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Jackson, Carlton Luther, 1933-2014 (Mss 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2018

Jackson, Carlton Luther, 1933-2014 (Mss 581), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 581. Research and manuscripts for books written by Western Kentucky University history professor Carlton Jackson. Includes some personal and professional correspondence, unpublished writing, and a partial memoir. Click on "Additional Files" below to see a listing of correspondents who provided information about the influenza pandemic of 1918. This correspondence is found in Boxes 13 and 14.


The Revolution Of Plastic, Marine Brun-Franzetti Aug 2018

The Revolution Of Plastic, Marine Brun-Franzetti

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

The Revolution Of Plastic is a fiction film about the overconsumption of plastic in our everyday lives. Leo, a ten year-old girl who loves dolphins, rebels against her father Mister Risso, the Manager of Detergents at Willy Supermarket.


Tales Of Cherry Blossom Dreams, Kelly Dykstra Aug 2018

Tales Of Cherry Blossom Dreams, Kelly Dykstra

Honors Projects

I studied the writings of Female authors during the Heian era of Japan to write an original work imitating that style.


Things We Have In Common: Essays And Experiments, Willow Grosz Aug 2018

Things We Have In Common: Essays And Experiments, Willow Grosz

All NMU Master's Theses

Things We Have in Common is a collection of short stories, flash pieces, and image-text experiments that attempts, in the wake of the death of my mother, to excavate the relationship between memory and narrative, identity and belonging against a backdrop of the main forces that have influenced my familial group, namely generational poverty, a changing relationship with our Athabascan and Caucasian heritages, and the complicated ecology, geography, and culture of Alaska. Like many forays into memory, this project represents a joyous failure. Please read this collection as a love letter to Alaska.


Mimola Or The Story Of A Casket, Antoine Innocent, Susan Kalter Jul 2018

Mimola Or The Story Of A Casket, Antoine Innocent, Susan Kalter

Undiscovered Americas

Appearing for the first time in English, Antoine Innocent’s 1906 novel Mimola or the Story of a Casket weaves the story of Mimola, daughter of Madame Georges, who suffers from an incurable nervous disease, with an investigation of the traditions of Haitian Vodou. Desperate to end her daughter’s affliction, Madame Georges goes on a pilgrimage across Haiti to Ville-Bonheur to help her ailing daughter. Along the way, she meets a woman whose son, Léon, suffers from a similar disorder. Will their mothers’ devotion be enough to ensure the children’s recovery? Will the suffering Mimola and Léon embrace ...


A Reckless Verisimilitude: The Archive In James Ellroy’S Fiction, Bradley J. Wiles Jul 2018

A Reckless Verisimilitude: The Archive In James Ellroy’S Fiction, Bradley J. Wiles

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The archive as both plot element and narrative presentation factors significantly into the work of James Ellroy’s novels in the L.A. Quartet and USA Underworld Trilogy series. This article examines the important role of the archive as a source of information and evidence that Ellroy’s characters utilize in their attempts at either maintaining or attacking the status quo. Through these novels, Ellroy conveys the potential power archives wield over the trajectory of history and our understanding of it by demonstrating how the historical record is often shaped in favor of the powerful. Yet even if the archive ...


Luminance, Ella Young Jun 2018

Luminance, Ella Young

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

For my thesis I decided to go the creative route and write a novel. There is a definite lack of LGBTQ+ genre fiction for young adults being written, and so I wanted to add to this slowly growing literary niche. The plot of my book follows sixteen-year old Ji, a botanist from the snowy planet of Pan Ku, millennia after Earth’s destruction. It covers themes of racism, immigration, rebellion, and acceptance while still being an engaging read.


Deeper Understanding Through Novels And Biographies, Brice Balmer May 2018

Deeper Understanding Through Novels And Biographies, Brice Balmer

Consensus

No abstract provided.


The Place Where All Ends Meet, Benjamin Long May 2018

The Place Where All Ends Meet, Benjamin Long

Student Theses

A novella.


