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2012

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Potluck, Robert J. Zajkowski Dec 2012

Potluck, Robert J. Zajkowski

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


From Amber To Darkness, Courtney J. Spencer, Courtney Spencer Dec 2012

From Amber To Darkness, Courtney J. Spencer, Courtney Spencer

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


The Lottery Of Miracles, Amelia A. Cook Dec 2012

The Lottery Of Miracles, Amelia A. Cook

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Beneath Cuoi's Tree, Zachary J. George Sir Dec 2012

Beneath Cuoi's Tree, Zachary J. George Sir

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


When Bird And Fish Fall In Love, Matthew C. Mackey Dec 2012

When Bird And Fish Fall In Love, Matthew C. Mackey

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

A work of poetry that offers a new method of poetics. By examining translation as a means of understanding relationships, this work offers a nuanced manner for the writing and experience of poetry. When Bird and Fish Fall in Love is a close examination of language, relationships, translation, and the intimacy of conflation.


Little Town Blues, Jeannette Brown Dec 2012

Little Town Blues, Jeannette Brown

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

"Little Town Blues" is a novel about a woman burdened by a childhood accident and surviver's guilt. She sneaks into a vacation house on Friday nights to read a novel. Bored with her marriage and her work as a hairdresser, her behavior becomes increasingly riskier.


Rendezvous: Stories And A Novella, Heath Fisher Dec 2012

Rendezvous: Stories And A Novella, Heath Fisher

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

People are often a product of their environment, and each of the characters in this collection is an example of that shaping effect. These stories take you to the southern plains–land of red dirt, Bluestem, and prairie wind. Themes like hope, loss, and the exploration of frontier appear throughout the collection. In each story the setting becomes a character, forcing us to recognize the importance of place in our lives.


Any Bodies' Protest Novel: Challenging The Politics Of Canon Formation In The Works Of Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, And James Baldwin, Anthony M. Casciano Dec 2012

Any Bodies' Protest Novel: Challenging The Politics Of Canon Formation In The Works Of Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, And James Baldwin, Anthony M. Casciano

English Master’s Theses

James Baldwin, Nella Larsen, and Zora Neale Hurston are three authors who are very often read alongside one another in classrooms, book groups, and history. This grouping is often based on a system of seemingly arbitrary but identity-based categorical structures . Facets of the author' s assigned social categories (African i\merican, woman, queer) are read within a greater historical context to create stability, meaning, continuity, and mass-identification where it may or may not actually exist. However, a thorough examination of the aesthetic commonalities and connections between each of these authors ' most wel l known works reveal s not an engagement ...


Nation Nine, Madeleine Bryant Dec 2012

Nation Nine, Madeleine Bryant

Senior Honors Theses

This senior honors thesis is an excerpt from a young adult science fiction novel. The story revolves around a group of nine survivors in a post-apocalyptic Earth, as they struggle to cope with the dangers of a corrupt government, radiation poisoning, unknown viruses, and a species of ever-evolving monsters known as “lamia.” Themes explored within the story include personal identity, tyranny and freewill. The story is prefaced with the author’s own thoughts on fiction’s purpose for both authors and readers.


Witch Hazel Advent, The Story Of An Ozark Poet, Sarah Moore Chyrchel Dec 2012

Witch Hazel Advent, The Story Of An Ozark Poet, Sarah Moore Chyrchel

Theses and Dissertations

The goal of this Master's thesis project was to document the life of my maternal step-grandfather, John Ross Rule, in a visually compelling manner. Using equipment provided by the Lemke Department of Journalism at the University of Arkansas, I shot and edited a half hour long documentary film comprised of interviews and footage of John at his home near Winslow, Arkansas. John is a talented poet, and segments of his poetry are woven throughout the film.

The inspiration for this project is deeply rooted in place: the remote farmstead in the Boston Mountains of northwestern Arkansas that my grandparents ...


