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Washington's Tears: Sentimental Anecdote And Walt Whitman's Battle Of Long Island, Jason Stacy 2010 University of Iowa

Washington's Tears: Sentimental Anecdote And Walt Whitman's Battle Of Long Island, Jason Stacy

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Leypoldt, Gunter, Cultural Authority In The Age Of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective [Review], Sean Ross Meehan 2010 University of Iowa

Leypoldt, Gunter, Cultural Authority In The Age Of Whitman: A Transatlantic Perspective [Review], Sean Ross Meehan

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Going No Place?: Foreground Nostalgia And Psychological Spaces In Wharton's The House Of Mirth, Sean Scanlan 2010 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Going No Place?: Foreground Nostalgia And Psychological Spaces In Wharton's The House Of Mirth, Sean Scanlan

Publications and Research

This essay argues that the power of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth comes not from Lily Bart's function as a mere symptom of historical and economic pressures, but from the complex narrative and psychological process by which she negotiates a sequence of homes and their repeated collapse. Informing this process is nostalgia, a feeling that frames Lily Bart's step-by-step fall from riches to rags. Reading Lily via cognitive and family systems approaches suggests that Lily's rootlessness is predicated on a subtle transformation from her reliance upon simple “background” (aesthetic and monetary) nostalgia to a more ...


Whitman And The Proslavery Press: Newly Recovered 1860 Reviews, Eric Conrad 2010 University of Iowa

Whitman And The Proslavery Press: Newly Recovered 1860 Reviews, Eric Conrad

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Genoways, Ted, Walt Whitman And The Civil War: America's Poet During The Lost Years Of 1860-1862 [Review], Michael Robertson 2010 University of Iowa

Genoways, Ted, Walt Whitman And The Civil War: America's Poet During The Lost Years Of 1860-1862 [Review], Michael Robertson

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.27, No.4, 2010 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.27, No.4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Blackening The Blind Eye: 20th Century American Masculinity And Violence, Nikolas Griffith 2010 Carroll College, Helena, MT

Blackening The Blind Eye: 20th Century American Masculinity And Violence, Nikolas Griffith

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

For too long the American male protagonist has been allowed to operate without appropriate questioning of the violence inherent in his actions. This paper will look to question just that. Critics such as Richard Slotkin have pointed out that the American fascination with violence began in the frontier and has continued to steadily develop1. Because of this, I will start with one of the most canonical texts of the American West, Owen Wister’s The Virginian. Moving up through the years, I will then integrate the question of race into that of violence with Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man. The ...


Undercurrents In Don De Lillo's Underworld, Lynn A. Irvine 2010 Glasgow Caledonian University

Undercurrents In Don De Lillo's Underworld, Lynn A. Irvine

Lynn A Irvine

No abstract provided.


The Hacker And The Hawker: Networked Identity In The Science Fiction And Blogging Of Cory Doctorow, Robert P. Fletcher 2010 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

The Hacker And The Hawker: Networked Identity In The Science Fiction And Blogging Of Cory Doctorow, Robert P. Fletcher

English Faculty Publications

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Selecting Three Poems By W. Stevens: A Roundtable Discussion, Alan Filreis 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Selecting Three Poems By W. Stevens: A Roundtable Discussion, Alan Filreis

Alan Filreis

Three poems by Stevens indicate a particular aesthetic predicament, expressions of near-cessation: "Mozart, 1935," "The Man with the Blue Guitar," and "The Plain Sense of Things." In the third poem, the imagination re-emerges at precisely the point of its termination. In the second, the poet ventures into pure sound just when an ideological model for the poem collapses. In the first, the poem is the result of a dodge on the matter of others' pain.


Kittens In The Oven: Race Relations, Traumatic Memory, And The Search For Identity In Julia Alvarez’S How The García Girls Lost Their Accents, Natalie Carter 2010 Butler University

Kittens In The Oven: Race Relations, Traumatic Memory, And The Search For Identity In Julia Alvarez’S How The García Girls Lost Their Accents, Natalie Carter

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The search for an ever-elusive home is a thread that runs throughout much literature by authors who have immigrated to the United States. Dominican authors are particularly susceptible to this search for a home because “for many Dominicans, home is synonymous with political and/or economic repression and is all too often a point of departure on a journey of survival” (Bonilla 200). This “journey of survival” is a direct reference to the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina, who controlled the Dominican Republic from 1930-1961. The pain and trauma that Trujillo inflicted upon virtually everyone associated with the Dominican ...


