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One Hundred Books: A Journey Through A Century Of John Newbery Award Books, Tyler Sassaman Jan 2019

One Hundred Books: A Journey Through A Century Of John Newbery Award Books, Tyler Sassaman

Graduate Thesis Collection

"On a quest to read all of the existing Newbery award-winning books (est. 1921), a reading specialist examines the history of the books and the award itself. Considered the “most distinguished contribution to children’s literature,” the John Newbery gold medal, awarded by the American Library Association, is a high-water mark for upper elementary-aged children across the United States. The author’s two decades of teaching experience provide the analytical perspective and memoir-style investigation. Interviews with a book buyer for the Scholastic publisher, children’s librarians, former Newbery committee members, and a visit to the famed Kerlan Collection of Children ...


Useless, Seth Stone Jan 2019

Useless, Seth Stone

Graduate Thesis Collection

Useless is a short story collection about people who feel lost in the world and go searching for fulfillment. Six disconnected stories about six disconnected people. The collection deals with themes of loss, identity, loneliness and the exploration of niche subcultures.


Basement Heart, Samantha Constance Tkac Jan 2019

Basement Heart, Samantha Constance Tkac

Graduate Thesis Collection

Basement Heart is a collection of short stories with a goal of documenting the manifestations of rage and how it evolves throughout a woman’s life. In these stories, femininity is explored through the aesthetics of the grotesque. Female protagonists seek to inhabit new definitions of female sexuality that combat tired expectations made by society’s misogynistic and objectifying culture. Often, their feelings of unprovoked grief manifest themselves as pursuits of the flesh, which becomes the underlying heartbeat of each story; themes revolve around sex and obsession and explore what happens when sexual fantasies are realized and lived out in ...


Only One Went Through The Green Door, Rachel Sahaidachny Jan 2019

Only One Went Through The Green Door, Rachel Sahaidachny

Graduate Thesis Collection

Written in three parts, Only One Went through the Green Door, explores abandonment, homelessness, childhood, womanhood, and choices made or unmade that create the complicated and winding path of life. The poems use narrative and lyric to examine the effects of childhood trauma on the development of a persona, and its shadow. Emotional realities explored through natural landscapes, and at times through child-like language, create an unsettled speaker who quests for some final understanding that might lead to peace.


Dr. Mengelt, Marc Allan Jan 2018

Dr. Mengelt, Marc Allan

Graduate Thesis Collection

An obstetrician implants microchips in the babies he delivers so he can track their movements when they get older. The doctor is a white supremacist and determined to find evidence that supports his twisted vision of racial distinction. Eighteen years after his first implantations, two of the children he worked with commit a particularly brutal murder. The doctor turns them in anonymously and quickly becomes a kind of folk hero. But after a relentless New York Daily News reporter finds out how the murderers were identified, the doctor becomes a man on the run.


Listen To Me, Bryan M. Furuness Oct 2015

Listen To Me, Bryan M. Furuness

English

Nominated for Pushcart Prize


White Shadows: Perception And Imagination In Poetry, Madison Chartier Jan 2015

White Shadows: Perception And Imagination In Poetry, Madison Chartier

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Collection

In the spring of my sophomore year, I enrolled in the introductory course to writing poetry here at Butler University. I am not naturally a poet, but I have an appreciation for reading poetry and, at the time of the course, was curious to try my hand at the craft, despite having had little experience prior to the collegiate level. As may be expected, I ran into obstacles.

I enjoyed playing with language in experiments of sound and rhythm, but, despite the vast array of assonance, consonance, enjambment, and every other technique I employed, the poems I created throughout the ...


Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, 1800, Jason N. Goldsmith Jan 2015

Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, 1800, Jason N. Goldsmith

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Prelude:

IN the dense tracts of woodland that stretch south from Esthwaite Water, a young boy pauses amidst a copse of hazel. His chest heaves; his heart races. Brake, bramble, and thorn. Exhaustion and expectation gather in each breath, course through his body and deeper still into his soul. He eyes the trees, fingers the milk-white flowers that hang in clusters, and knows joy. His breathing slows. Leaves murmur in the breeze. His heart fills with kindness. Taking up the crook that lies in the long grass, he swings it wide. Petals fill the air, swirl around him like snow ...


