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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

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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

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Announcements, Winter 2010, 2010 University of Iowa

Announcements, Winter 2010

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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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

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Se7en: Medieval Justice, Modern Justice, Valerie Allen 2010 CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Se7en: Medieval Justice, Modern Justice, Valerie Allen

Publications and Research

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Women With Short Hair, Amanda Layne Stephens 2010 Marshall University

Women With Short Hair, Amanda Layne Stephens

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Women with Short Hair is a short-fiction collection that centers on the lives of four women who live in West Virginia. Each story depicts a female character during a different developmental stage: childhood in ―In Casino Daycare,‖ young adulthood in ―Felis domestica,‖ adulthood in ―Date Night at the Beach,‖ and middle-age in ―Women with Short Hair.‖ Short-fiction collections that influenced Women with Short Hair include Flannery O‘Connor‘s A Good Man Is Hard to Find, James Joyce‘s Dubliners, and Ernest Hemingway‘s In Our Time. Symbolism, repetition, the objective correlative, and free indirect discourse constitute reoccurring literary devices ...


Viewing South Asia, Seeing America: Review Of "The Americans" By G. Gill, Bakirathi Mani 2010 Swarthmore College

Viewing South Asia, Seeing America: Review Of "The Americans" By G. Gill, Bakirathi Mani

English Literature Faculty Works

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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 ...


Power And Its Price: Female Roles And The Consequences Of Gaining Agency In Toni Morrison's Beloved And Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, Kristin Sue Daniel 2010 Iowa State University

Power And Its Price: Female Roles And The Consequences Of Gaining Agency In Toni Morrison's Beloved And Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres, Kristin Sue Daniel

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Toni Morrison's Beloved and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres appear different on the surface but are actually quite alike. The similarities can be discovered by analyzing the protagonists, Sethe and Ginny, inspecting their female roles, and understanding the trauma they have suffered. Withstanding trauma causes Sethe and Ginny to define and perform their roles in an extreme way, and struggling and surviving gives them strength. Power and independence, however, have severe consequences as each woman becomes capable of murdering the person she loves the most. This thesis explores how Sethe and Ginny gain power and the consequences of ...


Existing Off The Map: Reading Stein And Barnes As Hybrid Architects, Marc Patrick Malone 2010 Iowa State University

Existing Off The Map: Reading Stein And Barnes As Hybrid Architects, Marc Patrick Malone

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Countless scholarly works have been devoted to the modernist movement and, more specifically, to Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and Djuna Barnes's Nightwood. The notion of hybridity, however, has remained largely absent from published works about these texts. This project seeks to uncover hybrid elements from these two texts as well as determine some of the implications of their hybridity. I begin the analysis by exploring the links between Gloria Anzaldya's Borderlands, Adrienne Rich's "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence," and Judith Butler's Gender Trouble. Together these three writers' theories offer a working ...


The Things We Did, All The Things That We Do, Brian Douglas Burmeister 2010 Iowa State University

The Things We Did, All The Things That We Do, Brian Douglas Burmeister

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This poetry collection addresses the effects of war in Darfur and throughout Africa. The American response/lack of response to such crises is also explored within the collection.


The Global Horizons Of Professional Communication: Critical Theoretical Approaches To The Discipline's Emerging Cultural Issues, Richard Peter Hunsinger 2010 Iowa State University

The Global Horizons Of Professional Communication: Critical Theoretical Approaches To The Discipline's Emerging Cultural Issues, Richard Peter Hunsinger

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Within the field of intercultural professional communication, the concept of culture has been a professional and ideological cornerstone that has structured the field's research, practice, and pedagogy. Culture is used to isolate or label the differing communicational assumptions and practices among the world's diverse audiences, while culture defines the research questions; research sites; and the social, political, economic, and historical aspects of the globalizing world that are considered relevant for examination.

However, the importance given to culture often exceeds the concept's actual usefulness. Culture tends to eclipse other variables that nevertheless shape an audience's identities and ...


Negotiation Of Meaning In Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (Cmc): The Role Of Online Chat In Second Language Vocabulary Development, Xuan Teng 2010 Iowa State University

Negotiation Of Meaning In Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication (Cmc): The Role Of Online Chat In Second Language Vocabulary Development, Xuan Teng

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This experimental study investigates the effects of task-based synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) on learners' negotiation of meaning during online chat sessions and on learners' development in second language (L2) vocabulary. More specifically, this study attempts to address (a) whether a synchronous CMC task seeded with largely unknown vocabulary elicits a greater amount of negotiation than the amounts documented in prior CMC research, (b) How learners carry out computer-mediated negotiation in performing this task and, (c) whether these negotiation facilitate mutual comprehension and retention of the new lexical items. Data analyses and results based on the chat logs produced by 20 ...