Quarry Light And Other Stories, Claudia Lois Smith Dec 2012

Quarry Light And Other Stories, Claudia Lois Smith

Dissertations

Quarry Light and Other Stories is a collection of short stories and one novella articulating themes of violence, trauma, and sexuality. The stories in Quarry Light and Other Stories are arranged according the theme, movement, and tonality. Although they can stand alone, the stories are meant to be read interdependently. The collection is accompanied by a critical introduction.


Nobody's Boy, Linda Maria Mobley Dec 2012

Nobody's Boy, Linda Maria Mobley

Dissertations

"Village literature," literature that is written for and about the tribe, or community, has been a long standing tradition among African American writers such as Toni Morrison. These stories follow that tradition in that they are largely reflective of the African American Experience particularly South Alabama during the sixties. The decade that was marked by such violence and bloodshed is reflected here through the stories of a family experiencing it firsthand, yet who are not fully aware that they are living in a historically significant period of history. It is only through the retrospective lens of a child in that ...


Some Comfort To The Order Of Things: A Journey Through The Terrain Of Silence, Grief, And Nature, Laura Derr Nov 2012

Some Comfort To The Order Of Things: A Journey Through The Terrain Of Silence, Grief, And Nature, Laura Derr

Honors Program Theses

My Honors Thesis engages my personal narrative surrounding the death of my father, who passed away of lymphoma in October, 2010, with Terry Tempest Williams’ autobiographical memoir, Refuge, exploring the paradox between our modern medical system and the natural order of life and death. Williams' memoir presents a close relationship with the natural world as an avenue through which it is possible to face grief and loss in a more healthy, calm and even spiritual way-- a way that is not traditionally presented in our highly medicalized society and was starkly absent from my father’s final days, despite his ...


Writing Portfolio, Stephanie Sidney Oct 2012

Writing Portfolio, Stephanie Sidney

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

A collection of essays.


Necroburbia, Sebastian Gregory Oct 2012

Necroburbia, Sebastian Gregory

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

The first 150 pages of novel set in an imaginary Houston suburb. It tells the story of two families connected by a murder that happened twenty-five years ago.


Kayleigh's Australian Adventure: A Story For Children, Diane A. Wetmore Aug 2012

Kayleigh's Australian Adventure: A Story For Children, Diane A. Wetmore

Honors Theses

This is a children's book for upper elementary students (3rd/4th grade) as an introduction to Australian culture


Nowhereland, Matthew Bains Aug 2012

Nowhereland, Matthew Bains

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

N/A


To Ride On, Coleen R. Muir Aug 2012

To Ride On, Coleen R. Muir

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of creative nonfiction essays.


Best Laid Plans And Other Betrayals, Kimberly Clouse Aug 2012

Best Laid Plans And Other Betrayals, Kimberly Clouse

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Ballers, Oscar K. Gorney Aug 2012

Ballers, Oscar K. Gorney

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Not You/Like You, With You: Toward A Praxis Of Love, Learning, And Liberation In Teaching Efl Writing — On Zombies, De-Colonial Feminisms, And Freire In Efl Contact Zones, Jessmaya Morales Aug 2012

Not You/Like You, With You: Toward A Praxis Of Love, Learning, And Liberation In Teaching Efl Writing — On Zombies, De-Colonial Feminisms, And Freire In Efl Contact Zones, Jessmaya Morales

MA TESOL Collection

This paper explores EFL writing as a critical contact zone in which identity and subjectivity are found, denied, contested, de/constructed and occupied. The author opens with an account of a dream, utilized as a metaphor to examine EFL learning through the analytical lens of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The paper’s first section is a self-reflexive discussion of Freire’s pedagogy and why his unambiguous analyses of power, subjectivity, and the “banking system of education” are vital to the field of ELT. In the second section, the author discusses subjectivity, identity, and intersectionality as rooted in ...


Wobble, Said The Hedgehog, Mary Elder Aug 2012

Wobble, Said The Hedgehog, Mary Elder

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

My thesis is called "Wobble, Said the Hedgehog." However, there are also things in it that are neither hedgehogs nor wobbly. These include, but are not limited to, the body, kingship, Catholicism, cats, mice, betrayal between friends, jam, alcohol, badgers, love and the military. There is less actual discussion of sex than one might expect. For the purposes of describing my project as an assembled whole, however, this prospectus will attempt to transcend "badgers" as a summary. (This is not to say that "badgers" isn't a useful signifier. It should be referred to almost as often as "Catholicism.")

