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Language And Identity In Postcolonial African Literature: A Case Study Of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Abigail Guthrie 2011 Liberty University

Language And Identity In Postcolonial African Literature: A Case Study Of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Abigail Guthrie

Masters Theses

Sociolinguists often research the development of language attitudes and the state of language within speech communities. Individual speakers reflect the status of their L1 language in both speaking and writing (Wa Thiong'o 1986, Showalter 2001), and the idea that writing can be used as a set of data that reflects an author's language attitude is the motivation for this research. Salikoko Mufwene (2001), one of the leading experts on creolization and the ecology of language, has argued that individual speakers of a language make daily choices that affect the future of their native tongue. Using the novel Things ...


Scout's Daughters : Race And Creative Development In Contemporary Adolescent Literature, Amanda Malloy 2011 University of Richmond

Scout's Daughters : Race And Creative Development In Contemporary Adolescent Literature, Amanda Malloy

Honors Theses

At the heart of what Roberta S. Trites titles ―adolescent literature‖ – works written both for and about young adults—is a question of agency (Disturbing 7). In Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature, Trites asserts that adolescent novels attempt to answer the question of young adults who wonder if they ―should or even can affect the world in which they live‖ (1). Trites‘ argument is based on the idea that the distinguishing characteristic of adolescent literature is its focus on ―the social forces‖ that shape, and ...


Review Of The Book Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology Of Things, Karen Weingarten 2011 CUNY Queens College

Review Of The Book Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology Of Things, Karen Weingarten

Publications and Research

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Ideological Criticism Of The National Football League's Increase In Helmet To Helmet Discipline, Dante Joseph Gentile 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Ideological Criticism Of The National Football League's Increase In Helmet To Helmet Discipline, Dante Joseph Gentile

Communication Studies

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Diary Of A Downfall, Christa J. Theilen 2011 St. Cloud State University

Diary Of A Downfall, Christa J. Theilen

Culminating Projects in English

A diary study is an intense, reflective look at teaching experiences or learning experiences kept in a journal by an individual and analyzed for recurring patterns or themes. When done by teachers, these studies can show how teachers' perceptions of themselves and their attitudes about teaching change over time. I started keeping a personal diary of my teaching experience when I began my first teaching job in a small, rural district in southwestern Minnesota. As the district's first ESL teacher and coordinator, I faced many problems, frustrations, and setbacks. The way I dealt with my negative experiences was to ...


Reading About China, Andrea Kempf 2011 Johnson County Community College

Reading About China, Andrea Kempf

Library Papers and Presentations

A review of literature centered around Chinese culture and people. Originally published in US-China Review, Winter 2011, Vol. XXXV, No. 1.

US-China Review is a publication of US-China Peoples Friendship Association, A California non-profit corporation.


On The Origin Of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, And Fiction, Hope Hollocher, Agustín Fuentes, Charles H. Pence, Grant Ramsey, Daniel John Sportiello, Michelle M. Wirth 2011 University of Notre Dame

On The Origin Of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, And Fiction, Hope Hollocher, Agustín Fuentes, Charles H. Pence, Grant Ramsey, Daniel John Sportiello, Michelle M. Wirth

Faculty Publications

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Frogs: The Future Of Literature?, Stephanie Stoeckl 2011 University of Dallas

Frogs: The Future Of Literature?, Stephanie Stoeckl

The University Scholar

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Teachers’ Professional Development Through Integrating Ict In English Language Education: A Case From Pakistan, Ayesha Bashiruddin 2011 Aga Khan University

Teachers’ Professional Development Through Integrating Ict In English Language Education: A Case From Pakistan, Ayesha Bashiruddin

Book Chapters / Conference Papers

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Wordsworth And Milton: The Prelude And Paradise Lost, Colin McCormack 2010 Providence College

Wordsworth And Milton: The Prelude And Paradise Lost, Colin Mccormack

English Student Papers

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The James Brothers And The Tragic Beauty Of Individualism, Corey Plante 2010 Providence College

The James Brothers And The Tragic Beauty Of Individualism, Corey Plante

English Student Papers

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Bravery, Honor, And Loyalty As Morals In Beowulf, Eleanor Cory '12 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Bravery, Honor, And Loyalty As Morals In Beowulf, Eleanor Cory '12

2010 Fall Semester

Since it originated in oral tradition, the epic Beowulf has no known author. It does, however, serve as a representation of the Anglo-Saxon culture it originates from. As a work of art, it also serves its purpose of moral instruction, today serving as a demonstration of what values were important to the Anglo-Saxon people. Especially seen through the characters of Beowulf and Wiglaf, the poem Beowulf illustrates three important morals of its time: bravery, honor, and loyalty.


