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Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription For Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws And Policies By David R. Boyd, Alex D. Ketchum 2018 McGill University

Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription For Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws And Policies By David R. Boyd, Alex D. Ketchum

The Goose

Review of David R. Boyd's Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies.


Lines Of Flight: An Atomic Memoir By Julie Salverson, Ashley E. Reis 2018 SUNY Potsdam

Lines Of Flight: An Atomic Memoir By Julie Salverson, Ashley E. Reis

The Goose

Review of Julie Salverson’s Lines of Flight: An Atomic Memoir.


The Uselessness Of Art: Critique And Contradiction In The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Chelsea E. Kidd 2018 Florida Southern College

The Uselessness Of Art: Critique And Contradiction In The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Chelsea E. Kidd

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In the preface of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), Oscar Wilde argues that “all art is quite useless” and the only thing art is good for is its beauty. The Picture of Dorian Gray, however, is a work of literary art that is the opposite of useless; it serves as a critique of the hypocrisy of Victorian society. Strict legislative and cultural moral reforms at the time of the novel’s publication caused upper class Victorians to separate their private and public lives so that they could outwardly reflect society’s image of moral behavior while they really acted ...


An Almost Perfect Heroine: Prudence In Henrietta By Charlotte Lennox, Joelma Sambdman 2018 University of North Georgia

An Almost Perfect Heroine: Prudence In Henrietta By Charlotte Lennox, Joelma Sambdman

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This essay examines prudence in Charlotte Lennox’s novel, Henrietta (1758). The novel’s protagonist, Henrietta, matures as she fights to become an independent woman, exploring choices beyond the two socially acceptable ones offered to her: marrying for financial stability or becoming a Catholic nun. Henrietta is unwilling to denounce her personal beliefs to please her upper-class family, and as a young woman living in eighteenth-century Britain, she breaks societal barriers by taking a job as a housemaid. She is ambitious but humble. Her journey is punctuated by inner conflicts that test and hone her sense of prudence. Her entire ...


The Poetry Of Louise Glück: The Search For A Feminine Self Through The Lens Of Kristevan Psychoanalytic Feminist Literary Theory, Allison Cooke 2018 Presbyterian College

The Poetry Of Louise Glück: The Search For A Feminine Self Through The Lens Of Kristevan Psychoanalytic Feminist Literary Theory, Allison Cooke

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This essay looks at the poetry of Louise Glück, specifically her two poems “Fugue” and “Persephone the Wanderer” from her 2006 collection Averno, for how the figures of the young woman/daughter and the mother struggle with and for their self-identity in relation to each other and to themselves. Drawing from the philosophy and literary theory of Jacques Derrida, Julia Kristeva, and Margaret Homans to develop the framing concepts of chora, potential capability, paralanguage, and the abject, this essay's argument suggests that these two feminine figures demonstrate difficult and traumatic transformations into what it means to be a woman ...


"My First Friend, My Enemy": Hamilton, Mimetic Desire, And The Sacrificial Crisis, Michelle Acker 2018 University of North Florida

"My First Friend, My Enemy": Hamilton, Mimetic Desire, And The Sacrificial Crisis, Michelle Acker

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In his Violence and the Sacred, René Girard claims that a community without a common enemy will always destroy itself with violence, unless and until a system of sacrifice can be put into place. This paper employs a Girardian analysis of the popular Broadway musical Hamilton, paying particular attention to the concepts of mimetic desire, reciprocal violence, and the monstrous double, as exemplified by the dramatic relationship between characters Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Just as Girard writes that “[wherever] differences are lacking, violence threatens," the relationship between Hamilton and Burr turns from friendship to bitter violence at exactly the ...


Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion For Birds By Bernd Brunner, Mozart's Starling By Lyanda Lynn Haupt, And Birds Art Life By Kyo Maclear, Nancy Lee Menning 2018 University of Iowa

Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion For Birds By Bernd Brunner, Mozart's Starling By Lyanda Lynn Haupt, And Birds Art Life By Kyo Maclear, Nancy Lee Menning

The Goose

Review of Bernd Brunner's Birdmania: A Remarkable Passion for Birds, Lyanda Lynn Haupt's Mozart's Starling, and Ky Maclear's Birds Art Life.


Dust Or Fire By Alyda Faber, Brandi Estey-Burtt 2018 Dalhousie University

Dust Or Fire By Alyda Faber, Brandi Estey-Burtt

The Goose

Review of Alyda Faber's Dust or Fire.


Culture Jamming: Activism And The Art Of Cultural Resistance By Marilyn Delaure And Moritz Fink, Bart H. Welling 2018 University of North Florida

Culture Jamming: Activism And The Art Of Cultural Resistance By Marilyn Delaure And Moritz Fink, Bart H. Welling

The Goose

Review of Marilyn DeLaure and Moritz Fink's Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance.


Caribou Run By Richard Kelly Kemick, Emily McGiffin 2018 York University

Caribou Run By Richard Kelly Kemick, Emily Mcgiffin

The Goose

Review of Richard Kelly Kemick's Caribou Run.


