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Human Conditions In Selected East African Poems, Sikiru Ogundokun Sep 2020

Human Conditions In Selected East African Poems, Sikiru Ogundokun

Department of English Publications

Injustice, hostility, inhuman treatment, corruption and greed, among other things are ugly indicators of most developing human societies. Committed writers; poets, playwrights, novelists and essayists, who have shown much social concern for the development of their societies write convincingly to engage some of the social vices, which hinder happy human existence. This article, therefore, investigates the social ills in East African countries as expressed in the selected poems of Okot p’Bitek, Richard Ntiru, Amin Kassam and Jared Angira. Through close reading technique and content analysis, the study reveals that the selected poets are committed writers and their poems centre ...


Application Of The Image Analysis For Archival Discovery Team’S First- Generation Methods And Software To The Burney Collection Of British Newspapers, Elizabeth Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Chulwoo Pack, Yi Liu, Delaram Rahimighazikalayeh, John O'Brien May 2019

Application Of The Image Analysis For Archival Discovery Team’S First- Generation Methods And Software To The Burney Collection Of British Newspapers, Elizabeth Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Chulwoo Pack, Yi Liu, Delaram Rahimighazikalayeh, John O'Brien

CDRH Grant Reports

The current study, “Application of the Image Analysis for Archival Discovery Team’s First- Generation Methods and Software to the Burney Collection of British Newspapers,” is the first test of our approaches—methods and software—to a different newspaper corpus, specifically the 17th and 18 Century Burney Newspapers Collection. This study stands as the first complete attempt at applying Aida’s software and methods to non-Chronicling America newspapers, as a step toward understanding the potential of our approaches across digitized historic newspapers. In taking this step, our goals were (1) to test how well the software and a classifier model ...


Interim Performance Report, Lg‐71‐16‐0152‐16, Extending Intelligent Computational Image Analysis For Archival Discovery, March 2019, Elizabeth Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, John O'Brien Mar 2019

Interim Performance Report, Lg‐71‐16‐0152‐16, Extending Intelligent Computational Image Analysis For Archival Discovery, March 2019, Elizabeth Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, John O'Brien

CDRH Grant Reports

The primary goal of "Extending Intelligent Computational Image Analysis for Archival Discovery" is to investigate the use of image analysis as a methodology for content identification, description, and information retrieval in digital libraries and other digitized collections. Building on work started under a National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, our IMLS project seeks to 1) analyze and verify our previously developed image analysis approach and extend it so that it is newspaper agnostic, type agnostic, and language agnostic; 2) scale and revise the intelligent image analysis approach and determine the ideal balance between precision and ...


Fall 2017, Vantage Point Aug 2017

Fall 2017, Vantage Point

Vantage Point

No abstract provided.


Fall 2016, Vantage Point Aug 2017

Fall 2016, Vantage Point

Vantage Point

No abstract provided.


Final Report, Hd-51897-14, Image Analysis For Archival Discovery (Aida), October 2016, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh Oct 2016

Final Report, Hd-51897-14, Image Analysis For Archival Discovery (Aida), October 2016, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh

CDRH Grant Reports

With its Office of Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, the Image Analysis for Archival Discovery (Aida) team set out to further develop image analysis as a methodology for the identification and retrieval of items of relevance within digitized collections of historic materials. Specifically, we sought to identify poetic content within historic newspapers, using Chronicling America's newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) as our test case. The project activities we undertook—both those completed and those in process—support this goal and align well with the activities proposed in our original funding application and as approved by NEH. To achieve our goal ...


White Paper, Hd-51897-14, Image Analysis For Archival Discovery (Aida), October 2016, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh Oct 2016

White Paper, Hd-51897-14, Image Analysis For Archival Discovery (Aida), October 2016, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh

CDRH Grant Reports

With its Office of Digital Humanities Start-up Grant, the Image Analysis for Archival Discovery (Aida) team set out to further develop image analysis as a methodology for the identification and retrieval of items of relevance within digitized collections of historic materials.1 Specifically, we sought to identify poetic content within historic newspapers, using Chronicling America's newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) as our test case. The project activities we undertook—both those completed and those in process—support this goal and align well with the activities proposed in our original funding application and as approved by NEH. To achieve our ...


