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Nine, Emily C. Stuart Jan 2012

Nine, Emily C. Stuart

Honors Theses

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Life In Color, Lucy Wilhelms Jan 2012

Life In Color, Lucy Wilhelms

Honors Theses

I have always been fascinated by collections of short stories; I love how authors manage to seamlessly tie different crests of life together, uniting both theme and motif. Theme of place is particularly useful, notably as a starting point. If the short stories all take place within the same universe, a cameo from an earlier short story lends an air of magic to the tales. However, I do greatly appreciate the less-magical stories featuring life at its pinnacle of unacknowledged third-person agony. The concluding message is what really intrigues me, though. Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories almost always conclude ...


Let Them Eat Cake, Courtney Yeager Jan 2012

Let Them Eat Cake, Courtney Yeager

Honors Theses

My mother has always said she belongs in the kitchen. Sure, she voted in presidential elections and wasn’t surprised when I, as a seventh-grader, mentioned that Elizabeth Cady Stanton wanted all moms to find a real job. But whenever I glanced up at my childhood home, tucked neatly into the hillside towering over town, I envisioned my mother dicing zucchini or fingering the grout between counter tiles as she pored over hardback cookbooks, turning pages as delicately as she would crack an egg.


The Girl In The Postfeminist World: Rethinking The Impact Of Chick-Lit Fiction, Sarah T. O'Connor Jun 2011

The Girl In The Postfeminist World: Rethinking The Impact Of Chick-Lit Fiction, Sarah T. O'Connor

Honors Theses

This thesis discusses “chick-lit” series in relation to popular culture, adolescent development, and feminist theory. The role of the female in the United States is currently dominated by both neo-liberal and conservative postfeminist ideology. Postfeminism advocates female empowerment via consumption, sexual attractiveness and physical beauty, while at the same time valorizing passive femininity and the roles of wife and mother. Chick-lit fiction provides a means by which postfeminist messages can be examined as they are presented to adolescent girl audiences, and reveals that the influence of this discourse over female subjectivity is inherently patriarchal. As a genre, chick lit is ...


Mooncakes And Marshmallows, Jessica Schleiff Jan 2011

Mooncakes And Marshmallows, Jessica Schleiff

Honors Theses

Hannah Jones awoke on the morning of her first day of school in a cold sweat. All summer she had dreamed the same dream. It was about her first day of 10th grade, her first day of high school. Her dream first day was fine. Nothing went wrong. It was a normal first day.

Normal day.

Normal Dream.

Normal Hannah.

But then why djd it freak her out?


House Of Leaves: Navigating The Labyrinth Of The Deconstructed Novel, Molly Throgmorton Jan 2009

House Of Leaves: Navigating The Labyrinth Of The Deconstructed Novel, Molly Throgmorton

Honors Theses

Ever since I learned how to read, I assumed that books must be read a certain way: open to the first page, start at the top, and read from left to right, top to bottom, page after page until the end. I thought that books have one main narrative told by one narrator, and that this narrative has a clear beginning, middle, and end. I also believed that books have clear meanings and explanations (tense). After reading Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves, however, I realized that not all books are so neat and predictable.

House of Leaves is ...


More Than Just Books: Using Fiction To Help Young Girls Relate, Katie Michelle Simmons Laney Jan 2009

More Than Just Books: Using Fiction To Help Young Girls Relate, Katie Michelle Simmons Laney

Honors Theses

In recent years, I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of ministry settings. One such setting brought me in contact with a girl who was in a bullying situation. In her case, she related to me action taken in her classroom by her teacher at the urging of her parents. The situation had been remedied, but she was still dealing with the emotional repercussions of having been a victim of relational aggression. In my acquaintance with the girl, I knew she enjoyed reading. Therefore, she helped to inspire my original thesis idea of learning more about the ...


The Story Of A Picture Book: A Process Analysis, Christy Evans Jan 2006

The Story Of A Picture Book: A Process Analysis, Christy Evans

Honors Theses

Creating a successful picture book is neither an easy nor simple process. The illustrations must-harmonize with the text, move the reader smoothly through a story, and be, as Burningham puts it, "verdant." To achieve this, an author/illustrator must be prepared for constant revision. In my story The Fantastic Transformation of Frog the main character experiences some bizarre changes, but reverts to his normal state in the end. Through my process of creating a picture book, my story also went through numerous changes, but, unlike the main character's changes, these changes were not reversed. They led to other changes.


Nowhere Land, Andy Davidson Jan 1999

Nowhere Land, Andy Davidson

Honors Theses

This is not a finished manuscript. Even after two semesters of work, I have not found the time to complete it. What follows is a book that is still in revision. It has a beginning and an end, but in between are numerous errors and oversights on my part, things I have yet to correct. Also, the content is not in its final form. Sentences will change. Characters will change. What you're about to read is my second draft, but far from the final one.


Pictures Of The South, A Novella, Paul Brent Williams Jan 1997

Pictures Of The South, A Novella, Paul Brent Williams

Honors Theses

Definitions oftentimes are not definite enough. By their very nature, those little clips of what is what in our world fail to capture anything but trivia or insignificance in their attempt to label Creation. Simple definitions fail because they do not prescribe to us our concepts of environment but describe our general ideas of that stuff around us. And it' s a great big world.

Try to define God. You cannot. He's too much; he's too all-encompassing; he's too personal; he's too far removed. But still, mankind knows Him. We know Him through our holy texts ...


A Collection Of Short Stories, Charlotte Miller Apr 1993

A Collection Of Short Stories, Charlotte Miller

Honors Theses

Syncopation; The Color of Massasaguas; Minnows' Inlet; A Seahorse Made of Wire; Cleaning; A Concert in Autumn


Maelstrom, Brian S. Miller Jan 1992

Maelstrom, Brian S. Miller

Honors Theses

In fulfilling the course requirements for the Honors Seminar on Chaos, I decided to produce a work of fiction that explored what I felt to be some interesting applications of correct speculations on chaos. The universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation was chosen for several reasons to be the fictional medium of these applications. First, I had no desire to invent a universe out of whole-cloth. Second, I felt my purposes would be better served if I had some pre-set limits to work with, which Star Trek provided. Third, I just wanted to see if I could do it ...