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Bring An Axe And Your Wildest Dreams: Post-Apocalyptic Desires, Science Distrust, And The De(Con)Struction Of A Zombie Story, Samantha Jo Long Jan 2014

Bring An Axe And Your Wildest Dreams: Post-Apocalyptic Desires, Science Distrust, And The De(Con)Struction Of A Zombie Story, Samantha Jo Long

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Observing the current popularity of the zombie narrative in American culture, this thesis explores the questions “why zombie?” and “why now?” through a combination of research and the creation of an original zombie story. Moving beyond existing criticism which argues that the zombie transforms to fit each generation’s specific fears, I argue that zombie movies, novels, and video games from George A. Romero-onwards continually speak to a distrust of science and scientific progress while additionally romanticizing the post-apocalyptic landscape. Consequently, the zombie’s unprecedented mainstream popularity over the last fifteen years could be read as symptomatic of this distrust ...


Berenike, Posthumous, Gena Goodman Jan 2014

Berenike, Posthumous, Gena Goodman

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

A collection of connected short stories, Berenike, Posthumous tells fictionalized accounts of an actual, active archaeological site in Egypt. Through interlocking modern and ancient retellings of history and myth, the dangers and pitfalls of recording history are explored via the travails of the archaeologists and those non-archaeologists attached to this Red Sea locale.


Travel Sized: A Collection Of Essays, Wendi L. Kozma Jan 2014

Travel Sized: A Collection Of Essays, Wendi L. Kozma

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

Travel Sized: A Collection of Essays investigates the importance of memory and understanding the self in relation to one’s experiences with travel and food. It is the author’s contribution to the genre of creative nonfiction and explores themes of body, self-awareness and self-realization through events that shaped who she is, both personally and professionally. The collection houses eight essays—each focusing on space, the body, and exploration of memory to better understand one’s self. Subjects range from coming to terms with one’s size to appreciating one’s experiences both stateside and abroad. At the center of ...


The Judge’S Hold: A Struggle For Voice In Cormac Mccarthy’S Blood Meridian, Daniel R. Johnson Jan 2014

The Judge’S Hold: A Struggle For Voice In Cormac Mccarthy’S Blood Meridian, Daniel R. Johnson

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian is a novel that provides a clear critique on the ways in which the American west was acquired. The text is awash with gratuitous violence, symbolism and storytelling, together creating a piece that offers a modern interpretation of American identity. This analysis will approach the novel by examining a struggle for voice between the two main characters Judge Holden and The Kid in the narration. In doing so, it will be shown that Blood Meridian uses Holden's voice to suppress all other worldviews within the text in order to show the invulnerability of the ...