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Food Figures At The Forks: The Intersection Of Feminist And (Post)Colonial Politics Of Food Imagery In Kiran Desai’S The Inheritance Of Loss, Maryam Golafshani 2016 Western University

Food Figures At The Forks: The Intersection Of Feminist And (Post)Colonial Politics Of Food Imagery In Kiran Desai’S The Inheritance Of Loss, Maryam Golafshani

2016 Undergraduate Awards

In Culinary Fictions: Food in South Asian Diasporic Culture, Anita Mannur argues that food offers ‘an alternative register through which to theorize gender, sexuality, class, and race’ in literature by and about the South Asian diaspora. The use of food in these texts is not merely a figurative flourish, but rather an ‘important vector of critical analysis in negotiating the gendered, racialized, and classed bases of collective and individual identity’ of South Asian bodies. Food is always already political; it must not merely be tasted, but must be read in terms of how it (re)presents and (re)produces intersecting ...


Resonant Texts: Sound, Noise, And Technology In Modern Literature, Leah Hutchison Toth 2016 University of Kentucky

Resonant Texts: Sound, Noise, And Technology In Modern Literature, Leah Hutchison Toth

Theses and Dissertations--English

“Resonant Texts” draws from literary criticism, history, biography, media theory, and the history of technology to examine representations of sound and acts of listening in modern experimental fiction and drama. I argue that sound recording technology, invented in the late 19th century, equipped 20th century authors including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Ralph Ellison, and Samuel Beckett with new resources for depicting human consciousness and experience. The works in my study feature what I call “close listening,” a technique initially made possible by the phonograph, which forced listeners to focus exclusively on what they heard without the presence of an accompanying ...


A New Definition Of Magic Realism: An Analysis Of Three Novels As Examples Of Magic Realism In A Postcolonial Diaspora, Sarah Anderson 2016 Olivet Nazarene University

A New Definition Of Magic Realism: An Analysis Of Three Novels As Examples Of Magic Realism In A Postcolonial Diaspora, Sarah Anderson

Honors Program Projects

In the world of literature, magic realism has yet to find its place as an established genre or style. The following paper posits that magic realism stems from marginalized writers in a postcolonial diaspora, attempting to make sense of their world without the influence of Western gaze. Gabriel García Márquez in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, Salman Rushdie in his novel Midnight’s Children, and Toni Morrison in her novel Paradise use similar elements of magic realism in order to establish a grounding mythology for their cultures. These three novels can demonstrate the direction of fiction that uses ...


Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America [Table Of Contents], Marc Redfield 2015 Brown University

Theory At Yale: The Strange Case Of Deconstruction In America [Table Of Contents], Marc Redfield

Literature

This book examines the affinity between “theory” and “deconstruction” that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of the “Yale Critics”: Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, sometimes joined by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

With this semi-fictional collective, theory became a media event, first in the academy and then in the wider print media, in and through its phantasmatic link with deconstruction and with “Yale.” The important role played by aesthetic humanism in American pedagogical discourse provides a context for understanding theory as an aesthetic scandal, and an examination of the ...


The Dale Spender Collection At The Women's College, University Of Sydney, Olivia Murphy 2015 University of Sydney

The Dale Spender Collection At The Women's College, University Of Sydney, Olivia Murphy

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Notice of the opening of the Dale Spender collection of books relating to feminism; Australian women's writing; and women's writing in English of the long nineteenth century.


Word~River Literary Review (2010), Steve Street, Liam Murray Bell, Jeremy Beatson, Alex M. Frankel, Cyril Dabydeen, Patrick S. McGinnity, Marco Fernando Navarro, Bruce Wyse, KC Culver, Jason Mccall, Susan Nyikos, Gina Vallis, Allan Johnston, Harry Brown, Gavin Goodwin, Maureen Foster, Benjamin Smith, Ardis L. Stewart, Kathryn Kerr, Beth McDonald, Lollie Ragana, Dorothy Lehman Hoerr, Sara Shumaker, Jennifer Augur, Katherine Pennavaria, Isabella Wai, Robert Schnelle, Anne Stark, Rebecca Mears Duncan 2015 Buffalo State College

