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Twilight Follows Tradition: Analyzing "Biting" Critiques Of Vampire Narratives For Their Portrayals Of Gender & Sexuality, Melissa Ames 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Twilight Follows Tradition: Analyzing "Biting" Critiques Of Vampire Narratives For Their Portrayals Of Gender & Sexuality, Melissa Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Vampires have dominated print literature since the 18th century, eventually becoming more visible as they crossed mediated boundaries and genre divides. Now flourishing in neo-gothic realms like science fiction and fantasy, in print genres like chick-lit and young adult, and in the visual realm (from Hollywood’s big screen to daytime television’s sudsy small screen), vampire narratives are finding increased popularity. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series has shined a new spotlight on the all-encompassing umbrella genre that is “vamp lit,” and with it has come renewed attention to the so-called anti-feminist messages present in such narratives, such as the ...


Vamping Up Sex: Audience, Age, & Portrayals Of Sexuality In Vampire Narratives, Melissa Ames 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Vamping Up Sex: Audience, Age, & Portrayals Of Sexuality In Vampire Narratives, Melissa Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

No abstract provided.


Leaves Of Grassroots Politics: Whitman, Carlyle, And The Imagination Of Democratic Vistas, Scott Henkel 2010 University of Iowa

Leaves Of Grassroots Politics: Whitman, Carlyle, And The Imagination Of Democratic Vistas, Scott Henkel

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Re-Collecting Soldiers: Walt Whitman And The Appreciation Of Human Value, Adam Bradford 2010 University of Iowa

Re-Collecting Soldiers: Walt Whitman And The Appreciation Of Human Value, Adam Bradford

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Am I Not A Man And A Poet?: A Recently Recovered Whitman Caricature, Eric Conrad 2010 University of Iowa

Am I Not A Man And A Poet?: A Recently Recovered Whitman Caricature, Eric Conrad

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Announcements, Winter 2010, 2010 University of Iowa

Announcements, Winter 2010

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Writing Renaissance Emblems: Flaming And Tortured Hearts In The First Part Of The Countess Of Montgomery's Urania, Julie Campbell 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Writing Renaissance Emblems: Flaming And Tortured Hearts In The First Part Of The Countess Of Montgomery's Urania, Julie Campbell

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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Twilight Follows Tradition: Analyzing "Biting" Critiques Of Vampire Narratives For Their Portrayals Of Gender & Sexuality, Melissa A. Ames 2010 Eastern Illinois University

Twilight Follows Tradition: Analyzing "Biting" Critiques Of Vampire Narratives For Their Portrayals Of Gender & Sexuality, Melissa A. Ames

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

Vampires have dominated print literature since the 18th century, eventually becoming more visible as they crossed mediated boundaries and genre divides. Now flourishing in neo-gothic realms like science fiction and fantasy, in print genres like chick-lit and young adult, and in the visual realm (from Hollywood’s big screen to daytime television’s sudsy small screen), vampire narratives are finding increased popularity. Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series has shined a new spotlight on the all-encompassing umbrella genre that is “vamp lit,” and with it has come renewed attention to the so-called anti-feminist messages present in such narratives, such as the ...


The Accidental Feminist: Iowa's Breastfeeding Firefighter And The National Struggle For Workplace Equity, Sharon Marie Rose Killeen Lake 2010 University of Iowa

The Accidental Feminist: Iowa's Breastfeeding Firefighter And The National Struggle For Workplace Equity, Sharon Marie Rose Killeen Lake

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is a social and legal history of one of Iowa's most controversial sex discrimination cases. The study examines the 1979 civil rights complaint of Linda Eaton, Iowa City's first woman firefighter--a white, working-class, single mother who did not consider herself a feminist. Eaton made national news and became the focus of an intense local debate when she was threatened with dismissal for breastfeeding her baby at the fire station. The president of La Leche League spoke out on her behalf, while the local chapter of NOW established a legal defense fund and spearheaded a year-long campaign ...


Lucian Blaga On The Nature Of God, Michael S. Jones 2010 Liberty University

Lucian Blaga On The Nature Of God, Michael S. Jones

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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Review In Studies In Medieval And Renaissance Teaching Of "Ents, Elves And Eriador: The Environmental Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien", Alf Siewers 2010 Bucknell University

Review In Studies In Medieval And Renaissance Teaching Of "Ents, Elves And Eriador: The Environmental Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien", Alf Siewers

Other Faculty Research and Publications

A review of a book-length ecocritical study of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy writing.


Biography Cast In Irony: Caveats, Stylization, And Indeterminacy In The Biographical History Plays Of Tom Stoppard And Michael Frayn, Christopher Shonka 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

Biography Cast In Irony: Caveats, Stylization, And Indeterminacy In The Biographical History Plays Of Tom Stoppard And Michael Frayn, Christopher Shonka

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This study examines Tom Stoppard and Michael Frayn‘s incorporation of epistemological themes related to the limits of historical knowledge within their recent biography-based plays. The primary works that are analyzed are Stoppard‘s The Invention of Love (1997) and The Coast of Utopia trilogy (2002), and Frayn‘s Copenhagen (1998), Democracy (2003), and Afterlife (2008). In these plays, caveats, or warnings, that illustrate sources of historical indeterminacy are combined with theatrical stylizations that overtly suggest the authors‘ processes of interpretation and revisionism through an ironic distancing. These processes are analyzed and then placed in a broader context by comparing ...


