm By Michael Mccarthy, Joanna Streetly

The Goose

Review of Michael McCarthy's The Moth Snowstorm.


Barking & Biting: The Poetry Of Sina Queyras Selected By Erin Wunker, Jenny Kerber 2017 Wilfrid Laurier University

Barking & Biting: The Poetry Of Sina Queyras Selected By Erin Wunker, Jenny Kerber

The Goose

Review of Erin Wunker's (ed.) Barking & Biting: The Poetry of Sina Queyras.


Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon By Michael Engelhard, Geneviève Pigeon 2017 Université du Québec à Montréal

Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon By Michael Engelhard, Geneviève Pigeon

The Goose

Review of Michael Engelhard's Ice Bear: The Cultural History of an Arctic Icon.


Believing Is Not The Same As Being Saved By Lisa Martin, Gillian Harding-Russell 2017 University of Saskatchewan

Believing Is Not The Same As Being Saved By Lisa Martin, Gillian Harding-Russell

The Goose

Review of Lisa Martin's Believing is not the same as Being Saved.


Emergent Ecologies By Eben Kirksey, Cheryl Lousley 2017 Lakehead University Orillia

Emergent Ecologies By Eben Kirksey, Cheryl Lousley

The Goose

Review of Emergent Ecologies by Eben Kirksey.


Exploitation Of Land And Labor In Appalachia: The Manipulation Of Men In Ann Pancake's Strange As This Weather Has Been, Britani W. Baker 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Exploitation Of Land And Labor In Appalachia: The Manipulation Of Men In Ann Pancake's Strange As This Weather Has Been, Britani W. Baker

Master's Theses

Ecofeminism is traditionally interested in the relationship between patriarchal domination of women and nature. Ann Pancake’s novel Strange As this Weather Has Been critiques the way the coal mining industry has affected the Appalachian people and land. The novel reflects natural ecofeminism, which views the connection between women and nature in essentialist terms. This outdated mode of ecofeminism leads to a reinforcement of gender stereotypes and a misrepresentation of the relationship between gender, nature, and culture. This study of Pancake’s novel employs a material ecofeminist approach to both critique and develop the novel’s gender politics. Material ecofeminism ...


The Body Mends Itself, Hannah Elizabeth Dow 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

The Body Mends Itself, Hannah Elizabeth Dow

Dissertations

The following poems were completed by the author between September 2014 and April 2017.


The Woman Of Sorrows: Clara's Self-Destructive Behavior Based On Supernatural Belief In Wieland, Or The Transformation: An American Tale By Charles Brockden Brown, Paden Carlson 2017 Utah State University

The Woman Of Sorrows: Clara's Self-Destructive Behavior Based On Supernatural Belief In Wieland, Or The Transformation: An American Tale By Charles Brockden Brown, Paden Carlson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Much has been devoted to the study of causality and ambiguity within Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland, or the Transformation. While there is textual and cultural evidence providing explanations for Clara’s behavior, little has been said about the ramifications of Clara’s actions. This essay seeks to add to the discussion of Wieland by exploring Clara’s transformation from theistic rationalist to someone who is inclined to believe in supernatural explanation concerning seemingly inexplicable events.

In more than one instance, Clara’s supernaturally-charged beliefs endanger her. Brown uses Clara’s increasing reliance on supernatural explanation to suggest that, should ...


Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History Of Inuit, Newcomers, And Climate Change By Shelley Wright, Benjamin C. O'Heran 2017 University of British Columbia

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History Of Inuit, Newcomers, And Climate Change By Shelley Wright, Benjamin C. O'Heran

The Goose

Review of Shelley Wright's Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq: A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change.


Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense Of Living In A High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World By Kath Weston, Kelly Shepherd 2017 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense Of Living In A High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World By Kath Weston, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Kath Weston's Animate Planet: Making Visceral Sense of Living in a High-Tech Ecologically Damaged World.