Word~River Literary Review (2010), Steve Street, Liam Murray Bell, Jeremy Beatson, Alex M. Frankel, Cyril Dabydeen, Patrick S. Mcginnity, Marco Fernando Navarro, Bruce Wyse, Kc Culver, Jason Mccall, Susan Nyikos, Gina Vallis, Allan Johnston, Harry Brown, Gavin Goodwin, Maureen Foster, Benjamin Smith, Ardis L. Stewart, Kathryn Kerr, Beth Mcdonald, Lollie Ragana, Dorothy Lehman Hoerr, Sara Shumaker, Jennifer Augur, Katherine Pennavaria, Isabella Wai, Robert Schnelle, Anne Stark, Rebecca Mears Duncan

Katherine Pennavaria

wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction of adjuncts and part-time instructors teaching in our universities, colleges, and community colleges. Our premier issue was published in Spring 2009. We are always looking for work that demonstrates the creativity and craft of adjunct/part-time instructors in English and other disciplines. We reserve first publication rights and onetime anthology publication rights for all work published. We define adjunct instructors as anyone teaching part-time or full-time under a semester or yearly contract, nationwide and in any discipline. Graduate students teaching under part-time contracts during the summer ...


About Telling: Ghosts And Hauntings In Contemporary Drama And Poetry, Leif Erik Schenstead-Harris 2015 The University of Western Ontario

About Telling: Ghosts And Hauntings In Contemporary Drama And Poetry, Leif Erik Schenstead-Harris

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

It is difficult to think of something as formally resistant to definition as a ghost. What is more ambiguous than something described as “haunting”? Few currents in literature have been as prominent – and as comparatively unremarked – as the current critical and literary dependence on the language of spectrality. While ghost stories in prose have gained substantial attention, in drama and poetry ghosts and hauntings have found less critical purchase.

In response, this dissertation takes up a selection of drama and poetry from Ireland, South Africa, and the Caribbean to illustrate the theoretical and critical potential of ghosts and ghost stories ...


The Oxford Handbook Of Ecocriticism Edited By Greg Garrard, Camilla Nelson Dr 2015 Schumacher College

The Oxford Handbook Of Ecocriticism Edited By Greg Garrard, Camilla Nelson Dr

The Goose

Camilla Nelson reviews The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism, edited by Greg Garrard


Global Chaucers: Reflections On Collaboration And Digital Futures, Candace Barrington, Jonathan Hsy 2015 Central Connecticut State University

Global Chaucers: Reflections On Collaboration And Digital Futures, Candace Barrington, Jonathan Hsy

Accessus

Global Chaucers, our multi-national, multi-lingual, multi-year project, intends to locate, catalog, translate, archive, and analyze non-Anglophone appropriations and translations of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Since its founding in 2012, this project has rapidly changed in response to scholars’ diverse interests and our expanding discoveries. Almost all these changes were prompted and made possible by our online presence (including a blog and Facebook group), and digital media comprises our primary means for gathering information, disseminating our findings, advertising conferences and events, and promoting the resource to other scholars. Because digital media can help disparate people traverse geographical and linguistic barriers ...


Artistic Synergism And Disruptive Continuity In Nol Alembong's "The Beginning", Oscar C. Labang 2015 Kencholia Teacher Training College

Artistic Synergism And Disruptive Continuity In Nol Alembong's "The Beginning", Oscar C. Labang

Dr. Oscar C. Labang

The analytical trajectory of this paper narrows the general, complex and complicated spectrum of intertextuality discourses to a form of intertextual reworking and playfulness, which is called narrative intertextuality. It examines the intertextual matrix upon which the Anglophone Cameroon poet, Nol Alembong, engages a dialogue between texts from different cultural, mythological, philosophical and narratological perspectives. Through textual exegeses of the short poem “The Beginning”, this paper argues that Alembong develops a poetic narrative on the frame of older narratives not necessarily to invite the reader to contemplate the old text but intriguingly to situate the poetic piece within the collective ...


Toward A Postcolonial African Ecopoetics, Oscar C. Labang 2015 Kencholia Teacher Training College

Toward A Postcolonial African Ecopoetics, Oscar C. Labang

Dr. Oscar C. Labang

No abstract provided.


Humanization Of Forest: The Postcolonial African Ecopoetics Of Emmanuel Fru Doh, Oscar C. Labang 2015 Kencholia Teacher Training College

Humanization Of Forest: The Postcolonial African Ecopoetics Of Emmanuel Fru Doh, Oscar C. Labang

Dr. Oscar C. Labang

No abstract provided.


