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Kurt Vonnegut's Early Novels: Searching For Meaning In A Meaningless World, Matthew Praxmarer 2011 Governors State University

Kurt Vonnegut's Early Novels: Searching For Meaning In A Meaningless World, Matthew Praxmarer

All Student Theses

This thesis investigates three novels by Kurt Vonnegut: The Sirens of Titan, Cat’s Cradle, and God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, and the philosophical stance which informs these works. The Sirens of Titan represents Vonnegut’s cosmology as well as his first attempts to propose one purpose for human life not based on any absolute knowledge. Cat’s Cradle proposes a provisional, ever-changing belief system in the religion of Bokonon, a religion which also speaks to Vonnegut’s humanism. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater satirizes the discourses of the free enterprise system through protagonist Eliot as he struggles to use ...


Pathos, Fall 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board 2011 Portland State University

Pathos, Fall 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Joel Eisenhower

Issue 16


Continuidad De La Voz En Javier Sologuren & Selección De Poesía, Javier Sologuren 2011 Providence College

Continuidad De La Voz En Javier Sologuren & Selección De Poesía, Javier Sologuren

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Feeling Better: The Therapeutic Drug In Modernism, Philip Glennie 2011 The University of Western Ontario

Feeling Better: The Therapeutic Drug In Modernism, Philip Glennie

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This project argues that by reading first-person accounts of drug intoxication in European modernism, one can uncover qualitative structures that broadly inform the modernist experience of space, time, language, desire, and embodiment. Evidence for this systematization of subjective experience appears in the early twentieth-century movements of phenomenology, existentialism, psychoanalysis, and even structural linguistics. In addition to their systemic approach to subjective experience, however, these movements also insist that some form of psychic or existential discomfort is inherent to modern experience, and all of them engage in a marked attempt to address this pain therapeutically. Thus while modernist thought conceives of ...


Secularism And Belief In Georgia’S Pankisi Gorge, Rebecca Gould 2011 University of Iowa

Secularism And Belief In Georgia’S Pankisi Gorge, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Uncle Tom’S Cabin In The National Era: Commentary On Chapter 1 And 2, Melissa J. Homestead 2011 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Uncle Tom’S Cabin In The National Era: Commentary On Chapter 1 And 2, Melissa J. Homestead

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

In the first chapter of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe warns her readers that the “indulgence” of slave owners and the “affectionate loyalty” of the slaves themselves towards their masters have misled some observers to believe the “poetic legend” of slavery as a benevolent “patriarchal institution.” She does not deny the genuineness of these emotions, but she warns that “the shadow of a Law” makes a mockery of the human relationships that develop between masters and slaves: “So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to ...


Postmodern Subjects And The Nation: Contemporary Arab Women Writers' Reconfigurations Of Home And Belonging, Ghadir Khalil Zannoun 2011 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Postmodern Subjects And The Nation: Contemporary Arab Women Writers' Reconfigurations Of Home And Belonging, Ghadir Khalil Zannoun

Theses and Dissertations

A lot has been said about the declining status of national paradigms. Most recently, the forces of change have been located in the transnational and global phenomenon. Contemporary Arabic literature, however, identifies globalism as only one among many factors undermining the existing national formations in the Arab countries. Among these factors is the postcolonial condition, and in the case of Palestine, the struggle against the continuing military occupation of Palestinian lands, wholesale and unsystematized modernization, and complex internal Social, cultural, religious and racial differences exacerbated by neo-colonialism. The contemporary Arab women writers' fiction analyzed in this dissertation posits yet another ...


Numenrology: A Poetic Exploration Of The Lives And Work Of Famous Mathematicians, Mari-Lou Rowley 2011 University of Saskatchewan

Numenrology: A Poetic Exploration Of The Lives And Work Of Famous Mathematicians, Mari-Lou Rowley

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

No abstract provided.


Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Italianization Of Emigration To Canada: Or, What Is The Role Of The Italies Outside Of Italy?, Eveljn Ferraro 2011 Santa Clara Univeristy

Italianization Of Emigration To Canada: Or, What Is The Role Of The Italies Outside Of Italy?, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Migrancy, Culture, Identity Iain Chambers observes that present-day critical thought frequently adopts metaphors of movement, migration, maps, travel, and sometimes tourism to describe and explain the encounter with people and cultures that the European rationale is no longer able to domesticate in an era of increasing globalization. Chambers himself uses the metaphor of journey to represent this encounter and, taking on Said' s reflections on exile and his idea that homes are always provisional, 1 he states that the questions we meet en route displace our terms of reference, which are the certainty of the point of departure and ...


Two Stories By Luay Hamza Abbas, Yasmeen S. Hanoosh 2011 Portland State University

Two Stories By Luay Hamza Abbas, Yasmeen S. Hanoosh

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

Closing His Eyes (Ighmadh al-‘Aynayn) is a collection of seventeen short stories written between 2003-2007. It is the fourth and latest collection of short stories by Iraqi novelist, literary critic and short story writer Luay Hamza Abbas (published by Azmina, Amman, 2008). Through this collection, Luay Hamza Abbas’ talent as a storyteller has been acknowledged with national and international awards. The most recent of these is the Iraqi Ministry of Culture Award for Creative Short Story (2010) for his story bearing the title of the collection. “Closing His Eyes” has also won the Kikah Best Short Story Award in ...


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


The Munhak Tongne Phenomenon: The Publication Of Literary Fiction In South Korea Today, Bruce Fulton 2011 University of British Columbia

The Munhak Tongne Phenomenon: The Publication Of Literary Fiction In South Korea Today, Bruce Fulton

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

In this essay I outline some of the profound ways in which the literary culture of South Korea has changed since the mid-1990s, particularly with respect to the publication of literary fiction. I discuss four prominent publishers of literary fiction in South Korea. I argue that among these four publishers, Munhak Tongne has spearheaded a movement toward a more reader-friendly posture among publishers of literary fiction. I suggest in conclusion that Munhak Tongne has established a paradigm for the publication of literary fiction in South Korea in the new millennium.


Three Stories By Munhak Tongne Writers, Bruce Fulton 2011 University of British Columbia

Three Stories By Munhak Tongne Writers, Bruce Fulton

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

Introduction to three stories by Munhak Tongne Writers, Un Hui-gyong, Kim Young-ha, and P'yon Hye-yong.


Butterfly In The Dust, Bruce Fulton 2011 University of British Columbia

Butterfly In The Dust, Bruce Fulton

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

A short story by Un Hui-gyong, translated by Jennifer Kyung.


Lightning Rod, Bruce Fulton 2011 University of British Columbia

Lightning Rod, Bruce Fulton

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

A short story by Kim Young-ha, translated by Jane Lee.


The Canning Factory, Bruce Fulton 2011 University of British Columbia

The Canning Factory, Bruce Fulton

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

A short story by P'yon Hye-yong, translated by Soohyun Chang.


Fulfillment Of Woman And Poet In Elizabeth Barrett Brown's Aurora Leigh, Beth Leonardo 2011 Providence College

Fulfillment Of Woman And Poet In Elizabeth Barrett Brown's Aurora Leigh, Beth Leonardo

English Student Papers

No abstract provided.


After The Fall: The Post-Apocalyptic Frontier In The Road And 28 Days Later, Jeffrey J. Lavigne 2011 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

After The Fall: The Post-Apocalyptic Frontier In The Road And 28 Days Later, Jeffrey J. Lavigne

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Previous scholars have identified three scenes of the American frontier myth: the sea, the west, and space. This evolution of frontiers reflected key changes in the expression of America’s cultural identity. While Janice Hocker Rushing called space “the final frontier,” the prominent place in contemporary society held by zombies and other minions of the occult hint at the emergence of yet another scene of the American mythos: the post apocalypse. In contrast to previous frontiers, which are defined geographically, the post-apocalypse is much broader, for in the wake of a global cataclysm, everywhere is a potential frontier. This decentralization ...


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