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Imperial Boyhood: Piracy And The Play Ethic, Bradley Deane 2011 University of Minnesota - Morris

Imperial Boyhood: Piracy And The Play Ethic, Bradley Deane

English Publications

Representations of perpetual boyhood came to fascinate the late Victorians, partly because such images could naturalize a new spirit of imperial aggression and new policies of preserving power. This article traces the emergence of this fantasy through a series of stories about the relationship of the boy and the pirate, figures whose opposition in mid-Victorian literature was used to articulate the moral legitimacy of colonialism, but who became doubles rather than antitheses in later novels, such as R. L. Stevenson's Treasure Island and Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim. Masculine worth needed no longer to be measured by reference to ...


Ecopoetics And The Origins Of English Literature, Alf Siewers 2011 Bucknell University

Ecopoetics And The Origins Of English Literature, Alf Siewers

Faculty Contributions to Books

An ecocritical survey of early English literature, focusing on the "green world" trope.


Hexen: Wissen Was Stimmt (Review), Michael D. Bailey 2011 Iowa State University

Hexen: Wissen Was Stimmt (Review), Michael D. Bailey

History Publications

In this slim volume, Rita Voltmer undertakes to survey historical European witchcraft. Unlike most other such surveys, which typically develop a basically [End Page 116] chronological narrative that begins with the origins of various elements of witchcraft beliefs (harmful magic, diabolical pact, sabbath, etc.), follows these ideas through the years of major witch hunting (the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries), and concludes with the decline of trials and eventual intellectual discrediting of much of the witch stereotype in the eighteenth century, she instead organizes her survey around a number of myths and misconceptions about historical witchcraft that have persisted in popular ...


Tales From Limestone County, Brian David Hawkins 2011 Morehead State University

Tales From Limestone County, Brian David Hawkins

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Brian David Hawkins in July of 2011.


The Extension Newsletter, Issue 71, Summer Quarter 2011, Wright State University Retirees Association 2011 Wright State University

The Extension Newsletter, Issue 71, Summer Quarter 2011, Wright State University Retirees Association

The Extension Newsletter

A seven page newsletter from the Wright State University's Retirees Association.


Knowledge And Thought In Heidegger And Foucault: Towards An Epistemology Of Ruptures, Arun Anantheeswaran Iyer 2011 Marquette University

Knowledge And Thought In Heidegger And Foucault: Towards An Epistemology Of Ruptures, Arun Anantheeswaran Iyer

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation shows how Martin Heidegger and Michel Foucault, by questioning the very understanding of the subject-object relationship on which all epistemology is grounded, challenge two of its most cherished beliefs: 1. Thought and knowledge are essentially activities on the part of the subject understood anthropologically or transcendentally. 2. The history of knowledge exhibits teleological progress towards a better and more comprehensive account of its objects. In contrast to traditional epistemology, both Heidegger and Foucault show how thought and knowledge are not just acts, which can be attributed to the subject but also events which elude any such subjective characterization ...


Spinoza On Individuals And Individuation: Metaphysics, Morals, And Politics, Matthew David Wion 2011 Marquette University

Spinoza On Individuals And Individuation: Metaphysics, Morals, And Politics, Matthew David Wion

Dissertations (2009 -)

This dissertation examines Spinoza's position regarding the relationship of the individual to the community and to other individuals in the context of a particular reading of Spinoza's metaphysics as holistic. By the term "holistic metaphysics," I refer to a view of reality as a unified whole rather than as a collection of entirely separate parts. The latter I call a "reductionistic metaphysics." If a reductionistic metaphysics tends to see individuals as essentially separate and only secondarily relational, a holistic metaphysics pictures individuals as primarily relational and only by means of their relations capable of any meaningful "separateness" from ...


The Ethics Of Ekphrasis: The Turn To Responsible Rhetoric In Mid-Twentieth Century American Poetry, Joshua Scott Steffey 2011 Marquette University

The Ethics Of Ekphrasis: The Turn To Responsible Rhetoric In Mid-Twentieth Century American Poetry, Joshua Scott Steffey

Dissertations (2009 -)

In this dissertation, I argue that poets of the late modernist period were engaged in an effort to reevaluate the early modernist aesthetics of autonomy and to redirect poetry to the ethical problems faced by a world torn by war, genocidal politics, and violent cultural exclusions predicated on race and other arbitrary markers of identity. In particular, I focus on how prominent mid-century American or somewhat Americanized poets--Stevens, Auden, Jarrell, and Bishop--deploy rhetorical strategies associated with ekphrasis to meet these ethical crises. Each of these late modernist, formalist poets makes a strategic turn toward a self-critical poetry in order to ...


