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Why Thoughts Are Better Than Music Or Emily Dickinson's Fascicle 18 As A Lyric Sequence, Robert Bray Dec 1997

Why Thoughts Are Better Than Music Or Emily Dickinson's Fascicle 18 As A Lyric Sequence, Robert Bray

Robert Bray

Recently, an old argument concerning the existence of God has made a comeback: the "Argument from Design." Some scientists, physicists and biologists especially, have declared that the cosmos, from tiniest micro to uttermost macro, not only reveals a design, but one so complex as to be impossible by accident, hence entailing a designer. From perceived real design they infer an imperceptible ideal designer-God the Creator. Invert this and you have the position in which I find myself while studying Emily Dickinson's "fascicles" (a frankly ugly and pseudo-technical name for a beautiful phenomenon in poetry). The physical evidence of the ...


The Representation Of Samson's Eyes In Samson Agonistes, Timothy J. Burbery Dec 1997

The Representation Of Samson's Eyes In Samson Agonistes, Timothy J. Burbery

English Faculty Research

Everyone knows that in Samson Agonistes Milton altered many details in the judges narrative of Samson, changing Dalila from a concubine to a wife, for instance, and inventing the characters of Harapha and the Public Officer. Yet one alteration that has gone unnoticed is the fact that Samson's eyeballs remain intact and his face looks normal and uninjured even after his being violently blinded by the Philistines.


Annotated Bibliography Of Research In The Teaching Of English, Deborah Brown, Richard L. Larson, Melissa Whiting Dec 1997

Annotated Bibliography Of Research In The Teaching Of English, Deborah Brown, Richard L. Larson, Melissa Whiting

Faculty Publications

Twice a year, in the May and December issues, RTE publishes a selected bibliography Of recent research in the teaching of English. Most of the studies listed appeared during the six-month period preceding the complication of the bibliography (January through lune, 1997, for the present bibliography), but some studies that appeared earlier are occasionally included. The listing is selective; it makes no attempt to include all research and research-related studies that appeared in the period under review. Comments on the bibliography and suggestions about items for inclusion may be directed to the bibliography editors. We encourage you to send your ...


Reflection/Reflected The Construction Of Female Subjectivity In Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September And The Death Of The Heart, Laura Bartlett Dec 1997

Reflection/Reflected The Construction Of Female Subjectivity In Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September And The Death Of The Heart, Laura Bartlett

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

As I read Elizabeth Bowen's The Last September and The Death of the Heart, questions arose, persisted, and remained unanswered until I undertook the project of applying poststructuralist theories to these novels. Reading The Last September, I puzzled over the female protagonist's relationship to an ancillary character, which Bowen repeatedly represents in terms of the father-daughter relationship. Reading both The Last September and The Death of the Heart, I was struck by the fact that although Bowen is typically categorized as a "classical realist," she embarks upon the quest of depicting the identity construction of two female adolescents ...


Collage: Your Cheatin' Art, Peter Elbow Nov 1997

Collage: Your Cheatin' Art, Peter Elbow

Peter Elbow

No abstract provided.


George Eliot Birthday Luncheon: The Toast To The Immortal Memory, Geoffrey Beevers Nov 1997

George Eliot Birthday Luncheon: The Toast To The Immortal Memory, Geoffrey Beevers

The George Eliot Review

I'm sure you all know more about George Eliot than I do, so I thought I'd talk for a few minutes about the difficulties and joys of adapting her work, and especially Adarn Bede for the stage.

I'd been asked to adapt Adarn Bede for the Orange Tree theatre in Richmond, Surrey, then a tiny room-theatre above a pub. I didn't know much about George Eliot then. I didn't know that just around the corner from the pub theatre was the beautiful house in Park Shot where she had begun to write Adarn Bede and ...


1997 Printed Program Nov 1997

1997 Printed Program

C.S. Lewis & Friends Colloquium Detailed Schedules

No abstract provided.


