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Back Matter Jan 2102

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

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Delivery, Facilitas, And Copia : Job Market Preparation And The Revival Of The Fifth Canon., Joseph Turner Jan 2019

Delivery, Facilitas, And Copia : Job Market Preparation And The Revival Of The Fifth Canon., Joseph Turner

Faculty Scholarship

This essay argues that English Studies departments should implement training programs in oral delivery strategies for graduate students seeking tenure track employment. A sample a 13-week training program, modeled on elements of classical rhetorical pedagogy, can help students develop and refine stills in oral delivery necessary for academic job interviews.


On Cliché: Expression, Cognition And Understanding, Craig Jordan-Baker Nov 2017

On Cliché: Expression, Cognition And Understanding, Craig Jordan-Baker

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

Abstract: This paper argues that cliché is not simply a problem of language and expression, but rather a cognitive problem or one of understanding. It locates several distinctive features of cliché, namely their characteristic superficiality (low informational content) and the typically low cognitive effort they require to understand. It then argues for a distinction between ‘external’ and ‘internal’ clichés, where the former are the well-known phrases commonly recognised as clichés, but the latter are not recognised as clichés but nevertheless function as clichés within a specific literary work.


The Kilmarnock Burns And Book History, Patrick Scott Nov 2017

The Kilmarnock Burns And Book History, Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott

Based on the recent census of the surviving copies of Robert Burns's first book, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Kilmarnock, 1786) (Young and Scott, 2017), discusses and illustrates the different forms in which it has been preserved, contrasting the original wrappers with later fine bindings, but also illustrating several contemporary bindings with which the original owners replaced the temporary wrappers, suggesting that these give a better indication of the social range of Burns's first readers.


Georgia Southern Going Back To Orwell's 1984, Gregory J. Brock Nov 2017

Georgia Southern Going Back To Orwell's 1984, Gregory J. Brock

Gregory J. Brock

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The Absent Father In Jane Eyre, Lauren Megan Epperson Nov 2017

The Absent Father In Jane Eyre, Lauren Megan Epperson

Steeplechase

The novel Jane Eyre was originally published as an autobiography by Charlotte Brontë, under the pseudonym Currer Bell. The heroine of this novel is widely celebrated as a proponent of feminist ideals, and as such, this paper is designed to examine the role of the patriarchy in Victorian English through the novel. The focus of this inquiry is the importance of the “father figure,” for young women, as means of protection, developing social identities, and securing, financially, a future. This paper, then, is an examination of the ramifications, i.e. the physical and verbal abuse, gross negligence, and poverty, Jane ...


Karbiener, Karen, Ed. Poetry For Kids: Walt Whitman. Illustrated By Kate Evans [Review], Kelly S. Franklin Nov 2017

Karbiener, Karen, Ed. Poetry For Kids: Walt Whitman. Illustrated By Kate Evans [Review], Kelly S. Franklin

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2 Nov 2017

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Whitman, Walt. Song Of Myself: With A Complete Commentary. Introduction And Commentary By Ed Folsom And Christopher Merrill [Review], Karen Karbiener Nov 2017

Whitman, Walt. Song Of Myself: With A Complete Commentary. Introduction And Commentary By Ed Folsom And Christopher Merrill [Review], Karen Karbiener

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Following You: Second Person In Walt Whitman’S “As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life”, Marion K. Mcinnes Nov 2017

Following You: Second Person In Walt Whitman’S “As I Ebb’D With The Ocean Of Life”, Marion K. Mcinnes

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2017, Ed Folsom Nov 2017

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Fall 2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2 Nov 2017

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V. 35, No. 2

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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In Memoriam: Charley Shively, 1937-2017, Ed Folsom Nov 2017

In Memoriam: Charley Shively, 1937-2017, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Whitman’S Late Lives, Anton Vander Zee Nov 2017

Whitman’S Late Lives, Anton Vander Zee

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Tolkien’S Theology Of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, And Transcendence In Middle-Earth (2016) By Lisa Coutras, John Wm. Houghton Nov 2017

Tolkien’S Theology Of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, And Transcendence In Middle-Earth (2016) By Lisa Coutras, John Wm. Houghton

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by John Wm. Houghton of Tolkien’s Theology of Beauty: Majesty, Splendor, and Transcendence in Middle-earth (2016) by Lisa Coutras


The Great Tower Of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview Of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton And George Macdonald (2017) By Zachary A. Rhone, Mike Foster Nov 2017

The Great Tower Of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview Of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton And George Macdonald (2017) By Zachary A. Rhone, Mike Foster

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Mike Foster of The Great Tower of Elfland: The Mythopoeic Worldview of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton and George MacDonald (2017) by Zachary A. Rhone.


