Utopian Promises, Dystopic Realities: Teaching Bell Hooks “No Love In The Wild”, 2023 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Utopian Promises, Dystopic Realities: Teaching Bell Hooks “No Love In The Wild”, Naimah H. Ford
This original teaching activity discusses bell hooks’ film review of Beasts of The Southern Wild and explains how it can be used to encourage students to recognize how popular culture reproduces and reinforces disturbing paradigms. This original teaching activity, based on hooks’ review “No Love in The Wild,” encourages students to be informed while navigating visual images in popular culture. This activity also explains how hooks’ film review and the film can be used to empower students with strategies to analyze film and other visual images that are seemingly progressive but support the strictures and structures that reinforce patriarchy, racism, …
Covid-19 As An Industry Accelerant, 2023 Western Michigan University
Covid-19 As An Industry Accelerant, Betty Huang
The coronavirus pandemic, declared as a national emergency on March 13th, 2020, has caused extreme social and economic disruption all over the world, forever leaving a distinct imprint on history. Although many companies struggled immensely, either barely pulling out of the pandemic alive or having to completely shut down, several other companies have found ways to flourish during this unprecedented time.
The beginning of the pandemic brought lowered advertising rates. Several companies made the marketing decision to run campaigns during this time to take advantage of these lowered rates while creating a company response to the pandemic itself. The world …
“Since When Is Steve Urkel White?” – Vocal Blackface In The German Dubbing Landscape, 2023 University of Florida
“Since When Is Steve Urkel White?” – Vocal Blackface In The German Dubbing Landscape, Patrick Ploschnitzki
Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
Dubbed (i.e., lip-synchronized audiovisual translation of) movies and television are ubiquitous in German-speaking countries and often consumed without active reflection of their production. Due to this inattention, the domestication / replacement of cultural references in US media translated into German often goes unnoticed. Translational decision-making becomes highly problematic, however, when entire cultures are replaced or disregarded as a result. In 2004, applied linguist Robin Queen demonstrated that Black actors were dubbed by white voice actors with German dialects and sociolects traditionally read as “blue collar.” There has not been any follow-up research to her crucial contribution that remains topical: the …
“Wall Of Force”: Analyzing The Partition Of India And Pakistan In Haroun And The Sea Of The Stories, 2022 Cedarville University
“Wall Of Force”: Analyzing The Partition Of India And Pakistan In Haroun And The Sea Of The Stories, Grace Mowery
Channels: Where Disciplines Meet
Literary scholars have often interpreted Salman Rushdie’s children’s book Haroun and the Sea of Stories as a critique of censorship, but Eva König’s postcolonial analysis provides an alternate interpretation of the book. This essay builds upon König’s work and argues that the book instead critiques the damaged relationship between India and Pakistan following the 1947 partition. König’s inclusion of Edward Said’s views of othering in her analysis strengthens her argument, but she does not account for Rushdie’s context. Contextualizing the book within the history of the partition and accounting for Rushdie’s condemnation of it allows scholars to compare the fictionalized …
Payton's Final Master's Portfolio, 2022 Bowling Green State University
Payton's Final Master's Portfolio, Payton Boshears
Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects
Here is my final Master's Portfolio. I did not have specialization for the English program, so for the portfolio I chose four different projects that represent the variety of courses I have taken during my time here at BGSU.