Interpellation And Trauma In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye And Tar Baby, Jean Wyatt Nov 1997

Interpellation And Trauma In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye And Tar Baby, Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt

No abstract provided.


Gender-Influenced Language: The Undressing Of Pornography, Caryn Blow Nov 1997

Gender-Influenced Language: The Undressing Of Pornography, Caryn Blow

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Communication by Caryn Blow in November of 1997.


The Fantastic Sublime: Tolkien’S ‘On Fairy-Stories’ And The Romantic Sublime, David Sandner Oct 1997

The Fantastic Sublime: Tolkien’S ‘On Fairy-Stories’ And The Romantic Sublime, David Sandner

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Discusses Romantic views of the sublime as they relate to Tolkien’s “On Fairy-stories.” Distinguishes the Gothic (“the literature of fear”) from fairy-stories and most children’s fantasy (“the literature of joy”).


"I Seek No Dream … But Rather The End Of Dreams": The Deceptions Of The Story Of The Glittering Plain, Norman Talbot Oct 1997

"I Seek No Dream … But Rather The End Of Dreams": The Deceptions Of The Story Of The Glittering Plain, Norman Talbot

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Detailed examination of William Morris’s story, especially of its hero Hallblithe.


The Ultimate Time Travel Machine, Devin Brown Oct 1997

The Ultimate Time Travel Machine, Devin Brown

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Response to earlier Mythlore article by Beare (issue #81). Addresses issue of time-travel, putting it in broader context—focusing not on the character but on the reader.


An Inklinks Bigliography (57), Joe R. Christopher Oct 1997

An Inklinks Bigliography (57), Joe R. Christopher

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


Reviews, Diana Pavlac Glyer, Nancy-Lou Patterson Oct 1997

Reviews, Diana Pavlac Glyer, Nancy-Lou Patterson

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

C.S. Lewis: Companion and Guide. Walter Hooper. Reviewed by Diana Pavlac Glyer.

The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams. Ed. by Charles A. Huttar and Peter J. Schakel. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

Poetry of Dorothy L. Sayers. Ed. by Ralph E. Hone. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

Inklings of Reality: Toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters. Donald T. Williams. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

C.S. Lewis: Mere Christian. Kathryn Linskoog. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

C.S. Lewis: Readings for Reflection and Meditation ...


Roy Campbell And The Inklings, Joe R. Christopher Oct 1997

Roy Campbell And The Inklings, Joe R. Christopher

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Traces the history of poet Roy Campbell’s contacts with the Inklings, particularly Tolkien and Lewis.


J.R.R. Tolkien’S Use Of Nature: Correlations With Galicians’ Sense Of Nature, Maria Garcia De La Puerta Oct 1997

J.R.R. Tolkien’S Use Of Nature: Correlations With Galicians’ Sense Of Nature, Maria Garcia De La Puerta

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Presents attitudes toward nature held by the inhabitants of the province of Galicia in Spain, and notes similarities to Tolkien’s view of nature. Reproduces bookplate and title page of a Galician dictionary owned by Tolkien.


"I'M Gonna Git Medieval On Your Ass": Pulp Fiction For The 90s--The 1190s, Daniel Terkla, Thomas Reed, Jr. Oct 1997

"I'M Gonna Git Medieval On Your Ass": Pulp Fiction For The 90s--The 1190s, Daniel Terkla, Thomas Reed, Jr.

Scholarship

Rarely does contemporary film offer any zippy ephemera to grace the office doors of medievalists, since film-makers like Quentin Tarantino do not often look to our discipline's corpus for inspiration. Imagine, then, the mix of incredulity and delight we two professors felt while taking in the pawn-shop scene in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. After being painfully violated--anally raped, to be precise--and then rescued in a most chivalric manner by one of his minions, Marsellus Wallace swears an oath to Zed, his "hillbilly boy" rapist: "I'm gonna git Medieval on your ass" (Pulp Fiction 131). What? we thought: "Medieval ...