L'Écriture Du Non-Voilement Chez Les Romancières Francophones De L'Afrique Au Sud Du Sahara, Yolande Batia May 2018

L'Écriture Du Non-Voilement Chez Les Romancières Francophones De L'Afrique Au Sud Du Sahara, Yolande Batia

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

La plupart des lectures proposées sur les textes des femmes d’Afrique au Sud du Sahara de la deuxième génération s’inscrivent en effet dans le paradigme du dévoilement, c’est-à-dire de la critique sociale, aux côtés de la problématique identitaire individuelle largement soulignée. Force est de constater cependant que l’écriture de ces romancières, pour le volet de la critique sociale, comporte aussi un aspect qui va bien au-delà du « dévoilement ». En mettant au jour la réalité que vit la femme dans la société, l’écriture se fait l’expression de la part de cette réalité qui ne fait ...


The Wrong Side Of Yesterday, Jacob Hall May 2018

The Wrong Side Of Yesterday, Jacob Hall

All NMU Master's Theses

These chapters start off a novel that follows Simon Jones, a man brought back to the city of Decatur, Illinois by the death of his sister. Simon is left taking care of Jeffrey, a ten-year-old boy with an arm that loses skin constantly and glows a dull white. While Simon and Jeffrey navigate their grief and uncertain futures, the city is rocked by a series of murders that target “divergents,” people with physical abnormalities like Jeffrey’s arm. The Wrong Side of Yesterday is a novel that uses elements of magical realism and mystery to explore issues of grief, disability ...


For Wintonbury: An Expansion Of Narrative And Painting, Cassaundra Kayla Sanderson May 2018

For Wintonbury: An Expansion Of Narrative And Painting, Cassaundra Kayla Sanderson

Theses and Dissertations

In March 2017, I began planning the narratives of what would become my Thesis Exhibition. One year later marked my installation of the exhibit: For Wintonbury, located at the Fine Art Center Gallery at the University of Arkansas.

A merging of the visual arts and literary fiction, For Wintonbury offers a more immersive experience in storytelling. The painted scenes, drawings, three-dimensional compositions, and short stories each serve their own purposes in presenting partial glimpses into the longer narratives of Wintonbury. Through multiple media and entry points, the viewer is given the choice in which sequence and manner to take in ...


Finding Valhalla: An Investigation Of Writing In The Mystery Genre, Patricia Shea May 2018

Finding Valhalla: An Investigation Of Writing In The Mystery Genre, Patricia Shea

Senior Honors Projects

John Truby states in The Anatomy of Story that, “Once you set up a hero and an opponent competing for the same goal, you must build up that conflict steadily until the final battle. Your purpose is to put constant pressure on your hero, because this is what will force him to change,” (Truby 94). Narratives often adhere to these principles, especially in the genre of mystery writing. In this genre, figuring out how your protagonist is going to solve their problem, and the steps they take to get there, is essential to laying the groundwork and clues for any ...


You Are What You Write, Yumeng Wang May 2018

You Are What You Write, Yumeng Wang

MSU Graduate Theses

This creative thesis consists of six short stories with different lengths and styles. For the introduction, I discuss how my work is influenced by various aspects of cultural background, with examples including writers from Zitkala-Ša and Richard Wright to Celeste Ng. Cultural background is the key to understand most of the characters in the different stories. After the critical introduction, readers will have a general idea of my stories with a sense of how the relationship between different groups of people shape them to act and live under the influence of their cultural backgrounds and environment they were brought up ...


Adventures In Storytelling: An Editor's Guide To Better Fiction, Rachel Frank Apr 2018

Adventures In Storytelling: An Editor's Guide To Better Fiction, Rachel Frank

Master of Arts in Professional Writing Capstones

Writing fiction can be daunting for beginning writers. This graphic guide seeks to make fiction more accessible, using the unique affordances of the graphic medium to explain fictional concepts and techniques in a clear, engaging way.


