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Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Creative Writing And An Overlooked Population, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

As a regional institution, our university's historic mission is to train area teachers who must operate under the auspices of the Kentucky Educational Reform Act, which mandates extensive writing portfolios i Grades 4,7, and 12. While these portfolios may include as much as 50% creative writing or work employing creative writing techniques, a recent survey of teachers responsible for guiding students revealed that not a single teacher had ever taken a course in creative writing pedagogy and only a handful had even had any formal training in creative writing. We suggested that this lack of teacher training was ...


Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Why Fiction And 'The Odour Of Chrysanthemums, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Should Willa Cather Be Taught? Going Beyond The Canon Wars, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

How To Find And Fix 'Plotholes': Watch For Common Problems That Can Sidetrack Your Novel, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

This article offers advice for writer on preventing major plotholes in fiction. Selection of information to be revealed earlier in story; Establishment of credibility of facts; Link of plot events with the motivation of the main character.


Aesop's Fables And George Eliot's Brother And Sisters Sonnets, Margaret Wolfit Dec 2005

Aesop's Fables And George Eliot's Brother And Sisters Sonnets, Margaret Wolfit

The George Eliot Review

It is always exciting to discover something new and to come upon it unexpectedly. That was my happy experience a few years ago. I had decided to try my hand at devising a biographical programme on George Eliot and to attempt to portray her at the end of her life, reminiscing on past events. I wanted to absorb as much as I could about her, starting with her early days. What were the influences that shaped her life and writing? What books had she read as a child?

She tells us: 'I could not be satisfied with the things around ...


Contents (Volume 6), Robert Penn Warren Studies Dec 2005

Contents (Volume 6), Robert Penn Warren Studies

Robert Penn Warren Studies

No abstract provided.


Indefinite Ethnicity In Fact And Fiction: "Invisible Color" Or "Honkified Meanderings"?, Anita Louise Hughes Dec 2005

Indefinite Ethnicity In Fact And Fiction: "Invisible Color" Or "Honkified Meanderings"?, Anita Louise Hughes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Passing, both standard and reverse, is the process of changing ethnicity. The methodology of reverse passing varies, but claiming "no color" is ineffective in fact and fiction as can be seen in James McBride's The Color of Water, Shirlee Taylor Haizlip's The Sweeter the Juice, Danzy Senna's Caucasia, and Rosellen Brown's Half a Heart. The characters in these texts attempt indefinite ethnicity by denying color and are prone to restlessness and failure until they accept racial duality.


A Psychological Literary Critique From A Jungian Perspective Of E. M. Forster's A Passage To India., David W. Elliott Dec 2005

A Psychological Literary Critique From A Jungian Perspective Of E. M. Forster's A Passage To India., David W. Elliott

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This paper is a psychological reading of E. M. Forster's A Pasage to India. It uses the psychological theories of C. G. Jung and the methodological postulates of Jungian literary critic, Terence Dawson, to examine the psychological implications of the text, especially in relation to the novel's characters. Attention is given to biographical material related to Forster, particularly his homosexuality, that is important for understanding the psychological implications of the text as well as Forster's art. The paper concludes that the Marabar Caves is the the central psychological symbol of the narrative, representing what Jung calls the ...


Race, Women, And The South: Faulkner’S Connection To And Separation From The Fugitive-Agrarian Tradition, Brandi Stearns Dec 2005

Race, Women, And The South: Faulkner’S Connection To And Separation From The Fugitive-Agrarian Tradition, Brandi Stearns

Masters Theses

“Race, Women, and the South: Faulkner’s Connection to and Separation from the Fugitive-Agrarians” examines the similarities of circumstance, thought, and literature that existed between William Faulkner and the members of the Fugitive-Agrarian group despite the lack of communication between them. The initial chapter elucidates the biographical similarities between Faulkner and the Nashville group. The information in that chapter was chiefly drawn from biographies, William Faulkner: His Life and Work by David Minter, The Southern Agrarians by Paul Conkin, and The Fugitive Group: A Literary History by Louise Cowan.

