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The Novel Mezclada: Subverting Colonialism’S Legacy In Junot Díaz’S The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Emily A. Shifflette 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

The Novel Mezclada: Subverting Colonialism’S Legacy In Junot Díaz’S The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao, Emily A. Shifflette

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Emily And Annie: Doris Lessing's And Jamaica Kincaid's Portraits Of The Mothers They Remember And The Mothers That Might Have Been, Daryl Cumber Dance 2010 University of Richmond

Emily And Annie: Doris Lessing's And Jamaica Kincaid's Portraits Of The Mothers They Remember And The Mothers That Might Have Been, Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

In 2008 at the age of eighty-nine, Nobel laureate Doris Lessing returned to the mother who has haunted her life and her literature in order to rewrite a fictional account of the life that might have been and a biographical account of the life that she actually lived in Alfred & Emily. Her efforts to finally exorcise the powerful and hated figure that has hounded her for most of her eighty-nine years call to mind similar efforts throughout the canon of fifty-nine-year-old celebrated Antiguan-American novelist Jamaica Kincaid to free herself. Both writers take advantage of and seek to find some degree ...


Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2010 Purdue University

Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

nobilitashungariae: List of Historical Surnames of the Hungarian Nobility 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek Purdue University Press) is compiled by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek based on published historical genealogical sources. nobilitashungariae is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada.

A magyar történelmi nemesség családneveinek listája 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek & Purdue University Press) genealógiai munkák alapján van Tötösy de Zepetnek Steven által összeállítva. A könyv állománya az Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada digitális archívumjának.


Corporeal Resistance/Corporeal Reconciliation: Body And Language In Kiss Of The Fur Queen, Susan Knabe 2010 Selected Works

Corporeal Resistance/Corporeal Reconciliation: Body And Language In Kiss Of The Fur Queen, Susan Knabe

Susan Knabe

No abstract provided.


Bharati Mukherjee And The American Immigrant: Reimaging The Nation In A Global Context, Leah Rang 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Bharati Mukherjee And The American Immigrant: Reimaging The Nation In A Global Context, Leah Rang

Masters Theses

With its focus on immigration to the United States and development of American identity, Bharati Mukherjee’s fiction eludes literary categorization. It engages with the various contexts of multiculturalism, postcolonialism, and globalization, yet Mukherjee adamantly positions herself as an American author writing American literature. In this essay, I investigate the intersections between Mukherjee’s focus on the American character, culture, and people and developing theories and critical debates on globalization. Through Mukherjee’s works, we can see American identity in a state of flux, made possible by the immigrant and the relationships established between the transnational individual and America. Mukherjee ...


A Culture Of Divisions: Cultural Representations Of La Bruja And La Curandera In Nuevo Mexicano Folklore And Literature, Annemarie Lynette García 2010 Boise State University

A Culture Of Divisions: Cultural Representations Of La Bruja And La Curandera In Nuevo Mexicano Folklore And Literature, Annemarie Lynette García

Boise State University Theses and Dissertations

La bruja and la curandera are recurring, important figures in New Mexican culture, folkloric history, and literature and they carry with them the fear of the unknown that the Spanish surely encountered upon entering the American southwest in the late 1500s to early 1600s. La bruja is a part of the emergence of the culture of divisions that inhabits New Mexico, thus her image as a resistor to the effects of colonization have been transformed over time to be synonymous with evil and the devil. She has been ostracized from her indigenous culture and forced to fall in line with ...


Unravelling The Rebozo: The Effects Of Power On The Body In Sandra Cisneros’S Caramelo, Guadalupe V. Linares 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Unravelling The Rebozo: The Effects Of Power On The Body In Sandra Cisneros’S Caramelo, Guadalupe V. Linares

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This thesis is a literary, cultural, and theoretical analysis of Sandra Cisneros’s novel Caramelo. Caramelo traces the coming-of-age of its young protagonist, Celaya. Through this character, Cisneros reveals the impact of living between cultures. Born of a Mexican immigrant father and a working-class Mexican American mother, Celaya finds herself asked to choose sides. Celaya’s grandmother, Soledad, is the central secondary character on whom all others react. She embodies the effects of colonialism on this family. Through Soledad’s struggles, readers come to see the psychological damage caused by power relationships that privilege part of the self over the ...


