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Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1284. Student interview conducted by Mary Kate Brennan with renowned Appalachian poet Jim Wayne Miller. Brennan’s focus throughout the interview is on “the cultural sensitivity and awareness that permeates Miller’s poetry.” Miller also touches on what he considers to be the central themes of his work, the struggles and triumphs of communities within the Appalachian region, and pride in cultural heritage. The collection contains a detailed index, interview summary, transcription, index cards with questions, and a reel-to-reel audio tape of the interview.


Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 2, 2019), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Kelly Hancock Associate Editor, Cynthia Houston Associate Editor, Amanda Kennedy Associate Editor Apr 2019

Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 2, 2019), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Kelly Hancock Associate Editor, Cynthia Houston Associate Editor, Amanda Kennedy Associate Editor

CAVERNS

No abstract provided.


Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston Apr 2019

Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This is a collection of poetry and nonfiction using the Japanese poetic form of haibun (a back and forth between haiku and prose, both sections attempting to clarify and further each other while approaching the subject in entirely different manners) as a form of memoir instead. This collection is about my home that has not always felt like home and what it means to love and hate an Appalachian identity. It is also about my relationships, both with Appalachia and the world outside it and with the people who call it home and the people I have met when I ...


The Effects Of Social Media On College Students: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Emily Porter Apr 2019

The Effects Of Social Media On College Students: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Emily Porter

English 100 & 200 Conference

No abstract provided.


Fulkerson, Brenda (Fa 1272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Mar 2019

Fulkerson, Brenda (Fa 1272), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1272. Student folk studies project titled “[Rhymes, Legends, Beliefs and Proverbs of Ohio County],” which includes descriptions of local folk legends and beliefs in Ohio County, Kentucky. Descriptions may include title of the legend, date collected, and informant’s name and address. Note cards include rhyme, belief or proverb, date collected, and informant’s name.


Mindfulness Of Minnows, Will Hollis Jul 2018

Mindfulness Of Minnows, Will Hollis

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Literature is a deeply personal and interpersonal act from the author to the reader. In some way the author is attempting to capture their interpretation of space and time inside the vehicle of language. Through metaphor and enjambment, syntax and imagery, this thesis attempts to render the contemporary experience of the artist as he is grounded in location and interpretation. The lens used in inspecting the world is biological and philosophical, seeking and hiding from the truth.

Nature and science are used as linking languages in the collections of poems, seeking to be united with emotion based in the bedrock ...


Break Us Beautiful, Elizabeth Upshur Jul 2018

Break Us Beautiful, Elizabeth Upshur

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem addressed in this thesis is cultivating an answer to the question: what creates or comprises the sum total of my Blackness as a modern American woman living in our current political climate? I primarily use a read/call and response methodology, responding to both lived and hypothetical experiences that explore or demonstrate the ways that identity, race, gender, sexuality, regionality, religion, and the historical thumbprint intersect. The results are this collection of poems that is at times mythological, at times irreverent, both abstract and formal as it seeks to fit these pieces into a singular mosaic. The conclusion ...


Crucible, Evan A. Poole May 2018

Crucible, Evan A. Poole

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Tragedy On Drury Lane, Natalie B. Ngong May 2018

Tragedy On Drury Lane, Natalie B. Ngong

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Directed By M. Night Shyamalan, Noemi Leibman May 2018

Directed By M. Night Shyamalan, Noemi Leibman

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


An Environmentalist View Of Kentucky And Its Natural “Suitors” By Literary Analysis, Samuel C. Kessler May 2018

An Environmentalist View Of Kentucky And Its Natural “Suitors” By Literary Analysis, Samuel C. Kessler

Sierpinski’s Square

An Environmentalist view of Kentucky and its Natural “Suitors” by Literary Analysis

Abstract

In the book “Divine Right’s Trip”, by Gurney Norman, the author provides a more modern, psychedelic-age epic, where the traditional theme of homecoming, often witnessed in Greek epics like the Odyssey, makes a connection with environmentalism. One reason for the unique combination of these themes is the effect created by a specific appeal for environmental support accompanied with the return of the main character, Divine Right (D.R.), to his small hometown in Eastern Kentucky where coal mining remains the prevalent employer. Upon his homecoming to ...


Vacation Days - What I Did This Summer, Wren A. Jenkins May 2018

Vacation Days - What I Did This Summer, Wren A. Jenkins

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


To A Proposition Most Despised- A Response To Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Wren A. Jenkins May 2018

To A Proposition Most Despised- A Response To Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress", Wren A. Jenkins

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Rake The Springtime Across My Sheets, Ivy N. Irihamye May 2018

Rake The Springtime Across My Sheets, Ivy N. Irihamye

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


News From Nature, Ivy N. Irihamye May 2018

News From Nature, Ivy N. Irihamye

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


‘Us’, Ivy N. Irihamye May 2018

‘Us’, Ivy N. Irihamye

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Unfound, Samuel C. Kessler May 2018

Unfound, Samuel C. Kessler

Sierpinski’s Square

"Look on past the horizon and there; rest your eyes then. But alas, this place you cannot see, but you feel it from your core, tis what you seek, surely there; indeed, yes, that is where it rests; but "it" is not, and "where" is never near nor far, for you forget in onlook as you seek, the thing that lies beneath Your feet A dwelling place Of peace unfound."


Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 1, 2018), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Peggy Otto, Associate Editor, Amy Jo Gibson, Associate Editor, Kerry Hancock, Associate Editor, Dr. Erin Margarella, Associate Editor, James Margarella, Associate Editor, Laura S. Crafton, Associate Editor Apr 2018

Caverns: Kentucky Middle School Poetry (Volume 1, 2018), Roxanne M. Spencer Editor, Peggy Otto, Associate Editor, Amy Jo Gibson, Associate Editor, Kerry Hancock, Associate Editor, Dr. Erin Margarella, Associate Editor, James Margarella, Associate Editor, Laura S. Crafton, Associate Editor

CAVERNS

The editors of CAVERNS: Kentucky Middle School Poetry, volume 1, 2018, are extremely grateful to the talented students, dedicated teachers, and proud parents who made this first volume possible. Poems were solicited from classroom teachers during National Poetry Month, April 2017. The poems were selected for publication after extensive editorial board review, using a rubric adapted from Christine Lewy (2001). Only poems with signed parental/guardian permission letters were published. Students or parents decided whether to publish the poet’s full name or first name and last initial only. The poems were divided roughly into sections by topic: start-and-stop poems ...


Ua94/6/2/15 Athletes, Beggars & Rock Stars (Or) Forget About The Olympics Tony, Ross Munro Jan 2018

Ua94/6/2/15 Athletes, Beggars & Rock Stars (Or) Forget About The Olympics Tony, Ross Munro

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Reminiscences of former WKU track athlete Ross Munro regarding the exploits of Swag Hartel, Nick Rose, Chris Ridler, Tony Staynings and other members of the 1973 track team.


Ua94/6/2/15 Incident At Hangman Valley, Ross Munro Jan 2018

Ua94/6/2/15 Incident At Hangman Valley, Ross Munro

Student/Alumni Personal Papers

Reminiscences of former WKU track athlete Ross Munro regarding the 1973 National Collegiate Cross Country Championship held in Spokane, Washington.


My Blood You Shed: A Gay Man’S Libation, Carder Venable Jan 2018

My Blood You Shed: A Gay Man’S Libation, Carder Venable

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

Jim Wayne Miller Poetry Contest finalist


Portrait Of A Shingle, Delaney Holt Jan 2018

Portrait Of A Shingle, Delaney Holt

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


You Don't Talk About It, Brittany Lee Cheak Oct 2017

You Don't Talk About It, Brittany Lee Cheak

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

I am a poet. As an undergraduate, I explored the other genres of writing—I wrote short stories, attempted a novel-length piece, and crafted essays. While I found plays interesting, I could not write one satisfactorily. But poetry fit like an extension of myself. I could fuse my voice and my ideas in stanzas and images, and I found myself weighing words and sounds as I constructed the lines. It was only natural that I pursue mastery in poetry when I returned for my Masters of Fine Arts.

The material presented in this document is the culmination of two years ...


It’S Cloudy Today, Natalie B. Ngong Aug 2017

It’S Cloudy Today, Natalie B. Ngong

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


Drawn To What Ails, And Thus Ignited, Wren A. Jenkins Aug 2017

Drawn To What Ails, And Thus Ignited, Wren A. Jenkins

Sierpinski’s Square

No abstract provided.


An Arithmetic Expedition, Aaron T. Kirtland Aug 2017

An Arithmetic Expedition, Aaron T. Kirtland

Sierpinski’s Square

An arithmetic expedition through a student's life as he encounters new fields and finds their logic within himself. As he moves from Calculus to Linear Algebra to Numerical Analysis, he finds new realizations and thoughts for the future. Can binary mathematics fully express sociality and nature?


Otherwise Sinking, Lena Ziegler Jul 2017

Otherwise Sinking, Lena Ziegler

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This is a book-length work of prose including fiction, creative non-fiction, with small amounts of prose poetry all focusing on the exploration of female sexuality, gender roles, relationships among men and women, and mothers and daughters. The aim of the individual pieces in this collection is to enter the cultural conversation of these issues by presenting a hybrid of genres that beg for an understanding of truth vs. fiction, and the fine line between those things when dealing with matters of the body and mind.


Composing Focus: Shaping Temporal, Social, Media, Social Media, And Attentional Environments, Jane Fife Apr 2017

Composing Focus: Shaping Temporal, Social, Media, Social Media, And Attentional Environments, Jane Fife

English Faculty Publications

Writers must learn to control factors that influence the ability to focus, especially in what some call a culture of distraction. In our efforts to promote metacognition and flexible writing processes, writing teachers need to engage students in study and discussion of factors in our temporal, social, media, social media, and attentional environments that influence focus while composing. This article examines these facets of our contemporary scenes of writing by reviewing recent research in composition studies and psychology about writing and attention, discussing the results of a survey of undergraduate writers’ composing practices, and sharing insights from assignments that help ...


Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman Mar 2017

Letters To Mei Lanfang, Alexandra Dare Norman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

As a male actor of female Dan characters, Mei Lanfang (1894-1961) is known throughout the world as the most representative performer of Chinese opera – particularly for his performance of Concubine Yu in the Peking opera Farewell My Concubine. A feminist analysis of his work in this opera reveals a series of assumptions about the definition of “Woman” in both theatre and life. This project is solo performance piece formatted in a series of open letters to Mei Lanfang, interspersed with personal stories investigating what it truly means to be a Woman – as an actor, a Christian, a feminist, a traveler ...


Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University Jan 2017

Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University

Zephyrus

The fine arts magazine of Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green.