The Girl With The Fur Coat, Cameron S. Steele Apr 2016

The Girl With The Fur Coat, Cameron S. Steele

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

THE GIRL WITH THE FUR COAT thesis is comprised of 40 poems and a five-page introduction that examine – with equal parts intimacy and distance – how interior and exterior violence threatens female subjecthood, as well as how girlhood is always – and will always be – transforming the female self. The thesis produces this intimate-yet-distancing effect through a close attention to the (primarily free-verse) forms of the individual poems and how those forms interact with the poems’ subjects, bodies, Surrealist moments and fabulist imagery. Also, the arrangement of the poems helps to create a sense of close, disturbing conversation between all of these ...


Slow Emergencies, Jordyn N. Rhorer Jan 2016

Slow Emergencies, Jordyn N. Rhorer

Theses and Dissertations--English

Like the ever-circling lines in the skin of trees, sometimes the whole of a person is peeled back, layer by layer, until only seeds remain. Names, faces, stories, and relationships are unmade and molded into new shapes. Without warning, those left at the base, at the roots, can’t recognize this maple’s form. They hold a pile of leaves, a bottle of glue, and the hope that something familiar will take sprout again. The tree becomes new, and its tangled branches reach out. These poems explore the lives of those living with and caring for those with dementia and ...


Developing An Image-Based Classifier For Detecting Poetic Content In Historic Newspaper Collections, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Maanas Varma Datla, Spencer Kulwicki Mar 2015

Developing An Image-Based Classifier For Detecting Poetic Content In Historic Newspaper Collections, Elizabeth M. Lorang, Leen-Kiat Soh, Maanas Varma Datla, Spencer Kulwicki

Faculty Publications, UNL Libraries

"Developing an Image-Based Classifier for Detecting Poetic Content in Historic Newspaper Collections" details and analyzes the first stage of work of the Image Analysis for Archival Discovery project team. Our team is is investigating the use of image analysis to identify poetic content in historic newspapers. The project seeks both to augment the study of literary history by drawing attention to the magnitude of poetry published in newspapers and by making the poetry more readily available for study, as well as to advance work on the use of digital images in facilitating discovery in digital libraries and other digitized collections ...


Finally The Moon: Poems, Kimberly Kathryn Mathes Jan 2014

Finally The Moon: Poems, Kimberly Kathryn Mathes

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

A collection of poems about the place, angels, baseball, family and the self.


A Pearl Among Peas: Sir Gawain And The Green Knight As Post-Homiletic In Retrospective Perspective, Stacy Allura Hostetter Jan 2011

A Pearl Among Peas: Sir Gawain And The Green Knight As Post-Homiletic In Retrospective Perspective, Stacy Allura Hostetter

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The MS Cotton Nero A.x. is a late fourteenth-century vellum manuscript that stands roughly 167 millimeters tall and 118 millimeters wide and resides for viewing pleasure, though safely secured from prying fingers, at the British Library in London. Within its pages lie four poems, presumably by the same anonymous author who is variously referred to as either the Pearl-poet or the Gawain-poet in credit to the manuscript's two most famous works respectively. It is the latter, an alliterative poem titled Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, that this paper humbly, yet eagerly, pays court. An Arthurian tale that ...


Ua68/6/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Publications, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua68/6/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about the English Department.

Zephyrus is produced by the English Department and contains student creative writing.

"A literary magazine called Voices had been produced for a number of years prior to that, but in 1969 Professor Gatlin, with the help of Professor Will Fridy, came up with the title Zephyrus, the Roman name for the west wind, because Dr. Wood had asked that "Western" be included in the title." From A Centennial History of the Department of English of Western Kentucky University by James Flynn

"In 1979, Frank [Steele], along with his wife, Peggy, began publishing ...


Through Grace Alone, Lynne Adair Moir May 2010

Through Grace Alone, Lynne Adair Moir

Masters Theses, 2010-2019

Through Grace Alone by Lynne Adair Moir.