Art: A Handbook For Morality, Wendy Bindeman '12 2010 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Art: A Handbook For Morality, Wendy Bindeman '12

2010 Fall Semester

Morals begin with parental instructions and pure bribery, such as promising playtime if children follow instructions and putting them in time-out if they act out inappropriately. However, over time, this outwardly enforced moral code must become internalized for a person to truly be ethical. Internalization happens when a person develops a sense of boundaries and behavior to live by without prompting. This process of creating standards draws on one’s experiences and knowledge of how the world views and responds to certain actions. The moral lessons present in art, which everyone is exposed to beginning at a very young age ...


Archaism, Or Textual Literalism In The Historical Novel, Linell B Wisner 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Archaism, Or Textual Literalism In The Historical Novel, Linell B Wisner

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation examines the technique of archaism as it has been practiced in the historical novel since that genre’s origins. By “archaism,” I refer to a variation of the strategy that Jerome McGann calls textual “literalism,” whereby literary texts use “thickly materialized” language and bibliographic forms to foreground their own “textuality as such” (Black Riders 74). Archaism is distinguished from Blake’s, Pound’s, or Robert Carlton Brown’s literalism by its imitation of older literary idioms, yet the specifically historical quality of its intertextuality also seems different from primarily formal imitations such as pastiche and parody.

Although archaism ...


Welcome To Boomland, Cebrun Abe Gaustad 2010 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Welcome To Boomland, Cebrun Abe Gaustad

Doctoral Dissertations

Abe Gaustad's first collection of stories, Welcome to Boomland, explores the lives of disparate characters longing for some escape. Whether a paraplegic blues aficionado or a boy who finds a strange object in the woods, they are each searching for a way out of their stagnation. Yet each character is trapped by their own unique circumstance: some of them by their mistakes, some by ruthless dictators, some by the very notion of death. As they search for their freedom, they find out new things about themselves and manage to wage quiet rebellions against those that would control them. In ...


Byzantium 2010: Cal Poly's 20th Literary Annual, Mateja Lane, Beth Shirley 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Byzantium 2010: Cal Poly's 20th Literary Annual, Mateja Lane, Beth Shirley

English

The concept behind this year's theme, "Bold," actually came from concepts our art director, Melissa, showed us during our first meeting. We had tossed around ideas of "Timeless," "Enduring," and "Vintage," amidst our discussions of how in the world we were going to raise money for the journal this year. With the economy tanking, we knew art programs like ours would be the first to suffer. We wanted to find a theme that captured how we felt about art and how art made us feel. We kept coming back to the same idea: We have to just be bold ...


Shriveled Veins Of My Stories, Jacob W. Franks 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Shriveled Veins Of My Stories, Jacob W. Franks

English

This is a manuscript of original poetry.


Into The Attic: A Novel, Laura E. Koons 2010 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Into The Attic: A Novel, Laura E. Koons

Doctoral Dissertations

This creative dissertation is a novel titled Into the Attic. The novel tells the story of Sullivan Young, a junior at a small liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania in the mid-2000s, and James Shelley, a young literature professor at the college, with whom Sullivan initiates an affair. The narrative switches between the points of view of these two men, neither of whom is happy with the person he is becoming, and develops around the fears each has about the relationship.

The novel is concerned with character, sexuality, and power; in order to explore these issues fully within Sullivan and ...


“Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, And Derision”: Carroll's Use Of Mathematics And Literature To Critique Victorian Britain., Diana Schneider 2010 Syracuse University

“Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, And Derision”: Carroll's Use Of Mathematics And Literature To Critique Victorian Britain., Diana Schneider

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

This thesis examines Lewis Carroll's writing through the lens of mathematics, arguing that Victorian mathematical theory and pedagogy are crucial contexts for understanding his literary works. Carroll is generally regarded as an author who specialized in works of literary nonsense such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Little attention is paid to his career as a mathematician at Oxford, yet mathematics occupied a considerable amount of his time and consumed his thoughts, as evidenced by his diaries and letters. This thesis therefore addresses a gap in Carroll scholarship and bridges two academic disciplines rarely brought together. Chapter One argues ...


Anxiety De La Historia: Understanding The Roots Of Spanglish In The Texts Of Junot Díaz, Kelsey A. Shanesy 2010 Macalester College

Anxiety De La Historia: Understanding The Roots Of Spanglish In The Texts Of Junot Díaz, Kelsey A. Shanesy

English Honors Projects

In exploring Junot Díaz’s use of Spanglish, I propose that Díaz is driven by the anxiety of history—a phenomenon similar to the anxiety of influence, as articulated by Harold Bloom, but which focuses on the role of the Latino minority in this postmodern moment. I compare Díaz’s texts to Piri Thomas’s autobiography Down These Mean Streets, one of the original texts to utilize Spanglish, and Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed, a satirical novel about minority culture. Díaz’s vision of a future, Spanglish-speaking America is revealed to be the ultimate outcome of the anxiety of history ...


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