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Men Of Autumn, Jim Dietz Jan 1992

Men Of Autumn, Jim Dietz

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Finch, Burney, Barbauld And The Brontes: Feminine Identity, Lori Ann Davis Jan 1992

Finch, Burney, Barbauld And The Brontes: Feminine Identity, Lori Ann Davis

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Modern readers of literature have occasionally noticed similarities in the themes and imagery of British women writers. These similarities have been argued as springing from either a shared cultural heritage or a gender-specific biological experience. Proponents of the 'nurture' camp suggest that common life experiences within western culture, including a shared literary history, political invisibility, and domestic responsibilities which set definite limits on intellectual pursuits worked to create in these women a shared consciousness, intimately connected to their personal identities, which encodes a distinctly feminine imprint on much of their work. Proponents of the 'nature' camp, on the other hand ...


The Woman Question In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: The Interaction Of Romanticism And Mid-Nineteenth-Century Victorian England, Hsiu-Sui Chang Jan 1992

The Woman Question In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: The Interaction Of Romanticism And Mid-Nineteenth-Century Victorian England, Hsiu-Sui Chang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Near the end of the twentieth century, various and even contradictory literary criticisms are available. Which one is best for interpretation? Specifically, which one is best for interpreting Jane Eyre? The answers vary. Terry Eagleton, for example, declares that "there are indeed Marxist and feminist theories of literature which ... are more valuable" since his hypothesis ts that "literature . . . is vitally engaged with the living situations of men and women: it is concrete rather than abstract". What he means is that literature occurs in a social context.


Making Composition History: Fred Newton Scott, Gary D. Mckinney Jan 1992

Making Composition History: Fred Newton Scott, Gary D. Mckinney

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In 1977, Donald Stewart conducted a survey of literature history and rhetoric and composition history knowledge at an NCTE convention in New York City. Since the respondents were reputable instructors who spent almost half their time teaching composition, Stewart was surprised at the results. On the section that tested knowledge of literature history, the high score was 92.5; the low score was 27.5; the average score, 67; mean score, 72.5. Stewart adds, "14 people scored in the 80's, four in the 90's". This essay is about Fred Newton Scott, and I begin by wondering how ...


A Taxonomy Of The Female Private Detective In Contemporary Literature, Michele Marie Regenold Jan 1992

A Taxonomy Of The Female Private Detective In Contemporary Literature, Michele Marie Regenold

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The name Sherlock Holmes is nearly synonymous with the word detective for many people due to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's vastly popular ratiocinative detective stories. However, Edgar Allan Poe is considered the author of the first ratiocinative or classical detective story in the 1840s. Poe introduced and Doyle masterfully articulated the classical detective formula while writers such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers continued the classical tradition well into the twentieth century (Cawelti 80).


Is Style Teachable?: A Reconsideration Of The Stylistic Value Of Prose Memorization, Terry Ann Rasmussen Jan 1992

Is Style Teachable?: A Reconsideration Of The Stylistic Value Of Prose Memorization, Terry Ann Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this thesis is to argue for a reconsideration of the potential value of imitation, particularly prose-memorization, as a pedagogical approach towards style.


Promoting The Heisman Trophy: Coorientation As It Applies To Promoting Heisman Trophy Candidates, Stephen Paul Warnke Jan 1992

Promoting The Heisman Trophy: Coorientation As It Applies To Promoting Heisman Trophy Candidates, Stephen Paul Warnke

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Heisman Trophy is college football's most coveted individual award. While it is given to an individual player, the benefits from winning the Heisman can be felt throughout the program of the player's school. As a result, colleges and universities will look to promote a player for the award. Some schools, relying on their traditions or media exposure, will not promote their candidate, while other schools with less name recognition and exposure will conduct an extensive campaign. My thesis is a study of how selected colleges and universities promote their candidates for college football's Heisman Trophy.


Rhetorical Analysis Of Frances Burney's Evelina And Select Journal Entries, Kerry Lynn Walter Jan 1992

Rhetorical Analysis Of Frances Burney's Evelina And Select Journal Entries, Kerry Lynn Walter

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The first issue discussed in Burney scholarship--and dealt with in this work--has to do with her importance as a novelist and as a diarist. Margaret Arme !body notes in her Frances Burney: The Life in the Works that Burney's fame (in the twentieth century) has been "to a large extent that not of a novelist but of a diarist" ( 1). The novels, often similar in style 'and content to the journals, have been treated as less important or less impressive than the journals. !body writes the biography partly as a way of counteracting "the popularity of the diary material ...


Linguistic And Interactional Adjustments In Ns-Nns Communication In The Tutoring Setting , Xueru Cheng Jan 1992

Linguistic And Interactional Adjustments In Ns-Nns Communication In The Tutoring Setting , Xueru Cheng

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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A Comparison Of Two Navigational Aids For Hypertext, Mark Alan Satterfield Jan 1992

A Comparison Of Two Navigational Aids For Hypertext, Mark Alan Satterfield

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Instructor As Collaborator: A Case Study, Iris Ann Coffin Jan 1992

Instructor As Collaborator: A Case Study, Iris Ann Coffin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Choreographing A Vision: Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" And Michel Fokine's "Les Sylphides": Patterns In Literature And Ballet, Sandra L. Kruchten Mullen Jan 1992

Choreographing A Vision: Virginia Woolf's "To The Lighthouse" And Michel Fokine's "Les Sylphides": Patterns In Literature And Ballet, Sandra L. Kruchten Mullen

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An Examination Of Linguistic Politeness Strategies In Computer-Mediated Communication, Rockie Lyons Beaman Jan 1992

An Examination Of Linguistic Politeness Strategies In Computer-Mediated Communication, Rockie Lyons Beaman

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Hanging Back With The Brutes: Barbarism In Tennessee Williams' The Red Devil Battery Sign, Jeffrey Sowder Jan 1992

Hanging Back With The Brutes: Barbarism In Tennessee Williams' The Red Devil Battery Sign, Jeffrey Sowder

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.