William Plomer, Transnational Modernism And The Hogarth Press, John K. Young 2010 Marshall University

William Plomer, Transnational Modernism And The Hogarth Press, John K. Young

English Faculty Research

William Plomer (1903–73), a self-described Anglo-Afro-Asian novelist, poet, editor and librettist, spent only the early years of his lengthy career as a Hogarth Press author but still ranks as one of the Woolfs’ most prolific writers, with a total of nine titles issued during his seven years with the Press. Like Katherine Mansfield, Plomer made his mark with Hogarth before signing with a more established firm, but the depth and breadth of Plomer’s career with the Woolfs is significantly greater: his five volumes of fiction presented Hogarth’s readers with groundbreaking portraits of South African, Japanese and (British ...


Autobiography And African American Women’S Literature, Joanne M. Braxton 2010 William & Mary

Autobiography And African American Women’S Literature, Joanne M. Braxton

Book Chapters

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Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro 2010 Santa Clara Univeristy

Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Il pensiero meridiano, sociologist Franco Cassano claims that the cultural autonomy of the South hinges upon a radical redefinition of the relationship between South and North. Dominant representations of the South as a “not-yet North”1 (Cassano viii), always imperfectly mimicking a more advanced North, found themselves on the idea of a linear transition from backwardness to development where the differences are often reduced to a matter of time. If Gramsci, in The Southern Question, deconstructed the Italian North/South binarism by suggesting potential alliances among non-dominant groups (namely, Northern workers and Southern peasants), Cassano proposes a spatial rethinking ...


Rethinking Repair, Monica Rentfrow 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Rethinking Repair, Monica Rentfrow

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Rethinking Repair is a semi-autobiographical collection of serious and humorous poetic works that explores effects a body with dwarfism has had on one individual. Through personal experience, Rethinking Repair is a collection of poems that explores the effects a body with dwarfism has had on one person. Most of the poems lean on a precise moment when dwarfism—a rare medical condition present at birth—directly has influenced the emotion or outcome of a situation. Conversely, I illuminate moments when dwarfism has had absolutely no direct influence on my experiences; I do this to counterbalance the possible perception or belief ...


Jean Rhys’S Voyage In The Dark As A Trans-Atlantic Tragic Mulatta Narrative, Ania Spyra 2010 Butler University

Jean Rhys’S Voyage In The Dark As A Trans-Atlantic Tragic Mulatta Narrative, Ania Spyra

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Abstract not available


The Identity Challenge In Toni Morrison's "Paradise", Vida De Voss 2010 Iowa State University

The Identity Challenge In Toni Morrison's "Paradise", Vida De Voss

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis analyzes identity in Toni Morrison's "Paradise." I argue that identity is portrayed as informed by relationships of the self and the other. Relying on Lacan's notion of the mirror phase I point out that the other is depicted as mirrored in the self. Employing Levinas's notions of totality and infinity I highlight portrayals of the self mirrored in the other - as when the self views the other through the self's self-conception or worldview. I conclude that "Paradise" challenges the universal individual to consider and respond to his or her co-constructed identity with the other ...


The Resurgence Of Poetry In Jane Urquhart’S The Whirlpool, Ian Rae 2009 The University of Western Ontario - King's University College

The Resurgence Of Poetry In Jane Urquhart’S The Whirlpool, Ian Rae

Ian Rae

No abstract provided.


George Bowering: Bridges To Elsewhere, Ian Rae 2009 The University of Western Ontario - King's University College

George Bowering: Bridges To Elsewhere, Ian Rae

Ian Rae

No abstract provided.


Verglas: "The Glass Essay" D’Anne Carson, Ian Rae 2009 The University of Western Ontario - King's University College

Verglas: "The Glass Essay" D’Anne Carson, Ian Rae

Ian Rae

No abstract provided.


"Plucking Our Way Through Appalachian Literature: One Class's Response To Pluck! The Journal Of Affrilachian Arts And Culture, Bill Hardwig 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

"Plucking Our Way Through Appalachian Literature: One Class's Response To Pluck! The Journal Of Affrilachian Arts And Culture, Bill Hardwig

Bill Hardwig

No abstract provided.


Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, Sonita Sarker 2009 Macalester College

Review Of Maureen Mcneil's Feminist Cultural Studies Of Science And Technology, Sonita Sarker

Sonita Sarker

No abstract provided.


Converting "Failure" In The Writings Of Klein, Cohen, And Michaels, Ian Rae 2009 The University of Western Ontario - King's University College

Converting "Failure" In The Writings Of Klein, Cohen, And Michaels, Ian Rae

Ian Rae

No abstract provided.


Rev. Of Muybridge’S Horse By Rob Winger, Ian Rae 2009 The University of Western Ontario - King's University College

Rev. Of Muybridge’S Horse By Rob Winger, Ian Rae

Ian Rae

No abstract provided.


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