Ms-123: Robert D. Hanson Papers, Meghan E. Kelly 2011 Gettysburg College

Ms-123: Robert D. Hanson Papers, Meghan E. Kelly

All Finding Aids

This collection is mainly comprised of letters and telegrams of the immediate Hanson family during WWII (1942-1946, with gaps), though there is a selection of letters to members of the family from other authors and a small group of letters written from 1904-1924 to Elizabeth and Henry Hanson from Elizabeth’s parents F. V. N. (Franklin Verzelius Newton) and L. T. ( Laura Trimble) Painter. In the sub-series of other letters addressed to Robert Hanson there are several letters pertaining to Robert’s admission to law school, the bar, and the army in addition to personal correspondence.

Special Collections and College ...


Review Of Experiments In A Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, And The Austin Project Edited By Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, And Sharon Bridgforth, Harvey Young 2011 Northwestern University

Review Of Experiments In A Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia, And The Austin Project Edited By Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, And Sharon Bridgforth, Harvey Young

Great Plains Quarterly

The Austin Project (tAP) is a performing arts initiative that began at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. Consisting almost exclusively of women of color and produced by Omi Osun Joni Jones, tAP created opportunities for artists, amateur and professional, to collaborate, improvise with one another, and develop a variety of spoken word performances reflecting their subjectivity and experiences. Experiments in Jazz Aesthetic functions as both a sourcebook, containing representative fragments of writings developed by tAP between 2002 and 2006, and as an anthology of new works by prominent performance artists Sharon Bridgforth, Robbie McCauley, and Laurie Carlos ...


Review Of Fur, Fortune, And Empire: The Epic History Of The Fur Trade In America By Eric Jay Dolin, Brad Tennant 2011 Presentation College

Review Of Fur, Fortune, And Empire: The Epic History Of The Fur Trade In America By Eric Jay Dolin, Brad Tennant

Great Plains Quarterly

Although many individuals who reside in the Great Plains tend to think of furs in connection with the early nineteenth-century trade conducted along the upper Missouri River valley and in the Rocky Mountains, Eric Jay Dolin takes a broader view of the fur trade's role in history. Dolin explains that the role of furs can easily be traced throughout ancient civilizations. To make his point, he briefly mentions that early Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans engaged in the fur trade and that, during the Middle Ages, furs became a major part of commerce. The focus of his book, however, is ...


Review Of Art Quantum: The Eiteljorg Fellowship For Native American Fine Art, 2009 Edited By James H. Nottage With Jennifer Complo Mcnutt And Ashley Holland, Jo Ortel 2011 Beloit College

Review Of Art Quantum: The Eiteljorg Fellowship For Native American Fine Art, 2009 Edited By James H. Nottage With Jennifer Complo Mcnutt And Ashley Holland, Jo Ortel

Great Plains Quarterly

This catalogue, published on the occasion of the sixth biennial exhibition honoring the 2009 winners of the prestigious Eiteljorg Fellowship, follows the format established in earlier iterations: a lead essay by a noted critic or scholar of contemporary Native American art (who also served as a jurist on the Fellowship's independent selection panel), accompanied by five interpretive essays on each of the award recipients written by different artists or scholars and amply illustrated with high-quality reproductions of the artists' work.

Paul Chaat Smith (Associate Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian) contributes the lead essay, a characteristically highly ...


Review Of Nikkei Farmer On The Nebraska Plains: A Memoir By Hisanori Kano, Ruth E. Lionberger 2011 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Review Of Nikkei Farmer On The Nebraska Plains: A Memoir By Hisanori Kano, Ruth E. Lionberger

Great Plains Quarterly

In 1916, with William Jennings Bryan as sponsor, Hisanori Kano left a life of nobility in Japan to study at Nebraska's Ag College and live as a common farmer. Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains is his memoir, spanning from his birth in 1889 until 1976.

Actually, this memoir provides very little information about farming. (Reverend Kano's chosen title was Sixty Years of Life in America.) Kano did farm for several years in Litchfield, Nebraska. In 1925, however, he became a lay missionary for the Episcopal Church to serve the approximately seven hundred Japanese immigrants living across Nebraska ...


