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We Should Be Like Water: Choosing The Lowest Place Which All Others Avoid: John Steinbeck As A Modern Messenger Of Taoism, Andrea Marie Hammock Jan 2005

We Should Be Like Water: Choosing The Lowest Place Which All Others Avoid: John Steinbeck As A Modern Messenger Of Taoism, Andrea Marie Hammock

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis explores John Steinbeck's Cannery Row as a taoist text. It furthers this investigation by examining Cannery Row's recently discovered precursor, The God in the Pipes; examining the question of whether or not both novels were inspired by the ancient eastern philosophy of Taoism. The thesis uses clues from The God in the Pipes to determine which version of the Tao Teh Ching Steinbeck used to compose these novels.


Postmodernism, Urbanism, And African American Literary Studies: Review Of 'Signs And Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism,' By Madhu Dubey, Daylanne English Dec 2004

Postmodernism, Urbanism, And African American Literary Studies: Review Of 'Signs And Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism,' By Madhu Dubey, Daylanne English

Daylanne English

No abstract provided.


Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff Dec 2004

Fly Away: The Great African American Cultural Migrations, Will Scott, Peter Rutkoff

Will Scott

No abstract provided.


Is The Post- In Postcolonial The Post- In Post-Soviet?: Toward A Global Postcolonial Critique, David Moore Dec 2004

Is The Post- In Postcolonial The Post- In Post-Soviet?: Toward A Global Postcolonial Critique, David Moore

David Chioni Moore

No abstract provided.


Aids And American Apocalypticism: The Cultural Semiotics Of An Epidemic, Thomas Long Dec 2004

Aids And American Apocalypticism: The Cultural Semiotics Of An Epidemic, Thomas Long

Thomas Lawrence Long

Since public discourse about AIDS began in 1981, it has characterized AIDS as an apocalyptic plague: a punishment for sin and a sign of the end of the world. Christian fundamentalists had already configured the gay male population most visibly affected by AIDS as apocalyptic signifiers or signs of the "end times." Their discourse grew out of a centuries-old American apocalypticism that included images of crisis, destruction, and ultimate renewal. In this book, Thomas L. Long examines the ways in which gay and AIDS activists, artists, writers, scientists, and journalists appropriated this apocalyptic rhetoric in order to mobilize attention to ...


Bringing The Rhetoric Of Assent And The Believing Game Together - And Into The Classroom, Peter Elbow Dec 2004

Bringing The Rhetoric Of Assent And The Believing Game Together - And Into The Classroom, Peter Elbow

Peter Elbow

To Wayne Booth‘s argument for assent, I assent. I will explore our large agreement, our small difference—and then describe some specific classroom practices that can support our common desire to improve rhetoric, thinking, and teaching.


Mark Twain And Nation, Randall Knoper Dec 2004

Mark Twain And Nation, Randall Knoper

Randall Knoper

No abstract provided.


Luxury In The Wilderness, Yellowstone's Grand Canyon Hotel, 1911-1960, Tamsen Hert Dec 2004

Luxury In The Wilderness, Yellowstone's Grand Canyon Hotel, 1911-1960, Tamsen Hert

Tamsen Hert

No abstract provided.


"A Friendly Challenge To Push The Outcomes Statement Further", Peter Elbow Dec 2004

"A Friendly Challenge To Push The Outcomes Statement Further", Peter Elbow

Peter Elbow

No abstract provided.


"How To Enhance Learning By Using High-Stakes And Low-Stakes Writing", Peter Elbow, Mary Deane Sorcinelli Dec 2004

"How To Enhance Learning By Using High-Stakes And Low-Stakes Writing", Peter Elbow, Mary Deane Sorcinelli

Peter Elbow

No abstract provided.


Harlem Renaissance (1919-1929), A Yęmisi Jimoh, Phd Dec 2004

Harlem Renaissance (1919-1929), A Yęmisi Jimoh, Phd

A Yęmisi Jimoh

Article on New Negro/Harlem Renaissance era.


The Messenger (1917-1928), A Yęmisi Jimoh, Dec 2004

The Messenger (1917-1928), A Yęmisi Jimoh,

A Yęmisi Jimoh

Article on the Messenger magazine.


Pop Goes The Rapper: A Close Reading Of Eminem’S Genderphobia, Vincent L. Stephens Dec 2004

Pop Goes The Rapper: A Close Reading Of Eminem’S Genderphobia, Vincent L. Stephens

Vincent L Stephens

This article argues that controversial hip-hopper Eminem is more properly termed a genderphobe than a homophobe. Eminem consistently uses homophobic language to critique gender behaviour, not sexual orientation. Focusing on genderphobic lyrics more accurately reveals hip-hop culture's emphasis on gender behaviour rather than the emphasis on sexual object-choice that homophobia implies. The focus on genderphobia also highlights a discriminatory practice aimed toward external behaviour that is related to homophobia but operates differently in certain cultural realms. I ground my discussion by focusing on the centrality of authenticity in hip-hop and gender propriety's centrality in comprising hip-hop notions of ...


Cultural Memory And War Trauma In Sam Shepard’S A Lie Of The Mind, States Of Shock And The Late Henry Moss, Katherine Weiss Dec 2004

Cultural Memory And War Trauma In Sam Shepard’S A Lie Of The Mind, States Of Shock And The Late Henry Moss, Katherine Weiss

Katherine Weiss

Excerpt: Beginning in the seventies with Curse of the Starving Class, the subject of the family and in particular its dysfunctional, violent male members have dominated Sam Shepard's imagination. 


Invasion Usa: Setting And National Identity In Cold War Film, Jon P. Radwan Dec 2004

Invasion Usa: Setting And National Identity In Cold War Film, Jon P. Radwan

Jon P. Radwan

No abstract provided.


Ansel Adams’S Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross: Nature, Photography, And The Search For California, Adam Arenson Dec 2004

Ansel Adams’S Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross: Nature, Photography, And The Search For California, Adam Arenson

Adam Arenson

This article considers the image of California evoked in the unusual Ansel Adams photograph Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross, California (1969), a Polaroid Land image of the garrison fence and an aged eucalyptus tree. Considering the participation of Russian occupation, Australian cross-pollination, Carleton Watkins’s early photographs of redwoods, automotive and tourist images in the creation of this distinctive California place, the article argues that to understand Ansel Adams’s work, we must not remember his Yosemite images and forget him at Fort Ross. Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross, California is still beautiful even as it jars the human presence back into ...


Book Revew: Rewriting White, By Todd Vogel, Tim Engles Dec 2004

Book Revew: Rewriting White, By Todd Vogel, Tim Engles

Tim Engles

No abstract provided.


Do You Believe In Magic? Literary Thinking After The New Left, Sean Mccann, Michael Szalay Dec 2004

Do You Believe In Magic? Literary Thinking After The New Left, Sean Mccann, Michael Szalay

Sean McCann

Toward the end of the 1960s, the New Left and the counterculture developed a libertarian theory of politics that emphasized symbolic action and self-realization. A concomitant suspicion of formal political institutions and a turn to cultural politics have since become common to intellectual discourse within the humanities. This essay argues against these attitudes, while tracing them from the protest movements of the late sixties to contemporary fiction and literary theory. The authors conclude by detailing the strong affinities between this vision of radicalism and the interests of professional labor within the present-day university.