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Made In China, Justin Wadland Feb 2016

Made In China, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A review of Finding Them Gone : Visiting China’s Poets of the Past by Bill Porter / Red Pine


Book Review: Killarney Clary's By Common Salt And Laynie Browne's Rebecca Letters Dec 2015

Book Review: Killarney Clary's By Common Salt And Laynie Browne's Rebecca Letters

Elizabeth Willis

No abstract provided.


Kenneth Koch's Hotel Lambosa; Jessica Treat's A Robber In The House; Nin Andrews's The Book Of Orgasms Dec 2015

Kenneth Koch's Hotel Lambosa; Jessica Treat's A Robber In The House; Nin Andrews's The Book Of Orgasms

Elizabeth Willis

No abstract provided.


Killarney Clary's Who Whispered Near Me And Edward Barrett's Common Preludes Dec 2015

Killarney Clary's Who Whispered Near Me And Edward Barrett's Common Preludes

Elizabeth Willis

No abstract provided.


Rosemarie Waldrop’S Lawn Of Excluded Middle Dec 2015

Rosemarie Waldrop’S Lawn Of Excluded Middle

Elizabeth Willis

No abstract provided.


To Live Like Fighting Cocks: 'Fight Club' And The Ethics Of Masculinity, Andrew Slade Nov 2015

To Live Like Fighting Cocks: 'Fight Club' And The Ethics Of Masculinity, Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

David Fincher's 1999 adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel Fight Club has prompted many academics to write about this film and has captivated many of their students. As Warren Rosenberg, chair of English at the all-male Wabash College has said, "This seems to be a movie that they all adore so we'll see if we can deconstruct it, and hopefully get them to like it less" (Students, A10). While we may take this flippant comment from a 2001 story in The Chronicle of Higher Education as just that and dismiss it as quickly as it passes, Rosenberg's ...


Remake As Erasure In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Andrew Slade Nov 2015

Remake As Erasure In 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) was remade as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003) by Marcus Nispel. The remake erases the progressive critique of gender and family life in the United States that Hooper’s film screened and replaces that critique with a reactionary vision of sex, gender and family in the United States of the early twenty-first century.


Wglt Poetry Radio, James Plath Nov 2015

Wglt Poetry Radio, James Plath

James Plath

Professor James Plath reads his poem, The Tonic, for WGLT''s Poetry Radio.


On Mutilation: The Sublime Body Of Chuck Palahniuk's Fiction, Andrew Slade Oct 2015

On Mutilation: The Sublime Body Of Chuck Palahniuk's Fiction, Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Much of Chuck Palahniuk's writing centers on the mutilation of bodies. Bodies are broken from the outside. They are beaten unrecognizable and destroyed beyond recuperation. Bodies are transformed from one sex to another, one gender to another. In Palahniuk's writing, the human body is the site for the inscription of a search for modes of authentic living in a world where the difference between the fake and the genuine has ceased to function. Not just the rules that had regulated behavior and prospects for a good life, but the rules that determine desire, pleasure, gender identity, and family ...


Lyotard, Beckett, Duras, And The Postmodern Sublime, Andrew Slade Oct 2015

Lyotard, Beckett, Duras, And The Postmodern Sublime, Andrew Slade

Andrew R. Slade

Samuel Beckett's texts are populated with characters who have been so deprived of their humanity that humanity appears as essentially absent from his texts. The characters' presence in the diegesis is marked by unmistakable absences-absence of vision, of mobility, of sense, of name. Beckett's characters are often without: without hair, without teeth, without foreseeable future. The human character is at the limit of humanity and runs the risk of passing over into the grey zone of the inhuman. They lose track of their place, of their time, of their names. They frequently belong to no time and no ...


The Wind And The Door, Chard Deniord Sep 2015

The Wind And The Door, Chard Deniord

Chard deNiord

No abstract provided.


Field, Chard Deniord Sep 2015

Field, Chard Deniord

Chard deNiord

No abstract provided.


The Third Book – Harper Lee May Indeed Have Another Ace Up Her Sleeve, Lynda Hawryluk Jul 2015

The Third Book – Harper Lee May Indeed Have Another Ace Up Her Sleeve, Lynda Hawryluk

Dr Lynda Hawryluk

Anyone who thought Go Set a Watchman would solve the ‘delicious mystery’ of Harper Lee was dreaming.


A Long-Lost Friend Reborn: What We Can Expect From Go Set A Watchman, Lynda Hawryluk Jul 2015

A Long-Lost Friend Reborn: What We Can Expect From Go Set A Watchman, Lynda Hawryluk

Dr Lynda Hawryluk

What does the opening chapter of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman tell us about what’s to come?


Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg Jul 2015

Bridging The Distances: Women Writers Exploring The Nightmare Of Vietnam, Christina Triezenberg

Christina Triezenberg

This essay seeks to challenge the now-common practice of excluding Vietnam-era antiwar verse from contemporary literary anthologies by exploring the works produced by professional and amateur female poets who, in many cases, had witnessed the war firsthand and reflected on their experiences in verse that depicts the often harsh realities of this still-contested conflict. By exploring poetry written by women who served in a variety of capacities during the war, this essay underscores the repeated attempts made by women writers to bridge the distances between the home front and the battlefront and offers a compelling argument about the importance of ...


