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Curle, Richard, 1883-1968 (Sc 2114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Dec 2009

Curle, Richard, 1883-1968 (Sc 2114), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2114. Letter written by Richard Curle to Katherine [unknown last name] in which he mentions their attendance at a party and her criticism of his novel.


Paul Bunyan Design Assemblage, Ashley Sickler Dec 2009

Paul Bunyan Design Assemblage, Ashley Sickler

Art and Design

This project contains a design assemblage dedicated to the legendary figure, Paul Bunyan. The system includes, a typeface, a logo, a color palette, a pattern, and a poster.


The Social Dimensions Of Fiction: On The Rhetoric And Function Of Prefacing Novels In The Nineteenth-Century Canadas, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Dec 2009

The Social Dimensions Of Fiction: On The Rhetoric And Function Of Prefacing Novels In The Nineteenth-Century Canadas, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven. The Social Dimensions of Fiction: On the Rhetoric and Function of Prefacing Novels in the Nineteenth-Century Canadas. Wiesbaden: Westdeutscher (Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn), 1993. ISBN 3-528-07335-7 188 pages, bibliography, index. Data and analyses of nineteenth-century English- and French-Canadian prefaces to novels with theoretical and methodological frameworks for the study of rhetoric, the sociology of literature, audience research, and genre studies. Copyright of the book was released to Tötösy de Zepetnek by Westdeutscher Verlag in 2003.


Thaw: A Memoir, Diane Bush Dec 2009

Thaw: A Memoir, Diane Bush

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This collection of creative nonfiction essays is a hybrid text of visual and verbal narratives located broadly within the genres of memoir, research-based nonfiction, and history. Women's memoirs, including a number of non-traditional texts, historical narratives, and an archival collection of photographs, provided springboards for the exploration of and reflection on the emotional terrain of loss, the ache of remembrance, and the ultimate desire for peace. Ultimately, this work is a search for solace amidst emotional upheaval, beginning in childhood, after the deaths of my father, mother, first husband, and beloved aunt. Unable to sit still with my grief ...


Margaret Fuller's Lost Legacy: Literary Criticism, Donna Needham Dec 2009

Margaret Fuller's Lost Legacy: Literary Criticism, Donna Needham

All Theses

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) is best known as a Transcendentalist, a friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and first editor of the Transcendentalist publication, The Dial. She is considered a feminist by those familiar with her early work, Woman in the Nineteenth Century. Fuller was also a literary critic and author of 'A Short Essay on Critics' the seminal American work on literary criticism. Her theory of criticism, like the criticism of Matthew Arnold twenty years later, was based on the philosophy of Goethe.
After stepping down as editor in 1842, Fuller continued to contribute criticisms and essays to The Dial until ...


Rice, Alice Caldwell (Hegan), 1870-1942 (Sc 2096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Rice, Alice Caldwell (Hegan), 1870-1942 (Sc 2096), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2096. Letters from Alice Caldwell Hegan Rice to Henry and Rebecca Watterson, 1903-1916 (13), chiefly including personal advice, discussions of literary topics, and social invitations. Also includes a brief note to Benjamin W. Huebsch, n.d., giving a positive review of a book titled 'Dragnet'; and a letter to William Orton Tewson, n.d., in which Rice discusses literary criticism.


Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943 (Sc 2094), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Rice, Cale Young, 1872-1943 (Sc 2094), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2094. Letters from Cale Young Rice to Henry Watterson, 1906-1917 (11), chiefly thank you notes and letters asking for the support of the 'Courier-Journal' for various causes; to Benjamin W. Huebsch, 1918 and response 1919 (2), about publishing some of his poems; and letter to William Orton Tewson, 1926 (1) in which he discusses literary criticism.


Stuart, Jessica Jane, B. 1942 (Sc 1209), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Stuart, Jessica Jane, B. 1942 (Sc 1209), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1209. Correspondence between Jessica Jane Stuart and Lawrence S. Thompson regarding a reprint of her story "A Man of Her Own Faith" for the Lost Cause Press. Includes a copy of the story, published in "Bluegrass Woman," Spring 1974. Stuart also writes of her doctoral studies and her difficulty finding a teaching position.


Giles, Janice Holt, 1905-1979 - Photos (Sc 2092), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Giles, Janice Holt, 1905-1979 - Photos (Sc 2092), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2092. Slides (and pictures made from the slides) of Janice Holt Giles and her husband, Henry E. Giles, friends, and interiors of their house in Knifley, Kentucky.


