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Nystagmic Poetics In Lorine Niedecker’S Postwar Poetry, Edward Ferrari 2019 California State University, San Bernardino

Nystagmic Poetics In Lorine Niedecker’S Postwar Poetry, Edward Ferrari

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In this article I explore the work of Lorine Niedecker, a poet not conventionally associated with disability studies, in order to flesh out an account of the function of visual disability in midcentury poetics and praxis. To do this I read Niedecker’s formative sequence “For Paul,” the late long poem “Wintergreen Ridge,” and other poems, through deformative practices in the belief that such an engagement shows how Niedecker’s hybrid objectivist praxis can be integrated with critical models of disability studies. Such an integration is then bodied forth in what I’m calling a “nystagmic poetics.” In such a ...


Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett 2019 Cleveland State University

Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett

Mandi Goodsett

Through the lens of critical librarianship, librarians are becoming increasingly involved in social justice, civic engagement, and human rights issues. This paper examines the collaboration between a subject librarian and a faculty member in an assignment that engaged in Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP), a teaching strategy with the goal of increasing students’ sense of civic agency and personal and social responsibility by connecting their classwork to public arenas; and project-based learning, wherein students develop a question to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge, which they share with a select audience.


Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Ed Folsom 2019 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birthday Party And The Ghost Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jerome Loving 2019 Texas A&M University

Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birthday Party And The Ghost Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jerome Loving

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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"O You Singer Solitary": Walt Whitman On The Closet, Gary Schmidgall 2019 Hunter College, City University of New York

"O You Singer Solitary": Walt Whitman On The Closet, Gary Schmidgall

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


The Centennial Of Horace Traubel's Death: Editor's Introduction, Ed Folsom 2019 University of Iowa

The Centennial Of Horace Traubel's Death: Editor's Introduction, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


"Collect", Horace Traubel 2019 University of Iowa

"Collect", Horace Traubel

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2019 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Why We Love Horace Traubel, Helen Keller 2019 University of Iowa

Why We Love Horace Traubel, Helen Keller

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2019 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Rip Torn (1931-2019), Jerome Loving 2019 Texas A&M University

In Memoriam: Rip Torn (1931-2019), Jerome Loving

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Walt Whitman At 200: Introduction, Ed Folsom 2019 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman At 200: Introduction, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Jean Huets. With Walt Whitman: Himself In The Nineteenth Century, In America., Brandon James O'Neil 2019 The University of Iowa

Jean Huets. With Walt Whitman: Himself In The Nineteenth Century, In America., Brandon James O'Neil

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Éric Athenot And Cristanne Miller, Eds. Whitman & Dickinson: A Colloquy., Gerard Holmes 2019 University of Maryland, College Park

Éric Athenot And Cristanne Miller, Eds. Whitman & Dickinson: A Colloquy., Gerard Holmes

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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A Whitman Bicentennial Album: The Celebratory Procession, Brandon James O'Neil, Ed Folsom 2019 The University of Iowa

A Whitman Bicentennial Album: The Celebratory Procession, Brandon James O'Neil, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Cormac Mccarthy’S Border Trilogy And The Modern American Identity Crisis, Michael G. Cox 2019 Grand Valley State University

Cormac Mccarthy’S Border Trilogy And The Modern American Identity Crisis, Michael G. Cox

Masters Theses

The narrative trope of the American western is a long-standing literary convention rooted in a convoluted history of conquest, exploration, settlement, and exploitation. At the heart of the western genre is the idyllic vision of self-reliance. From its inception, the United States developed westward, pushing the limits of self-governance into the farthest reaches of empty terrain. As a result, the frontier has long been a symbol of personal liberty, a place where travelers and homesteaders have the freedom to achieve private independence in its purest form. Hollywood has done much to nurture this nostalgic image of prairie life. Iconic silver ...


Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, MaryKate Eileen Messimer 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer

Theses and Dissertations

Climate change is the consequence of ideologies that promote human reproduction and resource consumption by sacrificing human justice, nonhuman species, and the land. Both biology and queer ecologies resist this notion of human separation and supremacy by showing that no body is a singular, impermeable entity, that all beings are biologically and inexorably connected. My dissertation demonstrates that fiction writers use this knowledge to locate a utopian vision that can counteract the dystopian impotence of living within climate change. This argument is founded on novels written by women and set in California, a state that uniquely inhabits a utopian and ...


Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett 2019 Cleveland State University

Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

Through the lens of critical librarianship, librarians are becoming increasingly involved in social justice, civic engagement, and human rights issues. This paper examines the collaboration between a subject librarian and a faculty member in an assignment that engaged in Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP), a teaching strategy with the goal of increasing students’ sense of civic agency and personal and social responsibility by connecting their classwork to public arenas; and project-based learning, wherein students develop a question to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge, which they share with a select audience.


Revitalization Of Female History: An Analysis Of Adrienne Rich's Diving Into The Wreck And The Dream Of A Common Language, Kate Soules 2019 Cedarville University

Revitalization Of Female History: An Analysis Of Adrienne Rich's Diving Into The Wreck And The Dream Of A Common Language, Kate Soules

Augsburg Honors Review

Of the many important female American poets of the twentieth century, Adrienne Rich is one of the most significant. In her many journals and essays, Rich exposes an ongoing journey of self-discovery, a journey also revealed in her poetry. Her books of poetry Diving into the Wreck and The Dream of a Common Language in particular display a progression of thought about womanhood. This progression begins with a desire for androgyny achieved through a revival of the feminine portion of history in Diving into the Wreck. To achieve androgyny would mean an achievement of balance between male and female, which ...


Snakeskins, Sunsets, And Seeing: Creation And Theodicy In Pilgrim At Tinker Creek, Madeline Perkins 2019 Samford University

Snakeskins, Sunsets, And Seeing: Creation And Theodicy In Pilgrim At Tinker Creek, Madeline Perkins

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard uses nature to talk about philosophical and spiritual topics. She exercises the habit of seeing, which is both passive observation and active creation, and uses it to explore questions of God’s goodness, or theodicy. Dillard’s creation—Pilgrim at Tinker Creek—does not deny that both cruel things and beautiful things exist in God’s creation. Dillard instead proposes that “[t]he answer must be . . . that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there” (Pilgrim 10). The ...


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