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Neoliberalism In Contemporary Literature: The Nuclear Family’S Decimation In Jonathan Franzen’S The Corrections, Jillianne Larson 2018 The University of Southern Mississippi

Neoliberalism In Contemporary Literature: The Nuclear Family’S Decimation In Jonathan Franzen’S The Corrections, Jillianne Larson

Honors Theses

Within any text, there is often evidence of the author’s own life along with cultural reflections. A specific example of this occurrence is Jonathan Franzen’s novel The Corrections (2001). Since the novel was written in the early twenty-first century, it is an immediate reflection of post-millennial society, specifically the rise of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism was introduced to America as an economic venture; however, the policy’s impact can be frequently seen in relation to the nuclear family. As the idea gained popularity during the 1980s, neoliberalism began seeping into family units by way of one’s career and one ...


Swinburne And Whitman: Further Evidence, Terry L. Meyers 2018 Selected Works

Swinburne And Whitman: Further Evidence, Terry L. Meyers

Terry Meyers

Describes Swinburne's reactions to Whitman, focusing on Swinburne's "defection" from Whitman and, extending a previous analysis by William J. Goede, offering new evidence that Swinburne's "developing coolness may have manifested a defensive homophobia."


Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Hazards Of Time Travel, Eric K. Anderson 2018 LonesomeReader Blog

Review Of Joyce Carol Oates's Hazards Of Time Travel, Eric K. Anderson

Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies

A review of Joyce Carol Oates's novel Hazards of Time Travel considering the genre of Young Adult and speculative fiction as well as how the novel relates to the author's own past.


In Another Person’S Skin: Adaptations Of To Kill A Mockingbird And The Characterization Of Scout Finch, Eric A. Pitz 2018 Northern Michigan University

In Another Person’S Skin: Adaptations Of To Kill A Mockingbird And The Characterization Of Scout Finch, Eric A. Pitz

Conspectus Borealis

No abstract provided.


Representations Of Women In The Literature Of The U.S.-Mexico War, Janel M. Simons 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Representations Of Women In The Literature Of The U.S.-Mexico War, Janel M. Simons

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This dissertation examines figures of women as represented in the literature of the U.S.-Mexico war in order to think through the ways in which the border conflict was preserved in nineteenth-century U.S. American collective memory. Central to my dissertation is a consideration of the intersections of history, myth, legend, and fiction in the memorialization of this war. This dissertation demonstrates that a close look at fictionalized accounts of women’s experiences of and roles in the U.S.-Mexico war highlights the ways in which historical fictions influence how we remember this moment of our collective past ...


Nights In The City Beautiful, Veronica Suarez 2018 Florida International University

Nights In The City Beautiful, Veronica Suarez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Nights in The City Beautiful is a collection of confessional, free verse poems that explores sexual trauma, mental health, the exigencies of marriage, and the complexities of human desire. These interconnected poems are grounded with a braided narrative and tackle taboo themes. In Part 1: Monogamy, the reader journeys into the world of Vincent and Victoria, their profound love, and their anxiety disorders. In Part 2: Polyamory, Victoria gets caught in a love triangle when she meets her publishing coworker, Peter Langley.

The book evokes the movement of Romanticism and first-and-second-generation Romantic poets such as William Blake and Lord Byron ...


Neil Gaiman's American Gods: A Postmodern Epic For America, Susan Gorman 2018 MCPHS University

Neil Gaiman's American Gods: A Postmodern Epic For America, Susan Gorman

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

American Gods presents a postmodern view on America and its people and engages with the epic genre both in terms of form and content. This engagement with epic does not present a coherent view of the nation, as other epics do, but instead highlights multidimensionality and irony, demonstrating potential new ways in which the epic can remain important to literary work. Evaluates Gaiman’s use of formal elements of epic such as the use of the national past and national tradition as well as content components such as the presentation of the epic storyteller and the epic hero as it ...


