Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], 2016 University of Pennsylvania
Think, Pig! Beckett At The Limit Of The Human [Table Of Contents], Jean-Michel Rabate
“Very few critics have all the qualities and competencies required to engage fully with the entirety of Beckett’s work in all genres: a detailed familiarity with Beckett’s texts in both English and French; a sensitivity to his linguistic, stylistic, and thematic maneuvers; an encyclopedic knowledge of his intellectual context; an awareness of the range and detail of Beckett studies; and an ability to write with refinement and wit. It is clear from this remarkable book that Jean-Michel Rabaté is one of those few.” —Derek Attridge, University of York
Silence, Power, And Mexicans In Willa Cather's The Song Of The Lark, 2016 California State University - San Bernardino
Silence, Power, And Mexicans In Willa Cather's The Song Of The Lark, Sefferino Ramos
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
In The Song of the Lark (1915), Willa Cather does something extraordinary by presenting a well-rounded and likeable Mexican character. This is quite different from her contemporaries’ stereotypical depictions of minorities. To include immigrants in a modern novel was avant-garde and radical subject matter; and presenting a realistic, likeable Mexican character was unheard of because the colonized and immigrants were largely ignored in American literature, or deliberately overlooked. When they were included, persistent demeaning views and unflattering Mexican stereotypes were the norm. This paper seeks to explain how positively Cather depicts Mexican characters, decades before Civil Rights. Cather includes the ...
American Undergraduates Undone: Social And Intellectual Dysfunction On Campus, 2016 Washington University in Saint Louis
American Undergraduates Undone: Social And Intellectual Dysfunction On Campus, Noelle P. Jones
Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The pivotal, formative years of typical undergraduates, ages 18-22, represent a time when students mold their distinctive identities, social personalities, and intellects more intensively than during any other period of their lives. Developmental theorists Arthur W. Chickering and Linda Reisser call this process “journeying toward individuation—the discovery and refinement of one’s unique way of being—and also toward communion with other individuals and groups, including the larger national and global society” (35). In today’s college climate, students flummox and astound parents, professors, and researchers due to their individual immaturity and disengagement with learning. Although these complaints identify ...
In Absentia Parentis: The Orphan Figure In Latter Twentieth Century Anglo-American Children’S Fantasy, 2016 University of Southern Mississippi
In Absentia Parentis: The Orphan Figure In Latter Twentieth Century Anglo-American Children’S Fantasy, James Michael Curtis
Childhood development theory tells us that there are certain psychological processes that we all undergo during childhood, regardless of our national or cultural background. These developmental struggles can include some of the more ambivalent cycles—such as regression, which can be both a positive and negative phenomenon—but can also include some of the more beneficial processes like overcoming separation anxiety and creating and establishing a sense of self. One figure that is often marginalized in discussions of childhood development in children’s fantasy fiction is the orphan. In fact, book-length studies on the orphan figure in children’s literary ...
Truth And (Self) Censorship In Military Memoirs, 2016 Netherlands Defense Academy
Truth And (Self) Censorship In Military Memoirs, Esmeralda Kleinreesink, Joseph Soeters
"In The Land Of Tomorrow": Representations Of The New Woman In The Pre-Suffrage Era, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"In The Land Of Tomorrow": Representations Of The New Woman In The Pre-Suffrage Era, Natalie B. O'Neal
Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English
This digital anthology explores feminism in selected short fiction by women writers from the 1911 run of the popular women’s magazines Woman’s Home Companion, Ladies’ Home Journal, and The Farmer’s Wife. This fiction furthered the women’s rights movement by allowing women to imagine a world similar to their own with a heroine who voiced their desires and enacted change. Rather than the more experimental, inaccessible literature of avant garde high modernist writers consumed by the upper class, popular fiction reached a wider, middle class audience and was more effective at producing a progressive zeitgeist following the ...
Daughters Of The Sun: "The Birth" (An Excerpt), 2016 Dominican University of California
Daughters Of The Sun: "The Birth" (An Excerpt), Megan Lynn
Scholarly and Creative Works Conference
“You have never heard of me before. You have never heard of me, but my name has come out of your mouth thousands of times.”
So begins my novel, Daughters of the Sun, the story of Jesus’s twin sister, Alleluia. Using the narrative framework seen in Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Alleluia tells her story over one night—Saturday into Sunday morning—in an appropriated apartment facing a church. She weaves into her story another tale of women who have lived in shadows cast by the men around them, women whom history chose to vilify—Lilith, Adam’s ...
Keeping The Memories Alive: Fictionalized Narratives Of Japanese Internment In North America, 2016 Georgia State University
Keeping The Memories Alive: Fictionalized Narratives Of Japanese Internment In North America, Erin Anderson
Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference
No abstract provided.
Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, 2016 Portland State University
Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard
This article presents an intriguing thesis about proximity and identification, distance and empathy based on the experience of teaching Sally Morgan’s My Place to American university students alongside Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a class examining literature as an agent of social change. Indeed, its response to the question, “How does the Australian production of My Place influence its American reception?” will surprise many people. Students more readily demonstrate empathy with characters and are prepared to ascribe their unenviable life circumstances to social structures that propagate oppression when reading ...
