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The Enigma Of Goldberry: Tolkien’S Narrative Braiding Of Genre- And Symbol-Related Vocabularies In The Withywindle River-Daughter, Derek Simon 2022 St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada

The Enigma Of Goldberry: Tolkien’S Narrative Braiding Of Genre- And Symbol-Related Vocabularies In The Withywindle River-Daughter, Derek Simon

Journal of Tolkien Research

The enigma of Goldberry continues to stimulate diverse readings of her narrative in the Withywindle Cottage episode. The root contention of this article is that Goldberry’s enigma is textured through Tolkien’s complex narrative braiding of multiple genre- and symbol-specific vocabularies woven together throughout her episode. The effort to interpret the enigma of Goldberry needs to be grounded in the philological, lexical, and thematic signifiers circulating in her storyline. These mythopoeic signifiers are variously conveyed by the genre- and symbol-related vocabularies influencing her enigma in the narrative. Where much of the critical commentary has justifiably considered a single strand of source …


Queen Academy, Hantian Zhnag 2022 University of San Francisco

Queen Academy, Hantian Zhnag

Master's Theses

As an upmarket novel exploring immigration and racial dynamics, Queen Academy lies at the intersection of Kathryn Ma’s The Chinese Groove, Timothy Wang’s Slant, and Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in style and subject. The protagonist Kang comes to the US from China to study statistics, but finds himself becoming a “potato queen”—an Asian gay man interested in dating white men only—and locked in self-loathing. It will take a heartbreak and treading the line of illegality to see himself again. Overall, by engaging with themes of immigration, belonging, and racialized desire, the novel takes the stance that the …


About The Editors, Darby Jones, Addie Woods, Sydney Motl, Margaret M. Reed 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

About The Editors, Darby Jones, Addie Woods, Sydney Motl, Margaret M. Reed

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

This back matter to Reflections on Experiences Abroad, a collection of essays authored by Ouachita Baptist University faculty and staff who have lived outside the U.S., introduces the student editors who helped create this issue.


Reflections On Experiences Abroad, Myra Ann Houser, Benjamin Utter, Monica Hardin, Ray Franklin, Donald Allen Copeland Jr., Susan Monroe 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Reflections On Experiences Abroad, Myra Ann Houser, Benjamin Utter, Monica Hardin, Ray Franklin, Donald Allen Copeland Jr., Susan Monroe

Creative Works

Reflections on Experiences Abroad is a collection of essays written by Ouachita Baptist University faculty and staff who have lived outside of the United States. Students in Professor Margaret Reed's Fall 2022 ENGL 3383 Editing class copyedited and helped prepare this volume. It is a one-time publication that gave Reed's students an opportunity to demonstrate their editing skills at the end of the course. The student editors were Darby Jones, Sydney Motl, and Addie Woods.


The Contemporary "White Trash" Memoir In Literary, Social And Political Contexts, Ursula Hansberry 2022 City University of New York (CUNY)

The Contemporary "White Trash" Memoir In Literary, Social And Political Contexts, Ursula Hansberry

Student Theses and Dissertations

This senior thesis is about class in the United States, as expressed and represented in three critically and popularly successful memoirs published by white working-class writers between 2005 and 2018. My thesis explores how these memoirs and their critical and commercial reception demonstrate a profound shift in cultural and social representations of white working-class upbringings in the United States, although not in any simple or obvious way. While readers intuitively grasp that a memoir is not the truth in a directly literal sense, but rather a document that is constructed, edited, framed, shaped, and dramatized, readers and critics at the …


Christmas Collage, Susan Monroe 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Christmas Collage, Susan Monroe

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

The author highlights some of her most pleasant memories spending Christmas abroad as a missionary kid.


Patient Long Enough: The Benin Bronzes And The Repatriation Of Looted Art And Artifacts, Donald "Donnie" Allen Copeland Jr. 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Patient Long Enough: The Benin Bronzes And The Repatriation Of Looted Art And Artifacts, Donald "Donnie" Allen Copeland Jr.

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

The author chronicles the debate over Western colonial powers’ seizing Nigerian works of art and its impact on Nigerian history and culture.


The Land Of Eight Million Gods: Communicating Christian Concepts Of God Into The Japanese Worldview, Ray Franklin 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

The Land Of Eight Million Gods: Communicating Christian Concepts Of God Into The Japanese Worldview, Ray Franklin

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

The author shares how he navigated a Japanese language barrier where the term God in English did not translate correctly.


Of Course, I Live In A Tree House, Monica Hardin 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Of Course, I Live In A Tree House, Monica Hardin

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

The author recounts her experience as a missionary kid returning to the United States to explain her life and her family’s impact to curious and uninformed youth groups.


American Dumpling Warrior, Benjamin Utter 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

American Dumpling Warrior, Benjamin Utter

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

The author shares a humorous story on his attempt to study martial arts while teaching in China.


