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On Getting Dressed, Sharon L. Stephenson Dec 2014

On Getting Dressed, Sharon L. Stephenson

Physics and Astronomy Faculty Publications

I lean against the chalkboard and wait for the young woman to speak. I feel especially put together because I am wearing an outfit; I bought all three pieces at the same time, indicating my financial stability and dedication to appearance.

It is a Friday, and this introductory physics student is casual in her sorority letter jersey, jeans and sneakers. Her hair is long, her skin porcelain; these traits do not distinguish her from her sorority sisters. She is exceptional, however, in her habit of obsessively leaning forward in her front-row desk, as if preparing to dive over the top ...


Three Poems From "The Elder Project," Vernon School District 22, Brian Antoine, Yetko Brooke Bearshirt-Robins, John (Wilke) Louis, Lindsy Oppenheimer, Vicky Raphael, Lenaya Sampson Aug 2014

Three Poems From "The Elder Project," Vernon School District 22, Brian Antoine, Yetko Brooke Bearshirt-Robins, John (Wilke) Louis, Lindsy Oppenheimer, Vicky Raphael, Lenaya Sampson

The Goose

Poetry by Vernon School District secondary students and their elders, in collaboration with The Elder Project organized by Wendy Morton and Sandra Lynxleg.


Two Poems: "Wind Scene" And "Touch / The Radicle Thus Endowed", Julie Joosten Aug 2014

Two Poems: "Wind Scene" And "Touch / The Radicle Thus Endowed", Julie Joosten

The Goose

Two poems by Julie Joosten.


Wildwood Illume, Purling Water, Cecily Nicholson Aug 2014

Wildwood Illume, Purling Water, Cecily Nicholson

The Goose

Poetry by Cecily Nicholson.


Two Poems: "Economy Class Particulate View" And "Daynotes On Fields & Forms (Flittings)", Linda Russo Aug 2014

Two Poems: "Economy Class Particulate View" And "Daynotes On Fields & Forms (Flittings)", Linda Russo

The Goose

Poetry by Linda Russo.


Two Poems: "North" And "The Venus Flytrap", Souvankham Thammavongsa Aug 2014

Two Poems: "North" And "The Venus Flytrap", Souvankham Thammavongsa

The Goose

Poetry by Souvankham Thammavongsa.


Sonaranos Refractions, Kathleen Brown Aug 2014

Sonaranos Refractions, Kathleen Brown

The Goose

Poetry by Kathleen Brown.


Wild Life, Jordan Abel Jul 2014

Wild Life, Jordan Abel

The Goose

Poetry by Jordan Abel. This poem is composed from 91 public domain Western novels that are freely available on Project Gutenberg. In total, the source text is over 10,000 pages long and is authored by 20 different writers. When all of the novels were searched simultaneously, there were 41 instances of the phrase "wild life." The resulting poem provides a contextual space where the language of a single word or phrase can be read.


Moose: Recollections From A Northern Childhood, Allison K. Athens Jul 2014

Moose: Recollections From A Northern Childhood, Allison K. Athens

The Goose

A creative reflection on growing up with moose.


Indians Once Roamed This Land…, Mwalim (Morgan James Peters) Jul 2014

Indians Once Roamed This Land…, Mwalim (Morgan James Peters)

Trotter Review

The sun sat high in the cloudless, early summer sky. Jerry held his breath as Ryan punched the gas, jumping onto Route 3 a few feet ahead of an incoming tractor-trailer. Ryan laughed as the angry truck driver blasted his air horn at them as the ’79 Aspen rocketed up the highway. The ramp onto Route 3 didn’t leave much room for traffic to merge; leaving the brave to shoot out onto the highway and the timid to sit and wait for an opening, often to the angry blaring of horns behind them, pushing them to jump onto the ...


Ocean By Sue Goyette And Timely Irreverence By Jay Millar, Chad Weidner Jul 2014

Ocean By Sue Goyette And Timely Irreverence By Jay Millar, Chad Weidner

The Goose

Review of Ocean by Sue Goyette and Timely Irreverence by Jay MillAr.


