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Empoword: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook For College Writers, Shane Abrams 2018 Portland State University

Empoword: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook For College Writers, Shane Abrams

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EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class.

Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to ...


Oana Panaïté. The Colonial Fortune In Contemporary Fiction In French. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2017., Nanar Khamo 2018 University of California, Los Angeles

Oana Panaïté. The Colonial Fortune In Contemporary Fiction In French. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2017., Nanar Khamo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Oana Panaïté. The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2017. 206 pp.


Jane Hiddleston. Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature In Transition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017., Beatrice Guenther 2018 Bowling Green State University

Jane Hiddleston. Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature In Transition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017., Beatrice Guenther

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jane Hiddleston. Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature in Transition. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. vii + 291 pp.


Nicole Simek. Hunger And Irony In The French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, And Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Jennifer Boum Make 2018 University of Pittsburgh

Nicole Simek. Hunger And Irony In The French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, And Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Jennifer Boum Make

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Nicole Simek. Hunger and Irony in the French Caribbean: Literature, Theory, and Public. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ix + 201 pp.


Addressing Diversity And Difference In Contemporary Spanish Lesbian Literature: Reading Illy Nes’S El Lago Rosa And Cristina Cuesta’S “Zoe Y Haydee”, Megan Sheldon 2018 University of Kansas

Addressing Diversity And Difference In Contemporary Spanish Lesbian Literature: Reading Illy Nes’S El Lago Rosa And Cristina Cuesta’S “Zoe Y Haydee”, Megan Sheldon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Illy Nes’s novel El lago rosa (The Pink Lake, 2004) and Cristina Cuesta’s short story “Zoe y Haydee” (Zoe and Haydee, 2007) depict travel and cross-cultural queer relationships that call attention to racial and class differences as well as ethnic and cultural divides. Both narratives raise questions concerning the representation of queer women of color in Spanish fiction of the new millennium. This article focuses on the diverse cultural, political and personal struggles that surround the formation and negotiation of sexual identity, emphasizing the fact that LGBTQ identity is not necessarily cross-culturally or universally constructed around identical interests ...


Tolkien Among The Moderns (2015), Ed. By Ralph C. Wood, Robin A. Reid Dr. 2018 Texas A&M University-Commerce

Tolkien Among The Moderns (2015), Ed. By Ralph C. Wood, Robin A. Reid Dr.

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Robin Anne Reid of Tolkien Among the Moderns (2015) ed. by Ralph C. Wood


Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken 2018 City College of New York (CUNY) & Archimedes Institute, Hogeschool Utrecht & Radboud University

Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Lucille Cairns. Francophone Jewish Writers: Imagining Israel. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. x + 310 pp.


Rachel Seelig. Strangers In Berlin: Modern Jewish Literature Between East And West, 1913-1933. Ann Arbor: U Of Michigan P, 2016., Adam J. Sacks 2018 Brown University

Rachel Seelig. Strangers In Berlin: Modern Jewish Literature Between East And West, 1913-1933. Ann Arbor: U Of Michigan P, 2016., Adam J. Sacks

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Rachel Seelig. Strangers in Berlin: Modern Jewish Literature Between East and West, 1913-1933. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 2016. 225 pp.


Kathryn A. Kleppinger. Branding The 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing And The Media In France, 1983-2013. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Christopher Ice 2018 University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

Kathryn A. Kleppinger. Branding The 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing And The Media In France, 1983-2013. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2015., Christopher Ice

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Kathryn A. Kleppinger. Branding the 'Beur' Author: Minority Writing and the Media in France, 1983-2013. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2015. xi + 271 pp.


Thinking Through The Future Of Climate Change With Fiction, Ted Howell 2018 Rowan University

Thinking Through The Future Of Climate Change With Fiction, Ted Howell

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What happens when scientists use fiction to envision our future in a world radically altered by climate change? Who is most thoroughly to blame for our inability to sufficiently react to the horrific, even apocalyptic, future we’re told is coming for our children and grandchilden? This module dives into these questions via the short book The Collapse of Western Civilization, written by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. In this short, reader-friendly essay, Oreskes, a science writer who permanently changed how we talk about climate change, and Conway, a NASA historian, write a “history of the future” from the ...


Paul Cuff. Abel Gance And The End Of Silent Cinema: Sounding Out Utopia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Margaret C. Flinn 2018 The Ohio State University

Paul Cuff. Abel Gance And The End Of Silent Cinema: Sounding Out Utopia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016., Margaret C. Flinn

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Paul Cuff. Abel Gance and the End of Silent Cinema: Sounding Out Utopia. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. xxxii + 241 pp.