Translanguaging Views And Practices Of Indiana Dual-Language Bilingual Education Teachers, 2022 Purdue University
Translanguaging Views And Practices Of Indiana Dual-Language Bilingual Education Teachers, Amanda Shie
The Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research
As of fall 2018, the United States had 5 million English language learners (ELLs) in the public K–12 education system (National Center for Education Statistics, 2021). Within this population, ELL students in Indiana number over 50,000, or 5.9% of all public K–12 students in the state. Dual-language bilingual education (DLBE) programs often neglect the strategy of translanguaging in the classroom, disadvantaging ELLs. Translanguaging is defined as drawing “on all the linguistic resources of the child to maximize understanding and achievement” and is demonstrated in the natural switching of languages in bilinguals (Lewis et al., 2012). Further, translanguaging attempts to correct …
I Dreamt I Was Kafka: Freudian Interpretation And Kafka’S The Metamorphosis, 2022 University of North Florida
I Dreamt I Was Kafka: Freudian Interpretation And Kafka’S The Metamorphosis, Erin Blake
PANDION: The Osprey Journal of Research and Ideas
Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis has been examined through the lens of Freudian theory for decades. This article argues that Franz Kafka wrote The Metamorphosis with Freudian theory in mind, particularly regarding The Oedipal Complex, a theory Sigmund Freud developed to describe the psychosexual development that occurs during the Phallic stage. According to Freud, during this stage, children experience an unconscious feeling of desire for their opposite-sex parent and jealousy and envy toward their same-sex parent. This article examines how Franz Kafka seems to reverse the Oedipal pattern in The Metamorphosis as the main character Gregor seems to not long for …
The Structures Of Intra-National Class Divisions In Neoliberalism: The Women Of “Light” And “Dark” In The White Tiger, 2022 CUNY Hunter College
The Structures Of Intra-National Class Divisions In Neoliberalism: The Women Of “Light” And “Dark” In The White Tiger, Sneha Madimi
Theses and Dissertations
Aravind Adiga’s novel, The White Tiger, represents gender hierarchies and the class struggle of India’s neoliberal present. Adiga uses elements of satire and allegory to teach us something about how women are differently positioned in the neoliberal system. David Harvey in A Brief History of Neoliberalism defines neoliberalism as “a theory of political economic practices that proposes that human well-being can best be advanced by liberating individual entrepreneurial freedoms and skills within an institutional framework characterized by strong private property rights, free markets, and free trade” (2). I will consider the novel, alongside Chandra Mohanty’s “Under Western Eyes” …
Professional Development, 2022 Pequannock Township High School
Professional Development, John Chorazy
New Jersey English Journal
Written from the perspective of a teacher, this poem reflects on the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Myth Of Fanfiction: An Examination Of Two Deeply Connected Traditions Of Storytelling, 2022 Western university
The Myth Of Fanfiction: An Examination Of Two Deeply Connected Traditions Of Storytelling, Fionntan I. Ferris Mr.
Undergraduate Student Research Internships Conference
Fanfiction is an often dismissed medium of storytelling, however our investigation shows that it is deeply linked to the storytelling tradition of Classical mythology. Through the lens of classical reception studies we will examine the shared structures of these mediums as well as the deeper meaning they have and had to their audience in order to establish this deep connection. This paper will conclude with an investigation of why, despite their deep similarities, copyright law has led to fanfiction becoming derided while myth is placed on a pedestal.
Exploring The Impact Of Workshops And A Mini-Project In Student Teachers Becoming Qualitative Researchers, 2022 The University of New South Wales, Universitas Siliwangi
Exploring The Impact Of Workshops And A Mini-Project In Student Teachers Becoming Qualitative Researchers, Junjun Muhamad Ramdani, Elih Sutisna Yanto, Melisa Sri, Rahmat Djunaedi
The Qualitative Report
Drawing on Vygotsky's "space framework" (Harré, 1984; Mostofo & Zambo, 2015), this article reports the findings of our action research project that examined student teachers' beliefs and behavior changes while completing a qualitative research project. Our research question was, "to what extent do student teachers change their beliefs and behaviors about qualitative research (QR) after participating in a two-workshop series of qualitative designs in language classrooms and doing a mini-project?" The participants of this study were eight student teachers at an Indonesian university, and the research data was collected through questionnaires and interviews. The study's findings show that student teachers …
Collaborative Textbook On English Syntax (Version 1.0), 2022 York College
Collaborative Textbook On English Syntax (Version 1.0), Matt Garley, Karl Hagen, The Students Of Eng 270 At York College / Cuny
Open Educational Resources
No abstract provided.
Evaluation Rubric For Educational Resources For An Undergraduate English Syntax Course, 2022 CUNY York College
Evaluation Rubric For Educational Resources For An Undergraduate English Syntax Course, Matt Garley
Open Educational Resources
No abstract provided.
Hit By Cupid's Arrow: Hidden Violence In Love Metaphors, 2022 Portland State University
Hit By Cupid's Arrow: Hidden Violence In Love Metaphors, Isis Dornbrook
Love is an emotion that typically brings joy. However, the ways in which society talks about love suggest otherwise. The process of metaphor analysis makes the violence in societal expressions of love salient. Additionally, metaphor analysis shows that violent metaphors can inform the way people interact with one another throughout the stages of relationship formation, such as using metaphors to justify sexual and other types of physical abuse. Thus, this paper argues that metaphors, by shaping our attitudes and expectations about love, sex, and relationships, have observable social and cultural implications.
