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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 ...


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

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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

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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.


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.


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

No abstract provided.


Divergent Worldviews In Ron Rash's "Serena", Brenda Dye Stephens 2010 Gardner-Webb University

Divergent Worldviews In Ron Rash's "Serena", Brenda Dye Stephens

MA in English Theses

Ron Rash, through Serena, captures the often misunderstood complex nature of the Appalachian people in the early twentieth century and the effects of human centered environmental changes on this culture and natural landscape. The focus of this analysis involves viewing Serena through the lens of ecofeminism and introducing Rash's vision of the important interrelationship between landscape and culture, particularly in light of the historical outsider vision and its impact upon the people of Appalachia.

The culture and natural environment of the Appalachian people are revealed through the gazes of the characters. Through the fictional viewpoints in Serena,Rash creates ...


Leaves Of Grassroots Politics: Whitman, Carlyle, And The Imagination Of Democratic Vistas, Scott Henkel 2010 University of Iowa

Leaves Of Grassroots Politics: Whitman, Carlyle, And The Imagination Of Democratic Vistas, Scott Henkel

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Mama's Boy, Jamie t. Berger 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mama's Boy, Jamie T. Berger

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

"Mama's Boy" is a book of fiction and nonfiction by Jamie Berger. It deals with mothers and sons and feminism and pornography and poker and love and New York and San Francisco and Western Massachusetts.


Calvinism And Military Justice In American Literature, Nadia Hamilton Morales 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Calvinism And Military Justice In American Literature, Nadia Hamilton Morales

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

This paper explores judicial process in the military as revealed in Herman Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor, Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny and Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. The purpose of my project was to conduct an in depth study of Essentialism in military justice that is indicative of a culturally specific form of information management, as revealed in these texts. Essentialism is a form of information management that relies upon classification qualified through intuitive knowledge and superficial signification. This signification is used to certify the existence of self-contained states that function as a metaphorical metonymy for ...


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 ...


Writing In Light: Giving Silences Their Say In Janette Turner Hospital's "The Last Magician", Niva Kaspi 2010 Edith Cowan University

Writing In Light: Giving Silences Their Say In Janette Turner Hospital's "The Last Magician", Niva Kaspi

Theses : Honours

The last magician (1992) by Janette Turner Hospital tells the story of Lucy, the novel's narrator, who is trying to piece together the mystery disappearance and possible murder of three people. Gabriel, Lucy's boyfriend, and Charlie Chang, a photographer, have gone missing while searching for Cat, Charlie's childhood friend. The story shifts between present time Sydney and a tragedy that took place a generation earlier in rural Queensland, involving the death of Cat's younger brother, Willy. The novel draws on conventions of the mystery genre, so that readers desire to know what has happened to several ...


Exile In The Gramola: A Jewinican (Re)Collection, Roberto Alejandro Santos 2010 University of Texas at El Paso

Exile In The Gramola: A Jewinican (Re)Collection, Roberto Alejandro Santos

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Exile in the Gramola: A Jewinican (Re)Collection is a poetic attempt at navigating the multicultural landscapes of the ethnic hybrid. It is a collection of poetry that aims to reveal how we ourselves become acculturated in the process acculturating others, and which also aims at promoting opportunities of cross-cultural dialogue, cross-cultural negotiation, cross-cultural overstanding, and cross-cultural endorsement.

Through the themes of exile, divorce, familial separation, and the mixing of the cultural movements of hip-hop and bachata, Exile reaches beyond ideas of ethnicity and cultural norms in order to reveal the hardships we share in our only commonality--our humanity.


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