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Mama's Boy, Jamie T. Berger Jan 2010

Mama's Boy, Jamie T. Berger

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

"Mama's Boy" is a book of fiction and nonfiction by Jamie Berger. It deals with mothers and sons and feminism and pornography and poker and love and New York and San Francisco and Western Massachusetts.


"Just A Girl": The Community-Centered Cult Television Heroine, 1995-2007, Tamy Burnett Jan 2010

"Just A Girl": The Community-Centered Cult Television Heroine, 1995-2007, Tamy Burnett

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Found in the most recent group of cult heroines on television, community-centered cult heroines share two key characteristics. The first is their youth and the related coming-of-age narratives that result. The second is their emphasis on communal heroic action that challenges traditional understandings of the hero and previous constructions of the cult heroine on television. Through close readings of Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dark Angel, and Veronica Mars, this project engages feminist theories of community and heroism alongside critical approaches to genre and narrative technique, identity performance theory, and visual media critique to explore the community-centered ...


Problematic Paradice: Margaret Atwood’S Oryx And Crake, Karen Stein Dec 2009

Problematic Paradice: Margaret Atwood’S Oryx And Crake, Karen Stein

Karen F Stein

No abstract provided.


Scheherazade In Dystopia: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Karen Stein Dec 2009

Scheherazade In Dystopia: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Karen Stein

Karen F Stein

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The Cleavage Commotion: How The Press Covered Senator Hillary Clinton’S Campaign, Karen Stein Dec 2008

The Cleavage Commotion: How The Press Covered Senator Hillary Clinton’S Campaign, Karen Stein

Karen F Stein

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Will Travel : Journey Memoirs, Kelly Renee Broce Jan 2008

Will Travel : Journey Memoirs, Kelly Renee Broce

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Memoirs and poetry. Concerns the travels of a West Virginian woman, the granddaughter of a first generation Sicilian West Virginian, within the U.S., the Bahamas, Thailand, and China, where she taught English as a second language for two years from 2000-2002. Themes include identity (Appalachian, Persian, African-American, Chinese, and even Uigur), ethnicity and gender in West Virginia, fatalism, religion, poverty, Diaspora, travel, discrimination, the Ugly American/European, Ah Q, Imperialism, Orientalism, otherness, political asylum, victims and survival, substance abuse in West Virginia, feminist narrative, West Virginian authors, mountaintop removal, environmentalism, and protest.


Life And Writings Of Mary Hayden Green Pike (1824-1908), Rachel Reed Griffin Jul 1947

Life And Writings Of Mary Hayden Green Pike (1824-1908), Rachel Reed Griffin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Although sketches of the life of Mary Hayden Green Pike appear in Appletons1 Cyclopaedia of American Biography and in the Dictionary of American Biography, an extended study of her life and works has not been written. Whatever the cause of her obscurity, her popularity as a novelist of the "feminine fifties," her enthusiasm for the abolitionist cause, and her value as a propagandist seem to merit more than literary oblivion.

Mary Hayden Green Pike, a pre-Civil War novelist of Calais, Maine, was one of the more popular writers to follow in the wake of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Deeply concerned with ...