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Reputation And Rurality: Using A Montana-Authored Text To Talk About Agency And Language In The Secondary English Classroom, Catherine Dorian 2019 Fort Benton Public Schools

Reputation And Rurality: Using A Montana-Authored Text To Talk About Agency And Language In The Secondary English Classroom, Catherine Dorian

The Montana English Journal

This article offers curriculum as well as rationale for teaching Debra Magpie Earling’s Montana-based novel, Perma Red. I begin with my own experience teaching the novel as it stumbled into my lap as and meandered its way into my rural classroom, where Earling’s language challenges students to deconstruct and further understand issues in agency pertaining to sexual assault and consent. Then, I explain methods and strategies I use to teach language and close-reading to my twelfth grade students while they read this novel, my aim being to make teaching this unit as accessible as possible for all Montana ...


Murray Library February 2019 Newsletter, Murray Library 2019 Messiah College

Murray Library February 2019 Newsletter, Murray Library

Library Publications

What's new at the library? News and information about Murray Library at Messiah College written by its staff.

Contents:

  • Open Access Civil Rights Tour display
  • Staff Spotlight: Kimberly Steiner
  • Recommended reading: Amanda Flagle
  • Recent publication by Sarah Myers and Melinda Burchard


You Are Here: Mapping The World System Of Mohsin Hamid’S Fiction, Terrie Akers 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

You Are Here: Mapping The World System Of Mohsin Hamid’S Fiction, Terrie Akers

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Mohsin Hamid’s novels—Exit West, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, and Moth Smoke—offer fecund ground for thinking through globalization and the changing world system. Bruce Robbins articulates a working definition of the “worldly” or global novel as one that “encourage[s] us to look at superstructures, or infrastructures, or the structuring force of the world capitalist system." Following on Robbins’s argument, Leerom Medovoi has written that Hamid’s work belongs to a body of literature that “is not so much of or by, but for Americans”—which he terms “world-system literature ...


African American English And Urban Literature: Creating Culturally Caring Classrooms, Erin E. Campbell, Joseph J. Nicol 2019 Towson University

African American English And Urban Literature: Creating Culturally Caring Classrooms, Erin E. Campbell, Joseph J. Nicol

#CritEdPol: Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies at Swarthmore College

Language and literacy are a means of delivering care through consideration of students’ home culture; however, a cultural mismatch between the predominantly white, female educator population and the diverse urban student population is reflected in language and literacy instruction. Urban curricula often fail to incorporate culturally relevant literature, in part due to a dearth of texts that reflect student experiences. Dialectal differences between African American English (AAE) and Mainstream American English (MAE) and a history of racism have attached a reformatory stigma to AAE and its speakers. The authors assert that language and literacy instruction that validates children’s lived ...


Promoting English Fluency Through Peer Feedback And Dialogue Journals In An Esl College Classroom, Sarah L. Stone 2019 Humboldt State University

Promoting English Fluency Through Peer Feedback And Dialogue Journals In An Esl College Classroom, Sarah L. Stone

Theses and projects

This study investigated research methodologies which were proven to be successful in promoting English fluency among ESL students in the college level classroom. The history of second language learning was tied to popular teaching practices, such as journal writing, dialogue journals, peer feedback, and teacher feedback. Due to a lack of cohesion between the above methods and a rising gap in related literature, an experiment was formed to determine whether dialogue journals could be combined with peer feedback to facilitate an accelerated comprehension of English as an L2 language. Over a three-month period, 19 ESL students at Gavilan College were ...


Parallel Pattern: A Familial Legacy Of Care, Diana Antohe 2019 Virginia Commonwealth University

Parallel Pattern: A Familial Legacy Of Care, Diana Antohe

Theses and Dissertations

My work revolves around exploring identity of the in-between, occupying the Venn diagram middle of two cultures. As a Romanian-born, American-raised artist, I want to preserve and broadcast links to the cultures of my upbringing and birthplace. In attempts to ground and define my own “in-between” identity, I look to my parents and grandparents for cues on how they made home for themselves wherever they went, reflecting their experiences with voluntary and involuntary displacement. This text connects the research and influential family practices that shaped its companion exhibition, ranging from the role of portability in emotional transnationalism to the lasting ...


The Dimensions Of Miracle: An Ethics Of Mediation In Simone Weil, Ludwig Wittgenstein, And Virginia Woolf, Collin (Lin) Michael Pritchard 2019 Bard College

The Dimensions Of Miracle: An Ethics Of Mediation In Simone Weil, Ludwig Wittgenstein, And Virginia Woolf, Collin (Lin) Michael Pritchard

Senior Projects Spring 2019

This project is concerned with an ethics of mediation, as might allow us to see the existence of the world as miraculous. To contextualize these terms, as involve the constraints of personal autonomy and understanding, this first chapter of this inquiry is a comparison of Simone Weil and Ludwig Wittgenstein's philosophies; from this comparison comes a recognition of the importance of 'mediation' in one's understanding of value, of an "absence that is felt," which argues for an attention constituted by one's relation to the world and to others. The second chapter introduces how Weil's concept of ...