Dr John Mackenzie And The Irvine Miscellany Nov 2017

Dr John Mackenzie And The Irvine Miscellany

Patrick Scott

--following up a marginal annotation in the late G. Ross Roy's annotated copy of Egerer's Burns bibliography, reprints an 1815 letter by Burns's friend Dr John Mackenzie in the Irvine and County of Ayr Miscellany, which included the first publication of Burns's short poem inviting Mackenzie to a masonic dinner, and also of Burns's letter to Mackenzie, dated January 11, 1787.


No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’S Mediation Of Social Issues In Selected Works Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, And Isabella Bird Bishop, Christine Penhale Nov 2017

No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’S Mediation Of Social Issues In Selected Works Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, And Isabella Bird Bishop, Christine Penhale

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

No Delicate Flower: Victorian Floral Symbolism’s Mediation of Social Issues in Selected Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Alfred Tennyson, John Ruskin, and Isabella Bird Bishop examines floral symbols in the writings of four Victorian authors. Although a large body of work exists on the Romantic literary symbol, its Victorian counterpart is often ignored: Barrett Browning, Tennyson, Ruskin, and Bird Bishop use floral symbols in their work as outward-looking instruments, in contrast to the more inward-looking Romantic symbol, to help understand changing social conditions and address real-world concerns.

Chapter one offers an overview of the Victorian symbol and the language ...


Transformations Of Free Movement: Syrian Refugee Rights Within Neoliberal Signal Territories, Jordan Hayes Nov 2017

Transformations Of Free Movement: Syrian Refugee Rights Within Neoliberal Signal Territories, Jordan Hayes

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

Alongside representations of the fractious civil conflict in Syria, our media frequently depict victims of forced displacement using their smartphones. In October 2015, Time published images of refugees taking selfies after making the journey from the Turkish coast to Lesbos, Greece. These images show refugees using mobile devices to enjoy human rights like the freedoms of expression and movement. Absent is the state sanction implied by UN compacts such as the 1951 Refugee Convention.

This paper situates these representations, recent scholarship, and my own fieldwork with Syrian refugees sheltering in the Kurdish Region of Iraq within an analysis of human ...


Indigenous Rights In The Trump Era, Tereza M. Szeghi Nov 2017

Indigenous Rights In The Trump Era, Tereza M. Szeghi

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy

This paper examines the ways in which the Dakota Access Pipeline and the related protests were divergently covered in mainstream versus alternative news sources and what this divergent coverage suggests about the current status of American Indian affairs and the role of American Indians in the U.S. cultural imaginary. Moreover, the paper will address the status of American Indian tribal sovereignty in the Trump era more broadly, with particular focus on American Indians' treaty-related rights to self-determination in the use of their lands.


The Impact Of Canadian Social Discourses On L2 Writing Pedagogy In Ontario, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

The Impact Of Canadian Social Discourses On L2 Writing Pedagogy In Ontario, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

This paper attempts to illustrate the impact of Canadian social, political, and academic discourses on second language writing pedagogy in Ontario schools. Building upon the views that regard teacher knowledge as teachers’ sociocultural interactions and lived experiences, and not merely intellectual capabilities gained within teacher preparation, this article proposes that the impact of dominant social discourses on classroom practice might be more profound than teachers’ creativity and initiative. This idea is demonstrated by examining the findings of a grounded theory study of frequently employed strategies that can deal with intercultural rhetoric in EAL (English as an additional language) academic writing ...


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


Adolescent Literacy And Collaborative Inquiry, Rob Simon, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

Adolescent Literacy And Collaborative Inquiry, Rob Simon, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

In a teacher education classroom in Toronto, groups of middle school students, teacher candidates, and university researchers, members of our research collaborative, the Teaching to Learn Project (Simon et al., 2014; Simon & the Teaching to Learn Project, 2014), discuss projects developed from curricula they coauthored for Art Spiegelman’s graphic novel Maus: A Survivor’s Tale (1986). Maus documents Spiegelman’s father’s recollections of the Holocaust and the author’s own struggles to come to terms with what it means to be the child of a Holocaust survivor.

Youth and teachers involved in the Teaching to Learn Project collectively ...