Setting Fires: Literary Women Blazing Trails For Contemporary Women, Laura Salinas 2015 University of Rhode Island

Setting Fires: Literary Women Blazing Trails For Contemporary Women, Laura Salinas

Senior Honors Projects

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim” — Nora Ephron

Literature has always provided an outlet for writers to express their commentary on society tracing from Shakespeare’s plays in the 1600’s to Jane Austen’s classic novels to the modern literary narrative. These writings are often more than just tales to entertain a crowd or a reader; they create dynamic characters that call into question the standards and expectations that society deems acceptable.

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has created an iconic and dynamic character that resists and challenges what it means to be a ...


The Commodification Of Queer Virgins In Shakespeare, Spenser, And Keats, Laura M. Ortega 2015 Florida International University

The Commodification Of Queer Virgins In Shakespeare, Spenser, And Keats, Laura M. Ortega

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis was to explore selected works from William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, and John Keats, in order to expose textual instances of feminist thought. This analysis was aided with feminist theorists falling under the main strains of queer theory, materialism, and gender performance. Specifically, this thesis focused on the ways in which women, particularly virgin daughters, were viewed as property by their male kin. It also looked at how these women engaged in various symbolic masquerades and/or actual cross-dressing as a response to the aforementioned phenomenon. Finally, the thesis exposed how these masquerades can be construed ...


Postcolonial Disability In Mohesen Makhmalbaf’S Kandahar, Sukshma Vedere 2015 George Washington University

Postcolonial Disability In Mohesen Makhmalbaf’S Kandahar, Sukshma Vedere

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

Kandahar (2001), an Iranian film directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, details the journey of the protagonist, Nafas, to Kandahar to save her sister from committing suicide on the day of the solar eclipse. The film has gained recent attention by disability studies scholars for the representation of disability in Afghanistan; scholars have discussed the significance of prosthetics and international aid for the disabled in post-war zones of the Third World, but little has been said about disability as a postcolonial embodiment. I argue that Kandahar represents the postcolonial state as a disabled space both literally and metaphorically. It projects the veil ...


The Woman Warrior: The Silent Creation Of A Third Space, Hayley Struzik 2015 Christopher Newport University, Virginia

The Woman Warrior: The Silent Creation Of A Third Space, Hayley Struzik

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Git Vs Ge: The Importance Of The Dual Pronoun In Beowulf, Kenneth R. Sikora III 2015 Norwich University, Vermont

Git Vs Ge: The Importance Of The Dual Pronoun In Beowulf, Kenneth R. Sikora Iii

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


"The Problem Of Locomotion": Infrastructure And Automobility In Three Postcolonial Urban Nigerian Novels, Danica B. Savonick 2015 The Graduate Center, CUNY

"The Problem Of Locomotion": Infrastructure And Automobility In Three Postcolonial Urban Nigerian Novels, Danica B. Savonick

Graduate Student Publications and Research

This essay analyzes automobility in three postcolonial urban Nigerian novels: the fantasy of self-propulsion that subtends a colonial modernity materialized through the erection of urban infrastructure. Tracing the disjuncture between automobility and infrastructure—the “problem of locomotion” (Achebe)—reveals the inextricability of mobility, modernity, urbanism, and colonial violence even into Nigeria’s formally postcolonial period. By exploring how characters both invest in and move beyond inherited colonial narratives, these novels challenge top-down images of Lagos, instead depicting it as a city “otherwise fashioned” (Abani) from their characters’ perspectives on what it feels like to dwell and sell on the streets.


Feminism And The Force Of Institutions In Twenty-First Century Dystopian Novels, Stephanie Roman 2015 University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Feminism And The Force Of Institutions In Twenty-First Century Dystopian Novels, Stephanie Roman

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Riddling Meaning From Oe - Haga Compounds, Jeff Massey Ph.D., Karma DeGruy 2015 Molloy College

Riddling Meaning From Oe - Haga Compounds, Jeff Massey Ph.D., Karma Degruy

Faculty Works: English

Although the Anglo-Saxon compound anhaga (appearing in Beowulf, The Wanderer, Andreas, Elene, Phoenix, Maxims II, and Riddle 5 of the Exeter Book) is often translated as “loner” or “solitary one,” such paraphrases seem to ignore half of the compound (an: “one” or “lone”) at the expense of the other (haga: “hedge” or “haw”). A survey of various -haga compounds (gemærhaga, swinhaga, turfhaga, wighaga, cumbolhaga, bordhaga, and færhaga) underscores the importance of both elements and suggests that modern translators place more emphasis upon the “hedge” half of anhaga as well. Since haga may describe the Anglo-Saxon shield-wall formation composed of individual ...


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