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“To Be Men, Not Destroyers”: Developing Dabrowskian Personalities In Ezra Pound’S The Cantos And Neil Gaiman’S American Gods, Michelle A. Nicholson May 2019

“To Be Men, Not Destroyers”: Developing Dabrowskian Personalities In Ezra Pound’S The Cantos And Neil Gaiman’S American Gods, Michelle A. Nicholson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Kazimierz Dabrowski’s psychological theory of positive disintegration is a lesser known theory of personality development that offers an alternative critical perspective of literature. It provides a framework for the characterization of postmodern protagonists who move beyond heroic indoctrination to construct their own self-organized, autonomous identities. Ezra Pound’s The Cantos captures the speaker-poet’s extensive process of inner conflict, providing a unique opportunity to track the progress of the hero’s transformation into a personality, or a man. American Gods is a more fully realized portrayal of a character who undergoes the complete paradigmatic collapse of positive disintegration and ...


The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk Dec 2017

The Horse's Ass: A Survey Of Comediology, William M. Fisk

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

What is comedy? Can someone learn to be funny? Are there rules or guidelines for the production of laughter, the universal language? This paper, which outlines an investigation of successful comedians and the production of a short film, determines to aggregate as many of the relevant prerequisites of inducing giggles as possible, especially as they relate to the audiovisual medium of cinema.


Choose Your Own Oz, Tommy R. Jamerson Ii Dec 2014

Choose Your Own Oz, Tommy R. Jamerson Ii

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Just Off Elysian Fields, Woodlief A. Thomas Oct 2014

Just Off Elysian Fields, Woodlief A. Thomas

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Here There Is No Place That Does Not See You, Carolyn B. Mikulencak Aug 2014

Here There Is No Place That Does Not See You, Carolyn B. Mikulencak

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


At The End Of The World, Allison Reu Aug 2014

At The End Of The World, Allison Reu

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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The Isle Of Flightless Birds: A Concise History, Carin Chapman Aug 2014

The Isle Of Flightless Birds: A Concise History, Carin Chapman

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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Forlorn Days, Anthony Kane May 2014

Forlorn Days, Anthony Kane

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

The characters of Forlorn Days have been beaten down, be it personally or professionally. These stories are meant to present these characters as they struggle in their own indecisions and adversities. Some are more successful than others, while some come to the realization that it is nearly impossible to escape their flaws. The worlds they occupy are filled with a sense of disillusionment, whether it be soul crushing jobs, fractured relationships, or a lack of communicating with those around them. The characters that populate these stories are looking for a connection of any kind to break out of the fates ...


Roadside, Lea L. Downing May 2014

Roadside, Lea L. Downing

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Roadside deals with themes of self-discovery, transcendence, and the search for camaraderie in modern America. Many of the stories take place on or adjacent to the road: that eternal path of transience and transformation. Whether metaphorically or literally on the "roadside," many of the characters contained within are marginalized in their own lives and communities. It is through their grasping and searching for greater meaning in their lives that they come to gain understanding of their places in the world.


The Trash Collector, Cara E. Duryea May 2014

The Trash Collector, Cara E. Duryea

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Triangle, Joyana Peters May 2014

Triangle, Joyana Peters

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Abstract

In the Lower East Side of New York City from 1909 through 1911 a fight for change was taking place. Jewish immigrant girls put their safety on the line and brought attention to the abuse taking place in factories across the country. They first spoke out and led the Ladies' Garment Worker strike bringing attention to their cause. But it was ultimately their untimely deaths in one of the most tragic workplace disasters ever in history that finally spurred the country to action in passing new fire safety and child labor laws.

Historical Fiction, Immigration Story, 1911, Triangle Shirtwaist ...


The Wolves Of Gehenna, John H. Shinholser May 2014

The Wolves Of Gehenna, John H. Shinholser

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

A novel by JS Harlow. Mattock Corwin, a young man living in the vampire ruled kingdom of Gehenna, discovers that he is a mage and must escape the land of his birth before the rulers of his land destroy him as a potential threat to their power.


The Garden, Todd S. Trulock May 2014

The Garden, Todd S. Trulock

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Sometimes The Bear, Summer Wood May 2014

Sometimes The Bear, Summer Wood

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Sister's Mythology, Robin Baudier May 2014

A Sister's Mythology, Robin Baudier

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Last Known Tomorrow, Larry J. Wormington Dec 2013

Last Known Tomorrow, Larry J. Wormington

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


The Runners Of Shawnee Road, Melissa Remark Dec 2013

The Runners Of Shawnee Road, Melissa Remark

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Llave, Brenda M. Reagan Dec 2013

Llave, Brenda M. Reagan

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Missing Persons, Ho-Kyung Whang Dec 2013

Missing Persons, Ho-Kyung Whang

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Stories From A Golden State, Sara R. Paul Dec 2013

Stories From A Golden State, Sara R. Paul

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Under The Pomegranate Tree, Aneela Shuja Dec 2013

Under The Pomegranate Tree, Aneela Shuja

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Mina is a young girl in a rural village called Tobay in Pakistan when her only friend Dhaaga, a family servant around her age, suddenly leaves. After a betrayal by her father’s second, much younger wife, Mina starts her long journey. She becomes a prostitute in Heera Mandi, the famed red light district of Lahore, and unexpectedly finds friends in a nearby transvestite brothel. Mina suddenly ends up with her life in danger when she tries to take revenge on the man who ruined Dhaaga’s life. She gets help from a human rights lawyer and escapes to safety ...


Ghosts That We Knew, Cara E. Cotter Aug 2013

Ghosts That We Knew, Cara E. Cotter

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a collection of fictional short stories about loss and the left behind, seeking to confront grief in terms of hope, humor, and getting the oar back in the water to row on.


Days Of Forgetful Pirating And Other Stories, Daniel Morales Aug 2013

Days Of Forgetful Pirating And Other Stories, Daniel Morales

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Glasgow And Other Stories, Hannah Choi May 2013

Glasgow And Other Stories, Hannah Choi

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Building Bonfires, Michael Haines May 2013

Building Bonfires, Michael Haines

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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Bend Against The Wind, Sidney W. Meilleur May 2013

Bend Against The Wind, Sidney W. Meilleur

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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It's Good To See You're Awake, Maurice C. Ruffin May 2013

It's Good To See You're Awake, Maurice C. Ruffin

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is a short story collection set primarily New Orleans and focuses on the subject of fathers and sons. It explores the effect that the absence of a father figure or the presence of an unsuitable father may have on boys and men. The stories are literary fiction.


The Lonely, Brent Steven Scott May 2013

The Lonely, Brent Steven Scott

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Blisters, Kristina A. Walton May 2013

Blisters, Kristina A. Walton

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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Potluck, Robert J. Zajkowski Dec 2012

Potluck, Robert J. Zajkowski

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.