Religion And Ecology: Developing A Planetary Ethic By Whitney A. Bauman, Paul T. Corrigan 2017 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Religion And Ecology: Developing A Planetary Ethic By Whitney A. Bauman, Paul T. Corrigan

The Goose

Review of Whitney A. Bauman's Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic.


Living Lore: B. A. Botkin, Folklore, And The State, Kirby Little 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Living Lore: B. A. Botkin, Folklore, And The State, Kirby Little

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This digital project explores government surveillance and political action through folklore. The project focuses on the unpublished essay of folklorist Benjamin Botkin titled “Progress: Negroes and Everybody, From Folk Tale to Science Fiction.” Botkin was a prominent academic in his field, and created the theoretical approach to folklore he termed “applied folklore.” Botkin’s approach to folklore gained considerable attention, both positive and negative, due to his unique emphasis on the present time and the ever-changing nature of folklore, and his politicization of folklore as a method for uniting working class citizens. For decades, Botkin was under clandestine surveillance by ...


Civil Warfare: Naturalism, Isolation, And Place In Stephen Crane's The Red Badge Of Courage And Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets, Brandi Jones 2017 Clark Atlanta University

Civil Warfare: Naturalism, Isolation, And Place In Stephen Crane's The Red Badge Of Courage And Maggie: A Girl Of The Streets, Brandi Jones

Electronic Theses & Dissertations Collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University

Stephen Crane relayed two significant American war stories in The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets (1893). While one bildungsroman details aspects of the American Civil War, the other unveils a subtler, societal war transpiring within the slums of New York City. Henry, the protagonist of The Red Badge of Courage, combats psychological turmoil when facing his terrors of war. Conversely, Maggie, the protagonist of Maggie: A Girl of the Streets, remains naively unaware of the social war occurring within her New York community, the Bowery. Crane’s works suggest that inner-city New York ...


The Unknown Soldier In The 21st Century: War Commemoration In Contemporary Canadian Cultural Production, Andrew Edward Lubowitz 2017 The University of Western Ontario

The Unknown Soldier In The 21st Century: War Commemoration In Contemporary Canadian Cultural Production, Andrew Edward Lubowitz

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Over the past two decades, expressions of Canadian national identity have become increasingly militarized in cultural production in the commemorative works that have been created, renovated, or re-inscribed in Canada or in important Canadian international sites such as the Vimy Memorial in France. An integral component to this militarization is the paradoxical figure of the Unknown Soldier, both a man and a symbol, known and unknown, individualized and universal. Despite its origins in Europe after the First World War, the Unknown Soldier Memorial tradition has been reinvigorated in a Canadian context in the twenty-first century because it elevates white masculine ...


Female Insanity: The Portrayal Of A Murderess In Alias Grace, Maria Medlyn 2017 University of Minnesota, Morris

Female Insanity: The Portrayal Of A Murderess In Alias Grace, Maria Medlyn

Scholarly Horizons: University of Minnesota, Morris Undergraduate Journal

In this paper, I analyze Margaret Atwood’s biographical novel Alias Grace which is based on the life of Grace Marks, a servant who was convicted of murdering her employer and his housekeeper. I use feminist and psychological perspectives to recount Atwood’s interpretation of the 1800s social hierarchy and the use of labels in controlling individuals. First, I explain the severe oppression of women in the 19th century. For example, women in this era were financially controlled by men, held to high moral standards, expected to be chaste yet submissive, and restricted to domestic roles. Next, I describe ...


Écrire Et Lire Le Caribou Au Lieu De L’Achever, Jonathan Hope 2017 Université du Québec à Montréal

Écrire Et Lire Le Caribou Au Lieu De L’Achever, Jonathan Hope

The Goose

Dans un acte sans précédent de gestion de la faune, le gouvernement libéral du Québec a décidé de capturer les derniers membres d’une harde de caribous des bois en Abitibi et de les enfermer dans un zoo. Biologistes et écologistes ont exprimé, avec raison, leur inquiétude et leur colère; cette situation est aussi consternante d'une perspective littéraire.


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