Joiner, Sandra (Sc 2089), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Joiner, Sandra (Sc 2089), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2089. Scholarly papers (3) written by Sandra Joiner about Kentucky author, Janice Holt Giles. One paper is untitled; the others are titled; "Janice Holt Giles: Woman of Contradictions" and "The Concept of 'Place' in the Fiction of Janice Holt Giles." Also includes two photographs of conference attendees.


Giles, Janice Holt, 1909-1979 (Sc 2090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Giles, Janice Holt, 1909-1979 (Sc 2090), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2090. Photocopies of news clippings and photographs related to Kentucky authors, Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles. Manuscript note from Pansy Phillips to Pat Hodges; photos taken on a barge related to research for Mrs. Giles's book 'Run Me a River' (1964); and photocopies of Mr. and Mrs. Giles's wills, 1970 & 1985.


Woodridge, James & Nancy (Sc 2084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Woodridge, James & Nancy (Sc 2084), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2084. Transcript of an interview conducted by Wilford Fridy, a English Department faculty member at Western Kentucky University, with James and Nancy Woolridge, Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The interview revolves around the Woolridge's familial connections to characters in Robert Penn Warren's stories in his book "Circus in the Attic."


Janice Holt Giles Symposium, May 17-18, 1991 (Sc 2067), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Janice Holt Giles Symposium, May 17-18, 1991 (Sc 2067), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2067. Miscellaneous items from the Janice Holt Giles Symposium held 17-18 May 1991 at Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, Kentucky. Includes a cassette tape containing remarks by Giles's daughter Libby Hancock and songs sung by Wig Robinson at the Caldwell Chapel Church, Knifley, Kentucky where Giles and her husband are buried.


Warren, Rosanna, B. 1953 (Sc 2056), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Warren, Rosanna, B. 1953 (Sc 2056), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2056. Letter from Rosanna Warren, the daughter of Robert Penn Warren, to Dr. Henry Hardin, thanking him for his hospitality when she and her mother attended the Robert Penn Warren Symposium at Western Kentucky University on 26 April 1992. She expresses her hope to write a poem about the ticking clock in Hardin's home.


Janice Holt Giles Symposium, 17-18 May 1991 (Mss 283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2009

Janice Holt Giles Symposium, 17-18 May 1991 (Mss 283), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 283. Five videocassette recordings of the Janice Holt Giles Symposium presentations made on 17-18 May 1991. Also inlcudes, "Janice Holt Giles", a publication based on papers delivered at the Symposium.


New Engagements With Documentary Editions: Audiences, Formats, Contexts, Andrew Jewell Oct 2009

New Engagements With Documentary Editions: Audiences, Formats, Contexts, Andrew Jewell

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

This paper is an effort to think about something different than the creation of documentary editions. It is an effort to think about the reading of them. Specifically, I want to think about the ways the reading of documentary editions is changing, or how it might change. First, however, a caveat: much of what I say is speculative and anecdotal. Though others’ research has been consulted, I’m heavily influenced by what I observe is happening with readers of my own editing project, The Willa Cather Archive, a digital thematic research collection dedicated to the life, work, and environs of ...


Review: The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle, Kenneth M. Kozel Oct 2009

Review: The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle, Kenneth M. Kozel

Georgia Library Quarterly

Review of the novel "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle," by David Wroblewski.


Macon State Showcases 'Lost' Literature Oct 2009

Macon State Showcases 'Lost' Literature

Georgia Library Quarterly

The article reviews the literature exhibit "Lost" at the Macon State College's library in Georgia.


Review: Also Known As Harper, Jennifer Green Oct 2009

Review: Also Known As Harper, Jennifer Green

Georgia Library Quarterly

Review of the middle grade book "Also Known as Harper," by Ann Haywood Leal.


Review: Swallow Me Whole, Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg Oct 2009

Review: Swallow Me Whole, Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg

Georgia Library Quarterly

Review of the graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole," by Nate Powell.


Identity Anxiety And The Power And Problem Of Naming In African American And Jewish American Literature, Rachael Peckham Oct 2009

Identity Anxiety And The Power And Problem Of Naming In African American And Jewish American Literature, Rachael Peckham

English Faculty Research

This article examines the fraught power of names and (re)naming in African-American and Jewish-authored literature in 20th-century America. The article applies various concepts within critical race theory, such as critic Stuart Hall's theories on cultural identity, to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison's personal essay "Hidden Name and Complex Fate," and Bernard Malamud's short story "The Lady of the Lake." In each of these texts, African-American and Jewish characters' names serve as loaded markers for the shifting planes of identity in tension with a culture and history of oppression.


