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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 ...


The Mother Tongues Of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation, Roland K. Végső 2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

The Mother Tongues Of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation, Roland K. Végső

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

The relation of modernism to immigrant literatures should not be conceived in terms of an opposition between universalistic and particularistic discourses. Rather, we should explore what can be called a modernist transnationalism based on a general universalist argument. Two examples of this transnationalism are explored side by side: Ezra Pound’s and Anzia Yezierska’s definitions of the aesthetic act in terms of translation. The readings show that the critical discourses of these two authors are structured by a belief in universalism while showing opposite possibilities, both generated by modernist transnationalism. The essay concludes that we now need to interpret ...


"Just A Girl": The Community-Centered Cult Television Heroine, 1995-2007, Tamy Burnett 2010 University of Nebraska at Lincoln

"Just A Girl": The Community-Centered Cult Television Heroine, 1995-2007, Tamy Burnett

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Found in the most recent group of cult heroines on television, community-centered cult heroines share two key characteristics. The first is their youth and the related coming-of-age narratives that result. The second is their emphasis on communal heroic action that challenges traditional understandings of the hero and previous constructions of the cult heroine on television. Through close readings of Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dark Angel, and Veronica Mars, this project engages feminist theories of community and heroism alongside critical approaches to genre and narrative technique, identity performance theory, and visual media critique to explore the community-centered ...


American Poetry And The Daily Newspaper From The Rise Of The Penny Press To The New Journalism, Elizabeth M. Lorang 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

American Poetry And The Daily Newspaper From The Rise Of The Penny Press To The New Journalism, Elizabeth M. Lorang

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This dissertation examines the relationship of poetry and the U.S. daily newspaper in the nineteenth century and begins the process of recovering and reevaluating nineteenth-century newspaper poetry. In doing so, it draws on and participates in current discussions about the role of poetry and poets in society, the importance of periodicals in the development and dissemination of American literature in the nineteenth century, and the value of studying non-canonical texts. The appearance and function of poems in daily newspapers changed over the course of the nineteenth century, and these changes were part of larger shifts in the newspaper and ...


The Writer And His Rose: The Relationship Of Tennessee Williams’ Autobiographical Artist And Fragile Female Character, And Its Presence In The Life And Work Of A Troubled Genius, Anna Lyse Erikson 2010 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Writer And His Rose: The Relationship Of Tennessee Williams’ Autobiographical Artist And Fragile Female Character, And Its Presence In The Life And Work Of A Troubled Genius, Anna Lyse Erikson

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The two most influential forces in the life of Tennessee Williams were his writing and his sister Rose. By no accident, many of his male characters are artists, and many of his female characters, like Rose, suffer from some condition that makes them alienated from the world and emotionally ill-equipped to deal with its hardships. This investigation is an examination of the relationship between Williams' male artist and fragile female characters in each of the plays in which the two figures are found. This study reveals that through these two characters and the progress of their relationship, Williams expressed the ...


“Murdering An Aunt Or Two”: Textual Practice And Narrative Form In Virginia Woolf’S Metropolitan Market, John K. Young 2010 Marshall University

“Murdering An Aunt Or Two”: Textual Practice And Narrative Form In Virginia Woolf’S Metropolitan Market, John K. Young

English Faculty Research

As evidence for the multiple connections between the commercial and intellectual freedoms provided by the Hogarth Press for its co-owner and leading author, consider a diary entry from September 1925:

How my hand writing goes down hill! Another sacrifice to the Hogarth Press. Yet what I owe the Hogarth Press is barely paid by the whole of my handwriting…I’m the only woman in England free to write what I like. The others must be thinking of series’ & editors. Yesterday I heard from Harcourt Brace that Mrs. D & C.R. are selling 148 & 73 weekly--Isn’t that a surprising ...