Vol. 17, No. 4 (1997), Cynthia Shearer, William Boozer, Dean Faulkner Wells Oct 1997

Vol. 17, No. 4 (1997), Cynthia Shearer, William Boozer, Dean Faulkner Wells

Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Review

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Conversations With Ralph Ellison, Maryemma Graham And Amritjit Singh, Eds., Bill Lyne Oct 1997

Review Of: Conversations With Ralph Ellison, Maryemma Graham And Amritjit Singh, Eds., Bill Lyne

English Faculty and Staff Publications

A review of the book Conversations with Ralph Ellison edited by Maryemma Graham and Amritjit Singh.


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.15, No.2-3 Oct 1997

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.15, No.2-3

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Clarence Gohdes, Jerome Loving Oct 1997

In Memoriam: Clarence Gohdes, Jerome Loving

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


The "Domestic Air" Of Wilderness: Henry Thoreau And Joe Polis In The Maine Woods, Thomas Lynch Oct 1997

The "Domestic Air" Of Wilderness: Henry Thoreau And Joe Polis In The Maine Woods, Thomas Lynch

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Thoreau's "Allegash and the East Branch," from the Maine Woods collection, provides a particularly useful excursion on which to examine his wilderness ideology. It is one of the final works in the Thoreau corpus and hence suggests his mature vision. On ths trip he spent significant time in intimate contact with what he considered to be wild nature; and he did so in the company of Joe Polis, a sophisticated Penobscot Indian who was literate in white culture as well as an expert in his own culture's ways of being at home in nature. Polis lived on Indian ...


African-American Proverbs In Context By Sw. Anand Prahlad (Book Review), Daryl Cumber Dance Oct 1997

African-American Proverbs In Context By Sw. Anand Prahlad (Book Review), Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

Growing up in Hanover, Virginia, "surrounded by people who cast the world in vibrant and poetic colors," Sw. Anand Prahlad "fell in love with proverbs at an early age" (ix). This lifelong love affair has resulted in a rich collection of African American proverbs that expanded as Prahlad went through college and graduate school, and did postgraduate research. All the while, he was sharpening his critical skills and developing the theoretical framework to establish a model for use in examining the varied components of proverbial speech in the African American community, proceeding on the assumption that in order to understand ...


Wole Soyinka's "Dawn" And The Cults Of Ogun, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi Oct 1997

Wole Soyinka's "Dawn" And The Cults Of Ogun, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Carnal Rhetoric: Milton's Iconoclasm And The Poetics Of Desire" By L. Cable, Thomas H. Blackburn Oct 1997

Review Of "Carnal Rhetoric: Milton's Iconoclasm And The Poetics Of Desire" By L. Cable, Thomas H. Blackburn

English Literature Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


Beach, Christopher. The Politics Of Distinction [Review], M. Jimmie Killingsworth Oct 1997

Beach, Christopher. The Politics Of Distinction [Review], M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note: Whitman And The Civil War, Ed Folsom Oct 1997

Editor's Note: Whitman And The Civil War, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Soft Fabric, Bright Wounds, Thomas David Lisk Oct 1997

Soft Fabric, Bright Wounds, Thomas David Lisk

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Excerpted from a larger set of similar writings, this fictional treatment of historical facts imagines an elderly Whitman in Camden, New Jersey, recalling his Civil War experiences.


Schmidgall, Gary. Walt Whitman: A Gay Life [Review], Martin G. Murray Oct 1997

Schmidgall, Gary. Walt Whitman: A Gay Life [Review], Martin G. Murray

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Weathering The Storm: Whitman And The Civil War, M. Wynn Thomas Oct 1997

Weathering The Storm: Whitman And The Civil War, M. Wynn Thomas

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Uses a variety of sources including Memoranda During the War, Specimen Days, and Drum-Taps to examine Whitman's responses to the weather during the Civil War, investigating how weather worked as a trope for Whitman and how weather carried meaning differently during the time of the Civil War than it does presently.