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Presence In Nursing Practice: A Critical Hermeneutic Analysis, Alicia Laurel bright 2012 The University of San Francisco

Presence In Nursing Practice: A Critical Hermeneutic Analysis, Alicia Laurel Bright

Doctoral Dissertations

Research Topic

Presence, although it involves action at times, is a humanitarian quality of relating that is ethically generated and has real-world implications for both patient and nurse. It is an interpersonal process characterized by sensitivity, holism, intimacy, vulnerability, and adaptation to unique circumstances that results in enhanced mental wellbeing for nurses and patients, and improved physical wellbeing for patients. Knowing and being with are foundational to being present.

Theory and Protocol

This research is grounded in critical hermeneutics and follows an interpretive approach to field research and data analysis (Herda 1999). This orientation places the researcher and participants in ...


Bioremediation As A Solution To Road Runoff Pollution, Lewis DuBois, Edward Jarvis, Ben Root 2012 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bioremediation As A Solution To Road Runoff Pollution, Lewis Dubois, Edward Jarvis, Ben Root

Great Problems Seminar Posters (All Posters, All Years)

Pollutants draining from the road in the form of road runoff are proceeding, untreated, into the soil and nearby bodies of water, like under-ground aquifers. The form of pollutant least filtered through natural means are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). These PAHs can have detrimental effect on the ecosystems surrounding the contaminated water bodies. Bioremediation of PAHs is the ideal procedure to solve this issue.

Poster Presentation, Judge's Winner (2012)


Sex, Crimes, And Common Sense: Framing Femininity From Sensation To Sexology, Elisabeth Ann Shane 2012 University of Iowa

Sex, Crimes, And Common Sense: Framing Femininity From Sensation To Sexology, Elisabeth Ann Shane

Theses and Dissertations

My dissertation tracks the production of "common sense" about female sexuality and psychology in nineteenth-century sensational British literature. I move from the sensation novel's heyday, represented by Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone (1868) and Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret (1862), through the fin-de-siècle Gothic literary revival with Bram Stoker's Dracula(1895), and conclude with a reading of the representation of aberrant female sexuality in the emergent science of nineteenth-century sexology. For Victorian readers, few things could have seemed further removed from sensation literature--from lurid crime novels to sordid news stories to sexualized science--than common sense ...


“Spielt Weiter, Spielt Doch Weiter!” Phantasien Zur Auseinandersetzung Mit Traumatischen Erlebnissen Am Beispiel Von Ilse Aichingers Die Größere Hoffnung, Katharina Carstens 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

“Spielt Weiter, Spielt Doch Weiter!” Phantasien Zur Auseinandersetzung Mit Traumatischen Erlebnissen Am Beispiel Von Ilse Aichingers Die Größere Hoffnung, Katharina Carstens

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In ihrem Roman "Die größere Hoffnung", welcher im Jahr 1948 veröffentlicht wurde, beschreibt Ilse Aichinger die Kindheit und Jugend der halbjüdischen Protagonistin Ellen und ihrer jüdischen Freunde in Wien. Im Rahmen meiner Arbeit untersuche ich die Phantasien der Kinder innerhalb des Romans. Durch den phantasievollen Umgang mit traumatischen Ereignissen kreieren die Kinder ihre eigene Realität, die sich von der vorherrschenden, meist bedrohenden Umwelt unterscheidet. Die Phantasien spiegeln auf der einen Seite die Ängste der Kinder wider und helfen ihnen auf der anderen Seite mit diesen Gefühlen umzugehen und ihnen Ausdruck zu verleihen. Während in den Träumen die traumatischen Erlebnisse unbewusst ...


Racializing Islam: The Conceptualization Of Race, Religion And Culture In Contemporary German Society, Marni Elisabeth Spott 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Racializing Islam: The Conceptualization Of Race, Religion And Culture In Contemporary German Society, Marni Elisabeth Spott

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Since the implementation of the Guest Worker Program in the 1950s, Germany has struggled to accept that Turkish immigrants, along with subsequent generations, constitute a large part of its society. Thilo Sarrazin's book, Deutschland schafft sich ab, which has been at the center of public discourse in Germany since its publication in 2010, has exacerbated the debates surrounding the status of ethnic minorities in German society. His strong negative opinions of Islam and Muslims living in Germany have influenced the direction of religious discourse, within the context of racial and multicultural discourses. In determining Germany's own national culture ...