"The Thought Of What America": Ezra Pound’S Strange Optimism, John Gery 2010 University of New Orleans

"The Thought Of What America": Ezra Pound’S Strange Optimism, John Gery

English Faculty Publications

Through a reconsideration of Ezra Pound’s early poem "Cantico del Sole" (1918), an apparently satiric look at American culture in the early twentieth century, this essay argues how the poem, in fact, expresses some of the tenets of Pound’s more radical hopes for American culture, both in his unorthodox critiques of the 1930s in ABC of Reading, Jefferson and/or Mussolini, and Guide to Kulchur and, more significantly, in his epic poem, The Cantos. The essay contends that, despite Pound’s controversial economic and political views in his prose (positions which contributed to his arrest for treason in ...


“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils 2010 Iowa State University

“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils

English Publications

The panther attack scenes found in the fiction of Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), and Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921) portray these animals as literary monsters indicative of a developing American environmental anxiety. Drawing on a selection of recent critical studies dealing with both antebellum American fiction and ecocriticism, I suggest that these scenes reveal, especially through their depiction of panther attacks in what ecologists now refer to as anthropogenic ecotones (human-made environmental edges), the beginnings of an American cultural recognition of environmental degradation. Ultimately these panther attack scenes prefigure an American environmental ethic, revealing an instructive early ...


Structures Of Urban Poverty In Greg Sarris's Grand Avenue, Reginald B. Dyck 2010 Capital University

Structures Of Urban Poverty In Greg Sarris's Grand Avenue, Reginald B. Dyck

Reginald B Dyck

No abstract provided.


The Writer And His Rose: The Relationship Of Tennessee Williams’ Autobiographical Artist And Fragile Female Character, And Its Presence In The Life And Work Of A Troubled Genius, Anna Lyse Erikson 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Writer And His Rose: The Relationship Of Tennessee Williams’ Autobiographical Artist And Fragile Female Character, And Its Presence In The Life And Work Of A Troubled Genius, Anna Lyse Erikson

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The two most influential forces in the life of Tennessee Williams were his writing and his sister Rose. By no accident, many of his male characters are artists, and many of his female characters, like Rose, suffer from some condition that makes them alienated from the world and emotionally ill-equipped to deal with its hardships. This investigation is an examination of the relationship between Williams' male artist and fragile female characters in each of the plays in which the two figures are found. This study reveals that through these two characters and the progress of their relationship, Williams expressed the ...


Timeless Feminist Resistance Defying Dominant Discourses In Sor Juana’S“Hombres Necios” And Margaret Atwood’S “A Women’S Issue”, Erin Elizabeth 2010 Emerson Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas

Timeless Feminist Resistance Defying Dominant Discourses In Sor Juana’S“Hombres Necios” And Margaret Atwood’S “A Women’S Issue”, Erin Elizabeth

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

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Tom Mack, Ph.D. 2010 University of South Carolina Aiken

Back Matter, Tom Mack, Ph.D.

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

No abstract provided.


The Oswald Review Undergraduate Research And Criticism In The Discipline Of English: Volume 12 Fall 2010, 2010 University of South Carolina

The Oswald Review Undergraduate Research And Criticism In The Discipline Of English: Volume 12 Fall 2010

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

No abstract provided.


Divergent Worldviews In Ron Rash's "Serena", Brenda Dye Stephens 2010 Gardner-Webb University

Divergent Worldviews In Ron Rash's "Serena", Brenda Dye Stephens

MA in English Theses

Ron Rash, through Serena, captures the often misunderstood complex nature of the Appalachian people in the early twentieth century and the effects of human centered environmental changes on this culture and natural landscape. The focus of this analysis involves viewing Serena through the lens of ecofeminism and introducing Rash's vision of the important interrelationship between landscape and culture, particularly in light of the historical outsider vision and its impact upon the people of Appalachia.

The culture and natural environment of the Appalachian people are revealed through the gazes of the characters. Through the fictional viewpoints in Serena,Rash creates ...


" Lu-Li-Lunacy And Sorrow:" The Grotesque In John Irving's The World According To Garp, Nicole J. Homer 2010 Seton Hall University

" Lu-Li-Lunacy And Sorrow:" The Grotesque In John Irving's The World According To Garp, Nicole J. Homer

Theses

No abstract provided.


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