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Growing Conflict: Agriculture, Innovation, And Immigration In San Luis Obispo County, 1837-1937, Douglas P. Jenzen 2011 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Growing Conflict: Agriculture, Innovation, And Immigration In San Luis Obispo County, 1837-1937, Douglas P. Jenzen

Master's Theses and Project Reports

The history of San Luis Obispo and its surrounding areas is complex. Agriculture, innovation, and immigration have all contributed to the formation of the region. The Spanish, Mexican, and early American periods established the framework successive waves of immigrants had to live within. Native Americans and immigrants from China, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, the Philippines, and other regions of the United States have all toiled in the fields and contributed to America’s tables at various points throughout county history. Many contingencies determined the treatment of successive waves of immigrants. Growth and development are taking place at exponential rates on the ...


Losing The Colonies: How Differing Interpretations Of The British Constitution Caused The American Revolution, Brian M. Flint 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Losing The Colonies: How Differing Interpretations Of The British Constitution Caused The American Revolution, Brian M. Flint

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Faced with an economic crisis following the French and Indian War, the British Parliament, along with a young and inexperienced King George III changed its longstanding policy towards the North American colonies. Prior to 1763, Parliament allowed the colonies to generally govern themselves. After 1763, Parliament began to pass legislation aimed at increasing revenue received from the colonies. As the colonies protested these new taxes on constitutional grounds Parliament began a process of implementing and repealing different attempts at controlling the economic system in the colonies. Due to differing interpretations of the British Constitution regarding Parliament's authority over the ...


Distortions In The Historical Record Concerning Ager Publicus, Leges Agrariae, And The Gracchi, Maria Therese Jeffrey 2011 Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Distortions In The Historical Record Concerning Ager Publicus, Leges Agrariae, And The Gracchi, Maria Therese Jeffrey

Honors Bachelor of Arts

In this thesis, I examine some tales of the earliest leges agrariae as reported by Livy and Dionysus because the motifs they employ in telling these stories are seen in the Gracchan tales as well. In addition, no discussion of the Gracchi is complete without some consideration of what kind of land they aimed to redistribute and who would benefit. Plutarch and Appian do not go into detail about ager publicus or previous leges agrariae and secondary scholars might unconsciously ignore them in turn. Therefore, I examine ager publicus and leges agrariae for a fuller understanding of the importance of ...


Motherhood In African Literature And Culture, Remi Akujobi 2011 Covenant University

Motherhood In African Literature And Culture, Remi Akujobi

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Motherhood in African Literature and Culture" Remi Akujobi analyzes the place and the role of women in African Religion and tradition and also interrogates the place of Motherhood in the production, circulation and consumption of items in African tradition. Akujobi examines Motherhood as a sacred as well as a powerful spiritual component of the woman's life. Emphasis is put on literary discourse where motherhood is a recurrent theme, where motherhood is also a lifelong commitment. The article particularly explores motherhood as a discourse in African women creative efforts. A key intention of the article is to ...


Osundare's Poetry And The Yoruba Worldview, Christopher Anyokwu 2011 University of Lagos

Osundare's Poetry And The Yoruba Worldview, Christopher Anyokwu

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Osundare's Poetry and the Yoruba Worldview" Christopher Anyokwu analyses the use of Indegienous Yoruba concepts found in Niyi Osundare's texts. Anyokwu postulates that Osundare appears to combine in his work concepts and traditions of Yoruba culture and Marxist ideology which, as Anyokwu argues, locates Osundare with other revolutionary-minded radical poets such as Pablo Neruda, Octovio Paz, Nicolas Guillén, Agostinho Neto, or Okot P'Biteke. Further, Anyokwu argues that a major aspect of the sources of Osundare's work, this perspective has either been under-theorized or examined only superficially in the critical corpus of Osundare's ...