The Art Of Prayer, Bryan M. Furuness Oct 2013

The Art Of Prayer, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Bryan Furuness' contribution to Hobart. Nominated for a Puschcart prize.


What’S The Point? Five Writers Offer Lifelines For Post-Mfa Despair, Bryan M. Furuness May 2013

What’S The Point? Five Writers Offer Lifelines For Post-Mfa Despair, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


Play From The Heart: Five Notes On Creativity, Bryan M. Furuness Mar 2013

Play From The Heart: Five Notes On Creativity, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


The First Time I Figured Out What My Novel Was About, Bryan M. Furuness Feb 2013

The First Time I Figured Out What My Novel Was About, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


On Deadlifting, Bryan M. Furuness Aug 2012

On Deadlifting, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

The first time I picked up four hundred pounds, I thought my eyeballs were going to explode.


Evolution, Bryan M. Furuness Jul 2012

Evolution, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


Re-Drawing The Borders Of Vision; Or, The Art Of Picturesque Travel, Jason N. Goldsmith Jan 2012

Re-Drawing The Borders Of Vision; Or, The Art Of Picturesque Travel, Jason N. Goldsmith

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Jason N. Golsmith's contribution to: Wordsworth Summer Conference, Richard. Gravil, and Wordsworth Conference Foundation. Grasmere, 2012: Selected Papers from the Wordsworth Summer Conference. Penrith, CA: HEB Humanities E-Books, 2012.


Must Be Nice, Bryan M. Furuness Oct 2010

Must Be Nice, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


The Wonder Of Geese, Bryan M. Furuness Sep 2010

The Wonder Of Geese, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


Tempus Fugitive, Bryan M. Furuness, Sarah Layden, Andrew Scott, Matthew Simmons Jan 2010

Tempus Fugitive, Bryan M. Furuness, Sarah Layden, Andrew Scott, Matthew Simmons

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract provided.


Adios, Ramon Gonzales, Bryan M. Furuness Jan 2010

Adios, Ramon Gonzales, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract provided.


Ten Words You May Want To Strike From Your Manuscript If Reading To Middle-Schoolers, Bryan M. Furuness Jan 2010

Ten Words You May Want To Strike From Your Manuscript If Reading To Middle-Schoolers, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract provided.


On Tubes, By Ted Stevens, Bryan M. Furuness Dec 2009

On Tubes, By Ted Stevens, Bryan M. Furuness

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

No abstract available


Three Romanian Postcards, Ania Spyra Jan 2007

Three Romanian Postcards, Ania Spyra

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

Whether in memory of some ancient fertility rites, or because of the International Women‟s Day on the eight of the month, March is considered women‟s month in Romania.


The Religious Imagery In Emily Dickinson's Love Poems, Constance B. Kirby Jan 1964

The Religious Imagery In Emily Dickinson's Love Poems, Constance B. Kirby

Graduate Thesis Collection

This paper will discuss to what extent Emily Dickinson's heritage, environment, and experience formed her attitudes on religion and love, and will explain how successful she was in translating her intense emotional experience of love into poetry by examining her use of religious imagery.


A Study Of Edwin Arlington Robinson With Special Attention To His Shorter Poems, Lucile Willowby Jan 1950

A Study Of Edwin Arlington Robinson With Special Attention To His Shorter Poems, Lucile Willowby

Graduate Thesis Collection

The purpose of the present study is to ascertain the principles of poetry to which Robinson adhers, to determine his position in relation to the imagists, and to discuss in some detail the technical qualities of his shorter poems.


Gerard Manley Hopkins: Sacramentalist And Incarnationist, Helen V. Barry Jan 1948

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Sacramentalist And Incarnationist, Helen V. Barry

Graduate Thesis Collection

It is the purpose of this dissertation to reveal Gerard Manley Hopkins as an incarnationist and sacramentalist, and to show how these doctrines manifested throughout his poetry affected the entire scope of his verse and completely colored his attitude toward life-- toward his own existence and that of his fellow man, and especially toward natural phenomena.


The Poet, Spenser, Frances M. Perry Jan 1894

The Poet, Spenser, Frances M. Perry

Manuscript Thesis Collection

No abstract provided.