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Ladies And Gentlemen, Robert John Bartholomew Dec 2011

Ladies And Gentlemen, Robert John Bartholomew

Dissertations

This collection of short stories treats of the following diverse themes: the redemptive possibilities for seemingly despicable characters; the ways in which circumstances and the social environment affect characters' sexualities and personal relationships; the lengths to which characters are willing to go to get what they want, which want is often the desire to make contact with others; the struggle between characters' narcissism and their need to come to terms with a new self image, a self image which is often at odds with the one they wish for themselves; and the beauty of vulnerability. Additionally, one of the chief ...


Mis Reinos Más Oscuros; Variedades De Frida Khalo; Badlands; El Ángel En La Casa, Maria Negroni Oct 2011

Mis Reinos Más Oscuros; Variedades De Frida Khalo; Badlands; El Ángel En La Casa, Maria Negroni

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Crosscurrents: Fall 2011, Associated Students Of The University Of Puget Sound Oct 2011

Crosscurrents: Fall 2011, Associated Students Of The University Of Puget Sound

Crosscurrents

No abstract provided.


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

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

Inti: Revista de literatura hispánica

No abstract provided.


Mormon Contributions To Young Adult Literature, Toni Pilcher Aug 2011

Mormon Contributions To Young Adult Literature, Toni Pilcher

Student Publications

Mormon authors are making big splashes in the world of young adult (YA) literature, a relatively young genre that is targeted at readers from age 12 to age 18. Since 1967, when the American Library Association officially recognized YA literature as separate from children's books, writers and publishers have been trying to define the genre. It is, in a sense, coming of age. Generally, to be considered YA, a book has to have a teenage protagonist in situations with which a teenage reader can identify. Like literature for adults, there are a few limitations to subject and theme, but ...


To Receive My Services You Must Be Dying And Alone, Kathryn Kruse Aug 2011

To Receive My Services You Must Be Dying And Alone, Kathryn Kruse

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Following is a collection of short fiction. The work comes out of the tradition of realism with influences from surrealism and the gothic grotesque.

While most of the work of creation centered around character and voice, several themes emerge in the final product. Death and its perception in American society play central roles in many pieces. Also, the collection explores the experience of intimacy in many types of interpersonal relationships. Several of the pieces focus on the effects environment and location have on individuals and how change of location impacts a character. In conjunction with these many themes, obsession as ...


Strange Places, Alex James Morris Aug 2011

Strange Places, Alex James Morris

Dissertations

Strange Places is a collection of short stories and short shorts written during my time at The University of Southern Mississippi. Set primarily in Akron, Ohio, the stories in this collection explore a range of themes, such as trauma, death, alienation, social class, and the struggle to connect to others. This collection is preceded by a critical introduction.


Girls Of Easy Virtue, Elizabeth Anne Wagner Aug 2011

Girls Of Easy Virtue, Elizabeth Anne Wagner

Dissertations

This is a collection of four stories I have written during my time in the Center for Writers at the University of Southern Mississippi.


Breakout, Heather N. Miller Jul 2011

Breakout, Heather N. Miller

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Heather N. Miller in July of 2011.


Tales From Limestone County, Brian David Hawkins Jul 2011

Tales From Limestone County, Brian David Hawkins

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts by Brian David Hawkins in July of 2011.


¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 9, June 2011, Hostos Community College Library Jun 2011

¡Escriba! ¡Write! Volume 9, June 2011, Hostos Community College Library

¡Escriba!

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Tales Of Ungdar: Prophecy Of The Eldests, Aaron Dull Jun 2011

Tales Of Ungdar: Prophecy Of The Eldests, Aaron Dull

Honors Senior Theses/Projects

No abstract provided.


Where Have You Gone, Jack Lorimer? New England’S Moment In Juvenile Sports Fiction, Andrew C. Holman Jun 2011

Where Have You Gone, Jack Lorimer? New England’S Moment In Juvenile Sports Fiction, Andrew C. Holman

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Being An Oreo: A Novel, Lauren Gabrielle Funtanilla May 2011

Being An Oreo: A Novel, Lauren Gabrielle Funtanilla

Senior Theses

The story of Sophía Annalicia Maria Martin, or Sam, as she likes to be called, is a coming of age novel. Being an Oreo focuses on the lessons Sam learns in the summer she turns thirteen. She begins her story by telling readers the story about her loud and boisterous Mexican family. She introduces readers to a colorful set of characters and their wild antics, and how she often finds herself stuck in the middle of them. The sensation of being “stuck in the middle” is a phenomenon that Sam faces throughout the book. Readers watch as she struggles to ...


In The Hours Between You And Me, Amanda Mattern May 2011

In The Hours Between You And Me, Amanda Mattern

Senior Theses

This creative writing thesis incorporates memoir writing and fiction by Amanda Mattern.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The France Chronicles
    • Obligatoire
    • Le Bus
    • [untitled]
  • Chapter 2: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Relationships are a Bitch
    • Love Conquers All
    • "Alone" Isn't Lonely, It's Safety
    • My Bottom Line
    • The Relationship Agreement
  • Chapter 3: It All Comes Down to Family
    • Preggers
    • 10500 NW Greenview Lane
    • I'll Be Loving You Always
    • The Game of LIFE
  • Chapter 4: Happily Ever Afters
    • Hiding
    • Come to Our Wedding, It's in a Mausoleum
    • Perfectly Buttered Toast


Boundless, Nsu University School May 2011

Boundless, Nsu University School

Hieroglyphics: the NSU University School Literary Magazine

No abstract provided.


