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The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

The Ecocritical Carnivalesque Of Mason & Dixon: Thomas Pynchon's Environmental Vision, Theodor Jack Hamstra

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Among American novelists since 1945, Thomas Pynchon ranks as one of the most accomplished, with arguably the most fully realized and profound visions of Postmodernity. Therefore, his absence from the field of Ecocriticism is alarming. The aim of my thesis is to demonstrate that Pynchon’s 1997 novel Mason & Dixon ought to be considered as an essential text of American environmental writing. My thesis triangulates the environmental vision of Mason & Dixon by highlighting its affinity with environmental literature on three overlapping levels: the specter of the ancient, the spectacle of the new during the Enlightenment setting of the novel, and ...


The History, Memory, And Representation Of The Holocaust: Reflections On A Yearlong Freshman Seminar And Study Trip, Brian Vetruba, Cecily Hibbs, Talia Wazana, Abigail Wippel, Erin McGlothlin, Anika Walke 2016 Washington University in St Louis

The History, Memory, And Representation Of The Holocaust: Reflections On A Yearlong Freshman Seminar And Study Trip, Brian Vetruba, Cecily Hibbs, Talia Wazana, Abigail Wippel, Erin Mcglothlin, Anika Walke

University Libraries Presentations

Presented at the Lessons and Legacies conference on Holocaust Studies in November 2016, these posters document a year-long freshman FOCUS seminar held at Washington University in St. Louis in 2015-2016 that aimed to give incoming college students a sophisticated understanding of the causes, dynamics, representation, and memory of the Nazi genocide. Created and co-taught by Anika Walke and Erin McGlothlin, this intensive academic engagement featured two semesters of coursework focusing on the history and the literary and filmic representation of the Holocaust and a twelve-day trip to Germany, Poland and Lithuania. The group visited important Holocaust-related sites to deepen their ...


La Poética De Bernardo De Balbuena: Breve Estudio De La Teoría Épico-Fantástica Tras "El Bernardo O Victoria De Roncesvalles" (1624), Miguel Magdaleno Santamaria 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

La Poética De Bernardo De Balbuena: Breve Estudio De La Teoría Épico-Fantástica Tras "El Bernardo O Victoria De Roncesvalles" (1624), Miguel Magdaleno Santamaria

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Siguiendo una metodología de análisis de tipo narratológico-estructuralista, en este ensayo se presenta una panorámica general de la teoría épico-fantástica sobre la que se asienta "El Bernardo o Victoria de Roncesvalles" (1624) de Bernardo de Balbuena, así como de la estructura funcional de la fantasía en la obra.


Bharati Mukherjee’S Jasmine: Decolonizing Text Or Postcolonial Jane Eyre?, Mounica V. Kota Ms. 2016 Oglethorpe University

Bharati Mukherjee’S Jasmine: Decolonizing Text Or Postcolonial Jane Eyre?, Mounica V. Kota Ms.

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

A strong belief in the diversity of the immigration narrative is found time and time again in Mukherjee's novel Jasmine, a postcolonial text that looks at the shifting identity politics through the immigration journey of Jyoti, a young girl from India. Mukherjee establishes an overarching decolonizing narrative of an immigrant through Jyoti’s transition in identities throughout the course of her story, using the liminality of Jyoti’s identity as a means of deconstructing the immigrant myth.


The Ideology Of Madness: The Rejected Artist Vs. The Capitalist Society In As I Lay Dying, Jared R. McSwain 2016 Oglethorpe University

The Ideology Of Madness: The Rejected Artist Vs. The Capitalist Society In As I Lay Dying, Jared R. Mcswain

Oglethorpe Journal of Undergraduate Research

This article examines the character of Darl Bundren in William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying from the position that he is an artist functioning in a society that ultimately rejects and condemns him through the vessel of ideological conceptions of madness. Topics explored include the ideology of madness, the ideological project of capitalism, queering as a weapon to support an ideology, essential characteristics of “the artist” type, and the consequences of perceived madness.


Figuras De Carlos En Missing (Una Investigación), De Alberto Fuguet: Nuevas Declinaciones De La Novela Latinoamericana, María-José Furió Sancho 2016 Independiente - Univ. Pompeu Fabra

Figuras De Carlos En Missing (Una Investigación), De Alberto Fuguet: Nuevas Declinaciones De La Novela Latinoamericana, María-José Furió Sancho

Dissidences

Una exploración de las figuras simbólicas que encarna el personaje Carlos, protagonista de la novela Missing, de Alberto Fuguet: el huérfano, el desaparecido, el abandonado, lo abyecto, el cimarrón blanco, el loser...

En Missing. Una investigación, el escritor y cineasta chileno Alberto Fuguet desarrolla una variación sobre el tema de la búsqueda del progenitor desaparecido. Al principio, dice, se proponía novelar la conflictiva relación con su padre; al encontrar a su tío Carlos encuentra simultáneamente la historia de la relación de éste con su progenitor (el abuelo del novelista), y del mismo con esa otra autoridad suprafamiliar que es el ...


An Escape From Language Into Language: The Internal Exile Of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

An Escape From Language Into Language: The Internal Exile Of Louis Wolfson, Antoine N. Rideau

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper aims to show how the life and work of American francophone author Louis Wolfson - who suffered from schizophrenia and underwent a self-imposed exile from his own mother tongue - might serve to illuminate European émigré writers' relationships to multilingualism.