Teaching Anglo-American Academic Writing And Intercultural Rhetoric: A Grounded Theory Study Of Practice In Ontario Secondary Schools, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

Teaching Anglo-American Academic Writing And Intercultural Rhetoric: A Grounded Theory Study Of Practice In Ontario Secondary Schools, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

This qualitative research project is a grounded theory study of the experiences of five EAL (English as an additional language) academic writing instructors with intercultural rhetoric. Following the academic conversation about contrastive/intercultural rhetoric, this investigation explores narratives of classroom practice in Ontario secondary schools in order to underline L2 writing activities that are sensitive to intercultural rhetoric. This paper includes explanations of the phenomenon of intercultural rhetoric as identified by the interviewed instructors and lists practical strategies employed by the participants. These strategies are organized in three categories: (1) strategies that use the potential of students’ first languages and ...


The Negotiation Of Writer Identity In Engineering Faculty - Writing Consultant Collaborations, Sarah Read Nov 2017

The Negotiation Of Writer Identity In Engineering Faculty - Writing Consultant Collaborations, Sarah Read

Sarah Read

Negotiating faculty-writing consultant collaborations in engineering contexts can be challenging when the writing consultant originates in the humanities. The author found that one of the sites of negotiation in the formation of working relationships is that of writer identity, and disciplinary writer identity in particular. In order to confirm her experiential knowledge, the author interviewed her faculty collaborators to further investigate their attitudes and experiences about writing. Analysis of two excerpts of these interviews makes visible "clashes" between the faculty engineers' and the writing consultant's autobiographical and disciplinary writer identities. Implications of the role of writer identity in faculty-writing ...


Getting On The Map: A Case Study In Digital Pedagogy And Undergraduate Crowdsourcing, Shannon Kelley Nov 2017

Getting On The Map: A Case Study In Digital Pedagogy And Undergraduate Crowdsourcing, Shannon Kelley

Shannon Kelley

This case study describes my experience implementing a digital writing assignment in a traditional undergraduate literature classroom at Fairfield University while in a pedagogical partnership with The Map of Early Modern London, an award-winning, peer-reviewed digital humanities mapping project housed at the University of Victoria. I argue that crowdsourcing opportunities can offer a way for faculty at small liberal arts colleges and universities to increase digital literacy among their students. I suggest that such assignments be framed with supporting undergraduate coursework. I then offer a series of preparatory steps and suggestions on how to modify an existing course in ways ...


Hawthorne: Heavy Handed?, Natalie Dueker Nov 2017

Hawthorne: Heavy Handed?, Natalie Dueker

Scholars Week

Abstract

This paper will take a formalist approach and focus on the symbolism in numerous works by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The paper will not only discuss in detail Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, but will also discuss a select few of Hawthorne’s short stories such as “The Birthmark,” “Young Goodman Brown,” and “The Minister’s Black Veil.” This paper will cover the symbolism in the short stories and the novel, how those symbols affect or relate to the characters and how they affect or alter the story as a whole. Common symbolism found throughout Hawthorne’s work will be ...


I Know You Are, But What Am I? Hawthorne's Projection Within The Minister's Black Veil, Coral Serrano Nov 2017

I Know You Are, But What Am I? Hawthorne's Projection Within The Minister's Black Veil, Coral Serrano

Scholars Week

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Minister’s Black Veil” has been analyzed from various perspectives, but thus far in the published literature, very few have examined this work using psychoanalytic criticism. It is even more rare to find research over “The Minister’s Black Veil” addressing the use of psychological projection. Through the character of Mr. Hooper in “The Minister’s Black Veil,” Hawthorne projects his difficulties publicly expressing his criticism and opinion of religion because of the overshadowing actions of his forefathers. Evidence of this is laced within the short story: references to mental illness, the connotations of ...


The Importance Of Literature, Luke Hawley Nov 2017

The Importance Of Literature, Luke Hawley

Faculty Work: Comprehensive List

"We engage in story to better understand ourselves and the people around us."

Posting about experiencing literature and its value from In All Things - an online journal for critical reflection on faith, culture, art, and every ordinary-yet-graced square inch of God’s creation.

https://inallthings.org/the-importance-of-literature/


Joseph Holland And The Idea Of The Chaucerian Book, Megan L. Cook Oct 2017

Joseph Holland And The Idea Of The Chaucerian Book, Megan L. Cook

Manuscript Studies

The antiquarian Joseph Holland (d. 1605) owned a large, but damaged, Chaucerian manuscript from the early fifteenth century (now Cambridge University Library Gg.4.27). Holland recognized in the manuscript an effort to construct a collection based on Chaucerian authorship, and he repaired and added to it using a copy of the 1598 printed edition of Chaucer's collected Works. From this edition, he took not only the text of Chaucer's poems, but paratextual materials as well, including a glossary, biographical information, and a frontispiece. His activities reveal how a distinctly post-medieval understanding of what the collected works of ...