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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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?


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.”


Learning To Die, Zachary Hughes Apr 2018

Learning To Die, Zachary Hughes

The Echo

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You Missed It, Maddie De Pree Apr 2018

You Missed It, Maddie De Pree

The Echo

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I'M Okay, Ren Zimmerman Apr 2018

I'M Okay, Ren Zimmerman

The Echo

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He Was Water, Annie Reigel Apr 2018

He Was Water, Annie Reigel

The Echo

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She Was Fire, Annie Reigel Apr 2018

She Was Fire, Annie Reigel

The Echo

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Ordinary Fairytale, Sarah Feingold Apr 2018

Ordinary Fairytale, Sarah Feingold

The Echo

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Eve, Sally Cannon Apr 2018

Eve, Sally Cannon

The Echo

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She-Ra 5, Olivia White Apr 2018

She-Ra 5, Olivia White

The Echo

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My Mother In Paris, Maddie De Pree Apr 2018

My Mother In Paris, Maddie De Pree

The Echo

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

How To Survive In A Southern Ghetto, Paul Bryant

The Echo

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Retro American, Jackie Hirons Apr 2018

Retro American, Jackie Hirons

The Echo

No abstract provided.


Worrying About Robbie At 5:00 P.M., Elizabeth Mangone Apr 2018

Worrying About Robbie At 5:00 P.M., Elizabeth Mangone

The Echo

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Monster Hotline, Ben Gamble Apr 2018

Monster Hotline, Ben Gamble

The Echo

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Sinister Fantasies, Kenny Nguyen Apr 2018

Sinister Fantasies, Kenny Nguyen

The Echo

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The Devil's Playground, Ben Gamble Apr 2018

The Devil's Playground, Ben Gamble

The Echo

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Ferdiad, Anna Johnson Apr 2018

Ferdiad, Anna Johnson

The Echo

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Afterwards, Mary Roh Apr 2018

Afterwards, Mary Roh

The Echo

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