Tropologies Of Tradition And (Post)Modernity In Nwagwu's Forever Chimes, James Tar Tsaaior 2011 Pan-African University of Lagos

Tropologies Of Tradition And (Post)Modernity In Nwagwu's Forever Chimes, James Tar Tsaaior

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Tropologies of Tradition and (Post)modernity in Nwagwu's Forever Chimes" James Tar Tsaaior explores Mark Nwagu's novel and postulates that the author succeeds in constructing a novelistic universe both concrete and fluid in its re-invention or re-fabrication of cultural traditions and identity formation processes. This universe is simultaneously traditional/indigenous and (post)modern. However, rather than to delineate these cultural formations through difference as oppositional categories, Nwagu suggests grounds for multicultural interactions and transactions. In this cultural schema, none of the cultures claims exclusive preserve or pre-eminence over the other as what exists is a ...


Science Fiction And A Rhetorical Analysis Of The 'Literature Myth', Kris Rutten, Ronald Soetaert, Geert Vandermeersche 2011 Ghent University

Science Fiction And A Rhetorical Analysis Of The 'Literature Myth', Kris Rutten, Ronald Soetaert, Geert Vandermeersche

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In their article "Science Fiction and a Rhetorical Analysis of the 'Literature Myth'" Kris Rutten, Ronald Soetaert, and Geert Vandermeersche discuss what we can learn from science fiction about cultural literacy in general and literary culture in particular. From a theoretical and methodological perspective the authors start from the work of rhetorician Kenneth Burke. First, the authors conceptualize literature as "equipment for living" followed by a discussion of science fiction as "equipment for living" based on a description of the genre as "satire by entelechy." Second, they analyze a selection of science fiction narratives using the "dramatistic pentad" as an ...


Early Twentieth-Century Fashion Designer Life Writing, Ilya Parkins 2011 University of British Columbia

Early Twentieth-Century Fashion Designer Life Writing, Ilya Parkins

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Early Twentieth-century Fashion Designer Life Writing," Ilya Parkins examines memoirs of major modernist fashion designers in the, finding that the genre is characterized by a strong geographic cleavage between France and America, overlain by perceptions of epistemic difference. She compares Elsa Schiaparelli's and Paul Poiret's work, finding that despite their differences, the opposition between France as a locale of abstract knowledge and America as a site of empiricism allows them to claim, as French designers, a certain privilege in a profession characterized by an unresolvable tension between art and commerce. The encroachment of American industrial ...


Two Traumas One Aesthetic In Walsh's Operación Masacre And Kaufman's The Laramie Project, Henry James Morello 2011 Pennsylvania State University

Two Traumas One Aesthetic In Walsh's Operación Masacre And Kaufman's The Laramie Project, Henry James Morello

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "Two Traumas One Aesthetic in Walsh's Operación Masacre and Kaufman's The Laramie Project" Henry James Morello analyzes the stylistic similarities of Walsh's and Kaufman's texts. Walsh's 1957 testimonio Operación masacre was written as a response to the politically motivated violence perpetrated by the military government after the overthrow of Juan Perón, specifically the kidnapping and murder of a group of men thought to be Peronist sympathizers. In 1998 Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project created The Laramie Project, a play about the reactions of the people of Laramie to the brutal murder ...


Children's Literature In South-East Europe, Milena Mileva Blažić 2011 University of Ljubljana

Children's Literature In South-East Europe, Milena Mileva Blažić

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Children's Literature in South East Europe" Milena Mileva Blažić begins with an introduction to Maria Nikolajeva's 2000 book From Mythic to Linear: Time in Children's Literature in which a theoretical framework of thematics is defined, systematized, and categorized. Nikolajeva's framework for children's literature suggests attention to characteristics through which the maturation process of becoming adult is accomplished. Following the introduction and application of Nikolajeva's concepts, Blažić first applies the frame to selected texts published in South-East Europe, followed by lists of children's book published in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria ...