Gypsy Soul, Wolf Spirit, Pamela Marie Davis-Allen Jan 2008

Gypsy Soul, Wolf Spirit, Pamela Marie Davis-Allen

Browse all Theses and Dissertations

Gypsy Soul, Wolf Spirit is a collection of thirty-six poems; the majority of the poems are written in - or evolved from drafts written in - iambic pentameter. Writing formal poetry was a challenge I decided to embrace because I believed that it would allow me to evolve as a poet.

The themes that connect these poems are represented by the collection's title: Gypsy Soul, Wolf Spirit. There is the dominant thematic presence of both the natural world and the spiritual realm within the collection. My intention was to lift the reader to a state of mind, through language, where he ...


An Eelnet Made For The Eel Fighting: Layers Of Obscurity And The Continuous Present In The Space Of Robert Lowell's Poetry, Alena Jones Jan 2008

An Eelnet Made For The Eel Fighting: Layers Of Obscurity And The Continuous Present In The Space Of Robert Lowell's Poetry, Alena Jones

Honors Papers

In this essay I undertake to describe how the continuous present might persist on Lowell's page. I move from "Epilogue" first to a Heideggerian critic, Adam Kirsch, and then to Heidegger, whose theory of language establishes a space where the continuous present is always possible on the page. But here, where Heidegger says it should succeed, language proves insufficient for Lowell. Lowell exposes his own failure to shape his material using literary devices like journey and climax. His attempts to align his writing with visual media allow his specific literary failures to become sites of the successful preservation of ...


What Archives Reveal: The Hidden Poems Of Amelia Earhart, Sammie L. Morris Nov 2006

What Archives Reveal: The Hidden Poems Of Amelia Earhart, Sammie L. Morris

Libraries Research Publications

The importance of primary source materials to scholarship is undeniable. Primary source materials can verify or contradict information accepted as true in history books and other secondary sources. They can tell the whole, or at least more complete, story of events. Unlike secondary sources, primary source materials offer first-hand accounts from the past, bringing history closer and making it feel more real. It can even be argued that primary source materials are less susceptible to the loss or misinterpretation of information over time in subsequent edition revisions. In particular among primary source materials, manuscripts such as diaries and letters offer ...


Old Maps, Samuel H. Manhart Jan 2002

Old Maps, Samuel H. Manhart

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in English at The University of Maine, I submit a collection of poems 1 have entitled Old Maps. Many of the poems in this thesis employ natural imagery, and while it is my intent to discover and analyze the natural world, I also hope to uncover and disclose a more thorough understanding of myself through verse. The self-refledions I see in nature both surprise me and find their expression in my poetry. It is my hope, as I believe it is the hope of every poet, that ...


Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language And The Strangeness Of The Ordinary, Michael Fischer Oct 1997

Wittgenstein's Ladder: Poetic Language And The Strangeness Of The Ordinary, Michael Fischer

English Faculty Research

In a frequently quoted remark from Philosophical Investigations. Wittgenstein comments on our overlooking things because they are familiar, or right in front of us every day: "One is unable to notice something-because it is always before one's eyes" (§129). We take these things for granted instead of appreciating their strangeness. For readers of this journal, one of these familiar things might be the very project of drawing on philosophy while discussing works of literature. Not every critic does this; the New Critics, for instance, hardly ever did. From a certain point of view, turning to philosophy feels forced or ...


Dead Town Dreaming -- A Novella And Selected Poems, Caleb Dolan May 1996

Dead Town Dreaming -- A Novella And Selected Poems, Caleb Dolan

Senior Scholar Papers

No abstract provided.


Slack Tide, Allison Alsip May 1994

Slack Tide, Allison Alsip

Senior Scholar Papers

No abstract provided.