David Ohana. Albert Camus And The Critique Of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017., Melissa Ptacek 2018 Brandeis University

David Ohana. Albert Camus And The Critique Of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017., Melissa Ptacek

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of David Ohana. Albert Camus and the Critique of Violence. Trans. David Maisel. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017. vi + 192 pp.


The Return Of The Ring (2016), Edited By Lynn Forest-Hill, Dennis Wilson Wise 2018 University of Arizona

The Return Of The Ring (2016), Edited By Lynn Forest-Hill, Dennis Wilson Wise

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review, by Dennis Wilson Wise, of The Return of the Ring (2 vols, 2016), ed. by Lynn Forest-Hill


Fear And Loathing On The Green Hills Of Africa, Donald Miller 2018 University of New Orleans

Fear And Loathing On The Green Hills Of Africa, Donald Miller

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this article is to establish a textual parallel between Hunter S. Thompson`s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Ernest Hemingway`s Green Hills of Africa. Thompson took Hemingway’s novel as a challenge to write under extreme duress. Thompson twisted many passages from Green Hills to fit his own text. He used bitter irony to translate Hemingway`s text into his own “Gonzo” reportage.

Thompson`s friend and traveling companion, Oscar Z. Acosta, is used as an example of how Thompson rewrote Hemingway. Acosta`s Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo is referenced as the nexus ...


Literarische Filmsimulation: Heinrich Eduard Jacobs Medienphilosophische Filmästhetik In "Blut Und Zelluloid", Paula Vosse 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Literarische Filmsimulation: Heinrich Eduard Jacobs Medienphilosophische Filmästhetik In "Blut Und Zelluloid", Paula Vosse

Arts & Sciences Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Heinrich Eduard Jacob´s novel Blut und Zelluloid was published in 1929 and therefore mostly reviewed as a critical artwork regarding European film-propaganda before the outbreak of the Second World War. This thesis provides the interested scholar with a different approach: It discusses Jacob´s media-philosophical method to simulate the upcoming medium film in literature. With his implicitly and explicitly organized systems of diverse media, he circumvents constraints of the Paragone-discourse and offers a well-balanced literary construction.

Jacob´s method is compared with Pinthus´ Kinobuch and Pirandello´s Shoot!, while Simmel and Benjamin provide the thesis with a fundament to ...


Death And Immortality In Middle-Earth (2017) Edited By Daniel Helen, Amy Amendt-Raduege 2018 Whatcom Community College

Death And Immortality In Middle-Earth (2017) Edited By Daniel Helen, Amy Amendt-Raduege

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Amy Amendt-Raduege of Death and Immortality in Middle-earth (2017), edited by Daniel Helen


J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist And Poet (2017) By Julian Eilmann, John R. Holmes 2018 Franciscan University of Steubenville

J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist And Poet (2017) By Julian Eilmann, John R. Holmes

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review , by John R. Holmes, of J.R.R. Tolkien: Romanticist and Poet (2017) by Julian Eilmann


March Order Later Draft, Laurence F. Gentile 2018 Framingham State University

March Order Later Draft, Laurence F. Gentile

Veterans Community Collecting Event Artifacts

A later draft of "March Order" an unpublished memoir. This version substantially revises the perspective and framing presented in the earlier draft.


March Order First Draft, Laurence F. Gentile 2018 Framingham State University

March Order First Draft, Laurence F. Gentile

Veterans Community Collecting Event Artifacts

First draft of an unpublished memoir by Laurence Francis Gentile, a first hand account of time spent on the Western Front of the war.


Pynchon And Place: A Geocritical Reading Of Thomas Pynchon, John Stout 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Pynchon And Place: A Geocritical Reading Of Thomas Pynchon, John Stout

Theses and Dissertations

A special emphasis on artificial or constructed spaces appears throughout Thomas Pynchon’s body of work. This thesis explores how Pynchon describes such spaces and their uses to address such weighty topics as social inequity and the struggle against authoritarianism. In examining the role of sheltering spaces in novels such as V. and Gravity’s Rainbow, I argue that Pynchon depicts various “outsider” characters as finding reification of their own forms of alterity within spaces either designed or co-opted with such purpose in mind. Through Pynchon’s depiction of spatial transformation in novels like Vineland and Inherent Vice, the author ...


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