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"Dona Nobis Pacem": The Ironic Message Of Peace In Britten's War Requiem, Justin C. Tackett Dec 2006

"Dona Nobis Pacem": The Ironic Message Of Peace In Britten's War Requiem, Justin C. Tackett

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, first performed in 1962 at the dedication of the newly rebuilt Coventry Cathedral, juxtaposes the poetry of Wilfred Owen and the traditional requiem mass. This essay investigates the relationship between these two bodies of work and the manner in which Britten uses irony to memorialize the fallen of World Wars I and II.


Holocaust [8th Grade], Allison Grant Jun 2006

Holocaust [8th Grade], Allison Grant

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

In this unit students will read Night by Elie Wiesel as a means for discovering the atrocities of the Holocaust. Our study will provide them with the opportunity to uncover the following understandings: prejudice generates powerful feelings which can lead to violent consequences and human suffering, suffering produces significant change in humans, and effective communication of the change in an individual can promote the growth of human society. As students read the nonfiction book and conduct research on the historical events surrounding the Holocaust they will answer the questions why does different matter? and can hope and despair coexist? Through ...


Great Gatsby [11th Grade], Kathleen Fenske Jun 2006

Great Gatsby [11th Grade], Kathleen Fenske

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

This unit focuses on exploring The Great Gatsby and how the time period and culture in which the novel is written plays a vital part in the author s overall message in the novel. One of the key understandings to this unit is how good literature makes a statement on culture, but great literature is timeless and universal and provides a lens to view our own lives and society. Through an examination of the 1920s culture, the students will be able to understand Fitzgerald s message about the 1920s. They will further examine this through a group project where they ...


Eng 5061-031: The Poetry Of Robert Creeley, John Martone Jun 2006

Eng 5061-031: The Poetry Of Robert Creeley, John Martone

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng Schedule, English Department Jun 2006

Eng Schedule, English Department

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 3808-001: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Susan Bazargan Jun 2006

Eng 3808-001: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Susan Bazargan

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 3703-051, Carpenter Jun 2006

Eng 3703-051, Carpenter

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 1002-001, F Mccormick Jun 2006

Eng 1002-001, F Mccormick

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 2011-051: Literature, The Self, And The World: Fiction, Randy Beebe Jun 2006

Eng 2011-051: Literature, The Self, And The World: Fiction, Randy Beebe

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 3001-051: Advanced Composition, John Moore Jun 2006

Eng 3001-051: Advanced Composition, John Moore

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 3009-001: Myth And Culture, Susan Bazargan Jun 2006

Eng 3009-001: Myth And Culture, Susan Bazargan

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 3800-051: Medieval English Literature, David Raybin Jun 2006

Eng 3800-051: Medieval English Literature, David Raybin

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 4950-001: Literary History And Bibliography, F Mccormick Jun 2006

Eng 4950-001: Literary History And Bibliography, F Mccormick

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Eng 5011-001: Studies In Composition And Rhetoric: The Rhetoric Of Place, The Place Of Rhetoric, Robin Murray Jun 2006

Eng 5011-001: Studies In Composition And Rhetoric: The Rhetoric Of Place, The Place Of Rhetoric, Robin Murray

Summer 2006

No abstract provided.


Obstacles: The Study Of Life's Hurdles Through Reading And Writing Personal Narratives [7th Grade], Nilima Patel Jun 2006

Obstacles: The Study Of Life's Hurdles Through Reading And Writing Personal Narratives [7th Grade], Nilima Patel

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

The study of writing and reading is all too often carried out separately. Students learn how to read and write in isolation; such learning proves to be limited. This unit aims to integrate these two studies into one. Students will study authors and the strategies they employ when writing. These strategies will then be applied in their own writing. Such strategies include developing characters and ideas, organizing ideas using the plot components, and cultivating writing through tone and mood.


Genre (And The Category Is...) [9th Grade], Kristen Dylla Jun 2006

Genre (And The Category Is...) [9th Grade], Kristen Dylla

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

Making sense of the world and its complexities looms a difficult task for students in the ninth grade. This unit focuses on the understanding that one way to do so is to categorize information and ideas. The discipline-specific part of the unit will utilize the idea of genre as a category for organization, an essential understanding for the study of any text. The unit is done at the start of the year so that for the rest of the year, students have their ideas of genre to help them make sense of texts read. It would be preceded by an ...