For All The Mias Of This World, Meredith Doench Jun 2015

For All The Mias Of This World, Meredith Doench

Meredith Doench

Over the past few years there has been a lot of attention given to the amount of women, or lack thereof, in the publishing world. Statistics provided by the 2013 Vida Count show that not only should those numbers be much stronger, but so should the representations of women and their variations of sexuality in published works. Roxane Gay writes in the introduction to her 2014 book, Bad Feminist: Essays, “Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter. When women are involved, they are the sidekicks, the ...


Forum Introduction: Writing The Global Family: International Perspectives On Disability Studies And Family Narratives, Janet Sauer, Philip Ferguson Jun 2015

Forum Introduction: Writing The Global Family: International Perspectives On Disability Studies And Family Narratives, Janet Sauer, Philip Ferguson

Philip M. Ferguson

"We live in the Golden Age of the memoir. Everyone has a story to tell, and a growing number are finding their way to publication. The disability memoir has certainly been a part of this growth. It is refreshing to note how many of these recent narrative accounts of living with a disability have been written from what might be broadly termed a "disability studies perspective" taking on a more critical, socio-cultural orientation than the traditional 'inspiration in the face of personal tragedy' motif."


Notes On Narrative, Bryan Furuness May 2015

Notes On Narrative, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

"What happened is an anecdote. What someone felt about what happened is a story."


Winesburg, Indiana: Fork River Anthology, Michael Martone, Bryan Furuness May 2015

Winesburg, Indiana: Fork River Anthology, Michael Martone, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life’s mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria. Winesburg, Indiana, is a town full of stories of plans made and destroyed, of births and unexpected deaths, of remembered pasts and unexplored presents told to the reader by as interesting a cast of characters as one is likely to ...


Second Coming, Bryan Furuness May 2015

Second Coming, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

Brian Furuness' contribution to the Fall 2014 volume of Fourteen Hills.


The Lost Episodes Of Revie Bryson, Bryan Furuness May 2015

The Lost Episodes Of Revie Bryson, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

Revie Bryson, a precocious and dreamy kid from Paris, Indiana, has decided he's the second coming of Christ. His mother, an inventive storyteller, likes to tell him made-up Bible stories which she claims are "lost episodes" from the King James version. When Revie's mother suffers a crisis of identity and leaves home to pursue her dreams of stardom in Hollywood, Revie must learn to sacrifice and forgive in order to be born again.


Advice Advice, Bryan Furuness May 2015

Advice Advice, Bryan Furuness

Bryan M. Furuness

Bryan Furuness on why you should ignore writing advice.


Which One Was Truly Radical, Justin Wadland May 2015

Which One Was Truly Radical, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A review of David Gessner's All the Wild that Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West


Rebellion In The Metropolis: George Gissing's New Woman Musician, Laura Vorachek Jan 2015

Rebellion In The Metropolis: George Gissing's New Woman Musician, Laura Vorachek

Laura Vorachek

In his depiction of Alma Frothingham, the female protagonist of The Whirlpool, George Gissing intersects two cultural debates of the fin de siècle: the New Woman and female musical genius. Setting his novel against the backdrop of the specular economy of late-nineteenth-century London, Gissing’s engagement with these debates sheds light on the vexed question of his feminism. His New Woman’s increased autonomy and sexual freedom is evident in her pursuit of a professional music career. Alma believes she has control over her own sexuality and the sexual response her performances elicit in others. However, she does not recognize ...


A True Son Of Anarchy, Justin Wadland Dec 2014

A True Son Of Anarchy, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

"As he walked the sodden planks of the Municipal Dock, his eyes wandered from overcoats to leather shoes, across roped bollards to steam rising off the mills. He sighed a lungful of cigarette smoke. Tacoma’s dreary, wet weather could not compare to the glorious blue skies of Los Angeles. Drizzle saturated everything here, but in California the wind rustling the palms reminded a man of the nearby ocean, even when the views were framed by hotel and automobile windows, or caught in the short walks to and from a courthouse. It felt good to be alone, though, not shadowed ...


Deconstructing Donny; Or, The Rhetoric Of Nonsense, Mark Axelrod Dec 2014

Deconstructing Donny; Or, The Rhetoric Of Nonsense, Mark Axelrod

Mark R Axelrod

Deconstructing Donald Trump's Discourse


Double Consciousness, Scott Abbott Nov 2014

Double Consciousness, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

David Albahari's two books newly available in English translations (Yale UP and Dalkey Archive) both portray emigrants from the former Yugoslavia in terms of identity flux, a condition that might be called "double consciousness."


A Wilderness Guide To Grief: An Interview With Gary Ferguson, Justin Wadland Nov 2014

A Wilderness Guide To Grief: An Interview With Gary Ferguson, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A conversation with Gary Ferguson about his book The Carry Home.


Trying Home Book Talk: University Bookstore Reading, Justin Wadland Oct 2014

Trying Home Book Talk: University Bookstore Reading, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A recording of a book talk given at the University Bookstore on October 10, 2014. Video produced by TalkingStickTV.


When (Writing) In Rome…, Peter Bognanni Sep 2014

When (Writing) In Rome…, Peter Bognanni

Peter M. Bognanni

No abstract provided.