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From Byronic To Gothic Blood Sucker: Subversion Toward A Non-Gendered Identity, Hannah Hoover 2021 East Tennessee State University

From Byronic To Gothic Blood Sucker: Subversion Toward A Non-Gendered Identity, Hannah Hoover

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Analyzing Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights and linking trends of the Byronic hero that have merged into a variety of genres reveal that the hero is a mode of subversive gender expression, which has evolved within the Gothic through feminine desire. Delving into Bram Stoker’s Dracula will provide unique insight into the audience’s desires/expressions of gender. Finding the transition point from the monster vampire of Dracula to Stephanie Meyer’s desirous, sparkling boy-next-door in Twilight will track the trajectory of gender and sexual norms through time. From the foundational adaptation of the Byronic hero in Wuthering Heights ...


To Read Or Not To Read: Navigating Young Adult Literature In The Classroom In The Age Of Trigger Warnings And Banned Books, Ashley Sell 2021 Bridgewater College

To Read Or Not To Read: Navigating Young Adult Literature In The Classroom In The Age Of Trigger Warnings And Banned Books, Ashley Sell

Honors Projects

Most public school libraries or English classrooms celebrate Banned Books Week during the school year, featuring dozens of Young Adult novels that have been challenged or banned in public schools across the country. However, books aimed towards young readers are typically not optimized for educational use in the classroom. In this project, I will explore the benefits of using Young Adult literature in the classroom, while also investigating the obstacles that one might face in order to do so, i.e. censorship, sensitive subject matter. I also want to summarize and respond to an argument for the retainment of classic ...


Many Hands Make Rich Work: Mentorship And Collaboration In A Diverse Scholarly Space, J. Elizabeth Mills, Roxana Loza, Breanna J. McDaniel, Nadia Mansour, Karen Chandler, Michelle H. Martin 2021 University of Washington

Many Hands Make Rich Work: Mentorship And Collaboration In A Diverse Scholarly Space, J. Elizabeth Mills, Roxana Loza, Breanna J. Mcdaniel, Nadia Mansour, Karen Chandler, Michelle H. Martin

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Identifying Inclusion: Publishing Industry Trends And The Lack Of #Ownvoices Australian Young Adult Fiction, Emily Booth, Bhuva Narayan 2021 University of Technology Sydney

Identifying Inclusion: Publishing Industry Trends And The Lack Of #Ownvoices Australian Young Adult Fiction, Emily Booth, Bhuva Narayan

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Into The Woods: Queer Natures In Malinda Lo’S Ash, Leah Van Dyk 2021 University of Calgary

Into The Woods: Queer Natures In Malinda Lo’S Ash, Leah Van Dyk

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Mad Violence, White Victims, And Other Gun Violence Fictions: The Gap Between School Shootings And Systemic Gun Violence, Hayley C. Stefan 2021 College of the Holy Cross

Mad Violence, White Victims, And Other Gun Violence Fictions: The Gap Between School Shootings And Systemic Gun Violence, Hayley C. Stefan

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Tethered To Whiteness: The School-To-Prison Pipeline And Uneven Emancipation In Jason Reynolds' Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Bevin Roue 2021 Auburn University

Tethered To Whiteness: The School-To-Prison Pipeline And Uneven Emancipation In Jason Reynolds' Miles Morales: Spider-Man, Bevin Roue

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


What's Goin' On Around Here?': Dancing Past Binaries And Boundaries In The Little Colonel, Dawn Sardella-Ayres 2021 University of Cambridge

What's Goin' On Around Here?': Dancing Past Binaries And Boundaries In The Little Colonel, Dawn Sardella-Ayres

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Scenes Of Slavery And The 'Chinee' In Uncle Remus And A Minstrel Picture Book, Caroline H. Yang 2021 University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Scenes Of Slavery And The 'Chinee' In Uncle Remus And A Minstrel Picture Book, Caroline H. Yang

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Editors' Introduction, Brigitte Fielder, Katrina Phillips 2021 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Editors' Introduction, Brigitte Fielder, Katrina Phillips

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature

No abstract provided.