On The Trans-Kalahari Highway: Caught In The Middle Of Two Spaces, Myra Ann Houser 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

On The Trans-Kalahari Highway: Caught In The Middle Of Two Spaces, Myra Ann Houser

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

The author reflects on how Africa’s Trans-Kalahari Highway bridged her move from Botswana to Namibia literally and figuratively.


Introduction, Darby Jones, Sydney Motl, Addie Woods, Margaret M. Reed 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Introduction, Darby Jones, Sydney Motl, Addie Woods, Margaret M. Reed

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

This is the introduction to Reflections on Experiences Abroad, a collection of essays authored by Ouachita Baptist University faculty and staff who have lived outside the U.S.


Cover, Title Page, And Contents, Margaret M. Reed 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

Cover, Title Page, And Contents, Margaret M. Reed

Reflections on Experiences Abroad

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Censorship In Schools: Reading's Position In The Landscape Of Policy Creation, Rachel Beckham 2022 Harding University

Censorship In Schools: Reading's Position In The Landscape Of Policy Creation, Rachel Beckham

Honors Theses

Censorship is not new to current issues. It has affected authors and speakers for centuries, but it is especially prevalent today, especially in schools. Teachers and librarians are often challenged for the materials they choose to provide to students. Concerned parents object to the materials for containing sexual content, profanity, or LGBTQ+ characters or themes. This study aims to answer the question, “What role, if any, do books containing controversial topics serve in the literature classrooms of today’s students?” To answer this question, the author of this study conducted a literary analysis on the top three most banned books of …


"Wrens Make Prey Where Eagles Dare Not Perch": Poisonous Masculinity And Incel Ideology In The Tragedy Of King Richard Iii, Joshua Thomas Aldrich 2022 Grand Valley State University

"Wrens Make Prey Where Eagles Dare Not Perch": Poisonous Masculinity And Incel Ideology In The Tragedy Of King Richard Iii, Joshua Thomas Aldrich

Masters Theses

Over the past five years, there has been a significant rise in the number of self-identifying men’s right activist groups, ranging from the online incel community to the alt-right adhering Proud Boys. These groups preach regressive gender norms and misogyny based in anger at being rejected sexually and socially by women and “alpha males.” While these groups are often portrayed as a modern phenomenon borne of Internet culture, there are clear historical precedents for the ideology that dominates the manosphere.

William Shakespeare’s character Richard III embodies the core tenets of the incel ideology, and he also offers a vision of …


What A Piece Of Work Is Man: Masculinity In Shakespeare's Work, Chris Rudy 2022 Ouachita Baptist University

What A Piece Of Work Is Man: Masculinity In Shakespeare's Work, Chris Rudy

English Class Publications

Masculinity is a concept that can be hard to grasp. It is a series of signifiers and traits that are often haphazardly thrown together into a crude and occasionally misshapen form, which is then labeled ‘man.’ These signifiers can change over time, but the basic structure has remained the same for a remarkable length of time. Men are providers, they are protectors, they are strong and persistent and hard-working and they never let their emotions get the better of them. This is, at least, the understanding of men in the English-speaking world, a world that has been shaped by the …


Vol. 45 No. 1/2 - Whole No. 310/311, Ginger McElwee 2022 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Vol. 45 No. 1/2 - Whole No. 310/311, Ginger Mcelwee

Mythprint

Mythprint is the monthly bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society, a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the study, discussion and enjoyment of myth and fantasy literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. To promote these interests, the Society publishes three magazines, maintains a World Wide Web site, and sponsors the annual Mythopoeic Conference and awards for fiction and scholarship, as well as local and written discussion groups.


Vol. 44 No. 1/2 - Whole No. 298/299, Eleanor M. Farrell 2022 Independent Scholar

Vol. 44 No. 1/2 - Whole No. 298/299, Eleanor M. Farrell

Mythprint

Mythprint is the monthly bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society, a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the study, discussion and enjoyment of myth and fantasy literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. To promote these interests, the Society publishes three magazines, maintains a World Wide Web site, and sponsors the annual Mythopoeic Conference and awards for fiction and scholarship, as well as local and written discussion groups.


Vol. 38 No. 4 - Whole No. 229, Eleanor M. Farrell 2022 Independent Scholar

Vol. 38 No. 4 - Whole No. 229, Eleanor M. Farrell

Mythprint

Mythprint is the monthly bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society, a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the study, discussion and enjoyment of myth and fantasy literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. To promote these interests, the Society publishes three magazines, maintains a World Wide Web site, and sponsors the annual Mythopoeic Conference and awards for fiction and scholarship, as well as local and written discussion groups.


Vol. 35 No. 11 - Whole No. 200, Eleanor M. Farrell 2022 Independent Scholar

Vol. 35 No. 11 - Whole No. 200, Eleanor M. Farrell

Mythprint

Mythprint is the monthly bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society, a nonprofit educational organization devoted to the study, discussion and enjoyment of myth and fantasy literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. To promote these interests, the Society publishes three magazines, maintains a World Wide Web site, and sponsors the annual Mythopoeic Conference and awards for fiction and scholarship, as well as local and written discussion groups.


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