Legend: The Song Of The Family, The Voice Of A Woman, Kimberly Roth Shumway May 1994

Legend: The Song Of The Family, The Voice Of A Woman, Kimberly Roth Shumway

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

The Song of the Family

I do not believe that lives are lived in isolation, but rather are connected by ties of humanity and of family. For me because of this intimate human connection, every life experience, trivial or tremendous, is a poem. The poems blend into one--a great symphony of the human condition. An experience, even if left unverbalized, shapes the minds of both the one experiencing it and those connected to him or her by either close or distant ties.

In this collection I combine the poetic experiences most relevant in shaping me. They are the songs of ...


Dust, Kristin J. Winkler May 1993

Dust, Kristin J. Winkler

Senior Scholar Papers

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. UNDER THE CARPET

Running Away

Call Me Sinner

Behind the Wheel

How It Is

Graffiti

The Father

On My Street

II. WINDSTORM

The Match

The Thunderstorm

Cedaredge Locker Plant

It's All Life

Something In Beige

A Wish

Peeling

Praying


Imperial Shoe Palace: A Collection Of Poems, Alexandria Peary May 1992

Imperial Shoe Palace: A Collection Of Poems, Alexandria Peary

Senior Scholar Papers

Poems


Skirting The Light: Some Poems, Joe Pitkin May 1991

Skirting The Light: Some Poems, Joe Pitkin

Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects

A collection of poems by Joe Pitkin.


House Burning And Other Poems, Julie D'Amico May 1987

House Burning And Other Poems, Julie D'Amico

Senior Scholar Papers

No abstract provided.


What We Bury: Poems And Epilogues, James Harry Nicholas Martin Jan 1985

What We Bury: Poems And Epilogues, James Harry Nicholas Martin

Senior Scholar Papers

The manuscript, What We Bury: Poems and Epilogue, consists of two major parts. The first is comprised of eighteen poems, selected from the thirty-two that I had written by the end of March. Included in the eighteen, in accordance with what I had stated to be one of my aims in undertaking this project, are three poems written out of inherited forms: two, "The October Wind," (p.22) and "Wandering By the Sea For the First Time," (p.23) are sonnets and one, "Brewster Station, "(p.10) is a sestina that in the final draft was broken. Also adhering to ...


A New Topography: Elizabeth Bishop's Late Poems, Jennifer Soalt Jan 1985

A New Topography: Elizabeth Bishop's Late Poems, Jennifer Soalt

Honors Papers

Geography III, the title of Elizabeth Bishop's last book of poems prepares her readers for both a passage through familiar territory and an exploration of unmapped terrain. A return to the northern landscape of A Cold Spring and the southern landscape of Brazil is promised at the same time that a third and entirely new landscape is hinted at; we can find the Nova Scotia of "At the Fishouses" and "Cape Breton" in "The Moose" and "The End of March" and we can find the tropics of "Song for the Rainy Season" and "The Armadillo" in "Crusoe in England ...


Strange Order Of Things!: The Journey To Chaos In 'Letters From An American Farmer', Robert P. Winston Jan 1984

Strange Order Of Things!: The Journey To Chaos In 'Letters From An American Farmer', Robert P. Winston

Faculty and Staff Publications By Year

When Hector St. John de Crèvecœur first published Letters from an American Farmer in England in 1782, an advertisement described the letters as "the genuine production of the American farmer whose name they bear. They were privately written to gratify the curiosity of a friend and are made public because they contain much authentic information little known on this side of the Atlantic: they cannot therefore fail of being highly interesting to the people of England at a time when everybody's attention is directed toward the affairs of America" (27). For the next one hundred and seventy-five years the ...


"Painting In Half-Light" And Other Poems, Jane Eklund May 1981

"Painting In Half-Light" And Other Poems, Jane Eklund

Senior Scholar Papers

Through the course of the year, I have been writing and revising poetry with a concern for the growth of my work. To that end, I took advantage of the time afforded me by the Senior Scholars Program not only to devote myself to writing, but to reading the poems of American, European and South American poets from the point of view of craft. Poets whose work has been important and influential in my writing this year include Pablo Neruda, Yannis Ritsos, Francis Jamroes, Charles Simic, Larry Levis and Pamela Stewart. The poems in my collection, "Painting in Half-Light" and ...