"Catholic Gentry, Family Networks And Patronage In The English Midlands, C. 1570-1630", Susan M. Cogan 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

"Catholic Gentry, Family Networks And Patronage In The English Midlands, C. 1570-1630", Susan M. Cogan

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Networks of affinity and clientage were common features of aristocratic life in early modern Europe. In post-Reformation England, Catholic gentry and nobility utilized networks of family, friends, neighbors and patrons to mitigate the effects of the state's anti-Catholic policies and also to remain connected to the state. Catholic aristocrats remained significant participants in the exchange of patronage, both as clients and as patrons themselves. Patronage relationships were an important means by which Catholics and the state related to one another and remained bound to one another, and by which Catholics continued to wield influence, both in their local communities ...


Japan's Black Market: Yakuza, Scap, And The Culture Of The Yami'ichi, Jesus Solis 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Japan's Black Market: Yakuza, Scap, And The Culture Of The Yami'ichi, Jesus Solis

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

On July 18, 1946, The New York Times published an article stating that Army fiscal offices had "transferred to the United States $35,000,000 more than the entire occupation [had] been paid." GHQ quickly discovered that U.S. soldiers were actively involved in selling American goods on the black market and sending their profits home. Although SCAP implemented a number of policies to discourage U.S. soldiers from illegally selling American goods, these policies failed to eliminate black marketeering during the Occupation of Japan (1945-1952).

I argue that these policies failed for two reasons. First, SCAP failed to crack ...


Education And Religious Politics In Enlightenment France, Ashleigh Renae Corwin 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Education And Religious Politics In Enlightenment France, Ashleigh Renae Corwin

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Over the course of the eighteenth-century in France discussions about primary education became infused with concurrent political and religious tensions. Philosophical debates surrounding children's natural abilities to learn and a new emphasis on the practical utility of education supplanted the traditional focus on creating good Catholics, especially after the nation's main teaching body, the Jesuits, were expelled from France in 1762. Thereafter, educational theorists proposed plans for a state-run, national program that would train useful citizens, thoroughly infused with religion to instill morality. Dozens of politicians, scientists, philosophers and even priests wrote plans that advocated a secular-run education ...


The Emigrant Métis Of Kansas: Rethinking The Pioneer Narrative, Shirley E. Kasper 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Emigrant Métis Of Kansas: Rethinking The Pioneer Narrative, Shirley E. Kasper

History Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Under the U.S. government's nineteenth century Indian removal policies, more than ten thousand Eastern Indians, mostly Algonquians from the Great Lakes region, relocated in the 1830s and 1840s beyond the western border of Missouri to what today is the state of Kansas. With them went a number of mixed-race people - the métis, who were born of the fur trade and the interracial unions that it spawned. This dissertation focuses on métis among one emigrant group, the Potawatomi, who removed to a reservation in Kansas that sat directly in the path of the great overland migration to Oregon and ...


Reclaiming Reason: Chaucer’S Prose And The Path To Autonomy, Dawn Fleurette Colley 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Reclaiming Reason: Chaucer’S Prose And The Path To Autonomy, Dawn Fleurette Colley

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

“Reclaiming Reason” is the first full-length study of Geoffrey Chaucer’s prose. Though scholars have written on the prose texts individually, the most pressing questions have yet to be considered: what, specifically, does Chaucer offer in these works, and why does he choose prose to do so? In pursuit of answers to these questions, “Reclaiming Reason” examines the politics of reading and interpretation in the late Middle Ages and discovers that through his prose works—the Boece, the Treatise on the Astrolabe, the Tale of Melibee, the Parson’s Tale, and the Retraction—Chaucer models principles of interpretation for a ...


Ash And Ochre, Kelly Dulaney 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Ash And Ochre, Kelly Dulaney

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

A novel-in-stories exploring themes of love between sisters and brothers.


Untitled, Agnieszka Michalska 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Untitled, Agnieszka Michalska

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This creative non-fiction project explores belonging as a concept that binds two narrators, a mother and daughter--both on journeys, both torn--though what each wants to belong to becomes part of their individual exploration. The daughter's narrative hungers for her mother's sense of home, and in the process, her own. The mother's narrative actualizes rupture. The mother, not only speaks of the past, but embodies history. She is Poland. The immigrant lives in two worlds. The first is imbued in the materiality of the everyday, a locality more than a "home." The second is in the imagination and ...


