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“Fetch M’Dear”: Healers, Midwives, Witches, And Conjuring Women In Select Ya And Toni Morrison Novels, Diane Mallett-Birkitt 2020 East Tennessee State University

“Fetch M’Dear”: Healers, Midwives, Witches, And Conjuring Women In Select Ya And Toni Morrison Novels, Diane Mallett-Birkitt

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Accusations and persecution of witchcraft have been embedded in global culture for centuries. For as long as these persecutions have occurred, women have found themselves accused most frequently. Older women with herbal knowledge were often called on to assist with childbirth or termination of pregnancies and this “secret knowledge” often led them to be suspected of supernatural abilities, often of a satanic nature. Intrigued by these wise women who appeared to have mysterious powers and a penchant for arousing the ire of men in the legal, medical, and religious communities, I began to notice their frequent appearance in novels. Does ...


Cultivating Classroom Libraries That Promote Multicultural Literature: Helping Our Students See Themselves In The Books That They Read, Kori Krafick 2020 Sacred Heart University

Cultivating Classroom Libraries That Promote Multicultural Literature: Helping Our Students See Themselves In The Books That They Read, Kori Krafick

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Literacy

The purpose of this study, focusing on diversity in children’s literature, was to assist teachers in choosing quality multicultural literature for students. Quality multicultural literature lacks bias, avoids discrimination, racism, prejudice and sexism, and accurately portrays social issues, historical details, and dialects in both the words and the illustrations. The goal of this project was to provide teachers with criteria to use when evaluating multicultural literature. Howlett and Young’s (2019) instrument for evaluating multicultural literature, Literary Criticism and the Absence of Bias, was used to assess multicultural literature. The survey included questions pertaining to inherent racism, bias, prejudice ...


Mermaids Vs. Humans: Reality In Fantasy, Avery M. Powers 2020 Liberty University

Mermaids Vs. Humans: Reality In Fantasy, Avery M. Powers

Senior Honors Theses

This thesis analyses how fantasy literature relates to and transforms concrete perceptions of reality, tracing its origins from mythic creation epics and the qualities that it shares with scripture. Overall, I propose a more imaginative approach to realistic literature that draws from the truths found in fantasy literature and by discussing fantasy literature and genre.

The creative element of this project includes an excerpt from an original children's fantasy novel. In it, I compare mythical characters with human characters and an imaginary world to the real world as it is experienced by characters from both worlds. The fantastical reality ...


Time Travel: Teaching Australian History Through Speculative Fiction, Lynnette Lounsbury, Charlotte O'Neill 2020 Avondale College of Higher Education

Time Travel: Teaching Australian History Through Speculative Fiction, Lynnette Lounsbury, Charlotte O'Neill

TEACH Journal of Christian Education

When Mark Salber Phillip’s suggested that history could be written as a type of combinational genre, with traditional empirical elements and fictional, literary elements working together to create temporal distance between the reader and the events, he saw this as a way of forcing us to look more broadly at the meanings of history, rather than focusing on a singular event. Using his claim that history cannot be understood as a singular form, but rather as "a cluster of overlapping and competing genres" that press the reader to a new degree of involvement in a story, it can be ...


Billion-Dollar Bride: Book 1—Godric's Academy For Young Ladies, Kaylin N. Stickley 2020 Missouri State University

Billion-Dollar Bride: Book 1—Godric's Academy For Young Ladies, Kaylin N. Stickley

MSU Graduate Theses

This thesis contains the first five chapters of a young adult romance novel featuring a young woman named Theadosia Lee. The plot is heavily influenced by Cinderella, and the biblical braiding technique is heavily influenced by that of Kiera Cass and C. S. Lewis. The piece was inspired by my desire to create more young adult romance novels that contain the biblical values that are sorely lacking in most modern young adult literature. I seek to write a love story that is based on mutual respect, a strong foundation of friendship, and an intentional decision to avoid sexual activities until ...


Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Dorothy L. Sayers Collection features a variety of rare books, pamphlets, and articles written by and about Sayers. These include multiple first editions of her poetry books, crime novels, and reflection on theology.


Charles Williams Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Charles Williams Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Charles Williams Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Williams. It also includes letters and typescripts written by Williams, in addition to rare and first editions of his books.


Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid (Updated February 12, 2021), Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Owen Barfield Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Barfield. It also includes letters and manuscripts written by Barfield, as well as rare and first editions of his books.


"No Sex Please, We're Narnians": Turkish Delight, Twelfth Night, And The Problem Of Susan, Andy Gordon 2020 York St John University (retired)

"No Sex Please, We're Narnians": Turkish Delight, Twelfth Night, And The Problem Of Susan, Andy Gordon

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

No abstract provided.


Useful Little Men: George R. R. Martin's Dwarfs As Grotesque Realists, Joseph Rex Young 2020 Independent Scholar

Useful Little Men: George R. R. Martin's Dwarfs As Grotesque Realists, Joseph Rex Young

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

No abstract provided.


The Nibelungenlied: With The Klage, Translated By William T. Whobrey, Larry J. Swain 2020 University of Illinois-Chicago

The Nibelungenlied: With The Klage, Translated By William T. Whobrey, Larry J. Swain

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

No abstract provided.


"I Wolde Be There / Byyonde The Water": Consolation In Pearl And The Silver Chair, Tiffany E. Schubert 2020 Wyoming Catholic College

"I Wolde Be There / Byyonde The Water": Consolation In Pearl And The Silver Chair, Tiffany E. Schubert

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

No abstract provided.


Tom Bombadil And The Spirit Of Objectivity, Dani Inkpen 2020 Cape Breton University

Tom Bombadil And The Spirit Of Objectivity, Dani Inkpen

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

No abstract provided.


Music In Tolkien's Work And Beyond, Edited By Julian Eilmann And Friedhelm Schneidewind, Megan N. Fontenot 2020 University of Georgia

Music In Tolkien's Work And Beyond, Edited By Julian Eilmann And Friedhelm Schneidewind, Megan N. Fontenot

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

No abstract provided.


The Worlds Of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-Earth, By John Garth, Mike Foster 2020 Independent Scholar

The Worlds Of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-Earth, By John Garth, Mike Foster

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

No abstract provided.


A Cosmic Shift In The Screwtape Letters, Brenton D.G. Dickieson 2020 University of Prince Edward Island

A Cosmic Shift In The Screwtape Letters, Brenton D.G. Dickieson

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

No abstract provided.


The Inner Consistency Of Mythology: The Mythological Kernel And Adaptation In The Golden Compass, Douglas A. Barnim 2020 Independent Scholar

The Inner Consistency Of Mythology: The Mythological Kernel And Adaptation In The Golden Compass, Douglas A. Barnim

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

No abstract provided.


"Her Enchanted Hair": Rossetti, "Lady Lilith," And The Victorian Fascination With Hair As Influences On Tolkien, Kathryn Colvin 2020 Long Beach City College

"Her Enchanted Hair": Rossetti, "Lady Lilith," And The Victorian Fascination With Hair As Influences On Tolkien, Kathryn Colvin

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

No abstract provided.


Tolkien's Lost Knights, Ben Reinhard 2020 Christendom College

Tolkien's Lost Knights, Ben Reinhard

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

No abstract provided.


The "Polish Inkling": Professor Przemyslaw Mroczkowski As J.R.R. Tolkien's Friend And Scholar, Łukasz Neubauer 2020 Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

The "Polish Inkling": Professor Przemyslaw Mroczkowski As J.R.R. Tolkien's Friend And Scholar, Łukasz Neubauer

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

No abstract provided.


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