Shaw, Mary Mosby (Sc 2041), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Sep 2009

Shaw, Mary Mosby (Sc 2041), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid for Manuscripts Small Collection 2041. Composition book of Mary Mosby Shaw, Glasgow, Kentucky, containing children's poems. An additional file contains one of the poems from the composition book titled "Old Santa's Wife."


A Place, Near Water, Kaitlin Mcclanahan Aug 2009

A Place, Near Water, Kaitlin Mcclanahan

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

My thesis represents the crux of my goal in coming to UNLV: to begin and successfully complete the first half of a novel that I have spent years developing. I attribute much of my success to the dedication I have learned in pushing through the MFA program with the help of my advisors, and will leave the program with enough vision to complete the novel I have begun.

My novel tells the story of a fictional Pacific Northwest town circa WWII. The novel begins with the discovery of a body.It then goes back in time and follows the lives ...


Obenchain, Lida (Calvert), 1856-1935 (Sc 1692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jul 2009

Obenchain, Lida (Calvert), 1856-1935 (Sc 1692), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 1692. Letter, 9 March 1922, from Lida (Calvert) Obenchain, Dallas, Texas to high school student Pearl Lowe, Bowling Green, Kentucky providing information for a paper Lowe was writing about Obenchain. Includes some biographical information about Lowe.


Review: Flannery: A Life Of Flannery O'Connor, William A. Richards Jul 2009

Review: Flannery: A Life Of Flannery O'Connor, William A. Richards

Georgia Library Quarterly

Review of the book "Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor," by Brad Gooch.


American Studies, Cultural History, And The Critique Of Culture, Richard S. Lowry Jul 2009

American Studies, Cultural History, And The Critique Of Culture, Richard S. Lowry

Arts & Sciences Articles

For several decades historians have expressed reservations about how scholars of American studies have embraced theory and its jargons. The program for a recent American studies convention seems to confirm the field’s turn from history and its embrace of the paradigms and practices of cultural studies. The nature of this gap is complicated by comparing scholarly work published since 2000 on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the respective flagship journals of each field. Scholars in both fields are committed to the study of culture, but they differ in how they understand historical agency and subjectivity. A historical ...


Thomas, Patricia (Fa 400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives May 2009

Thomas, Patricia (Fa 400), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid and full-text paper (click on "Additional Files" below) for Folklife Archives Project 400. Paper: "Murder Ballads of Kentucky" written by Patricia Thomas for a Western Kentucky University folk studies class.


"Blessed Are The Dead Which Die In The Lord": The Influence Of The American Tract Society On The Historical Evolution Of American Literary Sentimentalism, Joel Bridges Henderson May 2009

"Blessed Are The Dead Which Die In The Lord": The Influence Of The American Tract Society On The Historical Evolution Of American Literary Sentimentalism, Joel Bridges Henderson

Dissertations

Studies of American literary sentimentalism usually focus on either the genre's origins in the novels of the early republic or its zenith as represented by the midnineteenth- century bestsellers. Such a focus reveals two distinctly different versions of sentimentalism. While the novels of Susanna Rowson, Hannah Foster, and William Brown evidence a genre influenced by Calvinism, the bestsellers of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Maria Cummins, and Susan Warner represent a sentimentalism inextricably fused with nineteenth-century evangelicalism. The evolution of the genre is more clearly explained by the intervention of the American Tract Society (ATS). In its ongoing efforts to convert ...


Girl Empowerment And Unspoken Discourses On Girl Sexuality In Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Caitlin Gulliford May 2009

Girl Empowerment And Unspoken Discourses On Girl Sexuality In Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Caitlin Gulliford

Honors College Theses

In this paper, I explore how Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga employs a form of girl sexual citizenship that recognizes girls as sexualized, but maintains unspoken structures of compulsory heterosexuality, regressive gender norms, and hyperconsumerism in order to police girls as a protection of patriarchy.


The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher May 2009

The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

For this ethnography, I use my feminist perspective, grounded theory, participant observation, and autoethnographic techniques to explore an urban poetry scene. I suggest that scene studies are a viable alternative to community studies and that we move our articulation of social experience to reflect it as it occurs, on a multitude of continuums. My goal with this project is to develop, use, and discuss the utility of a definition of scene that is intended to be useful to scene studies researchers. To this end, I both evaluate an outdated definition of scene (Irwin 1973 & 1977), and define the three core ...