Perdita By Hilary Scharper, Nicole Bartley Jul 2014

Perdita By Hilary Scharper, Nicole Bartley

The Goose

Review of Perdita by Hilary Scharper.


The Lease By Mathew Henderson, Jon Gordon Jul 2014

The Lease By Mathew Henderson, Jon Gordon

The Goose

Review of The Lease by Mathew Henderson.


Brilliant Falls By John Terpstra And Placeholder By Charmaine Cadeau, Matthew Zantingh Jul 2014

Brilliant Falls By John Terpstra And Placeholder By Charmaine Cadeau, Matthew Zantingh

The Goose

Review of Brilliant Falls by John Terpstra and placeholder by Charmaine Cadeau.


The Resurrection Of Joseph Bourne: Or A Word Or Two On Those Port Annie Miracles By Jack Hodgins, Dania Tomlinson Jul 2014

The Resurrection Of Joseph Bourne: Or A Word Or Two On Those Port Annie Miracles By Jack Hodgins, Dania Tomlinson

The Goose

Review of The Resurrection of Joseph Bourne: Or a Word or Two on Those Port Annie Miracles by Jack Hodgins.


Everything, Now By Jessica Moore And Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain By Russell Thornton, Kelly Dean Shepherd Jun 2014

Everything, Now By Jessica Moore And Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain By Russell Thornton, Kelly Dean Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Everything, Now by Jessica Moore and Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain by Russell Thornton.


X: Poems & Anti-Poems By Shane Rhodes, Tom Miller Jun 2014

X: Poems & Anti-Poems By Shane Rhodes, Tom Miller

The Goose

A review of Shane Rhodes' X: Poems & Anti-Poems. This review focuses on the link between language and landscape, and considers the ways in which that link, reflected in Rhodes' work, comments upon the use of language as an oppressive tool in the treatment of Native Americans and Canadians.


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent May 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Wilderness, Kathryn E. Bucolo May 2014

Wilderness, Kathryn E. Bucolo

Celebration

The collection of short stories I have written focuses on how people process (or do not process) tragedy, especially as related to themes of grief, memory, and faith. Most of the stories I have written are dysfunctional narratives in that they do not necessarily provide solid conclusions or solutions for the characters or readers, reflecting current trends in literature to move away from the didactic and moralistic in favor of the ambiguous and unstable, the hopeless and sorrowful. In "Wilderness", one of the pieces I wrote for my collection, Robert struggles with the death of his wife when he realizes ...


Prison Poetry Group, Master Of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, College Of Liberal Arts, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Bay State Correctional Center Apr 2014

Prison Poetry Group, Master Of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program, College Of Liberal Arts, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Bay State Correctional Center

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Beginning in September 2012, a graduate student enrolled in UMass Boston’s MFA Creative Writing Program served as the volunteer instructor for a Poetry Group at Baystate Correctional Center. Through creative development and community discussion, this program, which operates during the academic year (September-May), facilitates positive behavioral change in order to eliminate violence, victimization, and recidivism.


Word On The Street: Instilling A Relationship Between Art And Community, Joyce Peseroff Apr 2014

Word On The Street: Instilling A Relationship Between Art And Community, Joyce Peseroff

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

The project “Word on the Street” will be integrated into ENGL 210: Introduction to Creative Writing. Beginning as a pilot in one course section in Spring 2014, the course will partner with the Black Seed Writers’ Workshop, a group of homeless writers supported by the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s Wednesday Lunch Program. Professor Joyce Peseroff and Master of Fine Arts graduate student Teaching Assistants (TA) will participate in the Civic Engagement Scholars Initiative (CESI) to build capacity for course redesign, implementation, assessment, and scholarship.


Kate 2014 Spring, Jess Campbell, Katy Major, Josh Brandon, Amelia Gramling, Mackenzie Thomas, Cassidy Brauner, Meghan Crawford, Emily Clark Apr 2014

Kate 2014 Spring, Jess Campbell, Katy Major, Josh Brandon, Amelia Gramling, Mackenzie Thomas, Cassidy Brauner, Meghan Crawford, Emily Clark

Kate

Each year, kate seeks to:

  • explore ideas about normative gender, sex, and sexuality
  • work against oppression and hierarchies of power in any and all forms
  • serve as a voice for race and gender equity as well as queer positivity
  • encourage the silent to speak and feel less afraid
  • build a zine and community that we care about and trust


Forum Magazine, Fall 2014 Jan 2014

Forum Magazine, Fall 2014

Forum Magazine

No abstract provided.


