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Imagining The Archive: Speculation As A Tool Of Archival Reconstruction, MarieClaire Graham 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Imagining The Archive: Speculation As A Tool Of Archival Reconstruction, Marieclaire Graham

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis examines a speculative methodological approach towards restoring silenced Black voices in the archive. First, I will discuss the reasons why this work is necessary, exploring the various patterns of muting, distortion, erasure, and disenfranchisement that Black communities experience within the United States in both physical and written forms. The use of speculation specifically addresses the dehumanization that has followed the Black experience in the United States from the earliest violent incarnation of slavery, and creating the foundation of this kind of silencing allows us to understand why speculation, as opposed to other methodological models for archive restoration, is ...


Coming To Terms With Gonzo Journalism : An Analysis In Russian Formalism., Beau Kilpatrick 2019 University of Louisville

Coming To Terms With Gonzo Journalism : An Analysis In Russian Formalism., Beau Kilpatrick

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Gonzo journalism is notoriously difficult to define because of its ambiguous nature. To date, scholarly definitions focus on historical interpretations of Gonzo’s content, its connection to social and political contexts, or the biography of Hunter S. Thompson. These definitional attempts neglect the formal devices of the composition. This thesis aims to redefine Gonzo as its own genre by using the nearly forgotten methods of Russian formalism—specifically the works of Victor Shklovsky, Vladimir Propp, and Boris Tomashevsky—to analyze the formal devices and components of its form. The results are twofold; first, it acts to rejuvenate an unpopular literary ...


The Tragic Mulatta Trope: Complexities Of Representation, Identity, And Existing In The Middle Of The Racial Binary, Madeline Stephens 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Tragic Mulatta Trope: Complexities Of Representation, Identity, And Existing In The Middle Of The Racial Binary, Madeline Stephens

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Kentucky Poetry Day (Sc 3408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Poetry Day (Sc 3408), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3408. Information for school administrators regarding programming for Kentucky Poetry Day. Includes proclamations by the Governor, suggested activities, and historical, biographical and bibliographical data on Kentucky poets.


Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Kentucky Council Of Teachers Of English (Sc 3409), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3409. “Literary Landmarks of Kentucky,” a guidebook prepared by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English. Organized alphabetically by county and thereafter by place name, the guide provides short entries about the literary personalities or literary works associated with that location.


The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Impact Of The Views Of Native Americans On Abbey’S Stance On Ecosabotage, Anna Wurzer 2019 Carroll College

The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Impact Of The Views Of Native Americans On Abbey’S Stance On Ecosabotage, Anna Wurzer

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

This research analyzes racism in The Monkey Wrench Gang according to the characters in the novel and Abbey’s viewpoint. The characters in the novel express racist remarks about the Native Americans frequently, whereas Abbey often writes in favor of Native Americans and their struggle. This apparent contradiction exposes how Abbey writes about the Native Americans in the text as a victim of learned helplessness. In doing this, he exposes a fault of ecosabotage by providing an example of how it has failed in the past when the Native Americans fought against the government and the forces of industrialism. Through ...


Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn 2019 St. Catherine University

Two Poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones, Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

This creative work features two poems: Stop Time Before; Forsaken Ones


Politicized Identity In Peter Ho Davies's The Welsh Girl And The Fortunes, Savanna S. Batson 2019 University of Texas at Tyler

Politicized Identity In Peter Ho Davies's The Welsh Girl And The Fortunes, Savanna S. Batson

English Department Theses

This thesis explores the effects of politicized identities on the basis of particular aspects of an individual’s being, such as gender, ethnicity, or nationality in Peter Ho Davies’s novels The Welsh Girl (2007) and The Fortunes (2016). By carefully studying each of his protagonists within the context of the particular time and place in which they have come of age, and are now living, this thesis demonstrates how Davies engages with themes of identity, community, and alienation relative to the specific socio-cultural matrix that informs the politicization of identities at their time. It explores how Davies’s characters ...


Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3395. Three autobiographical sketches by author A. B. Guthrie, Jr., written in response to requests. Also includes Guthrie’s article on the historical novel, written for the Montana Magazine of History, and a review of his book of collected stories The Big It, with his comments, published in the Saturday Review.


Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Guthrie, Alfred Bertram, Jr., 1901-1991 (Sc 3395), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3395. Three autobiographical sketches by author A. B. Guthrie, Jr., written in response to requests. Also includes Guthrie’s article on the historical novel, written for the Montana Magazine of History, and a review of his book of collected stories The Big It, with his comments, published in the Saturday Review.


Boyd, John Allen, 1938?-2017 (Sc 3394), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Boyd, John Allen, 1938?-2017 (Sc 3394), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3394. Poems written by John Allen Boyd, a WKU graduate, teacher, and resident of Louisville, Kentucky. One collection is bound in pamphlet form and inscribed to WKU faculty member Frances Richards; others are included, with commentary, in a graduate project entitled “Experiments in Verse and Poetry” and written for an advanced composition class at WKU.


