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The Carnival King, Ian Kilroy Sep 2002

The Carnival King, Ian Kilroy

Books/Book Chapters

A play in two acts. A macabre farce about murder and the search for justice during carnival time.


Waiting For Mary Jane: A Collection Of Modern Appalachian Short Stories In The Joycean Tradition., Lorie Ann Wright Aug 2002

Waiting For Mary Jane: A Collection Of Modern Appalachian Short Stories In The Joycean Tradition., Lorie Ann Wright

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis consists of a collection of short stories stylistically reminiscent of the works of James Joyce yet with an Appalachian and feminist voice. Waiting for Mary Jane should appeal to readers interested in experimental styles as well as feminist and Appalachian literature. The protagonist of the collection is Mary Jane, a female from present day East Tennessee. The reader experiences her life from age three to thirty. The introduction to the collection explores the link between James Joyce, Appalachia, Feminist writing, and the short stories. Structurally and thematically the collection reflects the works of James Joyce by using the ...


Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life By Bruce King (Book Review), Daryl Cumber Dance Jul 2002

Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life By Bruce King (Book Review), Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

In Another Life Derek Walcott wrote, "I had entered the house of literature as a houseboy"; Jamaican poet Mervyn Morris signified on this image in his The Pond when he declared, "And these are my rooms now." The journey that Walcott makes from "houseboy" to master/ruler/owner of the house of literature (the Nobel Laureate is frequently acclaimed the greatest poet writing in the English language) is painstakingly detailed in Bruce King's tome Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life.


Passage From Nong Gua, Praichon Intanujit Jul 2002

Passage From Nong Gua, Praichon Intanujit

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

I was a sophomore from a small village when Pira Sudham, the author of Monsoon Country and People of Esarn, came to speak at my university about poverty and the forgotten beauty of his people, my people, the poor people of Esarn, the Northeastern region of Thailand. Listening to his sad yet courageous stories, I was reminded over again that I, too, had stories to tell, though it would be some years before I finally sat down to puzzle them out. The result is a memoir of my childhood years in rural Surin, where the mother tongue is Khmer, where ...


Life In Water, Peter Carey Jul 2002

Life In Water, Peter Carey

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

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Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University Apr 2002

Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University

Student Creative Writing

No abstract provided.


Et Cetera, Marshall University Apr 2002

Et Cetera, Marshall University

Et Cetera

Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.

Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.


Volume 34 (2002), Abigail Wolford, C. V. Davis Jan 2002

Volume 34 (2002), Abigail Wolford, C. V. Davis

The Broad River Review

The 2002 edition of The Broad River Review was edited by Abigale Wolford and C. V. Davis. The publication contains fiction; non-fiction; poetry; art; and photography by student; regional; and national writers and artists. The winner of the J. Calvin Koontz poetry award, given annually for a portfolio of poetry to a senior English major, is Sarah Thomas with Ron Rash serving as the contest judge. The cover design, "The Broad River in Blue," was photographed by Natalie Brown. Student writing award winners include: Christi Hallis; Tara Hostetler; and Abigale Wolford. The Broad River Review Editor's Prizes in Fiction ...


Kirby Goes Hunting, S. Ray Granade Jan 2002

Kirby Goes Hunting, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

You see, I have this friend. Arliss is really nice, and used to be a good ole boy. We grew up together, went to school together, and fished every dab of water and hunted every patch of woods around. We fished for anything that would strike a hook and hunted whatever was in season. We were inseparable.


Kirby And The Camera, S. Ray Granade Jan 2002

Kirby And The Camera, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

Kirby had watched the ritual many times, but repetition had done nothing to enlighten him. His mistress would get out a small black-and-silver object. Then She would chase members of his pack, or force them to sit still in particular places or perform peculiar tricks while she held the object to her face.