Wet Data: The Ocean And Its Negative Archive, Kendra M. Sullivan 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Wet Data: The Ocean And Its Negative Archive, Kendra M. Sullivan

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper and the poetry cycle (Wet Data) it describes are in dialogue with a wide array of social and cultural histories of the sea; the production of the sea as a social, economic, and militarized space; maritime ethnographies; as well as artistic and literary projects stemming out of what are now being termed offshore art and forensic literature. The ocean is a contested territory that plays a profound and often under-examined role in defining geopolitics and nationalism under globalism. In eco-critical and creative art contexts, the sea is often represented as a metaphor for loss, the outside, and the ...


Oh Bother: Milne, Steinbeck, And An Emerging Circuit Split Over The Alienability Of Copyright Termination Rights, Allison M. Scott 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

Oh Bother: Milne, Steinbeck, And An Emerging Circuit Split Over The Alienability Of Copyright Termination Rights, Allison M. Scott

Journal of Intellectual Property Law

No abstract provided.


Science Fiction In The Spanish University: The Boundaries That Need To Be Broken, Sara Martín 2016 Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Science Fiction In The Spanish University: The Boundaries That Need To Be Broken, Sara Martín

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

The aim of this article is to trace what Rosi Braidotti calls an ‘accurate cartography’ as regards the limited space that science-fiction occupies in the Spanish university. SF has not yet overcome in Spain what Brian Baker has called its ‘crisis of legitimation’. Teaching this genre and doing research on it is, hence, still conditioned within our national borders by boundaries broken in the Anglo-American university many decades ago. Here I examine these boundaries, paying special attention to the institutional limitations preventing scholars from introducing innovations in teaching and research. Another main barrier, as I argue here, is the lack ...


Eugenia En Su Contexto: Utopía Y Proyecto Alterno De Nación, Miguel García 2016 University of California - Davis

Eugenia En Su Contexto: Utopía Y Proyecto Alterno De Nación, Miguel García

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

En fechas recientes la novela Eugenia: esbozo novelesco de costumbres futuras (Mérida, 1919), escrita por el doctor, funcionario público y pedagogo Eduardo Urzaiz, se ha vuelto una pieza clave para entender la ciencia ficción mexicana y latinoamericana, al ser uno de los ejemplos tempranos de especulaciones futuristas y por integrar en su discurso a la eugenesia, una ciencia alrededor de la cual se desarrolló un movimiento global cuyos alcances se siguen mapeando hoy en día. Sin embargo, dos problemas principales han impedido el entendimiento cabal de la novela: 1) una insuficiente comprensión de la relevancia de las ideas eugenésicas no ...


Poetic Illiteracy And Cultural Insularity: The Crisis Of Cultural Nationalism In Virgilio Piñera's La Isla En Peso, Stephen A. Cruikshank 2016 University of Alberta

Poetic Illiteracy And Cultural Insularity: The Crisis Of Cultural Nationalism In Virgilio Piñera's La Isla En Peso, Stephen A. Cruikshank

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

The twentieth-century Cuban poet Virgilio Piñera was both a radical and rebellious writer who wrote against the national discourses of his time. In his acclaimed poem La isla en peso Piñera challenges the Neobaroque discourse of Cuban identity by describing Cuba as 'insular' rather than innovative. The following article argues that La isla en peso, like a prophetic letter, seems to have foreseen seventy years earlier what the modern literary critic Abraham Acosta has recently described as a "threshold of illiteracy," that is, a disruption or illiterate interference of one's critical reading by exposing the contradictions of cultural nationalism ...


Found Poem Dos, Mitchell McGowan, Mateo Ramirez Yelton 2016 Humboldt State University

Found Poem Dos, Mitchell Mcgowan, Mateo Ramirez Yelton

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Found Poem Uno, Patricia Cortés, Mireya Ortega, Cynthia Paredes, Javier Rojas 2016 Humboldt State University

Found Poem Uno, Patricia Cortés, Mireya Ortega, Cynthia Paredes, Javier Rojas

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Six, Karla Amaya, Arturo Arce, Mondserrat Ortiz, Cynthia Rojas 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Six, Karla Amaya, Arturo Arce, Mondserrat Ortiz, Cynthia Rojas

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Five, Idette Lopez, Tyree Love, Luna Uch, Katrina Uribe 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Five, Idette Lopez, Tyree Love, Luna Uch, Katrina Uribe

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Four, Jacqueline Barrera-Pacheco, Magdalena Cortez, Lei Hou, Amy Núñez 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Four, Jacqueline Barrera-Pacheco, Magdalena Cortez, Lei Hou, Amy Núñez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Three, Jonah Platt, Elizabeth Rosales, Monique Yzaguirre 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Three, Jonah Platt, Elizabeth Rosales, Monique Yzaguirre

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum Two, Briana Corona, Susana Padilla, Dakota Porter 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum Two, Briana Corona, Susana Padilla, Dakota Porter

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Pantoum One, José Manuel Hernández, Zitlaly Macías, José Manzo, Catherine Sanchez 2016 Humboldt State University

Pantoum One, José Manuel Hernández, Zitlaly Macías, José Manzo, Catherine Sanchez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


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