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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Radical Representations, Eruptive Moments: The Documentary Aesthetic In American Literature, 1890-Present, Jennifer Nicole Armstrong 2010 University of Colorado, Boulder

Radical Representations, Eruptive Moments: The Documentary Aesthetic In American Literature, 1890-Present, Jennifer Nicole Armstrong

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Scholars have situated the emergence of a literary documentary aesthetic in the politically radical 1930s. My dissertation, "Radical Representations, Eruptive Moments: The Documentary Aesthetic in American Literature, 1890-Present," revises this genealogy and traces the aesthetic to an earlier time, the 1890s. This aesthetic emerges alongside the development of visual technologies such as flash photography and the cinematograph, technologies that altered reading practices and expectations. Though no concentrated documentary movement exists at the turn of the twentieth century, documentary techniques inform literary production. Specifically, these techniques result in hybrid narratives. Moreover, this documentary turn responds to eruptive moments--cultural, political, technological, and ...


In The Margins: Thresholds Of Text And Identity In U.S.-Mexico Border Literature, Allison E. Fagan 2010 Loyola University Chicago

In The Margins: Thresholds Of Text And Identity In U.S.-Mexico Border Literature, Allison E. Fagan

Dissertations

My project links discussions of U.S.-Mexico border literature's emphasis on marginalized identity with the growing textual studies interest in the marginal, often-invisible processes which aid the production and shape the reception of books. The dissertation not only calls attention to textual instability, or the places where the differing and even opposing intentions of authors, publishers, and editors often become strikingly clear, but also focuses on the political, racial, ethnic, and social instabilities inherent in publishing the work of borderlands writers. It advocates and advances a sustained attentiveness to the conditions under which border literature can and does ...


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.27, No.3, 2010 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.27, No.3

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Dickinson And Smith: Years Apart But Not So Different, Nicole Day 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dickinson And Smith: Years Apart But Not So Different, Nicole Day

English

Even though there were sixteen years separating them, Stevie Smith and Emily Dickinson had much in common. They both use death as a theme to explore and mock life. Their small poems have a lot to say about life and death.


“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils 2010 Iowa State University

“The Base, Cursed Thing”: Panther Attacks, Ecotones, And Antebellum American Fiction, Matthew Sivils

English Publications

The panther attack scenes found in the fiction of Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), and Harriet Prescott Spofford (1835-1921) portray these animals as literary monsters indicative of a developing American environmental anxiety. Drawing on a selection of recent critical studies dealing with both antebellum American fiction and ecocriticism, I suggest that these scenes reveal, especially through their depiction of panther attacks in what ecologists now refer to as anthropogenic ecotones (human-made environmental edges), the beginnings of an American cultural recognition of environmental degradation. Ultimately these panther attack scenes prefigure an American environmental ethic, revealing an instructive early ...


Re-Collecting Soldiers: Walt Whitman And The Appreciation Of Human Value, Adam Bradford 2010 University of Iowa

Re-Collecting Soldiers: Walt Whitman And The Appreciation Of Human Value, Adam Bradford

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Am I Not A Man And A Poet?: A Recently Recovered Whitman Caricature, Eric Conrad 2010 University of Iowa

Am I Not A Man And A Poet?: A Recently Recovered Whitman Caricature, Eric Conrad

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


The Illustration And Typography Of Specimen Days, And A Lost Whitman Portrait Found, Lance Hidy 2010 University of Iowa

The Illustration And Typography Of Specimen Days, And A Lost Whitman Portrait Found, Lance Hidy

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Stacy, Jason, Ed., Walt Whitman, Leaves Of Grass, 1860: The 150th Anniversary Facsimile Edition [Review], Jerome M. Loving 2010 Texas A&M University

Stacy, Jason, Ed., Walt Whitman, Leaves Of Grass, 1860: The 150th Anniversary Facsimile Edition [Review], Jerome M. Loving

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Announcements, Winter 2010, 2010 University of Iowa

Announcements, Winter 2010

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.27, No.3, 2010 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, V.27, No.3

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


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 Oswald Review Undergraduate Research And Criticism In The Discipline Of English: Volume 12 Fall 2010, 2010 University of South Carolina

The Oswald Review Undergraduate Research And Criticism In The Discipline Of English: Volume 12 Fall 2010

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

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