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Uncommon Sense In Renaissance English Literature, Eric Byville 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Uncommon Sense In Renaissance English Literature, Eric Byville

Dissertations

My project explores the distinctive union of Senecan tragedy and Elizabethan satire in Renaissance English drama, particularly the works of John Marston and William Shakespeare. Unlike Ben Jonson, who incorporated both Senecan tragedy and Elizabethan satire in his drama but did so in different plays (Catiline, Every Man Out), Marston and Shakespeare combined the two traditions in one and the same play, such as the former's Antonio's Revenge (1600) and The Malcontent (c. 1603) and the latter's Troilus and Cressida (1601) and Timon of Athens (c. 1606). They recognized and exploited a deep compatibility between the two ...


In The Margins: Thresholds Of Text And Identity In U.S.-Mexico Border Literature, Allison E. Fagan 2010 Loyola University Chicago

In The Margins: Thresholds Of Text And Identity In U.S.-Mexico Border Literature, Allison E. Fagan

Dissertations

My project links discussions of U.S.-Mexico border literature's emphasis on marginalized identity with the growing textual studies interest in the marginal, often-invisible processes which aid the production and shape the reception of books. The dissertation not only calls attention to textual instability, or the places where the differing and even opposing intentions of authors, publishers, and editors often become strikingly clear, but also focuses on the political, racial, ethnic, and social instabilities inherent in publishing the work of borderlands writers. It advocates and advances a sustained attentiveness to the conditions under which border literature can and does ...


El Veneno Y Los Remedios: Vida Y Muerte En La Narrativa De Mayra Montero, Jesus Castro Gorfti 2010 Loyola University Chicago

El Veneno Y Los Remedios: Vida Y Muerte En La Narrativa De Mayra Montero, Jesus Castro Gorfti

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the important role that certain elements--namely poison and natural remedies--play in the narrative of Mayra Montero. Poison and natural remedies are an intrinsic part of the Voodoo and Santeria religions, which are the framework for her novels. Within these religions poison serves a dual purpose. Montero's characters employ poison not only for personal gain--and in their struggle against the establishment--but also for more beneficial means, for instance as a way of obtaining food. Natural remedies are part of the magical-medicinal nature of these religions. They maintain the physical and spiritual well-being ...


Your Change Is Still Behind: Futurity In Early Modern Literature, Tripthi Pillai 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Your Change Is Still Behind: Futurity In Early Modern Literature, Tripthi Pillai

Dissertations

A study of Renaissance literature's engagement with temporality, my project is a critical evaluation of the concept of early modern futurity, of which I propose three categories: "Material futurity"; "Biological futurity"; and "Political futurity." In the moments that I identify in texts composed during the Tudor and early Stuart reigns in England, I demonstrate that the future--as an idea--structures individuals' actions and ruptures social formations. Futurity, which I define as a play of multiple desires that exist simultaneously within our present beings, is a volatile agent of imagination in early modern literature. Futurity collides with the cultural sites of ...


How Teachers Need To Deal With The Seen, The Unseen, The Improbable, And The Nearly Imponderable, Marshall W. Gregory 2010 Butler University

How Teachers Need To Deal With The Seen, The Unseen, The Improbable, And The Nearly Imponderable, Marshall W. Gregory

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The article offers information concerning the teacher's approach in dealing with the students' issues in Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visible, invisible, improbable, and the nearly imponderable issues are the variables of the student's educational growth. These variables include student's classroom participation, emotional struggles, and the teacher's influence with the decision of the students.


Technology-Enhanced Blended Language Learning In An Esl Class: A Description Of A Model And An Application Of The Diffusion Of Innovations Theory, Maja Grgurovic 2010 Iowa State University

Technology-Enhanced Blended Language Learning In An Esl Class: A Description Of A Model And An Application Of The Diffusion Of Innovations Theory, Maja Grgurovic

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Blended learning, a combination of face-to-face and online instruction, is seen as one of the most important advancements of this century and a natural evolution of the learning agenda (Thorne, 2003). Blended learning studies that compared traditional and blended foreign language classes showed no significant differences in learner outcomes and indicated student satisfaction with their learning experience. However, these studies did not allow for a sufficient description of what actually happens in an environment of a blended learning class because they lacked information about a number of characteristics such as teaching materials and methods, patterns of interaction, and participant roles ...