Back Matter Jan 2002

Back Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Jaepl, Vol. 8, Winter 2002-2003, Katie S. Fleckenstein, Linda T. Calendrillo Jan 2002

Jaepl, Vol. 8, Winter 2002-2003, Katie S. Fleckenstein, Linda T. Calendrillo

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Essays

Charles Suhor. James Moffett's Lit Crit and Holy Writ. In one of Moffett's final presentations, he traced parallels between literary criticism and the study of scripture from various traditions. He explained the development of his Points of View spectrum as a response to his high school teaching experiences and presented an updated version of the spectrum.

Gina Briefs-Elgin. Something to Have at Heart: Another Look at Memorization. After tracing the history of learning by heart, this essay explores its advantages and suggest that we restore this time-honored practice which can enrich our students' relationships with words and ...


Successful Blunders: Reflection, Deflection, Teaching, Devan Cook Jan 2002

Successful Blunders: Reflection, Deflection, Teaching, Devan Cook

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Often we expect students' experience with assignments to reflect our own or those of previous students, but we may blunder when we base our teaching on past successes. By deflecting such assignments and constructing unexpected identities, students and instructors alike learn and teach.


The Landscape Listens— Hearing The Voice Of The Soul, Robbie Clifton Pinter Jan 2002

The Landscape Listens— Hearing The Voice Of The Soul, Robbie Clifton Pinter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

This essay offers a view of Mary Rose O'Reilley's "radical listening," applying it to the classroom as a way for teachers and students to "learn to their lives."


Journeys: A Critical Analysis Of The Diary Of Sarah L. Wadley, Regina C. Davis Jan 2002

Journeys: A Critical Analysis Of The Diary Of Sarah L. Wadley, Regina C. Davis

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

As a young woman living in Louisiana during the Civil War, Sarah Lois Wadley documented in her diary the fractured, conflicted perspective that was her experience as a woman living in the war ravaged South. Her writing is evidence of the confusion she felt as a result of the discrepancy between the expectations of Southern patriarchal society and her own needs as a woman. Wadley’s diary is a complex text similar to a novel in that it relates events through a construct that reflects her response to her reader’s/society’s expectations. From a deconstructionist perspective, the power ...


Dancing With The Bag Lady, Mora Lee Finnerty Jan 2002

Dancing With The Bag Lady, Mora Lee Finnerty

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Predominantly explores the author's decade-long struggle with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, from pre-onset to present day. Other universal themes include dysfunctional family life, discrimination, materialism, adolescence, alcohol and drug abuse, music, religion, academia, married life, hypochondria, disease, and death.


What Beautiful, Barrett Emerson Randall Jan 2002

What Beautiful, Barrett Emerson Randall

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2002

Front Matter

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Editors' Message

In his essay Two Kinds of Thinking Carl Jung describes direct and indirect thinking. Associated with language, direct thinking’s premier ability is parsing and defining reality so that we might work on that reality and act in the world. Associated with imagery, dreaming, and story telling, indirect thinking taps the realm of mythos where we dwell in fantasies and paradoxes. Indirect thinking is neither a contradiction nor denial of rationality. Rather, it is thinking that operates by a different logic, one capable of offering different insights, different versions of possible realities.

Jung’s two kinds of thinking ...


The Rhetoric Of Recovery: Can Twelve Step Programs Inform The Teaching Of Writing?, Christopher C. Weaver Jan 2002

The Rhetoric Of Recovery: Can Twelve Step Programs Inform The Teaching Of Writing?, Christopher C. Weaver

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The article examines the spiritual dimensions of recovery programs and explores some of the ways the rhetoric of these programs as well as the structure of twelve step meetings may illuminate the nature of composition classes and particularly of peer writing groups.


Stories Of Re-Reading: Inviting Students To Reflect On Their Emotional Responses To Fiction, Brenda Daly Jan 2002

Stories Of Re-Reading: Inviting Students To Reflect On Their Emotional Responses To Fiction, Brenda Daly

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

Although most literature courses teach students to focus on textual analysis, this essay argues that students should be given opportunities for exploring their emotional responses to the text.