Typology And Agency In Prudentius’S Treatment Of The Judith Story, Marc Mastrangelo 2010 Dickinson College

Typology And Agency In Prudentius’S Treatment Of The Judith Story, Marc Mastrangelo

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

In the late fourth century, the Christian poet Prudentius wrote the Psychomachia (The Battle within the Soul), which depicts a series of single combats between personified virtues and vices. Immensely popular in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Psychomachia’s allegorical battles were depicted in a variety of relief sculptures and paintings throughout churches in Europe. In his poem, Prudentius frequently uses a character or story from the Old Testament that prefigures a character or event from the New Testament, Roman Christian history, and a personified virtue or vice. These typologies form the backbone of Prudentius’s poem; so, for ...


Kant's "Metaphysics Of Permanent Rupture" Radical Evil And The Unity Of Reason, Philip J. Rossi 2010 Marquette University

Kant's "Metaphysics Of Permanent Rupture" Radical Evil And The Unity Of Reason, Philip J. Rossi

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Egyptian Papyri And The Book Of Abraham: Some Questions And Answers, Kerry M. Muhlestein 2010 Brigham Young University - Utah

Egyptian Papyri And The Book Of Abraham: Some Questions And Answers, Kerry M. Muhlestein

All Faculty Publications

In 1835 Joseph Smith began translating some ancient Egyptian papyri that he had obtained from an exhibitor passing through Kirtland, Ohio. He soon announced, “Much to our joy [we] found that one of the rolls contained the writings of Abraham.” While we do not know how much the Prophet translated, we do know that some of his translation was published in serial form and eventually canonized as the Book of Abraham in the Pearl of Great Price. For nearly one hundred years, it was thought that all these papyri had eventually made their way to the Wood Museum in Chicago ...


Joseph Smith And The First Principles Of The Gospel, 1820-29, Richard Bennett 2010 Individual

Joseph Smith And The First Principles Of The Gospel, 1820-29, Richard Bennett

All Faculty Publications

So much of a biographical nature has been written lately on the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith that one may well wonder if there is anything new or important left to say about him. Dan Vogel and Richard Bushman, in their dramatically counterpoint interpretations of the Prophet--the former contending he was a "pious fraud" and the latter asserting he was a legitimate American prophet--have forced us to reconsider the earlier arguments and interpretations of Donna and Marvin Hill, Fawn Brodie, John Henry Evans, and George Q. Cannon. Yet the contrasting contributions of these latest two scholars, and the fervent ...


Wilford Woodruff And The Rise Of Temple Consciousness Among The Latter-Day Saints, 1877-84, Richard Bennett 2010 Individual

Wilford Woodruff And The Rise Of Temple Consciousness Among The Latter-Day Saints, 1877-84, Richard Bennett

All Faculty Publications

Historical evidence demonstrates that during the time Wilford Woodruff served as president of the St. George Temple, 1877-84, a profound change of attitude and a new understanding toward temple work developed among the Latter-day Saints. These years--highlighted as they were with completion of the St. George Temple; the introduction of endowments for the dead; the canonization of section 110 in the Doctrine & Covenants; and the construction of the Salt Lake, Manti, and Logan Temples--were critical to the formation of a new and rising temple consciousness and a growing sense of uniqueness among a people then undergoing a good deal of scrutiny ...


The Short-Term Influence Of Free Digital Versions Of Books On Print Sales, John Hilton III, David Wiley 2010 Brigham Young University - Provo

The Short-Term Influence Of Free Digital Versions Of Books On Print Sales, John Hilton Iii, David Wiley

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Increasingly, authors and publishers are freely distributing their books electronically to increase the visibility of their work. A vital question for those with a commercial stake in selling books is, “What happens to book sales if digital versions are given away?” We used BookScan sales data for four categories of books (a total of 41 books) for which we could identify the date when the free digital versions of the books were made available to determine whether the free version affected print sales. We analyzed the data on book sales for the eight weeks before and after the free versions ...


José Donoso, El Boom Y El Obsceno Pájaro De La Noche, Maria Laura Bocaz 2010 University of Iowa

José Donoso, El Boom Y El Obsceno Pájaro De La Noche, Maria Laura Bocaz

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation re-evaluates the place of José Donoso in the Latin American Boom as well as the consequences of this period in the writing process of his most renowned novel, The Obscene Bird of Night (1970). Its focal points are under-utilized archival material related to the novel's writing process, including Donoso's notebooks, typescripts and his personal correspondence. Spotlighting the transformation of specific episodes of the novel and the traces of the Boom through his notebooks, I argue that the published version of this work is in great part the result of Donoso's relationships with the writers of ...


Poetry Matters, Emily E. Gillilan 2010 Cleveland State University

Poetry Matters, Emily E. Gillilan

ETD Archive

Dana Gioia's controversial book Can Poetry Matter? challenges poets to write in traditional forms to expand poetry's readership beyond the "subculture" of the university. In response to Gioia's position, my thesis considers the mind-numbing trends in today's entertainment and places importance on innovation to suggest that there is potential danger in Gioia's call to conform. If the artists of a society mold their work like a commodity to be consumed by the masses, this lack of originality could stint creative progress and hinder, rather than encourage, readers' interests. Gioia's position is currently a reference ...


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