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From Somewhere To Nowhere And Back Again: Emplaced Abstraction In Science Communication, James T. Spartz Jan 2018

From Somewhere To Nowhere And Back Again: Emplaced Abstraction In Science Communication, James T. Spartz

Iowa State University Summer Symposium on Science Communication

Science and environmental communication often relies on place-based narrative elements to explore relationships between particularity and abstraction. By combining Hayakawa’s abstraction ladder with Sack's relational geographic framework, a useful tool emerges for identifying narrative dimensions for creating compelling place-based nonfiction. This tool may be particularly useful in science communication teaching and learning. Hayakawa’s ladder of abstraction extends from particularity low on the ladder to higher-order abstractions up top. Sack's relational geographic framework explores the role of place in creating knowledge, stretching from a focal point of emplaced ontological forces – materiality, meaning, and social relations – through increasingly ...


Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li Jan 2018

Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Modern essay, or creative nonfiction prose, whose success almost surpasses that of poetry, theater and fiction,1 was born out of the marriage of traditional Chinese and Western culture.2 On a superficial level, it distinguishes itself from traditional essay by using vernacular instead of classical or literary Chinese, and thus is more accessible to the masses. In terms of genre, it is narrower in scope than traditional essay which includes all non-verse writings, literary or not. More importantly, as Yu Dafu points out, modern essay values the expression of individuality and personality more than any other writings.3 By ...


When The Band Broke Up, Debra Marquart Jan 2016

When The Band Broke Up, Debra Marquart

English Publications

Randy took off with the PA. Al got the 24-channel mixing board. The strobe lights, flash pots, pars, cams, and spotlights went to Greg. Mike got the power amps, EQs, and drum risers. And I came into possession of a 74-passenger school bus. Chromium yellow with shiny reflectors flashing red and yellow on the roof like crazy eyeballs. Super-wide side mirrors mounted on the hood...


The Microphone Eroctic, Debra Marquart Jan 2016

The Microphone Eroctic, Debra Marquart

English Publications

Tired of not being heard in a crowd? Tired of your hellos and excuse mes getting lost in great waves of small talk? Want to be heard above the roar of social chatter when you step up to sing? Well, let me introduce you to the high-performance Electro-Voice PL-80 dynamic supercardioid microphone...


My Power Is In My Feet, Shelby Dill Jan 2016

My Power Is In My Feet, Shelby Dill

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A Letter From An Ex-Boyfriend, Richard Martinez Jun 2015

A Letter From An Ex-Boyfriend, Richard Martinez

Ethos

I’m sitting here slowly breathing next to your shirt you left in my bed. While the scent is lovely, it abruptly reminds me—your smell will always follow and haunt me. But I’m trying to get through; I went out again for the first time in the longest time—something I couldn’t bring myself to do. I held the door, she held my hand; it was all picturesque and typical. Maybe eventually I’ll stop mistaking your face for strangers in the streets.


Tell It Cool: On Restraint In Writing, Debra Marquart Jan 2015

Tell It Cool: On Restraint In Writing, Debra Marquart

English Publications

For years, I've encouraged students to "tell it cool" when narrating a tale that is harrowing or emotional. A cool narrator can be a buoy in rough waters. I've always thought this advice came from Hemingway, but at this moment as I search my bookshelves for the place where Hemingway said it, I can't put my finger on the quote. I know it's in there somewhere, likely in one of the letters (bossy letters full of unsolicited advice and signed "Papa" when friends were just writing to ask for money)...


Editor's Note, Monika J. Sharma Jan 2014

Editor's Note, Monika J. Sharma

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Staff Bios, Sketch Jan 2014

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Not All There, Debra Marquart Jan 2014

Not All There, Debra Marquart

English Publications

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few years ago, my friend Jordan, a writer and park ranger in northern California, decided to take a month long trip to Grand Teton National Park to do some research for a book. He had worked for the park service twenty years earlier in the Tetons, so the trip was part research, part reverie, and part mournful return to the rougher mountains of his youth. He was one of those people who competed in and won biathlons-the Olympic winter sport where you ski, then shoot with a rifle, then ski some more. He liked to claim you could drop ...


Carte Blanche, Debra Marquart Jan 2014

Carte Blanche, Debra Marquart

English Publications

As we were packing up the Chevy with my things for col lege, Father handed me a checkbook from the Stock Growers Bank. It looked odd and official in his hands-legal, even-and nothing like the buckets of milk or the hay bales or any of the other things of agricultural that I usually saw him carrying around. Inside the plastic navy blue cover, tucked into the crease, was a stack of bound checks with my name on them...


Editor's Note, Kelsey Cummings Jan 2014

Editor's Note, Kelsey Cummings

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Tradition, Micheal A. Phipps Jan 2014

Tradition, Micheal A. Phipps

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Staff Bios, Sketch Jan 2014

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Masks, Cara Liu Jan 2014

Masks, Cara Liu

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Edirot's Note, Annamarie Bellegante Jan 2013

Edirot's Note, Annamarie Bellegante

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Kablooey Is The Sound You'll Hear, Debra Marquart Jan 2013

Kablooey Is The Sound You'll Hear, Debra Marquart

English Publications

then plaster falling and the billow of gypsum after your sister blows a hole in the ceiling of your brother's bedroom with the shotgun he left loaded and resting on his dresser...


How To Get Caught Shoplifting, Sketch Jan 2013

How To Get Caught Shoplifting, Sketch

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Visual Arts Bios, Sketch Jan 2013

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Editor's Note, Kristen Daily Jan 2013

Editor's Note, Kristen Daily

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Belly Of Hope, Anna Mullins Jan 2013

Belly Of Hope, Anna Mullins

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Smart, Molly Carpenter Jan 2013

Smart, Molly Carpenter

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Everything I Learned About Morocco I Learned In The Epcot Pavilion, Kelly Sebetka Jan 2013

Everything I Learned About Morocco I Learned In The Epcot Pavilion, Kelly Sebetka

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Visual Arts Bios, Sketch Jan 2013

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Whisker Meditations, Debra Marquart Apr 2012

Whisker Meditations, Debra Marquart

English Publications

When I told my fiance' s mother about my persistent, recurring whisker-lower right, underside of my chin-she smiled sideways, said, "Be glad it's only one."


The Other Woman, Debra Marquart Apr 2012

The Other Woman, Debra Marquart

English Publications

Because I could. Because back then it seemed simple to put your hand out and peel a man away from another woman, almost like ripe fruit, almost like another country, the late-seventies that blessed window of time after the pill, right before AIDS. Vietnam was over, drinking age was still eighteen.


Editor's Notes, Jennifer Paul Jan 2012

Editor's Notes, Jennifer Paul

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Staff Bios, Sketch Jan 2012

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