Reading, Writing And Voice [9th Grade], Faith Fugit Jun 2006

Reading, Writing And Voice [9th Grade], Faith Fugit

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

The Houston Academy of International Studies is a public charter school that opened in HISD in fall 2006. As the freshman English teacher for HAIS, I wrote this unit during summer 2006, before many rules, routines and procedures for the school were hammered down. This unit is planned for the fall semester and aims to help students explore the concepts of literary and social voice while using their own voices authentically to shape our new school. As an opportunity to exercise voice, students participate in a semester-long school-improvement project for HAIS. Throughout our study of literary and social voice, students ...


"Account Me Man": Economic Incarnation And Common Wealth In Paradise Lost, Thomas Lay May 2006

"Account Me Man": Economic Incarnation And Common Wealth In Paradise Lost, Thomas Lay

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Recent scholarship has considered the materialist and economic logic of Medieval Catholicism's theology of redemption, and suggested that Protestant ideology suppressed an earlier economic conceptualization of belief. In this paper, I consider John Milton's Paradise Lost, a late work in this history that, despite is Protestant authorship, offers Christian redemption in explicitly economic terms. Milton's unusually materialist theology, I argue, constituted a political challenge to the Restoration by demystifying social hierarchies and privileging wealth shared communally ˆ Commonwealth ˆ over the Satanic idolatry of kingship.


The Theatricality Of Transformation: Cross-Dressing And Gender/Sexuality Spectra On The Elizabethan Stage, Sara E. Gorman May 2006

The Theatricality Of Transformation: Cross-Dressing And Gender/Sexuality Spectra On The Elizabethan Stage, Sara E. Gorman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Feminist scholars of Shakespeare and contemporaries have become increasingly interested in the practice of cross-dressing on the early modern English stage in the past few decades. While much of this critical interest has revolved around relationships between the cross-dressed persona and real early modern patriarchy, this paper seeks to subvert some of the long-standing gendered binaries that dominate this field. This paper uses late 16th and early 17th century legal records to examine the nature of the discourse surrounding sexual misdemeanor in early modern England and returns to instances of staged cross-dressing to argue that the cross-dresser was an object ...


Metaphorical Illness In Hemingway's Works, Jessica E. Lahrmann May 2006

Metaphorical Illness In Hemingway's Works, Jessica E. Lahrmann

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Hemingway, through his characters, illustrates the many different genres and functions of disease. More than just inflictors of sadness and pain, disease and injury are part of the human condition. They are undeniable truths that give life to humanity, Hemingway’s characters, and Hemingway himself. As Hemingway writes in Death in the Afternoon, “…all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true storyteller who would keep that from you.” Part of Hemingway’s art is acknowledging that there is no true cure. Vitality and death, contentedness and pain, disease and survival all coexist in Hemingway ...


Gallimaufray And Hellebore: Edmund Spenser And Ben Jonson In Dialogue With The Past, Ruth M. Mcadams Apr 2006

Gallimaufray And Hellebore: Edmund Spenser And Ben Jonson In Dialogue With The Past, Ruth M. Mcadams

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Ben Jonson’s play Poetaster, or, The Arraignment and Edmund Spenser’s set of pastoral poems The Shepheardes Calender are two English Renaissance texts acutely aware of and concerned with their place in the literary canon vis-à-vis those who have come before. Each work attempts to establish the relationship of the English language to the Latin language and to create an authoritative English lexicon different than but related to Latin. My project compares the ways these two writers conceive of the classical tradition and use it as a counterpoint to their own understanding of the burgeoning English literary canon.


