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“'You Done Cheat Mose Out O' De Job, Anyways; We All Knows Dat'”: Faith Healing In The Fiction Of Kate Chopin, Karen Kel Roop 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“'You Done Cheat Mose Out O' De Job, Anyways; We All Knows Dat'”: Faith Healing In The Fiction Of Kate Chopin, Karen Kel Roop

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1850, the half-way mark of the century in which the country itself would be broken in two, Kate Chopin was destined to bear witness to the many divisions that have distinguished the United States. Especially noticeable in the post-Reconstruction period in which she wrote was the expanding chasm between the races. This dissertation argues that even Chopin's most seemingly orthodox Southern stories betray a quest for a theology capable of healing the physical, emotional, and spiritual ills omnipresent in the country and especially apparent in the post-Civil War South. The alternative to mainstream ...


A Montage In Its Leaves, Andrew S. Nicholson 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Montage In Its Leaves, Andrew S. Nicholson

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This dissertation consists of a series of lyric poems preceded by an introduction to those poems. The introduction gives a background to the method of composition and historical precedents to the poems, connecting the lyric poems to the writing and thoughts of William Blake, Martin Heidegger, and Robert Creeley. The poems are presented in three parts, and cover a variety of subjects, frequently favoring the presentation of subjective experience over an imagined objectivity.


The Whiter Lotus: Asian Religions And Reform Movements In America, 1836-1933, Edgar A. Weir Jr. 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Whiter Lotus: Asian Religions And Reform Movements In America, 1836-1933, Edgar A. Weir Jr.

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This study examines the influence of Asian religions and thought on various reform movements in America, including anti-slavery, labor rights, the alleviation of poverty, women's rights, and the rights of immigrants. The interactions between these two forces will be uncovered and analyzed from 1836, the year Ralph Waldo Emerson's ground-breaking work Nature was published, until 1933, the year that Dyer Daniel Lum, the last individual discussed in this work, passed away. Previous studies have demonstrated that those who incorporated Asian religions and thought into their own lives and worldviews also affixed great importance on affecting society in a ...


Woman Or Warrior? How Believable Femininity Shapes Warrior Women, Jessica D. McCall 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Woman Or Warrior? How Believable Femininity Shapes Warrior Women, Jessica D. Mccall

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

My dissertation is an exploration of how femininity is constructed in the characters of warrior women. I define and apply my theory of believable femininity: the notion that in order for characters gendered female to be accepted by an audience, specific textual markers must render them submissive to a dominating male figure. I examine the following warrior women at length: Britomart and Radigund from Spenser's The Faerie Queene; Christine de Pizan's treatment of Amazons in her Book of the City of Ladies and Hippolyta's specific portrayal by de Pizan in comparison to Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's ...


Skunk Hammock, Britton Cody Lumpkin 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Skunk Hammock, Britton Cody Lumpkin

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Skunk Hammock: Poems, a poetry collection by Cody Lumpkin, explores the confluence of man-made objects with the natural world. Lumpkin’s subject matter varies widely. From poems derived from the detritus of popular culture like Spam and Mr. Snuffleupagus to poems where prairie dogs and egging houses are the focus, Lumpkin works to render material poetic that is typically not seen as poetic. A number of his poems concern themselves with the perception of animals. Influenced by the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, David Bottoms, Robert Hayden, and Claudia Emerson, Lumpkin seeks to show animals not as mere symbolic vessels, but ...


Two Faces Of Media While Covering Human Right Activities In India, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2011 India Today Group

Two Faces Of Media While Covering Human Right Activities In India, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

The situation of human rights in India is a complex one, as a result of the country's large size and tremendous diversity, its status as a developing country and a sovereign, secular, democratic republic, and its history as a former colonial territory. The Constitution of India provides for Fundamental rights, which include freedom of religion. Clauses also provide for Freedom of Speech, as well as separation of executive and judiciary and freedom of movement within the country and abroad. In its report on human rights in India during 2010, Human Rights Watch stated India had "significant human rights problems ...