The Disembodied Classroom: Adapting A Multimodal Business Communication Course For Distance Education, Matthew Lee Search 2010 Iowa State University

The Disembodied Classroom: Adapting A Multimodal Business Communication Course For Distance Education, Matthew Lee Search

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Distance education pedagogies and methods are of critical importance to contemporary university-level composition education. However, the current literature regarding distance education applications in communication courses underscores several limitations: these distance technologies are envisioned in terms of "writing" courses, which avoids or marginalizes multimodal communication pedagogies; the majority of research and discussion in the discipline centers on foundational (or first-year) composition courses, rather than advanced or professional communication courses; and the majority of research and discussion addresses distance education technologies as situated within traditional classroom-based courses, rather than in place of traditional classrooms. This study extends the discussion of hybrid courses ...


The Healing Cane, Melanny L. Cowley 2010 Iowa State University

The Healing Cane, Melanny L. Cowley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Evaluating the concept of church and patriarchy within the Mormon (LDS) church, raises many questions about how such practices shape or mold attitudes and perceptions of environment. A close examination of a male-dominated authority system within a cultural context creates many underlying negative effects such as loss of self-esteem, powerlessness and the facilitation of abuse within relationships. A closed system of faith and support of leaders creates a great deal of personal conflict without granting any avenues to explore or rectify such conflicts.

The Healing Cane is aimed at raising the level of consciousness towards church and patriarchy. We live ...


A Perfect Storm: How Biorenewables Scientists Are Reading Kairos, Exercising Agency, And Locating A New Scientific Ethos That Supports Public Engagement, Noel Elyce Holton 2010 Iowa State University

A Perfect Storm: How Biorenewables Scientists Are Reading Kairos, Exercising Agency, And Locating A New Scientific Ethos That Supports Public Engagement, Noel Elyce Holton

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The end of the Cold War brought with it profound changes in the way that scientific research is funded and practiced. Aided by a culture that once largely promoted scientific objectivity and purity, scientific rhetoric traditionally eschewed arguments that relied on ethos. Instead, scientists during the Cold War era were able to adopt a persona of objective "invisibility" that occluded the material realities of "doing" science, preferring to use logos-based appeals to persuade. The decline in Cold War era federal funding, however, coupled with an intense public interest in the effects of global warming have increasingly prompted scientists to build ...


Automated Writing Evaluation For Non-Native Speaker English Academic Writing: The Case Of Iade And Its Formative Feedback, Elena Cotos 2010 Iowa State University

Automated Writing Evaluation For Non-Native Speaker English Academic Writing: The Case Of Iade And Its Formative Feedback, Elena Cotos

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation presents an innovative approach to the development and empirical evaluation of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) technology used for teaching and learning. It introduces IADE (Intelligent Academic Discourse Evaluator), a new web-based AWE program that analyzes research article Introduction sections and generates immediate, individualized, discipline-specific feedback. The major purpose of the dissertation was to implement IADE as a formative assessment tool complementing L2 graduate-level academic writing instruction and to investigate the effectiveness and appropriateness of its automated evaluation and feedback. To achieve this goal, the study sought evidence of IADE's Language Learning Potential, Meaning Focus, Learner Fit, and ...


Someday, When I Lived In Frost, Joseph Edmund Brekke 2010 Iowa State University

Someday, When I Lived In Frost, Joseph Edmund Brekke

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Someday, when I lived in Frost is a collection of personal essays about a young man growing up in Southern Minnesota in the 1980s and '90s. Part memoir, part family history, the essays explore the complex relationships between family members living 100 miles and a world apart. Set primarily in the author's hometown of Rochester and Frost, the small farming community where his parents were born and raised, the essays chronicle the author's attempts to connect his rural roots with his suburban, liberal arts college experience. Interviews with relatives offer oral histories of Depression-era folk music in northern ...


Design Standards For Safety Warning Messages In Manuals: Increasing Design Saliency And Adapting For A Broader Range Of Professional Communication Settings, Rachel Roe 2010 Iowa State University

Design Standards For Safety Warning Messages In Manuals: Increasing Design Saliency And Adapting For A Broader Range Of Professional Communication Settings, Rachel Roe

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Safety warning messages in owner's manuals act as the visible and text based warning to users to avoid potential harm or injury. These warnings include those for DANGER, WARNING, and CAUTION. Current existing standards and general design principles give recommendations to safety warning message design, but they do not discuss the implications of adapting these recommendations to a broader range of professional communication settings.

