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Environmental Humanities: Voices From The Anthropocene By Serpil Oppermann And Serenella Iovino, Pamela Banting 2018 University of Calgary

Environmental Humanities: Voices From The Anthropocene By Serpil Oppermann And Serenella Iovino, Pamela Banting

The Goose

Review of Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene by Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino, eds.


The Problem Of Interoperability: Archive Grid As An Archival Discovery Platform, Amy H. Chen, Bruce Washburn 2018 University of Iowa

The Problem Of Interoperability: Archive Grid As An Archival Discovery Platform, Amy H. Chen, Bruce Washburn

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

All too often, archive websites dissuade users from recognizing, let alone using, digital content. Those of us who work within the archive and library sector may say that we are service-oriented or patron-driven, but in practice what that usually means is that we value the accuracy and timeliness of our answers and the warmth of our interactions, not how users engage with us online. After all, we are not software and web designers. As a result, we rely on external web-based platforms like ArchiveGrid, internal discovery platforms like Aeon, and internal IT teams to facilitate digital access to our content ...


The Best Story: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald's Return To The South Revealed Through The Analysis Of Her Articles And Fiction Published Between 1920 And 1932, Kemry H. Farthing 2018 johnakinkh

The Best Story: Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald's Return To The South Revealed Through The Analysis Of Her Articles And Fiction Published Between 1920 And 1932, Kemry H. Farthing

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald’s writing published between 1920 and 1932. To date, biographers and scholars have largely failed to carefully examine and understand Zelda’s publications. During this period Zelda critiques the materialism and generational lack of respect she finds in the North in her articles, while using her imagination to discuss the possibilities of the South in her short stories. All of her works during these years culminate in her novel, Save Me the Waltz, in which much of her life and return to the South is mirrored by her heroine, Alabama Knight. This thesis examines ...


African-American Poetry, Music, And Politics, Tyler H. Macdonald 2018 Colby College

African-American Poetry, Music, And Politics, Tyler H. Macdonald

Honors Theses

The 2016 decision to award songwriter and musician Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature sparked a worldwide debate on the relationship between music and poetry and raised many questions about music’s place in literary canon. However, this debate is nothing new. Questions about the relationship between music and poetry have long been debated. Some scholars believe the two disciplines should be studied separately, while others prefer to consider the connections between the two.

My project begins with a question: if Bob Dylan’s songs can be considered poetry, what other forms of music might also be considered poetry ...


Bibliography For Interstices 2018: Beyond Human: Emotion And Ai, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker 2018 Chapman University

Bibliography For Interstices 2018: Beyond Human: Emotion And Ai, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker

Library Displays and Bibliographies

An annotated list of materials in the Leatherby Libraries to accompany the Interstices 2018: Beyond Human: Emotion and AI event held at Chapman University in February 2018. The event featured Lisa Joy, co-creator and executive producer of HBO’s Emmy winning hit series Westworld, Jon Gratch, Director for Virtual Human Research at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies and Caroline Bainbridge, a Professor of Psychoanalysis and Culture in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton London. The Leatherby Libraries also hosted two book club discussions of The Positronic Man by ...


The Man Who Put His Head In A Microwave Oven: A Look At James Incandenza From Infinite Jest, Esteban Meneses 2018 Rollins College

The Man Who Put His Head In A Microwave Oven: A Look At James Incandenza From Infinite Jest, Esteban Meneses

Master of Liberal Studies Theses

I will attempt to reconstruct and interpret the elusive ‘Infinite Jest,’ the film within the novel of the same title. As James Incandenza’s final product whose cryptic message originates in the filmmaker’s broken upbringing and damaged relationship with his own family, the movie points beyond the novel to the world of the reader and serves as Wallace’s mirrored evaluation of the purpose and moral considerations on literary fiction, itself part of American culture. By analyzing primarily Incandenza’s relationship with his father in the two 1960s scenes, I intend to provide a missing component in previous IJ ...


Monological Madness In Nabokov: A Discursive Investigation Into The Solipsizing Operations Of Really Unreliable Narrators, Jennifer Skoglund 2018 Connecticut College

Monological Madness In Nabokov: A Discursive Investigation Into The Solipsizing Operations Of Really Unreliable Narrators, Jennifer Skoglund

English Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


From Fear To Reverie: Incidents In Isolation In The American Wilderness, Serhiy Metenko 2018 CUNY City College

From Fear To Reverie: Incidents In Isolation In The American Wilderness, Serhiy Metenko

Master's Theses

This thesis looks at Nineteenth Century American adventure narratives to examine the role of the wilderness. This thesis centers on a motif of isolated characters in the wilderness and analyzes the various techniques nineteenth-century authors use to project the psyche of their characters. The selected Nineteenth Century authors: Washington Irving, Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Alan Poe, Harriet Spofford, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville root America’s identity in the wilderness. They emphasize its power on the human psyche as positive, restorative, inward-looking, and divine. This thesis argues that these authors portray the wilderness as a protagonist that needs to be ...


Mother, Momma, Leah Waughtal 2018 University of Iowa

Mother, Momma, Leah Waughtal

University of Iowa Honors Theses

My collection is in the genre of linked stories. Each installment is a stand-alone creation, but when juxtaposed against the other stories a larger narrative arc is created. The mediums I’ve utilized are diverse: stream of consciousness style narration, epistolary entries, a heavy poetic inclination, and found domestic materials. The characters of my piece inhabit three different eras, the 1960’s, 1990’s, and contemporary 2018. However, they are all lodged in the same geographical location: Midwestern America. All of the characters are white working class.