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All Aboard The Succulent Wave, Oscar William Oswald Aug 2012

All Aboard The Succulent Wave, Oscar William Oswald

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

All Aboard the Succulent Wave is a collection of poems written over the past three years. It is the product of major shifts in my faith and trust in language. The manuscript is divided into three parts: "The Staccato Monsoon," "Today / / / A Poetics," and "Elliptics." Each of these sections concerns a particular theme about my language, my god, and my soul.

I wrote many poems that used language to find god. In these poems, those designated by "/ / / A Poetics," I write about what is holy to me in the moment and about how the instantaneous sense of my spirit propels ...


Ghosts Among The Kudzu, Melissa Davis Jul 2012

Ghosts Among The Kudzu, Melissa Davis

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

A website aimed at young adults (ages 14-20) that explores ghosts and legends in and around North Georgia.


Oral History Heirlooms: Vitality And Substance In Learning, Arlene Abate Carpenter Jun 2012

Oral History Heirlooms: Vitality And Substance In Learning, Arlene Abate Carpenter

Theses and Dissertations

The major problem confronting educators is incorporating a simple, profitable, stimulating, and integrated learning technique in the classroom that motivates students, internalizes lessons, and produces active, enriched learners. This thesis demonstrates that the oral history genre is the viable solution. Nine planned project stages guide educators in establishing a new dimension of knowledge for students where interviews and research combine living memories with documented resources to create and preserve personalized history. The author obtained information through personal interviews with family members from the descendents of Vito Antonio Mevoli, Filomena (Onorato) Mevoli, Dominick Abate, and Catherine (Lorusso) Abate and researched data ...


Hurlement: Une Traduction Du Poeme « Howl», Emilie Arseneault Jun 2012

Hurlement: Une Traduction Du Poeme « Howl», Emilie Arseneault

Honors Theses

I imagine that many people might wonder what a translation of the poem "Howl" of the famous American poet Allen Ginsberg. For me, the reason is obvious. A French translation of this poem is could contribute to the wealth of French literature, certainly. But my main goal is to recognize one of the great artists who has influenced multiple movements and at least three generations of American. The French will thus have access to this poem and this artist, influenced by French literary and philosophical movements that have even created an epidemic in the English language. The French surrealist movement ...


'Moebius': Groundwork For Promotion & Visibility, Kanika Laroia Jun 2012

'Moebius': Groundwork For Promotion & Visibility, Kanika Laroia

Communication Studies

A record of the planning process for the transition of Moebius, the College of Liberal Arts literary journal, from a publication to an online website. Includes materials for future public relations and outreach efforts by the Moebius team.


American Cuerpos, Devan Schwartz May 2012

American Cuerpos, Devan Schwartz

Dissertations and Theses

On election night 2008, a child is conceived by two Barack Obama campaign staffers--Daniel from Seattle, Anza from Honduras. American Cuerpos is a novel about the body and the body politic, about what it means to give birth through the eyes of both mother and father.


What Was And When It Passes, Mark Petrie May 2012

What Was And When It Passes, Mark Petrie

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Yoshimura's Ghost: Essays On Rural Japan, Jen Cullerton Johnson May 2012

Yoshimura's Ghost: Essays On Rural Japan, Jen Cullerton Johnson

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

Yoshimura’s Ghost: Essays on Rural Japan is a collection of six essays exploring the cultural phenomena and daily life of rural Japan. The collection represents my experiences of living as an educator, wife, and mother living in a post 9/11 world. Although not chronological, the essays flow episodically and illustrate examples of the social and cultural concepts that struck me as elements of otherness. Some of the essays in this collection examine the parallels between the exclusion and isolation I felt in Japan as compared to other marginalized groups. Several of the essays describe the culture of Japanese ...