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“My Brand Is Sick Girl”: Identity Formation In The Young Adult Chronic Illness Novels The Fault In Our Stars And Sick Kids In Love, Natalie Thompson 2021 California State University, San Bernardino

“My Brand Is Sick Girl”: Identity Formation In The Young Adult Chronic Illness Novels The Fault In Our Stars And Sick Kids In Love, Natalie Thompson

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

This thesis explores the identities of the chronically ill protagonists in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz, specifically by looking at the young protagonist’s self-identity, their relationships with their family members, and the romantic relationship they have with the chronically ill male lead. John Green, who does not identify as chronically ill, writes a novel that ultimately reflects ableist ideas of the medical model of disability, which sees disability as a problem to be solved by medical intervention, and compulsory heterosexuality through the portrayal of Hazel and her relationship ...


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 ...


The Infinite Crisis: How The American Comic Book Has Been Shaped By War, Winston Andrus 2021 Chapman University

The Infinite Crisis: How The American Comic Book Has Been Shaped By War, Winston Andrus

War and Society (MA) Theses

This thesis project argues that war has been the greatest catalyst for the American comic book medium to become a socio-political change agent within western society. Comic books have become one of the most pervasive influences to global popular culture, with superheroes dominating nearly every popular art form. Yet, the academic world has often ignored the comic book medium as a niche market instead of integrated into the broader discussions on cultural production and conflict studies. This paper intends to bridge the gap between what has been classified as comic book studies and the greater academic world to demonstrate the ...


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 ...


Asian American Pacific Islander Booklist, Children's Book Committee. Bank Street College of Education 2021 Bank Street College of Education

Asian American Pacific Islander Booklist, Children's Book Committee. Bank Street College Of Education

The Center for Children's Literature

For grown-ups of all races who are having conversations with children to expand inquiry and empathy among Asian and non-Asian peoples, we offer a selection of books from the Children’s Book Committee’s Best Books of the Year, organized by age with child development in mind.


"What Camelot Means": Women And Lgbtq+ Authors Paving The Way For A More Inclusive Arthuriana Through Young Adult Literature, Jeddie Mae Bristow 2021 Missouri State University

"What Camelot Means": Women And Lgbtq+ Authors Paving The Way For A More Inclusive Arthuriana Through Young Adult Literature, Jeddie Mae Bristow

MSU Graduate Theses

Arthurian literature has long been regarded as the domain of “dead white men,” dominated by Thomas Malory and Lord Alfred Tennyson. However, since medieval times, women have also been producing Arthurian literature that not only treats the women characters of the story more equitably, but makes social commentary on how the marginalized of their societies are treated. More recently, women and LGBTQ+ authors (basically, authors who are not cisgender white men) have answered the call for more diverse Young Adult literature with an Arthuriana that has a place for all, both creating a more diverse and equitable Camelot and giving ...


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.


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