Review Of Art Of West Texas Women: A Celebration By Kippra D. Hopper And Laurie J. Churchill, Michael R. Grauer 2011 West Texas A&M University

Review Of Art Of West Texas Women: A Celebration By Kippra D. Hopper And Laurie J. Churchill, Michael R. Grauer

Great Plains Quarterly

Texas historians, acknowledging women as art pioneers in Texas, rely on the old saw that while men were settling the state, women led the charge for cultural pursuits. Groups of women-trained artists among them-began organizing art activities in all parts of the state in the early 1880s on the heels of settlement, recognizing the importance of an appreciation of aesthetics and beauty to the development of a significant culture. Since most public school teachers in Texas were female, teaching art and bringing art to students were natural developments; women also founded Texas's first public art museums.

While scholars have ...


Joining The Great Plains In Space, Place, And Time Questioning A Time Zone Boundary, Rob Kuper 2011 Temple University

Joining The Great Plains In Space, Place, And Time Questioning A Time Zone Boundary, Rob Kuper

Great Plains Quarterly

Standard time zone boundaries are invisible in the landscape, yet they abruptly delineate a temporal difference of one hour between two large areas located relative to one another on Earth. In most cases, standard time zone boundaries follow political ones and define areas within which daylight saving time (DST)-the seasonal advancement of standard time by one hour-is observed. Moving time zone boundaries and the decision to observe daylight saving time occurs throughout the world for various reasons that result in the synchronization of socioeconomic and political activities within and between communities and the simultaneous separation from others.

The zone ...


Immigration To The Great Plains, 1865-1914 War, Politics, Technology, And Economic Development, Bruce Garver 2011 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Immigration To The Great Plains, 1865-1914 War, Politics, Technology, And Economic Development, Bruce Garver

Great Plains Quarterly

The advent and vast extent of immigration to the Great Plains states during the years 1865 to 1914 is perhaps best understood in light of the new international context that emerged during the 1860s in the aftermath of six large wars whose consequences included the enlargement of civil liberties, an acceleration of economic growth and technological innovation, the expansion of world markets, and the advent of mass immigration to the United States from east-central and southern Europe.1 Facilitating all of these changes was the achievement of widespread literacy through universal, free, compulsory, and state-funded elementary education in the United ...


An Iconic View Of Text, Isaac Elijah Sullivan 2011 University of Iowa

An Iconic View Of Text, Isaac Elijah Sullivan

Theses and Dissertations

This spring I will attempt to drive 14,211 miles between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, delivering things for people while drawing cursive letters with the help of a global navigation satellite system.


An Investigation Into The Imaging Properties Of Semi-Rigid Urethane Casting Resin, Allison Breanne Tipton 2011 University of Iowa

An Investigation Into The Imaging Properties Of Semi-Rigid Urethane Casting Resin, Allison Breanne Tipton

Theses and Dissertations

Imagemaking is a universal impulse experienced by all human cultures. In the continual pursuit to create compelling and engaging forms, efforts to permit images to interact in dynamic ways in extended space have been the subject of considerable exploration. The often sought-after goal is to break the surface of the paper without sacrificing the essence of the image. My current research is the investigation of Smooth-On 300 series Semi-Rigid Urethane Casting Resin and its interaction with various laser jet inks on diverse paper or paper analogous mediums. Purely on accident, it was discovered that one could easily transfer printed images ...


Julius Eastman's 1980 Residency At Northwestern University, Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek 2011 University of Iowa

Julius Eastman's 1980 Residency At Northwestern University, Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek

Theses and Dissertations

Post-minimalist American composer Julius Eastman's residency at Northwestern University in 1980 provides a rare opportunity to mitigate, if not eliminate, the problems involved in defining his compositional style. Eastman occupies a complex and unlikely position in late twentieth-century music as an openly gay, African-American composer of serious art music who both a member of the Creative Associates at SUNY Buffalo as well as participated in the diverse musical culture of Downtown New York. Eastman's surviving scores are notated in a fragmentary and idiosyncratic fashion and the composer's outrageous personality left few people with whom he worked closely ...


Life Is Still Beautiful, Joshua Steven Black 2011 University of Iowa

Life Is Still Beautiful, Joshua Steven Black

Theses and Dissertations

My individual journey as an artist has allowed me to develop in what can be considered two societal extremes; growing up in condensed suburban Southern California to living in rural mid-American Iowa. This change in settings caused me to question how the environment one grows up in influences his cultural and social perspective. Within this environment exists a support structure of family, friends, and community who also play a large role in how an individual's perception develops, including concepts of honesty, integrity, and ethics- but to what extent? This question of how different circumstances and interactions define our beliefs ...


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