Writing With Vs. Writing About: Co-Producing Consciousness-Raising Fiction With Young Women From Aid-Supported Communities In Malawi, Emma Makepeace Apr 2018

Writing With Vs. Writing About: Co-Producing Consciousness-Raising Fiction With Young Women From Aid-Supported Communities In Malawi, Emma Makepeace

Journal of International Women's Studies

While some African women have access to education and avenues for writing and publishing their creative work, there remains a gap in accessibility for young African women from aid-supported communities to write and share stories of importance to them. In contrast to their own silencing, these young women are often written about by the aid organizations supporting their communities for fund or awareness raising purposes. The way in which young women from aid-supported communities are written about can present issues of representation, as often the author is from another culture and a position of privilege. Co-producing consciousness-raising fiction with young ...


Second Safest City In America, Liam Cassidy Apr 2018

Second Safest City In America, Liam Cassidy

Theses

Second Safest City in America is a collection of short fiction set in Midwestern cities and suburbs, as well as the Gulf Coast. These stories explore the untethered expectations, broken promises, and absurdity of American life. The characters are violent, funny, emotionally unstable, politically wrong-minded, and compassionate. They implore empathy or actively avoid the pain of others. They search out security or take matters into their own hands. They sacrifice and they seek revenge. They are not outliers in this country. They are part of the mainstream weirdness that permeates everything.


Flannery O’Connor And Transcendence In The Christian Mystery Of Grace, Taran Trinnaman Apr 2018

Flannery O’Connor And Transcendence In The Christian Mystery Of Grace, Taran Trinnaman

All Student Publications

Within Flannery O’Connor’s works are the repeating themes of grace and salvation. Kathleen G. Ochshorn points one major criticism towards O’Connor’s works however in that her morally flawed characters’ reception of grace and salvation comes through violent or traumatic means, which appears counter to the Roman Catholic faith of Flannery O’Connor. This paper argues against this reading of Flannery O’Connor’s works by examining the Catholic theology surrounding grace alongside the theology of grace as understood through Protestantism. The paper then places three of Flannery O’Connor’s works, “Greenleaf,” “Revelation,” and “The Enduring ...


The Only Way Forward, Michael Reed Apr 2018

The Only Way Forward, Michael Reed

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

The Only Way Forward is a creative thesis with a combination of Poetry and Fiction. There is a short introduction that shows the form and styles Michael has used as well as his back story into the creative writing world. He talks about many different authors that have helped him through his journey as well as many other peers and mentors. His biggest take away with his education is to “Just Keep Writing.”


Product Management, Jared I. Lemus Jr. Apr 2018

Product Management, Jared I. Lemus Jr.

The Crambo

Do you ever think about truck drivers? Do you ever wonder how much of our supplies they transport? If you answer that, can you imagine how much power they have?


Learning To Die, Zachary Hughes Apr 2018

Learning To Die, Zachary Hughes

The Echo

No abstract provided.


You Missed It, Maddie De Pree Apr 2018

You Missed It, Maddie De Pree

The Echo

No abstract provided.


I'M Okay, Ren Zimmerman Apr 2018

I'M Okay, Ren Zimmerman

The Echo

No abstract provided.


He Was Water, Annie Reigel Apr 2018

He Was Water, Annie Reigel

The Echo

No abstract provided.


She Was Fire, Annie Reigel Apr 2018

She Was Fire, Annie Reigel

The Echo

No abstract provided.


Ordinary Fairytale, Sarah Feingold Apr 2018

Ordinary Fairytale, Sarah Feingold

The Echo

No abstract provided.


Eve, Sally Cannon Apr 2018

Eve, Sally Cannon

The Echo

No abstract provided.


She-Ra 5, Olivia White Apr 2018

She-Ra 5, Olivia White

The Echo

No abstract provided.


My Mother In Paris, Maddie De Pree Apr 2018

My Mother In Paris, Maddie De Pree

The Echo

No abstract provided.


How To Survive In A Southern Ghetto, Paul Bryant Apr 2018

How To Survive In A Southern Ghetto, Paul Bryant

The Echo

No abstract provided.