A Pilgrim’S Progress For The Digital, Post-Human(Ist) Age?: Social And Religious Allegory In Russell Banks’S Lost Memory Of Skin, DAVID J. BUEHRER Dr. 2019 Valdosta State University

A Pilgrim’S Progress For The Digital, Post-Human(Ist) Age?: Social And Religious Allegory In Russell Banks’S Lost Memory Of Skin, David J. Buehrer Dr.

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

In Lost Memory of Skin (2011), his twelfth novel, Russell Banks continues his exploration of the dark underbelly of American society—in this instance, the moral wilderness of a group of convicted sex offenders exiled to living beneath a concrete causeway in the south Florida city of Calusa, a fictionalized Miami. Banks, who has long been “our premier chronicler of the doomed and forgotten American male” (Schulman 8), focuses in Lost on a twenty-two-year-old parolee referred to throughout only as “The Kid.” While guilty and duly convicted of propositioning an underage girl online for sex, The Kid is still presented ...


Spottswood, Henry Mercer, Iii,B. 1940 (Mss 665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Spottswood, Henry Mercer, Iii,B. 1940 (Mss 665), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 665. Correspondence with poet and author Jim Wayne Miller, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chiefly letters to Spottswood which contain numerous attachments about Miller’s writing and speaking engagements. Also includes a small amount of correspondence from Miller’s wife, Mary Ellen Miller, and an unpublished book of poems by WKU students.


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa McGrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha McGeorge 2019 Georgia State University

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge

Gina Doepker

The study presented in this article examines the use of comic books, specifically the TOON comic books during guided reading instruction. The instruction was provided to struggling readers by the Literacy Center at a comprehensive university in southeastern United States. What most pre-service teachers in this study agreed upon was that comic books served as an effective tool for getting their students interested in reading. Reading comic books with tutors as partners in conversation with the struggling readers in this study was also a powerful medium for facilitating students’ literacy skills development, particularly in the areas of reading fluency and ...


Noe, James Thomas Cotton, 1864-1953 (Sc 3379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Noe, James Thomas Cotton, 1864-1953 (Sc 3379), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3379. Christmas cards and letters to WKU faculty member Frances Richards from Cotton Noe, first Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Each includes a poem by Noe, but in his 1950 letter he advises Richards that he will be discontinuing this forty-year-long custom. He describes his activities with a poetry guild in Los Angeles, California, and recalls their friendship. Includes Noe’s obituary and a 1960 clipping about Noe.


Walton, Laura S. (Sc 3378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Walton, Laura S. (Sc 3378), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3378. “The Prentice Poets,” an English paper by WKU student Laura Walton with sketches of the careers of four female poets who contributed to Kentucky’s Louisville Journal under the editorship of George D. Prentice.


Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916-1987 (Sc 3376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Summers, Hollis Spurgeon, 1916-1987 (Sc 3376), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3376. Vita documenting education, teaching experience, family and publications of Hollis Summers, current to 1957; biographical narrative, written shortly after Summers joined the faculty of the English department at the University of Kentucky in 1949.


An Incongruous Present: Identifying The Absurd Aesthetic In William Faulkner’S "Requiem For A Nun" (1951), Blake Hani 2019 William & Mary

An Incongruous Present: Identifying The Absurd Aesthetic In William Faulkner’S "Requiem For A Nun" (1951), Blake Hani

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This thesis examines the absurd aesthetic present in William Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun (1951), in order to both re-open an otherwise disregarded text for more fruitful interpretations, as well as consider what constitutes a “successful” or “failed” text. By applying Albert Camus’s theories of the absurd developed in The Myth of Sisyphus (1942) and The Rebel (1951), a sense of logic or intention is revealed in Requiem for a Nun’s abrasive structural disjointedness and narrative incoherence. This absurd logic presents a subversion of the standards of successful narratives, as the text appears to self-reflectively meditate on ...


Becoming America: An Exploration Of American Literature From Precolonial To Post-Revolution, Wendy Kurant 2019 University of North Georgia

Becoming America: An Exploration Of American Literature From Precolonial To Post-Revolution, Wendy Kurant

English Open Textbooks

The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

Features:

  • Contextualizing introductions from Pre- and Early Colonial Literature to Early American Romanticism
  • Over 70 historical images
  • In-depth biographies of each author
  • Instructional Design, including Reading and Review Questions

This textbook ...


Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Sc 3366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2019 Western Kentucky University

Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979 (Sc 3366), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

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Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3366. Correspondence, consisting mainly of publication announcements for books by Alfred Leland Crabb, a faculty member at WKU and George Peabody College and an author of essays and historical fiction. Includes miscellaneous writing of Crabb’s as well as reviews, clippings and obituaries.


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