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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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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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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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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

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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 ...


Liberating The Zeitgeist: Using Metaphor & Emotion To Unlock The Transcendency Of The Short Story, Vincent Bish 2011 Trinity College

Liberating The Zeitgeist: Using Metaphor & Emotion To Unlock The Transcendency Of The Short Story, Vincent Bish

General Student Scholarship

Barometers have often been likened to short stories—measuring momentary shifts in atmospheric pressure. Short Stories, like barometers are sensitive instruments, recording impressions about the stresses our world is under. What separates Short Stories though from their meteorological counterparts is that, what they measure is infinitely more elusive than the pressure air places on the Earth. What they measure are the prevailing spirits of a times—the Zeitgeist.

These four authors, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Joyce, and Crane, have, in their respective texts, created stories that not only measure this spirit but capture it. From a writer’s perspective, these authors imbedded ...


Scout's Daughters : Race And Creative Development In Contemporary Adolescent Literature, Amanda Malloy 2011 University of Richmond

Scout's Daughters : Race And Creative Development In Contemporary Adolescent Literature, Amanda Malloy

Honors Theses

At the heart of what Roberta S. Trites titles ―adolescent literature‖ – works written both for and about young adults—is a question of agency (Disturbing 7). In Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature, Trites asserts that adolescent novels attempt to answer the question of young adults who wonder if they ―should or even can affect the world in which they live‖ (1). Trites‘ argument is based on the idea that the distinguishing characteristic of adolescent literature is its focus on ―the social forces‖ that shape, and ...


My Secret Life In Film: A Memoir, Kelly Grey Carlisle 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

My Secret Life In Film: A Memoir, Kelly Grey Carlisle

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This creative dissertation is an original work in the genre of memoir, and consists of the first two sections of my book, My Secret Life in Film. I believe that my book speaks to contemporary experiences of childhood, violence, sexuality, and faith, and complicates conceptions of a ‘normal’ family. When I was three weeks old, my mother, who worked as a prostitute, was murdered near downtown Los Angeles. Her case remains unsolved, and I do not know my father. Her own parents were unwed. At first I lived with my maternal grandmother and the woman I believe to have been ...


Bad Girls And Biopolitics: Abortion, Popular Fiction, And Population Control, Karen Weingarten 2011 CUNY Queens College

Bad Girls And Biopolitics: Abortion, Popular Fiction, And Population Control, Karen Weingarten

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Captivating Malaeska: Reading The First Dime Novel As A Captivity Narrative, Elisabeth Ziemba 2011 University of New England

Captivating Malaeska: Reading The First Dime Novel As A Captivity Narrative, Elisabeth Ziemba

All Theses And Dissertations

Regardless of the genre under which Malaeska was marketed, the cross-genre tropes and lessons can be seen which mark the novel as one that has been influenced by captivity narratives. Perhaps more so because of the subtle way it has been integrated into popular culture, the heritage of the Native American captivity tale remains even after physical Indian captivity has ceased, providing readers with a multilayered reading which asks them to think about the events of the time in which the story was written as well as the time in which the story is set, while critiquing the white supremacist ...


Word~River Literary Review (2011), John Quinn, Gary Pullman, Susan Nyikos, Steven Kunert, Denise M. Rogers, Bruce Wyse, Victoria Large, Kate Sweeney, Jeremy Beatson, Blase Drexler, Thea Cervone, Victor Hawk, Andrew Madigan, Ross Talarico, Akin Taiwo, Dianna Calareso, Jeffrey Arnett, Gail Radley, Gene Washington, Laurie Duesing, Brian R. Young, Anne Stark, I.M. Chapman, Natalie Ivnik Mount, Rebecca Leah Păpucaru, Katy E. Whittingham, Judy Shearer, Alex M. Frankel, Nina Schneider, Rosann Kozlowski, Norah Bowman-Broz, Maggie Wheeler, Jade Hidle, Susan Howard, Eddie Malone 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Word~River Literary Review (2011), John Quinn, Gary Pullman, Susan Nyikos, Steven Kunert, Denise M. Rogers, Bruce Wyse, Victoria Large, Kate Sweeney, Jeremy Beatson, Blase Drexler, Thea Cervone, Victor Hawk, Andrew Madigan, Ross Talarico, Akin Taiwo, Dianna Calareso, Jeffrey Arnett, Gail Radley, Gene Washington, Laurie Duesing, Brian R. Young, Anne Stark, I.M. Chapman, Natalie Ivnik Mount, Rebecca Leah Păpucaru, Katy E. Whittingham, Judy Shearer, Alex M. Frankel, Nina Schneider, Rosann Kozlowski, Norah Bowman-Broz, Maggie Wheeler, Jade Hidle, Susan Howard, Eddie Malone

word~river

wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction of adjuncts and part-time instructors teaching in our universities, colleges, and community colleges. Our premier issue was published in Spring 2009. We are always looking for work that demonstrates the creativity and craft of adjunct/part-time instructors in English and other disciplines. We reserve first publication rights and onetime anthology publication rights for all work published.

We define adjunct instructors as anyone teaching part-time or full-time under a semester or yearly contract, nationwide and in any discipline. Graduate students teaching under part-time contracts during the summer ...


Regional Consciousness In American Literature, 1860-1930, Kelsey Louise Squire 2011 Marquette University

Regional Consciousness In American Literature, 1860-1930, Kelsey Louise Squire

Dissertations (2009 -)

This study establishes a conversation between regional literary theory, ecocriticism, and places studies as a necessary component of a more nuanced understanding of regionalism as depicted by mobile American authors in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Between 1860 and 1930, regional writers faced the challenge of making place relevant in an increasingly mobile world. In contrast to scholarly studies that situate the relevance of regionalism as a vehicle for a larger cause (for example, nationalism or feminism), or conversely, studies that focus on articulating an overly rigid "regional identity" of places or authors, I employ the term "regional ...


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