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.28, No.4, 2011 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.28, No.4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Leaves Of Grass And Real Estate, Peter J. L. Riley 2011 University of Iowa

Leaves Of Grass And Real Estate, Peter J. L. Riley

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman "Live": Performing The Public Sphere, Tyler Hoffman 2011 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman "Live": Performing The Public Sphere, Tyler Hoffman

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Whitman's Earliest Attempt To Absorb The Civil War Into Leaves Of Grass, Eric Conrad 2011 University of Iowa

Whitman's Earliest Attempt To Absorb The Civil War Into Leaves Of Grass, Eric Conrad

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Whitman, Walt. Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition In Facsimile. Ed. Ed Folsom [Review], Stephen John Mack 2011 University of Iowa

Whitman, Walt. Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition In Facsimile. Ed. Ed Folsom [Review], Stephen John Mack

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Spring 2011, Ed Folsom 2011 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Spring 2011, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.28, No.4, 2011 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.28, No.4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


The Academic Librarian In The Academic Mystery Novel, Mary Freier 2011 Northern Michigan University

The Academic Librarian In The Academic Mystery Novel, Mary Freier

Mollie Freier

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"Average-Representing Grant": Whitman's General, Martin T. Buinicki 2011 Selected Works

"Average-Representing Grant": Whitman's General, Martin T. Buinicki

Martin T. Buinicki

Examines Whitman’s changing attitudes toward Ulysses S. Grant from the Civil War through the poet’s late conversations with Horace Traubel, analyzes Whitman’s poetry and prose about Grant, and shows how Whitman eventually “saw in the general and his critics a symbol of his own poetic battles against the canons of tradition.”


Kummings, Donald D., Ed., A Companion To Walt Whitman [Review], Martin T. Buinicki 2011 Selected Works

Kummings, Donald D., Ed., A Companion To Walt Whitman [Review], Martin T. Buinicki

Martin T. Buinicki

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"Boz's Opinions Of Us": Whitman, Dickens, And The Forged Letter, Martin T. Buinicki 2011 Selected Works

"Boz's Opinions Of Us": Whitman, Dickens, And The Forged Letter, Martin T. Buinicki

Martin T. Buinicki

Looks at Whitman's 1842 Evening Tattler article on Dickens and examines Whitman's involvement in publishing a forged letter by Dickens, suggesting that the episode "complicates our understanding" of Whitman's generally positive feelings about Dickens.


Literary Nationalism And Ambivalence In Washington Irving's The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus, John D. Hazlett 2011 University of New Orleans

Literary Nationalism And Ambivalence In Washington Irving's The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus, John D. Hazlett

John D Hazlett

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City Of Slow Dissolve, John M. Chavez 2011 English Language & Literature

City Of Slow Dissolve, John M. Chavez

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

City of Slow Dissolve examines identity, displacement, and construction of the self. Beginning with the persona’s root location of Colorado Springs, Colorado, moving to Detroit, Michigan and concluding with Las Cruces, New Mexico, the speaker of the included poems articulates the complexities of lived emotion (e.g., anxiety, anger, guilt, and eventual acceptance), of the critical evaluation of one’s surroundings, and of the fractures of the self as the result of elected displacement in the service of personal advancement. It is with this in mind that these poems avoid thematizing what it means to be a Latin@ living ...


Language Discourse- A Critical Analysis Of Michel Focault's Work On Language Discourse With Special Reference To His Masterpiece "The Archeology Of Knowledge", Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr 2011 India Today Group

Language Discourse- A Critical Analysis Of Michel Focault's Work On Language Discourse With Special Reference To His Masterpiece "The Archeology Of Knowledge", Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Discourse generally refers to "written or spoken communication or debate". The following are three more specific definitions: (1) In semantics and discourse analysis: A generalization of the concept of conversation to all modalities and contexts. (2) "The totality of codified linguistic usages attached to a given type of social practice. (E.g.: legal discourse, medical discourse, religious discourse.)" (3) In the work of Michel Foucault, and social theorists inspired by him: "an entity of sequences of signs in that they are enouncements (enoncés)" (Foucault 1969: 141). An enouncement (often translated as "statement") is not a unity of signs, but an ...


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