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The Hunger Games Are Playing On Loop— And I Am Tired Of Watching, Brianna R. Burke Dec 2015

The Hunger Games Are Playing On Loop— And I Am Tired Of Watching, Brianna R. Burke

English Publications

Say you wanted to take over the world—how would you do it? Let’s agree it looks much like the world we live in today, where some countries hold inordinate power over the lives of people in others; where global systematic racism, the shameful legacy of colonization and imperialism, has contrived to keep many humans poor and struggling. Now, let’s add climate change to that picture. How would you take over the world as landmasses slip underwater due to rising ocean levels, storms become more and more destructive, droughts decimate the agricultural stability of multiple countries (like in ...


Poems For My Woofie The Story Of Lt. Wilfred V. Michaud, 1st Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Allison Orr Dec 2015

Poems For My Woofie The Story Of Lt. Wilfred V. Michaud, 1st Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Allison Orr

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

My senior capstone project is the creation of a book of investigative poetry. The subject of the work is my grandfather, Wilfred V. Michaud. He was a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. The poetry addresses the history of Michaud’s battalion and the battles it fought, as well as personal stories of Michaud’s life and experience in the service. Several secondary sources were used to gain historical context for the poetry. Additionally, primary sources were used to provide information about Michaud’s personal experiences. The combination of primary and secondary sources established the ...


Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir Of A Father, Gone To War [Table Of Contents], Louise Desalvo Oct 2015

Chasing Ghosts: A Memoir Of A Father, Gone To War [Table Of Contents], Louise Desalvo

History

When literary biographer and memoirist Louise DeSalvo embarked upon a journey to learn why her father came home from World War II a changed man, she didn’t realize her quest would take ten years, and that it would yield more revelations about the man—and herself—and the effect of his military service upon their family than she’d ever imagined. During his last years, as he told her about his life, DeSalvo began to understand that her obsession with war novels and military history wasn’t merely academic but rooted in her desire to understand this complex father ...


Trauma, Play, Memory: Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out And Mo Yan’S Strategies For Writing History As Story, Tonglu Li Aug 2015

Trauma, Play, Memory: Life And Death Are Wearing Me Out And Mo Yan’S Strategies For Writing History As Story, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Commonly acclaimed for its black humor, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out uses the Buddhist concept of reincarnation to follow two families during the second half of the 20th century. The novel exemplifies the strategies through which Mo Yan transforms the violent and absurd events of recent Chinese history into personal memory of historical trauma. It focuses less, however, on those events per se than on the traumatic effects they create on the individual victims, and on the ways through which personal trauma caused by historical atrocities is addressed and healed. This article analyzes three layers of the novel ...


A Narrative Of The Torments And Unlikely Freedom Of A Child Slave, Hanna Taylor Jan 2015

A Narrative Of The Torments And Unlikely Freedom Of A Child Slave, Hanna Taylor

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


Earth And Ashes, Michele Mobley Jan 2015

Earth And Ashes, Michele Mobley

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


Nameless People, Keep Trekking, Brandi Webster Jan 2015

Nameless People, Keep Trekking, Brandi Webster

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


Betsey Simons: Freedom At What Cost?, Anthony Maristany Jan 2015

Betsey Simons: Freedom At What Cost?, Anthony Maristany

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


The Match, Marcus Hines Jan 2015

The Match, Marcus Hines

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


The Hill, Named After Some White Man, O’Shane Elliott Jan 2015

The Hill, Named After Some White Man, O’Shane Elliott

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


Her Taste Of Freedom, Orlandra Dickens Jan 2015

Her Taste Of Freedom, Orlandra Dickens

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


The Example, Nate Bradley Jan 2015

The Example, Nate Bradley

Slave Narrative - Short Stories

This short story was written as part of the Slave Narrative project, created for an African American Literature class taught by Allison Harris in fall 2015. Students created stories based on the perspectives of real individuals documented in the UM Libraries Special Collections’ Slave Documents Collection.


0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections Jan 2015

0829: John Mckernan Collection, Marshall University Special Collections

Guides to Manuscript Collections

The John McKernan Collection contains mostly published materials that John McKernan collected related to his own poetry. There are a limited number of non-McKernan publications that he saved.


Scholars Day Program Of Events 2015, Carl Goodson Honors Program Jan 2015

Scholars Day Program Of Events 2015, Carl Goodson Honors Program

Scholars Day

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