Investigating The Impact Of Segmented And Whole-Text Repetition On Listening Comprehension, Comprehension Processes, And Comprehension Problems, Anne O'bryan 2010 Iowa State University

Investigating The Impact Of Segmented And Whole-Text Repetition On Listening Comprehension, Comprehension Processes, And Comprehension Problems, Anne O'Bryan

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation presents a product- and process-oriented approach to investigating how a common teaching methods used in second language listening classrooms--repetition--might be structured in a way that enhances listening comprehension and facilitates input processing. The major purpose of the dissertation was to investigate the impact of both whole-text and semantically segmented repetition on English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' listening comprehension and comprehension problems.

An embedded, mixed-methods approach was employed in the study. Quantitative data consisted of written recalls from 100 intermediate-level, ESL participants who each listened to two, authentic lecture excerpts in one of the two aforementioned conditions ...


“O Brave New World”: Service-Learning And Shakespeare, Matthew Hansen 2010 Boise State University

“O Brave New World”: Service-Learning And Shakespeare, Matthew Hansen

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

Community-engaged learning is a rising feature of a wide variety of higher education institutions, from community colleges to private liberal arts colleges to large public universities. Everyone, it seems, is getting in on the act, and as a result, the amount of scholarship published on service-learning continues to multiply. There remains, however, curiously little scholarship published on the intersection of service-learning and literary studies. Almost no published scholarship exists on how courses on Shakespeare – a staple of nearly every college English department – might engage with the community through service-learning that provides a genuine community benefit while simultaneously deepening undergraduate students ...


Shaping A Functional And Sustainable Biofuels Industry Through Bridging Industrial Needs With Farmer Production Capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley II, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, Carl Roberts 2010 Iowa State University

Shaping A Functional And Sustainable Biofuels Industry Through Bridging Industrial Needs With Farmer Production Capabilities, Richard M. Cruse, James Richardson, Carl Herndl, Mack C. Shelley Ii, Elena Yu Polush, Brent H. Shanks, Carl Roberts

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

In order for the biofuels industry to survive and succeed, it will need the cooperation of Iowa farmers to supply biomass. Farmers have concerns about production that need to be addressed in order to create a sustainable industry.


What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking: Ethos At Work In An Online Community, Quinn Warnick 2010 Iowa State University

What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking: Ethos At Work In An Online Community, Quinn Warnick

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores the rhetorical concept of ethos as it functions in contemporary online communities, via a case study of one successful online community, MetaFilter.com. A year-long virtual ethnography of MetaFilter demonstrates that understanding ethos as it functions online requires a multilayered definition that accounts for the traditional notion of ethos as vir bonus, the strict Aristotelian conception of ethos as textual element, and the pre-Aristotelian idea of ethos as "gathering place." It also documents the unique strategies employed by digital rhetors to establish and maintain their individual ethos, evaluate the ethos of their interlocutors, and shape the collective ...


How We Were Not Sparrows, Sara Marie Richardson Perez 2010 Iowa State University

How We Were Not Sparrows, Sara Marie Richardson Perez

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

How We Were Not Sparrows is collection of numbered pieces that create lyrics essays on topics related to girlhood, womanhood and the expectations heaped upon the idea of both. My goal was to create a collection of pieces which when placed against or toward one another make something larger and also create surprising connections. I like to think about the finished work like an Advent calendar with miniature boxes that open to reveal a tiny picture of a mouse or a chocolate, full of bits that keep unfolding to expose another layer. Each essay includes a variety of perspectives interspersed ...


Rhetorics Of Pain: Agency And Regulation In The Medical-Industrial Complex, Samuel Scott Graham 2010 Iowa State University

Rhetorics Of Pain: Agency And Regulation In The Medical-Industrial Complex, Samuel Scott Graham

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores the rhetorical mechanisms of agency and regulation in the medical-industrial complex. It presents the results of over two years of ethnographic observation and interviews with a multidisciplinary pain management organization. Additionally, it interrogates two broader cases of agency and regulation in pain science: 1) the debate over the nature of the sinus headache and 2) the debate surrounding the legitimacy of the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. Following recent theoretical work in rhetorical studies, this dissertation argues that the rhetoric of pain science corroborates recent theoretical suggestions that the exercise of both agency and regulation is predicated on ...


The Influence Of Collaboration On Attitudes Towards English Vocabulary Learning, Sarah Rebecca Huffman 2010 Iowa State University

The Influence Of Collaboration On Attitudes Towards English Vocabulary Learning, Sarah Rebecca Huffman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

While many studies in second language learning have concentrated on developing effective vocabulary instruction methodologies, little research has focused on the specific ways instructors can encourage positive learner attitudes towards the vocabulary learning process. Integrating varied learning styles into vocabulary learning activities may be one way for second language educators to help cultivate positive attitudes towards study of English vocabulary, as well as promote vocabulary acquisition. This experimental study investigates how participation in collaborative vocabulary learning environments impacts ESL students' attitudes towards and motivation in English vocabulary learning, and their understanding of and ability to use the target vocabulary appropriately ...


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