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Misinterpreted Experiences : The Tension Between Imagination And Divine Revelation In Early 19th Century Anglo American Gothic Fiction, Diana I. Dabek 2010 Florida International University

Misinterpreted Experiences : The Tension Between Imagination And Divine Revelation In Early 19th Century Anglo American Gothic Fiction, Diana I. Dabek

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to analyze the ways in which 19th century Gothic fiction novelists Charles Brockden Brow and James Hogg explore the themes of religious enthusiasm and divine revelation. A close look at these texts reveals a common interest in the tension between the imagination and reality. By analyzing the philosophical and theological roots of these issues it becomes clear that Wieland and Confessions of a Justified Sinner mirror the anxieties of 19th century Anglo American culture. Questions regarding voice and authority, the importance of testimony, and religious seduction are common to both novels. I maintain that ...


Jack Kerouac: Le Sel De La Semaine, Thomas A. Ipri 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jack Kerouac: Le Sel De La Semaine, Thomas A. Ipri

Library Faculty Publications

In 1967, Jack Kerouac appeared on the French service of the Canadian Broadcasting Service on the program Le Sel de la a Semaine. This Icarus Films release takes a fascinating look at Kerouac’s connection to Quebec where his parents are from. This interview by Fernand Seguin took place just 2 years before Kerouac’s death, making the program all the more poignant.


Jefferson's "Laws Of Nature": Newtonian Influence And The Dual Valence Of Jurisprudence And Science, Allen P. Mendenhall 2010 Huntingdon College; Faulkner University; Supreme Court of Alabama

Jefferson's "Laws Of Nature": Newtonian Influence And The Dual Valence Of Jurisprudence And Science, Allen P. Mendenhall

Allen P Mendenhall

Jefferson appears to have conceived of natural law rather differently from his predecessors - namely, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Richard Hooker, Hugo Grotius, Samuel von Pufendorf, John Locke, and, among others, William Blackstone. This particular pedigree looked to divine decree or moral order to anchor natural law philosophy. But Jefferson’s various writings, most notably the Declaration and Notes on the State of Virginia, champion the thinking of a natural historian, a man who celebrated reason and scientific method, who extolled fact over fancy, material over the immaterial, observation over superstition, and experiment over divine revelation. They reveal, in other words, an ...


Talking Body Parts And Missing Commodities: Cinematic Complexes And Sylvia Plath, Vidhu Aggarwal 2010 Rollins College

Talking Body Parts And Missing Commodities: Cinematic Complexes And Sylvia Plath, Vidhu Aggarwal

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Engaging The Religious Dimension In Significant Adolescent Literature, Rickey Cotton 2010 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Engaging The Religious Dimension In Significant Adolescent Literature, Rickey Cotton

Selected Faculty Publications

This article discusses the religious dimension in contemporary adolescent novels of recognized merit. It notes psychological and sociological studies indicating that religion is a significant factor in the actual lives of both adults and adolescents and observes that consequently it can be expected that quality literature will reflect this reality. A functional definition of religion was used to address the practical and varied ways religious or religious-like dynamics are engaged by adolescent characters. Religion was defined as whatever individuals do to come to grips with profound existential issues—questions dealing with ultimate issues. An examination of works by three major ...


Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2010 Purdue University

Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

nobilitashungariae: List of Historical Surnames of the Hungarian Nobility 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek Purdue University Press) is compiled by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek based on published historical genealogical sources. nobilitashungariae is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada.

A magyar történelmi nemesség családneveinek listája 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek & Purdue University Press) genealógiai munkák alapján van Tötösy de Zepetnek Steven által összeállítva. A könyv állománya az Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada digitális archívumjának.


Rebel With A Cause: The Religious Landscapes Of David Adams Richards, Michael W. Higgins 2010 Sacred Heart University

Rebel With A Cause: The Religious Landscapes Of David Adams Richards, Michael W. Higgins

Mission and Catholic Identity Publications

The article focuses on the depiction of religion in the literary works of author David Adams Richards. It notes that his novel "God Is: My Search for Faith in a Secular World," declares that God is present regardless of whether people believe in Him or not. It also relates the life of Richards who was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick in 1950 and whose fiction delves into the economic devastation affecting people in his hometown. It adds that his novel "Passion," includes religious concepts such as kenosis, betrayal and Gethsemane.