Thematically my collection seeks to unearth definitions of femininity. I chase the fluctuating ...


Review Of John James Audubon: The Nature Of The American Woodsman, By Gregory Nobles, Matthew Guzman 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Review Of John James Audubon: The Nature Of The American Woodsman, By Gregory Nobles, Matthew Guzman

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

When we think about American ornithology, John James Audubon is often the first name that comes to mind. As evidence to Audubon’s lasting ability to enrapture readers, it bears repeating that an original Double Elephant Folio of Birds of America sold for an astounding $11.5 million in 2010 (2). Yet, for a man who produced such stunning and memorable visual and literary work on the avifauna of North America, some of the important details of his life and origins have remained highly contested. Even though Gregory Nobles’s new biography is not explicitly tied to the study of ...


Moving Experiences: Women And Mobility In Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, Amy Simpson Birk 2018 University of Kentucky

Moving Experiences: Women And Mobility In Late Nineteenth And Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, Amy Simpson Birk

Theses and Dissertations--English

This project recovers and revises late nineteenth and early twentieth-century narratives of mobility which invoke female protagonists who move from stifling, patriarchal domestic settings in the rural and suburban United States to the more symbolically emancipated settings of New York City and even Europe to reveal both the limitations and possibilities for women’s lives in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century. By challenging popular American fiction’s preoccupation with urban white slavery myths and the lingering proscriptive standards for women’s behavior of the Victorian era, the Introduction argues the selected works of this dissertation ...


Book Review - Cardinal Hill, Kelly Holt 2018 University of Georgia

Book Review - Cardinal Hill, Kelly Holt

Georgia Library Quarterly

No abstract provided.


The Echoes Of Buddha, Jesus Christ, And Fredrich Nietzsche In Cormac Mccarthy’S The Sunset Limited, Hee-Seong Lim 2018 Iowa State University

The Echoes Of Buddha, Jesus Christ, And Fredrich Nietzsche In Cormac Mccarthy’S The Sunset Limited, Hee-Seong Lim

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

As many of Cormac McCarthy scholars have agreed, McCarthy’s film adaptations as well as published novels conspicuously have engaged in religious themes. The purpose of this thesis is to explore religious aspects of the film adaptation of McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited (2011) from Buddhist, Christian, and atheist perspectives. This thesis’ Buddhist reading of The Sunset Limited is the first attempt among religious interpretations of McCarthy’s text, and this is expected to open a new horizon in the religious analysis of McCarthy’s film. The Sunset Limited shows a tension between Black and White, and the tension represents ...


Haitian Votes Matter: Haitian Immigrants In Florida In Local Politics And Government, Bobb Rousseau 2018 Walden University

Haitian Votes Matter: Haitian Immigrants In Florida In Local Politics And Government, Bobb Rousseau

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

This qualitative study investigated perceived barriers to the incorporation of Haitian immigrants in Florida into local politics and government. The theoretical framework for this study was Marschall and Mikulska's theory of minority political incorporation to better understand the political ambition of Haitian immigrants to emerge as candidates and voters toward achieving electoral success and a substantive representation. The research question addressed the lived experiences and perceptions of Haitian immigrants related to barriers to their political mobilization at district, state, and federal levels. A phenomenological study design was used with open-ended interviews of 10 Haitian Americans who lived in Florida ...


The Sting In The Green City, Nicole Tsakoumagos 2018 Cleveland State University

The Sting In The Green City, Nicole Tsakoumagos

ETD Archive

In an irradiated, alternate earth, where a mysterious supernatural phenomenon caused a near-apocalypse, the human race is back on it’s feet. Four major cities dominate the landscape: New Sparta, The Mel, The Nocturn and Oz. In the first installment of “The Sting” series, explore the emerald, Greene Mob run metropolis, Oz. Gun-slinging, Ex-mercenary Kyra `The Sting’ Lee is living quietly in the outer part of the city with her dog, Doogie. The only family she has are the Castellanoses, a Greek four-part ensemble that own Kyra’s favorite greasy spoon diner. Maria Castellanos is Kyra’s best friend and ...


Recasting The Garden: Anne Brontë’S Subversion Of The Victorian Garden Trope In The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall, Katelyn Sabelko 2018 University of South Carolina

Recasting The Garden: Anne Brontë’S Subversion Of The Victorian Garden Trope In The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall, Katelyn Sabelko

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


More Than Looking: Translation As Imagination In Williams Carlos Williams’S “The Dance” And Gary Snyder’S “Deer Park”, May Huang 2018 University of South Carolina

More Than Looking: Translation As Imagination In Williams Carlos Williams’S “The Dance” And Gary Snyder’S “Deer Park”, May Huang

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


“Al Newe Of Gold Another Sonne”: Medieval Gold Symbolism And The House Of Fame, Cecilia Stuart 2018 University of South Carolina

“Al Newe Of Gold Another Sonne”: Medieval Gold Symbolism And The House Of Fame, Cecilia Stuart

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Mixed Race-Politics And Homi Bhabha’S Third Space Theory In Charles Chesnutt’S “The Wife Of His Youth” And “The Sheriff’S Children”, Gabrielle Sanford 2018 University of South Carolina

Mixed Race-Politics And Homi Bhabha’S Third Space Theory In Charles Chesnutt’S “The Wife Of His Youth” And “The Sheriff’S Children”, Gabrielle Sanford

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Creating A Monster: Attachment Theory And Mary Shelley’S Frankenstein, Hannah Jackson 2018 University of South Carolina

Creating A Monster: Attachment Theory And Mary Shelley’S Frankenstein, Hannah Jackson

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


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