Towards A Critical Game Based Pedagogy, Justin K. Egan 2019 Humboldt State University

Towards A Critical Game Based Pedagogy, Justin K. Egan

Theses and projects

This thesis outlines and examines core concepts of game-based learning as identified by James Paul Gee, and Kurt Squire, among other scholars. These findings are then connected to the contemporary, transformative threshold concepts of composition—as explored in Naming What We Know. This connection seeks to argue game-based pedagogy may be an invaluable tool for introducing critical perspectives to composition students in order to better equip them with critical thinking strategies and cultural critiques, while improving their writing skills. A theoretical framework is presented in the form of four “Pillars” of a Critical Game-Based Pedagogy: Literacy, Identity, Social Learning, and ...


"A House On Fire": Xicanisma And Domesticity In Sandra Cisneros's Major Works, Melissa West 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

"A House On Fire": Xicanisma And Domesticity In Sandra Cisneros's Major Works, Melissa West

Undergraduate Honors Theses

By applying material Xicanista theory to analyze domesticity in Sandra Cisneros’s inventive literature this thesis recognizes the domestic sphere as a site ripe for potential reconfigurations and transformations. This thesis examines Cisneros’s presentations of domesticity within her major works to argue that she is committed to representing the heterogeneity of Xicana experiences and that her work is grounded in historical and material reality. Her examination of Xicana domesticity allows for engagement with larger sociopolitical considerations that recognize the differences in experiences for Xicanas from Anglos. Her feminist critique of domesticity elevates class and race as considerations in addition ...


Instructional Reading Practices For Third Grade African American Males, Kimberly Dawn Whaley 2019 Walden University

Instructional Reading Practices For Third Grade African American Males, Kimberly Dawn Whaley

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

African American males often struggle to read on grade level. However, 3 East Texas Title I schools demonstrated exceptionally high levels of reading proficiency with this population. This study addressed the knowledge gap of understanding the instructional practices linked to high reading achievement of third grade African American males in Title I schools in East Texas. Guided by Ladson-Billings's theory of culturally relevant pedagogy, which builds upon academic success, cultural competence, and development of critical consciousness, and supported by Vygotsky's theory of social and cognitive constructivism, the reading instructional practices of the 3 schools were investigated. Research questions ...


Accio Empathy: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Through The Lens Of Cognitive Literary Studies, Elise Horning 2019 Regis University

Accio Empathy: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Through The Lens Of Cognitive Literary Studies, Elise Horning

All Regis University Theses

In this thesis, I examined the literariness of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GF), calling upon research from the field of cognitive literary studies. Cognitive literary studies is a field in academia that merges scholarship from literary studies and psychology, and one of the main goals of this field is to investigate the impact that literature has on the cognitive and emotional development of the reader. A large portion of my thesis project included a close-reading analysis of the chapter “Flesh, Blood, and Bone,” as my goal was to hypothesize whether GF can be classified as literary or ...


The Attention Crisis Of Digital Interfaces And How To Consume Media More Mindfully, Kristen M. Liu 2019 Scripps College

The Attention Crisis Of Digital Interfaces And How To Consume Media More Mindfully, Kristen M. Liu

Scripps Senior Theses

Digital forms of media are monopolizing individuals' attention spans, utilizing visual strategies that demand our interactions. Throughout the history of media technology, mediums have become increasingly immersive, presenting more information than ever before. The user interface designs of digital platforms can damage our ability to focus and distribute attention in meaningful ways. Through analysis of our digital media consumption, this capstone project ultimately proposes mindful practices that help us lead more balanced lives and thrive in the digital age. The second half of this capstone project is a digital zine with digital illustrations, animations, and editorial-style articles. The digital zine ...


Handling George Eliot’S Fiction, Peter J. Capuano 2019 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Handling George Eliot’S Fiction, Peter J. Capuano

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

An argument that George Eliot was a novelist intellectually, philosophically, and aesthetically ahead of the majority of her peers thankfully needs no defense two hundred years after her birth. This lofty status, however, does not mean that Eliot was impervious to the cultural preoccupations of her time. Quite the contrary. A central contention of this essay is that Eliot, despite her imposing intellectual reputation, engaged with her culture’s popular interest in human hands in ways that profoundly affected her fiction. As I have argued elsewhere,1 the Victorians became highly cognizant of the physicality of their hands in large ...