The second chapter explains Quentin Compson, a character in Faulkner’s ...


James Fenimore Cooper, Professional Authorship, And The American Literary Marketplace, 1838-1851, Steven P. Harthorn Dec 2005

James Fenimore Cooper, Professional Authorship, And The American Literary Marketplace, 1838-1851, Steven P. Harthorn

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation is a primary-source-intensive literary history that makes use of publishers' records, correspondence, manuscript evidence, and literary works to study how James Fenimore Cooper refashioned his career as a professional author during its last major phase, approximately 1838 to 1851, to adapt to changing conditions he faced in the literary marketplace and to confront challenges-both externally- and self-imposed-to his status and reputation.

Chapter One, "The Tortured Profession of Authorship: Novelist Again," narrates Cooper's return to fiction in 1837-38, considering the professional issues confronting him at the time, such as economic uncertainties, constraints of the typical two-volume format, and ...


Smoke And Mirrors: Internalizing The Magic Lantern Show In Villette, Diane Hoeveler Dec 2005

Smoke And Mirrors: Internalizing The Magic Lantern Show In Villette, Diane Hoeveler

English Faculty Research and Publications

With considerable historical background in mind, I would like to examine a number of the stock gothic tropes, including the mysterious nun, the paintings of women, the theater scene, and the fête in Villette as examples of not simply one of last gasps of high Victorian gothicism, but also of the internalization and critique of gothic theatrical technology. As Castle observes, the "phantasmagoria should [have] become a kind of master trope in nineteenth-century romantic writing," and certainly she applies the representation in provocative ways to the symbols and imagery in Thomas Carlyle's French Revolution. In a similar fashion, I ...


Playing Underground: A Critical History Of The 1960'S Off-Off-Broadway Movement, Philip C. Kolin Dec 2005

Playing Underground: A Critical History Of The 1960'S Off-Off-Broadway Movement, Philip C. Kolin

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Very Special Christmas, Hal Charles Nov 2005

A Very Special Christmas, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

For more than an hour Alyssa had been sitting in front of our picture window without moving. In the darkened pane I couldn't help but notice the contrasting reflections-the bright lights of the Christmas tree and the hollow , unblinking eyes of my nine-year-old daughter. I could have told myself that she was mesmerized by the snowflakes drifting down like angel wings, but that would have been lying


A Tentative Study On Translation In C-E Dictionaries: The Text Linguistics Perspective, Gang Zhao Nov 2005

A Tentative Study On Translation In C-E Dictionaries: The Text Linguistics Perspective, Gang Zhao

Gang Zhao

No abstract provided.


Vestiges, Mark Y. Herring Nov 2005

Vestiges, Mark Y. Herring

Dacus Library Faculty Publications

Can intelligent design be found?


'Contending Forces': The Space Of Fiction And The Construction Of Citizenship In The Novels Of Pauline Hopkins, Daylanne English Nov 2005

'Contending Forces': The Space Of Fiction And The Construction Of Citizenship In The Novels Of Pauline Hopkins, Daylanne English

Daylanne English

No abstract provided.


Lillian Hellman: A Life With Foxes And Scoundrels, Deborah Martinson Oct 2005

Lillian Hellman: A Life With Foxes And Scoundrels, Deborah Martinson

Deborah Martinson

Presents the first biography of the playwright written with the full cooperation of her family, friends, and inner circle, and discusses the life and career of the controversial writer.


The Lord Of The Night, Linda Niemann Oct 2005

The Lord Of The Night, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

No abstract provided.


Hospital Yard (Reading), Linda Niemann Oct 2005

Hospital Yard (Reading), Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

No abstract provided.


Prince And Martyr: Recasting Shahnameh’S Seyavash In Daneshvar’S Savushun, Mojgan Behmand Oct 2005

Prince And Martyr: Recasting Shahnameh’S Seyavash In Daneshvar’S Savushun, Mojgan Behmand

Mojgan Behmand

No abstract available.


