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"Contagious Ectasy": May Sinclair's War Journals, Suzanne Raitt 2019 College of William and Mary

"Contagious Ectasy": May Sinclair's War Journals, Suzanne Raitt

Suzanne Raitt

The Great War stimulated a sudden growth in the novel industry, and the trauma of the war continued to reverberate through much of the fiction published in the years that followed its inglorious end. The essays in this volume, by a number of leading critics in the field, considers some of the best-known, and some of the least-known, women writers on whose work the war left its shadow. Ranging from Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, and H.D. to Vernon Lee, Frances Bellerby, and Mary Butts, the contributors challenge current thinking about women's responses to the First World War and ...


A Tale Of A Tub, A Meditation Upon A Broomstick And Others: All In The Context Of The Linguistic/Rhetorical/Ontological As-If-Is, Gene Washington 2019 Utah State University

A Tale Of A Tub, A Meditation Upon A Broomstick And Others: All In The Context Of The Linguistic/Rhetorical/Ontological As-If-Is, Gene Washington

Gene Washington

The reader, if, particularly, s/he is a scholar and teacher of narrative structure might want to correlate AS-IF-IS to an early version of Thirdness and Three (later discussed here) with the three Fates, or Moirai, Lachesis (AS), Clotho (IF) and Atropos (IS) and their separate functions. Come and Go, a short play written in 1965 by Samuel Beckett, recalls the Three Witches (or Weird ones) from Macbeth 1:1. Beckett's play, Come and Go features only three characters, all women, named Flo, Vi, and Ru. The opening line: "When did we three last meet?" recalls the "When shall ...


Politicized Identity In Peter Ho Davies's The Welsh Girl And The Fortunes, Savanna S. Batson 2019 University of Texas at Tyler

Politicized Identity In Peter Ho Davies's The Welsh Girl And The Fortunes, Savanna S. Batson

English Department Theses

This thesis explores the effects of politicized identities on the basis of particular aspects of an individual’s being, such as gender, ethnicity, or nationality in Peter Ho Davies’s novels The Welsh Girl (2007) and The Fortunes (2016). By carefully studying each of his protagonists within the context of the particular time and place in which they have come of age, and are now living, this thesis demonstrates how Davies engages with themes of identity, community, and alienation relative to the specific socio-cultural matrix that informs the politicization of identities at their time. It explores how Davies’s characters ...


“We Rise From Death And Live” Trilogy, Majic Ring, And H.D.’S Spiritualist War Poetics, Isabel Rae McKenzie 2019 Lake Forest College

“We Rise From Death And Live” Trilogy, Majic Ring, And H.D.’S Spiritualist War Poetics, Isabel Rae Mckenzie

Senior Theses

This thesis reads the American expatriate poet H.D.’s tripartite poem Trilogy, composed in London during World War Two, as a spiritualist war epic. Though the influence of occultism on H.D.’s work has been given more critical attention in recent years, her foray into spiritualism remains relatively unstudied. The primary aim of this project is to illustrate how H.D.’s experiences in spiritualist séances during the war years, as depicted in the recently published autobiographical text Majic Ring (composed 1943-1944, published 2009), shaped the writing of her modernist epic and its optimistic vision of worldwide spiritual ...


Languages Killing Languages: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Media Portrayal Of The Struggle Between English And Arabic, Denise Muro 2019 University of Northern Colorado

Languages Killing Languages: A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Media Portrayal Of The Struggle Between English And Arabic, Denise Muro

Ursidae: The Undergraduate Research Journal at the University of Northern Colorado

The English language has grown to become international, but at the same time, many indigenous languages have become endangered and extinct. Recognizing these trends, scholars have begun recording and cataloging endangered languages. Though Arabic is not considered to be an endangered language, the physical and cultural presence and influence of the West in the Middle East, makes the issue pertinent and popular media has addressed it as well. Articles and speeches addressing the trend of the globalizing English language and the endangerment and extinction of indigenous languages have joined the discussion. 65 arguments from popular media sources against the globalization ...


Knowing, Loving, And Being Through Excess: Creation Of Subject In Bertha Harris’S Lover, Kristin S. Bruckner 2019 University of Texas at Tyler

Knowing, Loving, And Being Through Excess: Creation Of Subject In Bertha Harris’S Lover, Kristin S. Bruckner

English Department Theses

This article is a psychoanalytic and feminist reading of Bertha Harris’s novel Lover, a text that deserves wider critical scrutiny and close reading for the theoretical implications it initiates. The novel presents an understanding of what it means to be both a woman and a lover, and it indicates the ways that these two ideas are intertwined. Although it was written in 1976, Lover portrays innovative feminist performances of subject which remain relevant to contemporary feminist readers. The subject this novel envisions is one who is able to enact a seduction that was unavailable to traditional conceptions of self ...