Propuesta Para La Animación A La Lectura Dirigida A Niños Y Niñas Que Conviven Junto Con Sus Madres En Contextos De Reclusión, Andrea Carolina Pedraza Pinilla, Adriana del Pilar Cubillos Cubillos 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Propuesta Para La Animación A La Lectura Dirigida A Niños Y Niñas Que Conviven Junto Con Sus Madres En Contextos De Reclusión, Andrea Carolina Pedraza Pinilla, Adriana Del Pilar Cubillos Cubillos

Sistemas de Información, Bibliotecología y Archivística

La presente propuesta de investigación es creada con el fin de dar a conocer cómo, a partir de la bibliotecología se puede llevar a cabo una propuesta de animación a la lectura con niños y niñas que conviven con sus madres en contexto de reclusión, teniendo en cuenta principalmente a Colombia y basándonos en diferentes conceptos y manejos que tienen algunas cárceles de Latinoamérica como (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Perú), contribuyendo a un proceso de resocialización y de reinserción en la vida social de esta comunidad infantil que están tras las rejas con sus madres. Por consiguiente, esta investigación es desarrollada ...


Chutes And Ladders: John Ashbery's Poetics As Experience, Alexander Ibo Zondervan 2019 Bard College

Chutes And Ladders: John Ashbery's Poetics As Experience, Alexander Ibo Zondervan

Senior Projects Spring 2019

I’ve always found it difficult to say just what I think is happening in John Ashbery’s poetry, even when I recognize that I’ve undergone something through the course of reading. With Ashbery, I find myself becoming conscious of how I construct meaning from language, and I understand this self-reflexivity as a “poetics as experience.” Ashbery had read or at least been aware of the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, Gertrude Stein, and Wallace Stevens—all of which explore how consciousness manifests through language. I read these figures through American pragmatism, which views writing as an ...


The Kite And The String: Why Philosophy Needs More Storytellers, Mason James Voehl 2019 University of Montana

The Kite And The String: Why Philosophy Needs More Storytellers, Mason James Voehl

Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers

This thesis seeks to explore the relationship between philosophy and storytelling as grounded in their shared task of instructing readers in how to live a rich and moral life. Using a combination of narratives and the philosophical theories of Martha Nussbaum, Edward Mooney, and Iris Murdoch, I claim that philosophy and storytelling ought to be natural allies rather than territorial enemies as each reveals and attends to separate but equally important aspects of the good life in community with others. I then extend this claim into the context of environmental philosophy, using the work of writer Jason Mark as an ...


Becoming His Work By Hearing His Word: A Gospel Communication Plan For Bellwether Church, John H. Tate 2019 Fuller Theological Seminary

Becoming His Work By Hearing His Word: A Gospel Communication Plan For Bellwether Church, John H. Tate

Doctor of Ministry Projects

The goal of this study is to develop a communication plan for Bellwether Community Church. It is argued throughout the paper that this church, located in the Bible Belt, needs a comprehensive program to assist its congregation in living out the gospel through discipleship, apologetics, and evangelism. This program is implemented in Bellwether Community Church over a two–year timeframe.

This program emphasizes preaching as the primary means of communication and the overall plan focuses on the preaching series. However, preaching is only one means of the plan, as it also includes intentional equipping classes, small group curriculum, written devotions ...


Framing The Superheroine: Form And Character In Contemporary Comics And Manga, Dana Elizabeth Lubow 2019 Bard College

Framing The Superheroine: Form And Character In Contemporary Comics And Manga, Dana Elizabeth Lubow

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Maidens In Maizes: Johnson, Grimms, D'Aulnoy, Hannah M. Johnson 2019 Bard College

Maidens In Maizes: Johnson, Grimms, D'Aulnoy, Hannah M. Johnson

Senior Projects Spring 2019

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College. A German Studies and Written Arts joint project, with a collection of original fairy tales as well as an in-depth analysis of female agency, female mutilation, religious influence, and language within the fairy tales of Grimms and Madame d'Aulnoy.


Longitudinal Relationships Between Speech Perception, Phonological Skills And Reading In Children At High-Risk Of Dyslexia, Margaret J. Snowling, Arne Lervag, Hannah Nash, Charles Hulme 2019 Australian Catholic University

Longitudinal Relationships Between Speech Perception, Phonological Skills And Reading In Children At High-Risk Of Dyslexia, Margaret J. Snowling, Arne Lervag, Hannah Nash, Charles Hulme

Faculty of Education and Arts Publications

Speech perception deficits are commonly reported in dyslexia but longitudinal evidence that poor speech perception compromises learning to read is scant. We assessed the hypothesis that phonological skills, specifically phoneme awareness and RAN, mediate the relationship between speech perception and reading. We assessed longitudinal predictive relationships between categorical speech perception, phoneme awareness, RAN, language, attention and reading at ages 5½ and 6½ years in 237 children many of whom were at high risk of reading difficulties. Speech perception at 5½ years correlated with language, attention, phoneme awareness and RAN concurrently and was a predictor of reading at 6½ years. There ...


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