Fine Southern Gentlemen: The Three Beaux Of Edna Pontellier, Keli Masten 2018 Western Michigan University

Fine Southern Gentlemen: The Three Beaux Of Edna Pontellier, Keli Masten

The Hilltop Review

Much of the literary criticism on Kate Chopin’s The Awakening has focused upon the main character, Edna Pontellier, and her journey of self-discovery, but the surrounding cast is rich with personalities as diverse and enlightening as Edna’s own. While most of the characters seem clearly defined as to their values, desires, and how they reconcile any dissonance they might face, and Edna Pontellier might seem like the only person suffering the torment of this discord, each character is actually negotiating a careful playing field replete with rules, regulations, and strict penalties if one is to run afoul. This ...


Individualism And Mobility, Markus Magiera 2018 Kutztown University

Individualism And Mobility, Markus Magiera

English Department: Traveling American Modernism Posters (ENG 366, Fall 2018)

No abstract provided.


Book Review - Blood, Bone And Marrow: A Biography Of Harry Crews, Chris Sharpe 2018 Kennesaw State University

Book Review - Blood, Bone And Marrow: A Biography Of Harry Crews, Chris Sharpe

Georgia Library Quarterly

A book review of Blood, Bone and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner. This is the first biography of writer Harry Crews. It covers his life as an author of several books and articles and a teacher of creative writing.


Cultural And Narrative Shifts Of Nineteenth Century Children's Literature In Hawthorne's Wonder Book For Girls And Boys, Kristen Clark Brandt 2018 Western Kentucky University

Cultural And Narrative Shifts Of Nineteenth Century Children's Literature In Hawthorne's Wonder Book For Girls And Boys, Kristen Clark Brandt

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Both folklorists and literary critics have been drawn to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s body of work because of his distinctive style and incorporation of folk motifs. Such motif-spotting presents no challenge in Hawthorne’s juvenile literature like his retellings from Greek mythology in Wonder Book for Girls and Boys; however, contemporary folklore redirects the focus of this scholarship to “how particular literary uses of folklore fit into a larger, more fundamental concept of what folklore is and how and what folklore communicates” (de Caro & Jordan 2015:15). Hawthorne’s work interacts with other forms of cultural expression in the nineteenth century ...


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018 University of Iowa

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Summer 2018, Ed Folsom 2018 University of Iowa

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Summer 2018, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlives Of Specimens: Science, Mourning, And Whitman's Civil War [Review], Adam Bradford 2018 University of Iowa

Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlives Of Specimens: Science, Mourning, And Whitman's Civil War [Review], Adam Bradford

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Cohen, Matt. Whitman's Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution [Review], Meredith L. McGill 2018 Rutgers University

Cohen, Matt. Whitman's Drift: Imagining Literary Distribution [Review], Meredith L. Mcgill

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


A "Reconstructed Sociology": Democratic Vistas And The American Social Science Movement, Timothy D. Robbins 2018 Graceland University

A "Reconstructed Sociology": Democratic Vistas And The American Social Science Movement, Timothy D. Robbins

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Untuning Walt Whitman's Prophetic Voice, Yosefa Raz 2018 University of Haifa

Untuning Walt Whitman's Prophetic Voice, Yosefa Raz

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2018 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 1

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg 2018 Florida State College at Jacksonville

Books And The Big Screen: The Book Is Always Better, Sheri A. Brown, Samantha Ertenberg

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

What happens when an English professor and a librarian share their love of books and reading? A campus book club is born. Many students associate reading with what happens in the classroom or studying towards a specific goal. They don’t see the power of reading for enjoyment, entertainment, and pleasure. Stephen Krushen, in The Power of Reading, defines free voluntary reading (FVR), as “reading because you want to: no book reports, no questions at the end of the chapter. In FVR you don’t have to finish the book if you don’t like it. FVR is the kind ...


Trans-Pacific Imaginaries And Queer Intimacies In The Ruins Of Middlesex, Dai Kojima 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

Trans-Pacific Imaginaries And Queer Intimacies In The Ruins Of Middlesex, Dai Kojima

The Goose

Taking up Roland Barthes’s concept of the “third meaning,” Kojima analyzes the character of Julie Kikuchi, the Japanese American love interest of the grown-up Cal. Taking Julie seriously as a character beyond mere plot contrivance and cultural reference, Kojima invites us to consider the intertwined histories of economic rise and fall, trans-Pacific wars, and other intimacies that Middlesex remains entangled in yet fails to fully acknowledge.


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