Adolescent Transformation In The Short Stories Of Carson Mccullers, Ashley-Ann Dorn Woods 2010 University of New Orleans

Adolescent Transformation In The Short Stories Of Carson Mccullers, Ashley-Ann Dorn Woods

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Carson McCullers's neglected short stories "Sucker", "Like That", and "The Haunted Boy" depict stark adolescent crises. Her character analyses dramatize important elements of many theories of adolescent psychology. Each of these stories depicts what happens when something goes horribly wrong in the course of an already difficult stage of life. In "Sucker" two different stages of adolescent development collide. Pete and Sucker go through different psychological adjustments. The two boys discover the difficulties of adolescent romance, hero-worship, peer group formation and exclusion, and power reversal. The narrator in "Like That" struggles with her Peter-Pan complex as she witnesses her ...


Hole In The Head: A Play, Accompanied By A Conspectus Of Knowledge, Both Repressed And Researched, That Directly Influenced The Playwright In Her Development Of A New Work, Margaret Hunter Cook 2010 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Hole In The Head: A Play, Accompanied By A Conspectus Of Knowledge, Both Repressed And Researched, That Directly Influenced The Playwright In Her Development Of A New Work, Margaret Hunter Cook

Honors Scholar Theses

"Hole in the Head" is a play about a woman who wakes up. Maude wakes up in the first act, and in every subsequent scene she undergoes some form of physical or emotional awakening as characters walk in and out of her front door."Hole in the Head" is accompanied by an introduction that attempts to understand the interplay between creativity and academia through an analysis of theatre, feminist and queer theory, and science.


The Completeness: Novel, Samuel Royce Harr 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Completeness: Novel, Samuel Royce Harr

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

The concept of completeness is a state of having all the parts that one needs to be whole--or, of being complete. What that is depends on what the person needs--a wife, a friend, a lover, a friend, art, a trade, a religion, a God. Each of these others fits into the individual character, like a piece that fits an empty space in a jigsaw puzzle. Without it, that empty space becomes a nothingness that is all too real--one becomes aware of the appearance and substance of nothing. What does a person do without that sense of completeness? Do they look ...


Now Was Then, Then Is Now: The Paradoxical World Of Fahrenheit 451, Michael R. LaBrie 2010 Salve Regina University

Now Was Then, Then Is Now: The Paradoxical World Of Fahrenheit 451, Michael R. Labrie

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

In the following essay, through the analysis and interpretation of Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, I will create a juxtaposition of the world that we live in today and compare it to the eerily similar version known as Elm City, in which Bradbury creates a dark representation of 21st century America. This essay will carefully analyze and interpret themes, symbols, and futuristic inventions in which Bradbury claims he was, “Trying to prevent futures,” as well as bring everyday uses and patterns of today’s society to light, revealing the prescient and prophetic text in which the novel encompasses


Meaningful Meaninglessness: Albert Camus' Presentation Of Absurdism As A Foundation For Goodness, Maria K. Genovese 2010 Salve Regina University

Meaningful Meaninglessness: Albert Camus' Presentation Of Absurdism As A Foundation For Goodness, Maria K. Genovese

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

In 1957, Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize for Literature. By that time he had written such magnificently important works such as Caligula (1938), The Stranger (1942), The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), The Plague (1947), The Rebel (1951), and The Fall (1956). Camus was a proponent of Absurdism, a philosophy that realizes the workings of the world are inherently meaningless and indifferent to the human struggle to create meaning. Absurdism, however, is not a nihilistic philosophy. In The Myth of Sisyphus, The Rebel, and Caligula, Camus offers a foundation of optimism and morality.