The Divinity That Shapes Our Ends: Theological Conundrums And Religious Scepticism In Hamlet, Kyler Merrill 2019 Brigham Young University

The Divinity That Shapes Our Ends: Theological Conundrums And Religious Scepticism In Hamlet, Kyler Merrill

All Student Publications

This paper proposes that Shakespeare deliberately incorporated speculative theology into Hamlet to stimulate religious scepticism. It explores the troubling implications of the ghost’s behaviour, cinematic adaptations of the murder testimony, and the characters’ moral failings in the purportedly Catholic cosmos of Elsinore.


140%: Helping Students With Reading Disabilities, Emily Joy Powell 2019 Utah State University

140%: Helping Students With Reading Disabilities, Emily Joy Powell

Tutor's Column

Tutoring students with reading disabilities will take more than a simple knowledge of reading disabilities in general; it takes knowing how to ask specific questions and fighting against popular stereotypes to create a successful tutoring session. Studies show that one in five students have some type of reading disability. There are ways for tutors to make these students feel more comfortable and confident in their ability to write, however, these techniques must be practiced. While mastering these techniques can be profoundly beneficial for students with reading disabilities, they are valuable to apply in all tutoring sessions.


“All Right Stop, Collaborate, And Listen”: A Writing Center’S Role In Community Collaboration, Riley Anderton 2019 Utah State University

“All Right Stop, Collaborate, And Listen”: A Writing Center’S Role In Community Collaboration, Riley Anderton

Tutor's Column

Writing centers become inextricable parts of the community that surrounds them. Community ties allow writing centers the chance to nurture a love for writing outside of the confines of a university classroom. This column aims to explore the ways in which writing center tutors have the ability to cultivate practices of writing through engaging in community collaboration. The Utah State Writing Center has created a community collaboration known as Helicon West. Helicon West is an event in which members from the University and community have a chance to listen to writing as well as share their own during open mic ...


"My Dear Boy": Roscoe Cather's Role Within Willa Cather's Kingdom Of Art, Laurie Ann Weber 2019 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

"My Dear Boy": Roscoe Cather's Role Within Willa Cather's Kingdom Of Art, Laurie Ann Weber

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

The 2007 donation to the University of Nebraska of correspondence, photos, books, and other materials belonging to the family of Willa Cather’s next younger brother, Roscoe Cather, provides evidence of an intimate relationship between the two siblings. In addition to relying upon Roscoe’s financial management and advice, Willa Cather frequently shared information with him about her writing and the public reception of her writing for which I have identified two main purposes: a desire to favorably influence his opinion of her writing and a desire to seek his input as a middlebrow reader of her literature. This thesis ...


Making Sandcastles With The Sands Of Time, Sophia Thimmes 2019 Utah State University

Making Sandcastles With The Sands Of Time, Sophia Thimmes

Tutor's Column

Rushing through a tutoring session can seem alluringly efficient, but this theorized efficiency is a faulty conception. In a tutoring session, moving through content too quickly can lead to discussion based only on surface level observations. By being fully present and taking the time to explore ideas in depth, a tutor is able to supply a Writing Center visitor with much more helpful and in-depth insights.


Balancing Give-And-Take In Tutoring, Stephanie Fielding 2019 Utah State University

Balancing Give-And-Take In Tutoring, Stephanie Fielding

Tutor's Column

Satisfaction in a session increases for both sides when a tutor uses active listening as the mediator between student participation and tutor guidance. Part of the session needs to be devoted to hearing the student’s concerns, which makes the student feel validated. However, at appropriate times, the tutor also needs to provide the student with feedback, and active listening contributes to the tutor’s knowledge of what to say to the student. Active listening can also help diffuse tense tutoring situations.


Professionalism In The Writing Center: Combining Compassion And Composition, Carrigan Price 2019 Utah State University

Professionalism In The Writing Center: Combining Compassion And Composition, Carrigan Price

Tutor's Column

Much is demanded from peer tutors if they are to be perceived as professionals; they must be a listening ear, a helping hand, and an expert writer in order to effectively help students. However, tutors’ behavior must adapt to each individual student, paper, and session. Truly professional tutors ignore traditional definitions of professionalism in favor of providing students the help and advice they most need. Tutors need to pay attention to students’ initial behavior, students’ body language throughout the session, and their own feelings of comfort or discomfort in order to appropriately react to the private and personal content of ...