A Dialogue Of The Seven Cardinal Virtues And The Seven Deadly Sins In British Library Ms Harley 2399, Edward Wheatley 2018 Loyola University Chicago

A Dialogue Of The Seven Cardinal Virtues And The Seven Deadly Sins In British Library Ms Harley 2399, Edward Wheatley

Edward Wheatley

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The Still Slamming Door: Relevance Of A Doll’S House In The 21st Century, Hope Morris 2018 Olivet Nazarene University

The Still Slamming Door: Relevance Of A Doll’S House In The 21st Century, Hope Morris

Student Scholarship - English

The infamous slamming door at the end of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House has been controversial from its beginning, leaving audiences with uncertainties about the meaning of family, morality, and personal responsibility. Written in 1879 when the “women’s issue” was still a relatively new subject, the play was met with criticism for its radical female protagonist and her decision to abandon her marriage. In a society where a woman’s primary role was one of domesticity and subservience to her husband, the ending of A Doll’s House was disquieting to audiences. However, Ibsen’s masterpiece remains ...


Excerpts From The Novel, Bear War-Den, Vivian Demuth 2018 writer

Excerpts From The Novel, Bear War-Den, Vivian Demuth

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A woman park warden who works in Rocky Mountain National Park spends her time on such tasks as bear patrol, locating tourists who are lost or in other physical danger, and policing park rules. She has a particular affinity for grizzly bears, largely stemming from an experience she had in a Neolithic cave in Spain. During her work and her travels, she observes various ways in which bears are mistreated in parks, sometimes even by researchers with seemingly good intentions. While an out-of-control fire rages through the national park, the woman park warden, with two grizzly bear skulls in hand ...


The Wolf Is Back By Robert Priest, Kelly Shepherd 2018 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

The Wolf Is Back By Robert Priest, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Robert Priest's The Wolf is Back.


Memory In Memoir & Biography: Science, Place, And Agency, Johnathan E. Longo 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Memory In Memoir & Biography: Science, Place, And Agency, Johnathan E. Longo

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis explores modern scientific understanding of memory in humans and how it affects works of life writing. Scientific research shows that memory is unreliable and often misunderstood by the general public, and this has implications for different forms of life writing. This paper uses biographies, memoirs, and hybrid forms of life writing to explore how memory, with all its limitations, is used in service of a life story. How do writers of these sub-genres use memory and why are those strategies different from one another? Questions of agency and authority over written and spoken material make the issues still ...


The Burden Of Ambiguity: Writing At A Cooperative, Avery C. Edenfield 2018 Utah State University

The Burden Of Ambiguity: Writing At A Cooperative, Avery C. Edenfield

English Faculty Publications

Purpose: While many organizations use ambiguity to strategically build a "unified diversity" around an organization's mission, democratically managed organizations need to tread a narrow path between necessary ambiguity (which allows flexibility) and dysfunctional ambiguity (which causes disarray). To illustrate, I report a subset of findings regarding occasions when ambiguous documents had a significant impact on a democratically managed organization.

Methods: I conducted a three-phase study of a democratic cooperative. Using a mixed-methods approach, I sought to uncover the ways technical and professional communication (TPC) concerns like ambiguity and clarity function in a democratic business. In my analysis, I looked ...


Tragedy And Theodicy: The Role Of The Sufferer From Job To Ahab, Nora Carroll 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Tragedy And Theodicy: The Role Of The Sufferer From Job To Ahab, Nora Carroll

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The character of Job starts in literature, a trope and archetype of the suffering man who potentially gains wisdom through suffering. Job’s characterization informs a comparison to Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s King Lear, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and finally Melville’s Moby-Dick. These versions of Job rally, fight, and rebel against a universe that was once loving and fair towards a more chaotic and nihilistic one. Job’s suffering is on the mark of all tragedy because he not only experiences a downfall, he gains wisdom through universalizing his torment. The Job trope not only stresses the role ...


"Betwixt The World Destroyed And World Restored": Subjectivity And Paradisal Recovery In John Milton's Late Poems, Chihping Ma 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"Betwixt The World Destroyed And World Restored": Subjectivity And Paradisal Recovery In John Milton's Late Poems, Chihping Ma

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study focuses on the discovery of subjectivity through the recovery of lost paradise in Milton’s late poems, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. This theme revolves around the tension between the affective and the empirical, which also configure the spheres of the sacred and the profane. I explore how the irresistibly emancipatory impulse of recovering lost paradise compels Miltonic subjects to seek ways to return to their originary state or the divine ensemble. During this process, the subject is engaged with his own incapacity or privation while reaching into the sphere of unknown potentiality. In particular, the ...


Gish Jen: Vocation Of The Writer (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries 2018 College of the Holy Cross

Gish Jen: Vocation Of The Writer (Library Resources), Holy Cross Libraries

Library Resources for Campus Events

A bibliography of resources available through the Holy Cross Libraries which provide additional information related to "Gish Jen: Vocation of the Writer" a lecture by award-winning author and speaker Gish Jen. The conference is sponsored by the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture, the Creative Writing Program, and Asian Studies and was held at the College of the Holy Cross on February 27, 2018.


Environmental Humanities: Voices From The Anthropocene By Serpil Oppermann And Serenella Iovino, Pamela Banting 2018 University of Calgary

Environmental Humanities: Voices From The Anthropocene By Serpil Oppermann And Serenella Iovino, Pamela Banting

The Goose

Review of Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene by Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino, eds.


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