Imagining Sri Lanka, Derick Kirishan Ariyam 2010 Rhode Island College

Imagining Sri Lanka, Derick Kirishan Ariyam

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Analyzes the works of three Sri Lankan expatriates, the writers, Shyam Selvadurai and Michael Ondaatje, and the artist, M.I.A., giving particular attention to Selvadurai's Funny Boy and Ondaatje's Running in the Family, Anil's Ghost, and The Cinnamon Peeler. Though all three have been charged as "inauthentic" due to their dislocated positions, uncovers the various productive and complicated ways Sri Lanka has been configured by those outside its shores.


Burning Down The Trailer Park, Timothy Owen Davis 2010 Boise State University

Burning Down The Trailer Park, Timothy Owen Davis

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of short stories, all of which are set in High Point, NC.


Faith And Field: Christianity, The Environment, And Five Contemporary American Poets, Heather M. Hoover 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Faith And Field: Christianity, The Environment, And Five Contemporary American Poets, Heather M. Hoover

Doctoral Dissertations

Many poets write about the earth or even about God using the language of nature. And many poets and contemporary authors concern themselves with the state of the environment. However, the poetry of Wendell Berry, James Still, Li-Young Lee, Mary Oliver, and Charles Wright seems to engage different kinds of questions about how humans creatively respond to the earth. Collectively, their responses seem influenced by their connections with Christianity rather than any specific ecological agenda. In all of their poetry lies a sensibility about how humans should interact with the earth. All five of the poets seem to acknowledge humanity ...


From Main-Travelled Roads To Route 66: Transitions In Prairie Naturalism, Michelle Nicole Munkres 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

From Main-Travelled Roads To Route 66: Transitions In Prairie Naturalism, Michelle Nicole Munkres

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

To best represent a people of a specific spatial and historical context, literary texts must necessarily demonstrate a vested interest and familiarity of a region and its inhabitants’ common experiences. In examining one particular aspect of regional naturalism in American literature, this study explores the basic tenets of Prairie Naturalism as defined by three major authors: Hamlin Garland, Willa Cather, and John Steinbeck. The short stories in Hamlin Garland’s Main-Travelled Roads (1891) establish the foundation of Prairie Naturalism with meticulous attention to daily lives on the plains and with political strategies to improve the lives of the oppressed. Willa ...


Invisible Mink, Jessie L Janeshek 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Invisible Mink, Jessie L Janeshek

Doctoral Dissertations

Emily Dickinson, Frances Sargent Osgood, and Sarah Piatt render the nineteenth-century “women’s sphere” ironically Unheimliche while simultaneously conveying it as the “home sweet home” the sentimental tradition prescribes it should be. These American women poets turn the domestic milieu into, as Paula Bennett phrases it, “the gothic mise en scene par excellence…the displacements, doublings, and anxieties characterizing gothic experience are the direct consequence of domestic ideology’s impact on the lives and psyches of ordinary bourgeois women (121-122).”

Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath continue to represent the Unheimliche home in their poetry through the middle of the twentieth ...


An Examination Of The Life And Work Of Gustav Hasford, Matthew Samuel Ross 2010 University of Nevada Las Vegas

An Examination Of The Life And Work Of Gustav Hasford, Matthew Samuel Ross

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

While Stanley Kubrick's film Full Metal Jacket has remained in the national consciousness twenty years after its release, the author of its source material, Gustav Hasford, has not. Few people know or remember that the Oscar-nominated film was not an original work but was adapted by Hasford, Kubrick, and Dispatches author Michael Herr from Hasford's 1979 novel The Short-Timers. Fewer people remember that following the well-reviewed The Short-Timers Hasford published a sequel, The Phantom Blooper, as well as one final novel A Gypsy Good Time, a frenetic parody of detective fiction. To say that Gustav Hasford is primarily ...


Too Much Horse: Fiction, Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Andrew Otis Haschemeyer 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Too Much Horse: Fiction, Nonfiction, Prose Poetry, Andrew Otis Haschemeyer

Doctoral Dissertations

A collection of fiction, nonfiction, and prose poetry that explores imagination through different shapes in form, content, and genre. Includes award winning nonfiction, “The Storekeeper,” and award winning fiction, “The Fantôme of Fatma.”


William Sidney Porter (O. Henry), Christy Allen 2010 Furman University

William Sidney Porter (O. Henry), Christy Allen

Christy Allen

No abstract provided.


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