Alternative Mappings Of Belonging: Non Son De Aquí By María Do Cebreiro And Rasgado By Lila Zemborain, Mariela Méndez Jan 2014

Alternative Mappings Of Belonging: Non Son De Aquí By María Do Cebreiro And Rasgado By Lila Zemborain, Mariela Méndez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

This essay examines the travels of the poetic speakers in two poetry collections: by the Argentinean writer Lila Zemborain, and by the Galician poet and critic María do Cebreiro, to postulate a revision of notions of belonging in its intersection with gender and space. Rasgado (2006) is a sort of poetic diary written by Lila Zemborain, who resides in New York, responding as both insider and outsider to the World Trade Center attacks on 11 September 2001. María do Cebreiro's book, Non son de aquí (2008) similarly follows the path of a nomadic speaker intent on redefining the terms ...


What Softening, Adam Tyler Bishop Jan 2014

What Softening, Adam Tyler Bishop

English Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In a project with roots in love, family and home, What Softening examines the domestic space through a nontraditional masculinity which considers the home sacred in all its imperfections and grotesqueries; these poems seek to accept its messiness as harmony. They attempt to pluralize the "I" while fortifying its sense of individuality—"you" shapes “I” as much as "I" shapes "I." "We" is inevitable in these poems, and it is the exploration of this inevitable that brings to surface tensions between domestic frustrations and solaces, that imminent mess. Home in these poems becomes unhomely, unsettled despite its visages of comfort ...


Forum Magazine, Graduation Issue, 2014 Jan 2014

Forum Magazine, Graduation Issue, 2014

Forum Magazine

No abstract provided.


More Than Shelter: Activism And Community In San Francisco Public Housing, Amy L. Howard Jan 2014

More Than Shelter: Activism And Community In San Francisco Public Housing, Amy L. Howard

Bookshelf

In the popular imagination, public housing tenants are considered, at best, victims of intractable poverty and, at worst, criminals. More Than Shelter makes clear that such limited perspectives do not capture the rich reality of tenants’ active engagement in shaping public housing into communities. By looking closely at three public housing projects in San Francisco, Amy L. Howard brings to light the dramatic measures tenants have taken to create—and sustain and strengthen—communities that mattered to them.

More Than Shelter opens with the tumultuous institutional history of the San Francisco Housing Authority, from its inception during the New Deal ...


A Heart-Based Sufi Mindfulness Spiritual Practice Employing Self-Journeying, Faruk Arslan Jan 2014

A Heart-Based Sufi Mindfulness Spiritual Practice Employing Self-Journeying, Faruk Arslan

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

Spiritual Psychology is the study and practice of the art and science of the human evolution of consciousness. The heart occupies an important place in Sufism and is considered to contain the divine spark that leads to spiritual realization. Fethullah Gülen’s action-oriented Sufi methods described in his book series “The Emerald Hills of the Heart” provides the basis for a heart-based therapeutic intervention through self-journeying, which is the objective of this thesis. These self-purification and mindfulness-related transpersonal methods generate a form of treatment that is culturally sensitive. Through my reflections in this research, I transformed my personal experiences into ...


Feeling The Fleshed Body: The Aftermath Of Childhood Rape, Brenda Downing Jan 2014

Feeling The Fleshed Body: The Aftermath Of Childhood Rape, Brenda Downing

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

The point of propulsion for this research is my raped and censured body with its somatic aftermath narrative. This doctoral research project is a feminist and creative investigation that sought to uncover and articulate the long term somatic impacts of childhood rape as they manifest in the adult female body. I employed a multi-modal, complementary, and embodied methodology using a combination of autoethnography, somatic inquiry, writing-as-inquiry, and performance-making-as inquiry. In addition to my autoethnographic explorations, I gathered information from other women raped in childhood, as well as information from women’s healthcare professionals. Drawing on the autoethnographic and participant information ...