This thesis focuses on analyzing the salience of safety warning messages in owner's manuals, and ultimately creating a set of safety warning message design criteria that will be adaptable to a broader range of ...


Investigating The Impact Of Segmented And Whole-Text Repetition On Listening Comprehension, Comprehension Processes, And Comprehension Problems, Anne O'bryan 2010 Iowa State University

Investigating The Impact Of Segmented And Whole-Text Repetition On Listening Comprehension, Comprehension Processes, And Comprehension Problems, Anne O'Bryan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation presents a product- and process-oriented approach to investigating how a common teaching methods used in second language listening classrooms--repetition--might be structured in a way that enhances listening comprehension and facilitates input processing. The major purpose of the dissertation was to investigate the impact of both whole-text and semantically segmented repetition on English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' listening comprehension and comprehension problems.

An embedded, mixed-methods approach was employed in the study. Quantitative data consisted of written recalls from 100 intermediate-level, ESL participants who each listened to two, authentic lecture excerpts in one of the two aforementioned conditions ...


Introduction. Actions Un/Becoming A Feminist Administrator: Troubled Intersections Of Feminist Principles And Administrative Practices, Krista Ratcliffe, Rebecca Rickly 2010 Marquette University

Introduction. Actions Un/Becoming A Feminist Administrator: Troubled Intersections Of Feminist Principles And Administrative Practices, Krista Ratcliffe, Rebecca Rickly

English Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries, Krista Ratcliffe 2010 Marquette University

The Twentieth And Twenty-First Centuries, Krista Ratcliffe

English Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Valerie Gray's Charles Knight: Educator, Publisher, Writer, Sarah Wadsworth 2010 Marquette University

Review Of Valerie Gray's Charles Knight: Educator, Publisher, Writer, Sarah Wadsworth

English Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Marxism As Science Fiction: Review Of Mark Bould And China Mieville's Red Planets: Marxism And Science Fiction, Gerry Canavan 2010 Marquette University

Marxism As Science Fiction: Review Of Mark Bould And China Mieville's Red Planets: Marxism And Science Fiction, Gerry Canavan

English Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Witnessing From A Distance: Postwar Literary Representations Of The Holocaust, Miriam Carolin Raethel 2010 Wilfrid Laurier University

Witnessing From A Distance: Postwar Literary Representations Of The Holocaust, Miriam Carolin Raethel

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

This thesis concerns itself with the possibilities and limits of witnessing the Holocaust from a distance. It analyzes the ways in which the notion of distance—temporal, geographical, linguistic, and aesthetic—influences, shapes, and alters the act of bearing witness to a remote historical event, which, because of its enormity, seemingly defies the act ofwitnessing and thus ofrepresentation. This study investigates the long-lasting impact ofthe Holocaust on subsequent generations, particularly on third-generation descendants ofvictims and perpetrators, and explores how the traumatic legacy ofthe Holocaust locates new forms of representation within the context ofpostmodernism, which, because of its emphasis on fragmentation ...


Interpretations Of Medievalism In The 19th Century: Keats, Tennyson And The Pre-Raphaelites, Shannon K. Wilsey 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Interpretations Of Medievalism In The 19th Century: Keats, Tennyson And The Pre-Raphaelites, Shannon K. Wilsey

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis describes how different 19th century poets and artists depicted elements of the medieval in their artwork as a means to contradict the rapid progress and metropolitan build-up of the Industrial Revolution. The poets discussed are John Keats and Alfred, Lord Tennyson; the painters include William Holman Hunt and John William Waterhouse. Examples of the poems and corresponding Pre-Raphaelite depictions include The Eve of Saint Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and The Lady of Shalott.


Tragic Pleasure In Shakespeare's King Lear And Othello, Luella Fu 2010 Claremont McKenna College

Tragic Pleasure In Shakespeare's King Lear And Othello, Luella Fu

CMC Senior Theses

This thesis is an examination of reader or audience response to Shakespeare’s tragedies. Primarily, it identifies key pleasures that Shakespeare’s King Lear and Othello offer. The complementary nature of these two plays is such that the analysis of their various pleasures allows for an in-depth treatment of the topic and also reflects the diversity of emotional response elicited by Shakespeare’s tragedies. The kinds of pleasure addressed in this study are catharsis as explained by Aristotle, the delight of violent passion as advocated by DuBos, pleasure from details in the work, satisfaction from the coherence of the tragedy ...


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