Seeking Brilliant Individuals, Nicholas Edward Romeo 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Seeking Brilliant Individuals, Nicholas Edward Romeo

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

ORIGINAL QUERY: Before the recent financial crisis, many hedge funds felt bold enough to do the unthinkable: hire people with English degrees. As one such hire, I became a first-hand witness to a lavish lifestyle that I didn't think existed outside of Tom Wolfe novels. Do financiers really spend $600 on a pair of socks? Would they really fire an assistant for placing a pen in the wrong spot on their desk? The answer is yes, all this ... and much more. I am seeking representation for my comic literary novel, Seeking Brilliant Individuals (66,000 words). It is the ...


Technologies Of The Sublime, 1750-1861, Michele Speitz 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Technologies Of The Sublime, 1750-1861, Michele Speitz

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

“Technologies of the Sublime, 1750-1861” investigates a specific strand of sublime discourse, the material sublime, to reveal how it emerges in conversation with Romantic-era mechanical innovations and empirical speculations. Moreover, this project uncovers the ways in which mechanized civil and cultural artifacts such as the modern suspension bridge and early seismological instruments mediate the natural power confronted in the sublime. For example, following the initial wave of responses to the infamous Lisbon quake of 1755, written by diverse figures such as Immanuel Kant, Jonathan Winthrop, and Thomas Paine, authors around the globe relayed to British readers measurements of quakes, conjectures ...


Ivy, Collin Jeremy Schuster 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Ivy, Collin Jeremy Schuster

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In this project I wanted to challenge myself to write a poem that conflates the act of reading with the act of tightrope walking. It started when my wife and I saw a picture of a tightrope walker. I was hooked about thinking how funambulism is like poetry. The most obvious connection is that a tightrope walker walks along lines, and a poet walks along lines. The name of my muse, my funambulist, is Ivy. He is my local muse of lines. I bring together an imagination of him as a voice and as a presence of someone who walks ...


The Oeconomy Of Nature: Literature And Ecology In The English Renaissance, Peter C. Remien 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Oeconomy Of Nature: Literature And Ecology In The English Renaissance, Peter C. Remien

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

My dissertation focuses on the development of the proto-ecological concept of "the oeconomy of nature" in works of literature and natural philosophy of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Tracing interconnections between the discourse of estate management and the rhetoric of natural philosophy, I find that "oeconomy" (the early modern art of household management) provides a conceptual vocabulary through which thinkers understood the natural world as a self-regulating system made up of independent agents. Through readings of Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson, George Herbert, Kenelm Digby, Margaret Cavendish, and John Milton, my dissertation challenges recent accounts of early modern environmental thought by ...


The Annie Dillard Workshop: Writing Via Reading, Bryan Erickson 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Annie Dillard Workshop: Writing Via Reading, Bryan Erickson

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Annie Dillard reconstructs her own learning process in her students, and this can only be successful through a singular act of dedication on the part of each student. The students do by instruction what Dillard figured out on her own. They analyze texts on the macro and micro levels—they outline books, chapters, paragraphs, and sentences in order to study their structures; they study the ways different authors handle character or setting or transitional sentences. Word by word, they learn the DNA of literature in order to understand what makes it work. It is only after this immersion in literature ...


Writing Past And Present: Narrative Structure In The Work Of J. M. G. Le Clézio, Nicole M. Thorburn 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder

Writing Past And Present: Narrative Structure In The Work Of J. M. G. Le Clézio, Nicole M. Thorburn

French & Italian Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Representations of the past figure prominently in the work of J. M. G. Le Clézio. Yet, despite a large and rapidly growing body of criticism devoted to his oeuvre, how Le Clézio incorporates the past into an often more contemporary narrative is one subject that has yet to be treated in detail. In my dissertation, I examine the narrative structure of several of Le Clézio's novels, short stories and nonfiction texts. After an introduction to Le Clézio's work, I discuss the various means by which he introduces the past into the narrative, including the use of historical settings ...


The Common Struggle: Locating The International Connections Of National Spaces Of Conflict In The Francophone World, Mark Huntsman 2012 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

The Common Struggle: Locating The International Connections Of National Spaces Of Conflict In The Francophone World, Mark Huntsman

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

In their 2007 manifesto, Quand les murs tombent: l’identit&236; nationale hors-la-loi, &200;douard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau propose that the nation-state is a stumbling block to global solidarity as it emphasizes cultural division. In order to achieve international community across borders, people must find common bonds that link them across traditional lines of conflict. My thesis applies this notion within the context of la Francophonie, an organization that has struggled with its goal of cultural rapprochement as its member nations continue to perceive each other as foreign entities rather than as like components of a larger community. I assert that ...


Response To Stephen Angell And Jim Le Shana, Paul Buckley 2012 George Fox University

Response To Stephen Angell And Jim Le Shana, Paul Buckley

Quaker Religious Thought

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