Marjory Scott Wardrop And Early Twentieth-Century Georgian History, Shorena Stoyer 2011 Ilia State University

Marjory Scott Wardrop And Early Twentieth-Century Georgian History, Shorena Stoyer

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Marjory Scott Wardrop and Early Twentieth-century Georgian History" Shorena Stoyer presents documents and translations of Marjory Scott Wardrop (1869-1909), of hitherto unpublished manuscripts archived in the Wardrop Collection of the Oxford Bodleian Library. The manuscripts attest to Wardrop's role as an outside observer of matters Russian and Georgian in the early twentieth century and show her commitment to support the aspirations towards freedom by the Georgian people against tzarist invasion. Wardrop's manuscripts reveal valuable information about Russian and Georgian history, as well as Wardrop's views from a British angle. Thus, the Wardrop manuscripts are ...


Translating Enlightenment: A Review Article Of New Books By Stockhorst, Vidal Claramonte, And Tortosa, Mónica Bolufer 2011 University of Valencia

Translating Enlightenment: A Review Article Of New Books By Stockhorst, Vidal Claramonte, And Tortosa, Mónica Bolufer

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

No abstract provided.


Un-Blocking Hedda And Medea Through Feminist “Play” With Traditional Staging Forms, Ann M. Shanahan 2011 Loyola University Chicago

Un-Blocking Hedda And Medea Through Feminist “Play” With Traditional Staging Forms, Ann M. Shanahan

Department of Fine & Performing Arts: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Hedda walks to the center of the room clutching to her belly a gun wrapped loosely in red and gold leaves. She sinks to the floor, her black satin dress ballooning around her. Only feet away, the audience can see her expression and interpret her thought process. Hedda looks vaguely around the space for an exit. She responds to Judge Brack (Ibsen 246), her focus less on him than on the gun which she lets rise to her line of vision, trailing leaves as it comes. She raises it slowly to her head and pulls the trigger, then falls gently ...


Reginald Baylor, Milwaukee Artist, Curtis L. Carter 2011 Marquette University

Reginald Baylor, Milwaukee Artist, Curtis L. Carter

Philosophy Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Innate Talent: Myth Or Reality?, Lynn Helding 2011 Dickinson College

Innate Talent: Myth Or Reality?, Lynn Helding

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

The writer discusses whether there is something like innate talent as stated by Howe et al. (Behavioral and Brain Sciences 1998;21:437), by evaluating the many responses and studies on the topic for more than a decade. Teachers simply do not have the luxury to entertain the notion of talent. Most independent teachers literally cannot afford to, and institutionally affiliated teachers generally cannot withhold instruction from admitted students due to the lack of something as hazy and subjective as “natural gifts.” The idea of innate talent could have damaging effects on those who secretly fear that they do not ...


Concert: Ithaca College Symphonic Band, Ithaca College Symphonic Band, Elizabeth B. Peterson, Brian Diller 2011 Ithaca College

Concert: Ithaca College Symphonic Band, Ithaca College Symphonic Band, Elizabeth B. Peterson, Brian Diller

All Concert & Recital Programs

No abstract provided.


Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Beyond Language: The Grammar Of Document Design, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema 2011 Western Michigan University

Professional Writing In The English Classroom: Beyond Language: The Grammar Of Document Design, Jonathan Bush, Leah A. Zuidema

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

The article offers guidelines in teaching professional writing in an English classroom. It highlights the elements in deciding for a good document design which include layout, fonts and color. It outlines the CRAP acronym (Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity) formulated by Saul Greenberg which summarizes the essential techniques in grammar design.


Routes Of Learning: Highways, Pathways, And Byways In The History Of Mathematics (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma 2011 Dordt College

Routes Of Learning: Highways, Pathways, And Byways In The History Of Mathematics (Book Review), Calvin Jongsma

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

Reviewed Title: Routes of Learning: Highways, Pathways, and Byways in the History of Mathematics by Ivor Grattan-Guinness. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. xii + 372 pages, with index. ISBN: 9780801892486.


The British Subsidization Of The Afghan State The Local And Global Dimensions Of Bureaucratic Reformation, Shah Hanifi 2011 James Madison University

The British Subsidization Of The Afghan State The Local And Global Dimensions Of Bureaucratic Reformation, Shah Hanifi

Shah Mahmoud Hanifi

No abstract provided.


Byron’S Embodiment, James Carson 2011 Kenyon College

Byron’S Embodiment, James Carson

James P. Carson

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