"Tee-Hee!" Quod She, My Vulgar Darling: Detecting The Adolescent Female Voice Through Rebellion And The Ribald In Nabokov's Lolita And Chaucer's Miller's Tale, Kathryn M. Fleishman Apr 2006

"Tee-Hee!" Quod She, My Vulgar Darling: Detecting The Adolescent Female Voice Through Rebellion And The Ribald In Nabokov's Lolita And Chaucer's Miller's Tale, Kathryn M. Fleishman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Though distanced in time by centuries, Nabokov's Lolita and Chaucer's Miller's Tale are both structured around young and girlish figures, or fanciulle. Both authors, too, apply three layers of male narration to their female protagonists, inviting the reader-critic into their worlds first as a voyeur tempted by sexual stimulus and distancing him/her from the fanciulle.

However, as the reader continues, s/he must work detectively to uncover the young female figure, discovering along the way her depth of character, as expressed through ribaldry, rebellion, and the only true language with which she knows how to express ...


Iser's Aesthetic Response Theory Viewed In The Context Of Collaborative Hyperfictions, Natalie Ward Apr 2006

Iser's Aesthetic Response Theory Viewed In The Context Of Collaborative Hyperfictions, Natalie Ward

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

In 1978, Wolfgang Iser wrote his most influential book, The Act of Reading, which details his theories about aesthetic reader response. Since the publishing of The Act of Reading, the pervasive use of personal computers and the internet has introduced new forms of fiction, including collaborative hyperfictions. This paper presents an analysis of Iser's theories in relation to collaborative hyperfictions. It explains how upon juxtaposing the conventions of collaborative hyperfictions and Iser's aesthetic response theories, one finds that hyperfictions are not as revolutionary as some authors and critics would believe. However, this juxtaposition also reveals the ways in ...


Multiple Interrogatives In Child Language, Lydia Grebenyova Apr 2006

Multiple Interrogatives In Child Language, Lydia Grebenyova

Linguistics

The goal of this paper is to explore how children acquire the syntactic and semantic properties of multiple interrogatives. Consider the examples of multiple interrogatives from English in (1) and from Russian in (2). (1) Who bought what? (2) Kto čto kupil? [Russian] who what bought ‘Who bought what?’ Already we can see the syntactic differences between these two languages: in English, only one wh-phrase is fronted, while in Russian, as in all Slavic languages, all wh-phrases are fronted. Moreover, there are some semantic differences in multiple interrogatives across languages, which will be demonstrated in section 2. These language-specific properties ...


Augustine And Problems Of Scriptural Interpretation, Jessica M. Morton Apr 2006

Augustine And Problems Of Scriptural Interpretation, Jessica M. Morton

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

In this paper, I examine Augustine's attempts to standardize Scriptural readings in On Christian Doctrine and The Trinity, in which he painstakingly defines sign-theory and other technical aspects of literary production. Much of the paper is devoted to Augustine's explication and application of these principles in his conversion narrative Confessions. Ironically, Augustine's attempts to stabilize scriptural language only expose language's very instability.


Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, March 2006, Lacuny Mar 2006

Lacuny Instruction Committee Meeting Minutes, March 2006, Lacuny

Meeting Minutes

No abstract provided.


"Thus He Rode Sorowyng": Travel Narratives And The Ethics Of Sexual Behavior In Le Morte D'Arthur, Sara E. Gorman Mar 2006

"Thus He Rode Sorowyng": Travel Narratives And The Ethics Of Sexual Behavior In Le Morte D'Arthur, Sara E. Gorman

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Arthurian romance is normally characterized by a highly precise travel trajectory in which knights leave the Round Table in search of “aventure” and subsequently return. At the same time, the search for “aventure” involves what seems like much random meandering. In this essay, I theorize a logic to this knightly wandering. I argue that travel in Sir Thomas Malory’s Arthurian oeuvre is inextricably linked to sexual behavior. The code of sexual ethics engendered by travel narratives applies equally to males and females. Male and female sexual transgressors are condemned to equally constraining travel narratives, while virgins of both sexes ...


English 4022 Course Proposal 02/24/06, Curriculum Committee Feb 2006

English 4022 Course Proposal 02/24/06, Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee Reports

No abstract provided.


English Course Proposal 02/21/06, Curriculum Committee Feb 2006

English Course Proposal 02/21/06, Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee Reports

No abstract provided.


English Course Proposal 02/14/06, Curriculum Committee Feb 2006

English Course Proposal 02/14/06, Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee Reports

No abstract provided.