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On Cliché: Expression, Cognition And Understanding, Craig Jordan-Baker 2017 University of Brighton

On Cliché: Expression, Cognition And Understanding, Craig Jordan-Baker

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

Abstract: This paper argues that cliché is not simply a problem of language and expression, but rather a cognitive problem or one of understanding. It locates several distinctive features of cliché, namely their characteristic superficiality (low informational content) and the typically low cognitive effort they require to understand. It then argues for a distinction between ‘external’ and ‘internal’ clichés, where the former are the well-known phrases commonly recognised as clichés, but the latter are not recognised as clichés but nevertheless function as clichés within a specific literary work.


The Kilmarnock Burns And Book History, Patrick Scott 2017 University of South Carolina - Columbia

The Kilmarnock Burns And Book History, Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott

Based on the recent census of the surviving copies of Robert Burns's first book, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Kilmarnock, 1786) (Young and Scott, 2017), discusses and illustrates the different forms in which it has been preserved, contrasting the original wrappers with later fine bindings, but also illustrating several contemporary bindings with which the original owners replaced the temporary wrappers, suggesting that these give a better indication of the social range of Burns's first readers.


Georgia Southern Going Back To Orwell's 1984, Gregory J. Brock 2017 Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern Going Back To Orwell's 1984, Gregory J. Brock

Gregory J. Brock

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The Absent Father In Jane Eyre, Lauren Megan Epperson 2017 Murray State University

The Absent Father In Jane Eyre, Lauren Megan Epperson

Steeplechase

The novel Jane Eyre was originally published as an autobiography by Charlotte Brontë, under the pseudonym Currer Bell. The heroine of this novel is widely celebrated as a proponent of feminist ideals, and as such, this paper is designed to examine the role of the patriarchy in Victorian English through the novel. The focus of this inquiry is the importance of the “father figure,” for young women, as means of protection, developing social identities, and securing, financially, a future. This paper, then, is an examination of the ramifications, i.e. the physical and verbal abuse, gross negligence, and poverty, Jane ...


Karbiener, Karen, Ed. Poetry For Kids: Walt Whitman. Illustrated By Kate Evans [Review], Kelly S. Franklin 2017 Hillsdale College

Karbiener, Karen, Ed. Poetry For Kids: Walt Whitman. Illustrated By Kate Evans [Review], Kelly S. Franklin

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2, 2017 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Whitman, Walt. Song Of Myself: With A Complete Commentary. Introduction And Commentary By Ed Folsom And Christopher Merrill [Review], Karen Karbiener 2017 New York University

Whitman, Walt. Song Of Myself: With A Complete Commentary. Introduction And Commentary By Ed Folsom And Christopher Merrill [Review], Karen Karbiener

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Following You: Second Person In Walt Whitman’S “As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life”, Marion K. McInnes 2017 DePauw University

Following You: Second Person In Walt Whitman’S “As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life”, Marion K. Mcinnes

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2017, Ed Folsom 2017 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2, 2017 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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In Memoriam: Charley Shively, 1937-2017, Ed Folsom 2017 University of Iowa

In Memoriam: Charley Shively, 1937-2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Whitman’S Late Lives, Anton Vander Zee 2017 College of Charleston

Whitman’S Late Lives, Anton Vander Zee

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Tolkien’S Theology Of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, And Transcendence In Middle-Earth (2016) By Lisa Coutras, John Wm. Houghton 2017 The Hill School

Tolkien’S Theology Of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, And Transcendence In Middle-Earth (2016) By Lisa Coutras, John Wm. Houghton

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by John Wm. Houghton of Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle-earth (2016) by Lisa Coutras


The Great Tower Of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview Of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton And George Macdonald (2017) By Zachary A. Rhone, Mike Foster 2017 retired

The Great Tower Of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview Of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton And George Macdonald (2017) By Zachary A. Rhone, Mike Foster

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Mike Foster of The Great Tower of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton and George MacDonald (2017) by Zachary A. Rhone.


Dr John Mackenzie And The Irvine Miscellany, 2017 Selected Works

Dr John Mackenzie And The Irvine Miscellany

Patrick Scott

--following up a marginal annotation in the late G. Ross Roy's annotated copy of Egerer's Burns bibliography, reprints an 1815 letter by Burns's friend Dr John Mackenzie in the Irvine and County of Ayr Miscellany, which included the first publication of Burns's short poem inviting Mackenzie to a masonic dinner, and also of Burns's letter to Mackenzie, dated January 11, 1787.


No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’S Mediation Of Social Issues In Selected Works Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, And Isabella Bird Bishop, Christine Penhale 2017 The University of Western Ontario

No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’S Mediation Of Social Issues In Selected Works Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, And Isabella Bird Bishop, Christine Penhale

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’s Mediation of Social Issues in Selected Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, and Isabella Bird Bishop examines floral symbols in the writings of four Victorian authors. Although a large body of work exists on the Romantic literary symbol, its Victorian counterpart is often ignored: Barrett Browning, Tennyson, Ruskin, and Bird Bishop use floral symbols in their work as outward-looking instruments, in contrast to the more inward-looking Romantic symbol, to help understand changing social conditions and address real-world concerns.

Chapter one offers an overview of the Victorian symbol and the language ...


Transformations Of Free Movement: Syrian Refugee Rights Within Neoliberal Signal Territories, Jordan Hayes 2017 University of Pittsburgh

Transformations Of Free Movement: Syrian Refugee Rights Within Neoliberal Signal Territories, Jordan Hayes

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Alongside representations of the fractious civil conflict in Syria, our media frequently depict victims of forced displacement using their smartphones. In October 2015, Time published images of refugees taking selfies after making the journey from the Turkish coast to Lesbos, Greece. These images show refugees using mobile devices to enjoy human rights like the freedoms of expression and movement. Absent is the state sanction implied by UN compacts such as the 1951 Refugee Convention.

This paper situates these representations, recent scholarship, and my own fieldwork with Syrian refugees sheltering in the Kurdish Region of Iraq within an analysis of human ...


Indigenous Rights In The Trump Era, Tereza M. Szeghi 2017 University of Dayton

Indigenous Rights In The Trump Era, Tereza M. Szeghi

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

This paper examines the ways in which the Dakota Access Pipeline and the related protests were divergently covered in mainstream versus alternative news sources and what this divergent coverage suggests about the current status of American Indian affairs and the role of American Indians in the U.S. cultural imaginary. Moreover, the paper will address the status of American Indian tribal sovereignty in the Trump era more broadly, with particular focus on American Indians' treaty-related rights to self-determination in the use of their lands.


The Impact Of Canadian Social Discourses On L2 Writing Pedagogy In Ontario, Amir Kalan 2017 University of Dayton

The Impact Of Canadian Social Discourses On L2 Writing Pedagogy In Ontario, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

This paper attempts to illustrate the impact of Canadian social, political, and academic discourses on second language writing pedagogy in Ontario schools. Building upon the views that regard teacher knowledge as teachers’ sociocultural interactions and lived experiences, and not merely intellectual capabilities gained within teacher preparation, this article proposes that the impact of dominant social discourses on classroom practice might be more profound than teachers’ creativity and initiative. This idea is demonstrated by examining the findings of a grounded theory study of frequently employed strategies that can deal with intercultural rhetoric in EAL (English as an additional language) academic writing ...


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan 2017 University of Dayton

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


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