Preparing To Perform: The Power Of Observations In Tutor Education, Jordan Forest 2019 Utah State University

Preparing To Perform: The Power Of Observations In Tutor Education, Jordan Forest

Tutor's Column

One powerful tool for further developing our education as writing tutors is peer observations. Observations give us the opportunity to develop new skills and— as one surveyed tutor puts it— add to our toolbox. In order to benefit from observations, we can see to ask questions in a way that provokes further knowledge and insight. Additionally, we can utilize the time after a session in order to ask specific questions to the peer we observed. Through these processes, our own tutoring skills and knowledge can be expanded.


How Not To Panic In The Face Of Panic, Emily Abel 2019 Utah State University

How Not To Panic In The Face Of Panic, Emily Abel

Tutor's Column

While tutors may not interact daily with students who have reached a point of panic, they should be prepared to handle these potentially precarious situations. A student who is truly at the end of their rope likely needs specific tutoring techniques not always focused on in other sessions. Tutors have the potential to be a turning point in a stressed student’s life, if they have taken the time to learn how. This essay equips tutors with a strategic plan, including specific phrases, to coax a student out of their panic and into state of confidence.


A Damned Travel Through Hell, Allie Daniels 2019 Dominican University of California

A Damned Travel Through Hell, Allie Daniels

Scholarly & Creative Works Conference 2019

This is a creative project which examines the horrific mystery behind a real cursed poem. One poem was all it took to create a dent in American history. When a cursed poem is produced in the 1600’s during the time of the Salem Witch Trials, the poem travels through events of American trauma, allowing the curse to affect people in different time periods. The story focuses on moments in American History, stemming from the Salem Witch Trials, advancing forward into the era of the Civil War, World War 2, and 9/11. This piece that blends fiction and nonfiction ...


Letters To My Dead Mom, Alexandra McLaughlin 2019 Georgia College

Letters To My Dead Mom, Alexandra Mclaughlin

Creative Nonfiction MFA Theses

This thesis is a collection of letters to the author's mother spaced throughout seasons of the year.


“Happiest Delineation:” Literature, Reading Habits, And Characterization In Austen’S "Northanger Abbey", Emily Crider 2019 Stephen F Austin State University

“Happiest Delineation:” Literature, Reading Habits, And Characterization In Austen’S "Northanger Abbey", Emily Crider

Undergraduate Research Conference

In response to the strictly gendered society of Regency England, Jane Austen’s 1817 Gothic parody novel Northanger Abbey offers insight to the nuances of gender disparities. As such, the use of a gendered and historical critical approach throughout the project allows for a more comprehensive view of the societal expectations and taboos of 18th-century reading.


Antichrist In The Shadows: Biblical Allusion In Richard Iii And Macbeth, Curtis J. Simpson 2019 The University of Western Ontario

Antichrist In The Shadows: Biblical Allusion In Richard Iii And Macbeth, Curtis J. Simpson

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The tyrant kings in Shakespeare’s Richard III and Macbeth have been associated by scholars with pre-existing dramatic types such as the devil, the Vice, the Machiavel, as well as with biblical prototypes such as Saul, King Herod, and Judas. This thesis argues that Richard and Macbeth reflect all of these characteristics, but are best typified as figuras of the biblical Antichrist. The evidence, I argue, is situated in concrete biblical allusions diffused throughout the texts by Shakespeare, allusions that have been identified by scholars. I begin by identifying three primary signposts by which the figure of Antichrist was identified ...


#Occupywallst - A Study Of Rhetoric And Technology, Adam Hoffman 2019 St. John Fisher College

#Occupywallst - A Study Of Rhetoric And Technology, Adam Hoffman

English Undergraduate

Is Twitter a modern tool for mobilizing a social movement and inciting calls to action that are comparable to those of the past?

In many cases, the root cause of past social movements has involved some type of economic downturn, and groups of disgruntled people came together to form an opposition. Rhetorical language was ultimately used to steer the mobilization and calls to action. Similarly, social movements have predominantly been based on the idea of utilizing a single orator – one identifiable individual to help mobilize the collective ideologies and beliefs of a social group. In general, this formula has created ...


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