Fragment Of An Analysis Of A Case Of Technical Writing, Bonnie Noonan Oct 2005

Fragment Of An Analysis Of A Case Of Technical Writing, Bonnie Noonan

Faculty and Staff Publications

At the time of this study, I was primarily a compositionist becoming acclimated into the field of technical writing. I was used to teaching "universal" concepts of the writing process (pre-writing, drafting, editing, and proofreading) and historical concepts ofrhetoric (writer, audience, purpose). Furthermore, I am a liberal, from the 70s no less. I emerged into my young adulthood believing that positive social change could be effected primarily by resistance to corporate culture, a culture I perceived as antithetical to individuality. In this study of one document produced by one writer in a large corporate organization, however, I noted a dynamic ...


Mistah Kurtz - He Dead’: Heart Of Darkness And The Collapse Of Imperialism, Chris Shirley Oct 2005

Mistah Kurtz - He Dead’: Heart Of Darkness And The Collapse Of Imperialism, Chris Shirley

All-College Writing Contest

No abstract provided.


Book Ownership And Authorial Identity: Reconstructing The (Im)Personal Library Of Arthur Hugh Clough, Patrick G. Scott Oct 2005

Book Ownership And Authorial Identity: Reconstructing The (Im)Personal Library Of Arthur Hugh Clough, Patrick G. Scott

Faculty Publications

Describes the different evidence that survives for the personal libraries owned by two Victorian poets, Alfred Tennyson and Arthur Hugh Clough, and discusses the ways in which such book-ownership is (and is not) usable as evidence about the author's thought and writing. This paper was originally presented at the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Charlottesville, VA, October 1, 2005.


Abridging The Antiquitee Of Faery Lond: New Paths Through Old Matter In The Faerie Queene, Chloe Wheatley Oct 2005

Abridging The Antiquitee Of Faery Lond: New Paths Through Old Matter In The Faerie Queene, Chloe Wheatley

Faculty Scholarship

Sixteenth-century history may have been recorded most spectacularly in prestigious folio chronicles, but readers had more ready access to printed books that conveyed this history in epitome. This essay focuses on how Edmund Spenser (1552?– 99) appropriated the rhetoric and form of such printed redactions in his rendition of fairy history found in book 2 of The Faerie Queene (1596). Through his abridged fairy chronicle, Spenser connects to a broadly defined reading public, emphasizes the deeds not only of kings but their imperial and civic deputies, and provides an alternative interpretive pathway through his poem.


Every Kiss Is A Prayer, Joseph Warren Oct 2005

Every Kiss Is A Prayer, Joseph Warren

Lake Union Herald

No abstract provided.


The Poet's Hymn, Tyler Farrell Oct 2005

The Poet's Hymn, Tyler Farrell

English Faculty Research and Publications

Reviews the book "The Doctor's House: An Autobiography," by James Liddy.


Emc’S Quiet Superman, Meredith Jones Gray Oct 2005

Emc’S Quiet Superman, Meredith Jones Gray

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Sep 2005

10 Ways To Begin: Sure-Fire Techniques To Help You Engage Your Reader From The Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

This article offers tips for authors on improving the first part of a story to entice readers. Technique that can be used to make a reader care about a character. Creation of a conflict and use of dialogue.


Past President’S Address: Edgewalking With Feeling, Tara Penry Sep 2005

Past President’S Address: Edgewalking With Feeling, Tara Penry

Tara Penry

No abstract provided.


The Research Paper As An Act Of Citizenship: Possibilities And Pragmatism, Tim Taylor Sep 2005

The Research Paper As An Act Of Citizenship: Possibilities And Pragmatism, Tim Taylor

Faculty Research & Creative Activity

By focusing on local problems or issues, student writers can craft research essays that exemplify civic engagement, a practice that reaffirms composition’s tacit tradition from classical rhetoric and the educational philosophy of John Dewey.