Briefly Noted: Review Of Fafnir: Nordic Journal Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Research, Janet Brennan Croft 2021 University of Northern Iowa

Briefly Noted: Review Of Fafnir: Nordic Journal Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Research, Janet Brennan Croft

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

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Richard C. West, Janet Brennan Croft 2021 University of Northern Iowa

In Memoriam: Richard C. West, Janet Brennan Croft

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

Richard C. West (1944-2020) was one of the pioneers of serious Tolkien scholarship. He was the founder of the Tolkien Society at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. West is known particularly for his invaluable resource Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist. Among West’s other scholarly works, his 1975 essay, “The Interlace Structure of The Lord of the Rings” (in Jared Lobdell’s collection A Tolkien Compass) has proven to have particularly long-lasting impact. West had a long affiliation with the Mythopoeic Society.


Editorial, Janet Brennan Croft 2021 University of Northern Iowa

Editorial, Janet Brennan Croft

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

No abstract provided.


Tarot, By Jessica Hundley, And Astrology, By Andrea Richards, Emily E. Auger 2021 Independent Scholar

Tarot, By Jessica Hundley, And Astrology, By Andrea Richards, Emily E. Auger

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

The repository PDF of this review includes an online-only supplement.


Amanda Baldwin's Master's Portfolio, Amanda Baldwin 2021 Bowling Green State University

Amanda Baldwin's Master's Portfolio, Amanda Baldwin

Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects

This is the final portfolio for my Master's of Arts in the field of English. It includes an analytical narrative along with four projects that I feel best illustrate my knowledge, skills, and growth. These four pieces are entitled "Putting a Feminist Twist on Classic Literature," "Teaching Antigone in the Modern Classroom," “Feminism and Racial Studies in Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees,” and “Literacy Narrative Analysis.”


The Unexpected Neighbor: A Retelling Of The Good Samaritan, Laura Beth Warner 2021 Ouachita Baptist University

The Unexpected Neighbor: A Retelling Of The Good Samaritan, Laura Beth Warner

Honors Theses

This thesis includes the process and methods employed in creating a modern-day retelling of the parable of The Good Samaritan for a first-grade audience and the final product of a children's picture book.


Entertainment Media Perceptions Of Minorities In Young Adult Adaptations, Kynnadie Bennett 2021 Murray State University

Entertainment Media Perceptions Of Minorities In Young Adult Adaptations, Kynnadie Bennett

Scholars Week

This is an exploration of stereotypical and racist portrayals of minorities, specifically African-American, Latinx, and Native American communities, in film and television in the past and how that has affected representation in film adaptations of young adult literature. Young adult literature is one of the highest-selling genres in literature, purchased by both young adults and actual adults. In recent years, young adult literature has been adapted into film and television series and while representation has improved since the early years of entertainment history, there are still problems in the industry: many of the stereotypes remain, some minorities lack representation, and ...


Adventure Book Club - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Courtney Helseth, Jillian Jacoba 2021 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Adventure Book Club - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Courtney Helseth, Jillian Jacoba

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

This after school club serves to improve reading comprehension, teach ideas such as storyline and character development, and to add creativity to reading to encourage love of reading. The club utilizes the text, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis and includes various crafts, worksheets, and games to improve comprehension and make reading fun.


Sacrificial Bodies And Hegemonic Femininity: The Creation Of The Heroine In The Twilight, The Hunger Games, & Divergent Series, Tiffany R. Boyles 2021 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Sacrificial Bodies And Hegemonic Femininity: The Creation Of The Heroine In The Twilight, The Hunger Games, & Divergent Series, Tiffany R. Boyles

Senior Theses

Within this thesis, I analyze The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and The Divergent Trilogy and how the portrayal and treatment of the protagonists’ bodies within these texts uphold tenets of white, hegemonic femininity. I discuss first how their bodies are feminized, in part by their whiteness and smallness, but also through the comparison to the bodies of male characters. While the men are strong and physically capable, the protagonists are weak and physically incapable. As a result, the protagonists cannot act in the way a traditional hero might, using offensive action for self-preservation. Instead, the protagonists must establish ...


Melding Critical Literacy And Christianity: A Three-Layered Response To The Murder Of George Floyd, Elena M. Venegas 2021 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Melding Critical Literacy And Christianity: A Three-Layered Response To The Murder Of George Floyd, Elena M. Venegas

The Journal of Faith, Education, and Community

In this critical autoethnography, I share my three-layered response to the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department in May of 2020. This three-layered response stems from my situated identities (Gee, 1999) as a mother, Christian, and academic. I was not only appalled by the dehumanization of George Floyd by public servants but also by the responses of self-professed Christians to his murder as well as the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests. Such responses, I argue, are rooted in Christian nationalism (Davis & Perry, 2020) and the White supremacy that has long plagued the American church ...


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