"Chance" Screenplay, Simone Laroche May 2011

"Chance" Screenplay, Simone Laroche

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Capstone Thesis is a creative screenplay pursuing the complexities of predestination and our innate obsession to control fate. I became intrigued with the idea that our decisions or actions dictate outcomes we may have had the ability to prevent or perpetuate. I recently found it difficult to accept my misfortunes for ineptitude or lack of preparation. Instead I called it “fate” or “destiny” that circumstances were not meant to work in my favor. In hindsight I realized I had allowed my passivity to compensate for my lack of commitment and courage to take risks. Granted, I do believe regardless ...


Crossroads: A Novella, Patricia Ann-Marie Abraham May 2011

Crossroads: A Novella, Patricia Ann-Marie Abraham

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Crossroads is the herstory of Tahaj Marie, a woman-child who comes of age in Brooklyn, New York. The single daughter of a single mother, she rejects the pressures put forth by her strict, cold mother and defies her with a sexual relationship at 16 that leaves her pregnant and alone. Spending years raising her son Amir, and rekindling an unsuccessful relationship with his father leads her to the crossroads of her life. Despite the road blocks, she rebuilds herself to strive towards the woman she seeks to become. As a single mother who is Black, female, and disadvantaged, Tahaj Marie ...


Angelu Demonai, Caitlin Leigh Halvorson May 2011

Angelu Demonai, Caitlin Leigh Halvorson

Senior Theses

This project has been a long time in the making. The concept originated several years ago, and what was once just the shadow of a character has morphed into the story you see today - the makings of a graphic novel about one rock musician’s quest to discover herself, and save the worlds in the process.

Of course, you will only see a small part of the story. What is included in this thesis project is only the first volume of several (four, I expect). And while the journey is not yet completed, the ride has been thrilling so far ...


The Promethean, Wonderlings (2010-2011), English Department May 2011

The Promethean, Wonderlings (2010-2011), English Department

The Promethean

No abstract provided.


The Promethean, Forbidden (2010-2011), English Department May 2011

The Promethean, Forbidden (2010-2011), English Department

The Promethean

No abstract provided.


It's A Duet, Why Are You Solo?, Calliope May 2011

It's A Duet, Why Are You Solo?, Calliope

Calliope

No abstract provided.


Tygr 2011: Student Art & Literary Magazine, Jill Forrestal, William Greiner, Kate Mansfield May 2011

Tygr 2011: Student Art & Literary Magazine, Jill Forrestal, William Greiner, Kate Mansfield

TYGR: Student Art and Literary Magazine Archives (1985-2017)

TYGR is the student art and literary magazine for Olivet Nazarene University.

[Historical Muse] The Tyger -- William Blake


Dickensian Physiology Of Memory: Recall, Redintegration, And The Historical Novel, Timothy M. Curran May 2011

Dickensian Physiology Of Memory: Recall, Redintegration, And The Historical Novel, Timothy M. Curran

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Moon Landing, Jennifer Ann Marquardt May 2011

Moon Landing, Jennifer Ann Marquardt

Dissertations

The following short stories began and were finished—at least as finished as they appear here—during my time at the Center for Writers.


Running In Absentia, Jeffrey David Tucker May 2011

Running In Absentia, Jeffrey David Tucker

Dissertations

Running in Absentia is a collection of short fiction, short-short fiction (also known as flash fiction), and poetry, with a critical introduction.


Truth In Fiction, Timothy R. Baker Apr 2011

Truth In Fiction, Timothy R. Baker

English Master’s Theses

According to literary tradition and genre classification, fiction has often been regarded as writing that lacks a foundation of truth. However, this does not necessarily mean that fiction contains no elements of truth. In this thesis, Timothy Baker argues that fiction contains traces of truth - truths that may not be fundamentally based on facts, yet can still be recognized as embodying the deep-seated essence of truth. These “essential truths”, though largely shunned from the nonfiction genre, can be utilized to establish the groundwork of fiction - making the genre a reflection of reality itself - instead of a captured moment of reality ...


We're All Monsters Here And Other Stories, Lindsey Jones Apr 2011

We're All Monsters Here And Other Stories, Lindsey Jones

Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers

The purpose of this thesis is to examine characters caught up in a transformation of identity: either a transfiguration or a transmogrification. Through the lens of fantasy, I sought to explore the trials of these characters in an exaggerated fashion that allowed me to take familiar questions and themes and attempt to make them new. All of my characters face a realization of identity: either they are startled into understanding that they are not who they thought they were, or they struggle to assert their version of self against pressure to be what others want. In “Marked”, Dwire has his ...


Crosscurrents: Spring 2011, Associated Students Of The University Of Puget Sound Apr 2011

Crosscurrents: Spring 2011, Associated Students Of The University Of Puget Sound

Crosscurrents

No abstract provided.