Empathy In Its Entirety, 2016 Wright State University
Empathy In Its Entirety, Callie Reymann
Best Integrated Writing
Reymann critically analyzes three novels through the lens of empathy and then applies her critical analysis and observations to her experiences as a person diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Conflicting Cultural Identity And The Baz Benin In Edwidge Danticat’S Claire Of The Sea Light, 2016 Wright State University
Conflicting Cultural Identity And The Baz Benin In Edwidge Danticat’S Claire Of The Sea Light, Kellianne Rinearson
Best Integrated Writing
Rinearson explores the connection between the gangs in Edwidge Danticat’s Claire of the Sea Light and mythological figures in Haitian folklore thus adding nuance to the discussion of Caribbean cultural identity.
Best Integrated Writing 2016 - Complete Edition, 2016 Wright State University
Best Integrated Writing 2016 - Complete Edition
Best Integrated Writing
Best Integrated Writing includes excellent student writing from Integrated Writing courses taught at Wright State University. The journal is published annually by the Wright State University Department of English Language and Literatures.
Masks And Performance As Representations Of Gender Oppression And Repression In Edith Wharton’S The House Of Mirth And Nella Larsen’S Passing, Carrie A. Wilson
SEWSA 2016 Intersectionality in the New Millennium: An Assessment of Culture, Power, and Society
Edith Wharton and Nella Larsen’s literature focus on metaphorically representing gender oppression and repression as masked social performances that result in death being the ultimate release from the drama. Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth depicts the heroine Lily Bart who, in the public social realm, attempts to mask herself as a disturbingly superficial character. Wharton’s masquerade imagery demonstrates the extent to which Lily socially capitalizes her beauty. Lily fixates on "clearness" and "lucidity" in events leading up to her death, which shows how dying releases her from the dishonest social masquerade (260). Nella Larsen’s heroine ...
Literarische Zensur Als Meinungsbildung: Zensur In Der Bundesrepublik Und Die Entwicklung Einer Neuen Wahrnehmung Der Ehemaligen Ddr, 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Literarische Zensur Als Meinungsbildung: Zensur In Der Bundesrepublik Und Die Entwicklung Einer Neuen Wahrnehmung Der Ehemaligen Ddr, Lauren M. Davidson
Senior Theses and Projects
Germany has a long history of literary censorship. Following the Second World War and the division of Germany into the Federal Republic of Germany in the West and the German Democratic Republic in the East, both states simultaneously decried censorship in their constitutions and proceeded to unofficially censor literature. A vast amount of research and attention has focused on the censorship program of the East German Ministry for Culture. Little attention, however, has been given to censorship in West Germany, despite its critical role in the development of a new cultural identity and perception of the former East Germany. This ...
Introduction: Theories Of The Ghost In A Transhispanic Context, 2016 Santa Clara University
Introduction: Theories Of The Ghost In A Transhispanic Context, Alberto Ribas-Casasayas, Amanda Petersen
Nuestros muertos quieren ser parte de nuestra conversaci6n, no nos permiten olvidar, nos dicen que las comunidades que formamos en vida son parte tambien de las comunidades ausentes. -Cristina Rivera Garza, in Monica Maristain 1
[Our dead want to be part of our conversation, they do not allow us to forget, they tell us that the communities that are no longer present are also part of the communities we create in life.]
The commonplace phrase, "the ghosts of the past," evokes remoteness, something intangible that nevertheless is ever present, a sort of historical sublime. 2 As the Mexican novelist Cristina ...
Training Graduate Assistants, 2016 University of Dayton
Training Graduate Assistants, Bryan Bardine
This article was featured in the journal's '4Sites Post-secondary' section. Overall, the goals for summer training are threefold:
- TAs need to become familiar with each other.
- TAs need to be knowledgeable about the material.
- TAs should be somewhat at ease in a classroom environment.
Hermann Hesse’S 'Siddhartha' As Divine Comedy, 2016 University of Dayton
Hermann Hesse’S 'Siddhartha' As Divine Comedy, Bryan Bardine
Comedy has always been more difficult to define and pin down than tragedy. Part of the difficulty may be that comedy is, by its very nature, more protean than tragedy: comedy often takes delight in breaking the rules. Moreover, tragedy has been so memorably described in The Poetics that Aristotle may have unintentionally molded the shape of tragedy through the ages. There are different kinds of tragedy, to be sure, but they are usually variations of a similar theme and form. Perhaps because Aristotle's treatise on comedy has been lost, comedy was left free to develop in numerous ways ...
Elements Of The Gothic In Heavy Metal: A Match Made In Hell, 2016 University of Dayton
Elements Of The Gothic In Heavy Metal: A Match Made In Hell, Bryan Bardine
Since the first heavy metal album, Black Sabbath (1970) by Black Sabbath, elements of the Gothic have pervaded the genre, whether in the lyrics, the dress of both the bands and the fans, the album covers, the sound or the culture itself. Bands during the period 1970- 83 (roughly), including Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon and Motӧrhead, to name a few, incorporated various aspects of the Gothic into their lyrics, dress, stage shows and albums, and in doing so helped to give heavy metal a stronger, more powerful image with fans and media alike. More important than the ...
Acknowledgements/Image Credits, 2016 Western Michigan University
Acknowledgements/Image Credits, Molly Lynde-Recchia
No abstract provided.
Notes On Contributors, 2016 Western Michigan University
Notes On Contributors
No abstract provided.