James Moffett’S Lit Crit And Holy Writ, Charles Suhor Jan 2002

James Moffett’S Lit Crit And Holy Writ, Charles Suhor

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

In one of Moffett's final presentations, he traced parallels between literary criticism and the study of scripture from various traditions. He explained the development of his Points of View spectrum as a response to his high school teaching experiences and presented an updated version of the spectrum.


Something To Have At Heart: Another Look At Memorization, Gina Briefs-Elgin Jan 2002

Something To Have At Heart: Another Look At Memorization, Gina Briefs-Elgin

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

After tracing the history of learning by heart, this essay explores its advantages and suggest that we restore this time-honored practice which can enrich our students' relationships with words and books and empower their personal lives.


The Accidental Curriculum, Terrance Riley Jan 2002

The Accidental Curriculum, Terrance Riley

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

True learning—learning which results in some permanent cognitive change—is far too unpredictable to be controlled by format curricular designs. The formal curriculum of English studies is valuable largely as a stage setting for educational accidents.


Connecting, Helen Walker, Lisa Ruddick, Kathleen Mccolley Foster, Chauna Craig, Steven Vanderstaay, Meg Peterson, Linda K. Parkyn Jan 2002

Connecting, Helen Walker, Lisa Ruddick, Kathleen Mccolley Foster, Chauna Craig, Steven Vanderstaay, Meg Peterson, Linda K. Parkyn

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Reviews, Nathaniel Teich, Hepzibah Roskelly, Emily Nye, Dennis Young Jan 2002

Reviews, Nathaniel Teich, Hepzibah Roskelly, Emily Nye, Dennis Young

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

No abstract provided.


Boys Dancing With Men: Fiction, James Paul Austin Jan 2002

Boys Dancing With Men: Fiction, James Paul Austin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of fiction-five short stories and a novella-that tell stories about boys as young as twelve and about grown men as old as late middle-age. The stories' settings range from Pennsylvania to Ohio to rural Utah, and even to places entirely imagined and unnamed, but each main character experiences a sequence of events that alters the trajectory of his life permanently. This can take the form of the classic "epiphany" story, or the total opposite, which some contemporary writers call "depiphanies." In any event, this is the common link between these main characters and the worlds they ...


Speak Of Me, Lauren K. Alleyne Jan 2002

Speak Of Me, Lauren K. Alleyne

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

John Biguenet once said that "language is a contract between a group of people on what to keep silent about." The implication then, is that language as well as culture - which can be defined as an agreement between a group of people about the way in which they live - are inextricably related; that the issues to which one gives voice, the labels, stereotypes, and vocal behaviors are related to the culture in which one exists. In moving - whether it is from one city to another, or from one country to another - one comes to a pre-determined set of terms to ...


Unraveling, Anna Elaine Ossanna Jan 2002

Unraveling, Anna Elaine Ossanna

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This novella is the story of Aino Saarinen and her husband Len, two talented people living in a Finnish-American community that values humility and self-deprecation. While Aino struggles to hide her artistic talent, her husband, who rejects the community's standard, devotes all his energy to winning cross country ski races. When Len's obsession with competition leads to an accident that robs him of his ability to ski, both Aino and Len are forced to change their relationship with themselves, with each other, and with the community in which they live. The style and content of this novella draw ...


Cycles Of Love And Confusion, Ryan K. Rodriguez Jan 2002

Cycles Of Love And Confusion, Ryan K. Rodriguez

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This is a collection of Fiction and Narrative Poetry. It contains three chapters from a novel, two short stories, and three narrative poems. Themes include disconnection and naivete related to the current mainstream historical period. Realism and satire walk hand in hand.


Sexlight, Erika Marie Mueller Jan 2002

Sexlight, Erika Marie Mueller

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

I began writing this collection of poetry one summer, after planting a wild patch of herbs, vegetables, and flowers. It was a summer full of moths; they clung to window screens, danced past my face, flew among grasses and trees. In my worry that they represented something ominous, I began researching moths and (re)discovered poetry. What I learned has now become the shape of this manuscript. The poems in the first section explore how in girlhood we believe in so many myths, view them as real and living truths that breathe. There is the myth of love providing warmth ...