Reimagining The Humanistic Tradition: Using Isocratic Philosophy, Ignatian Pedagogy, And Civic Engagement To Journey With Youth And Walk With The Excluded, 2022 Saint Louis University
Reimagining The Humanistic Tradition: Using Isocratic Philosophy, Ignatian Pedagogy, And Civic Engagement To Journey With Youth And Walk With The Excluded, Allen Brizee
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
The world is in a perilous place. Challenged by zealots, autocrats, a pandemic, and now a war in Europe, elected officials and their constituents no longer exchange ideas in a functioning public sphere, once a hallmark of the humanistic tradition. The timeliness of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs), therefore, is profound as they provide beacons of light for dark times. In this article, I trace Isocratic philosophy through Ignatian pedagogy and contemporary civic engagement to argue that we can use these three models to help us Journey with Youth and Walk with the Excluded. Key to this approach is a …
Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Aptis As A Proficiency Test In The Recruitment Process Of University Lecturers By Afghan Ministry Of Higher Education: A Case Study, 2022 Aligarh Muslim University, India
Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Aptis As A Proficiency Test In The Recruitment Process Of University Lecturers By Afghan Ministry Of Higher Education: A Case Study, Omid Wali, Prof. Mohammad Rizwan Khan
Journal of Research Initiatives
English language proficiency has been considered as an important prerequisite for hiring new faculty members for various disciplines by the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE). For this, the Departments of English across the major universities of Afghanistan such as Kabul, Nangarhar, Shaheed Prof. Rabbani Education; Heart and Balkh Universities have the responsibility to conduct English language proficiency test, which is always a subject of a critical discourse. This study compares both the proficiency test developed by the Department of English at Nangarhar University and the Aptis, which is developed by the British Council to test the proficiency level of …
Sheltered Math Curriculum For Middle School English Learners, 2022 Minnesota State University Moorhead
Sheltered Math Curriculum For Middle School English Learners, Jasmine Ercink
Dissertations, Theses, and Projects
Language barriers have shown a need for differentiation and sheltered instruction in the classroom for English Learners (ELs) to be successful in the United States public school system. This project proposes a mathematics curriculum using SIOP so that both groups of students in the middle school level can increase their proficiency in the mathematics content area as well as experience opportunities for academic and social language development. The purpose of this report is to describe the processes, methods, data, and intent of the mathematics curriculum for these learners. The curriculum acts as an effective intervention to fill gaps in both …
Claiming Ownership Of One’S Body Through Language: The Disability Memoir, 2022 CUNY Hunter College
Claiming Ownership Of One’S Body Through Language: The Disability Memoir, Sarah Elizabeth Kaufman
Theses and Dissertations
This paper examines the ways in which the disability memoir creates pathways that generate new ways of thinking. Focusing primarily on the disability memoirs of Simi Linton, Ellen Forney, and Kenny Fries, this analysis will personalize the disability experience as these authors live it and redefine its social stereotypes.
Relandscaping Eden: Northern European Topography As Theology In Auden’S Poems, 2022 Skidmore College
Relandscaping Eden: Northern European Topography As Theology In Auden’S Poems, Merrill Brouder
English Honors Theses
This paper explores the contradiction Auden creates in his simultaneous description of the European North (The English and Scottish Highlands, Scotland, Iceland, and northern Norway) as an “Eden” and his awareness of the violent and pagan history of these places. It proposes that these dialectically opposed visions of the European landscape can be reconciled through a synthesis rooted in Auden’s eclectic version of history—both theological and secular—and his own desire for an Eden that is informed by the spontaneity of the Homeric Arcadia, the gravity of the Christian Eden, and apophatic theology.
Framing The Portrait Of Life: Functions Of Embedded Texts In Vladimir Nabokov's The Gift, 2022 University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Framing The Portrait Of Life: Functions Of Embedded Texts In Vladimir Nabokov's The Gift, Caroline Sisk
Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects
No abstract provided.