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2014

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Full-Text Articles in Creative Writing

Wigmore's Shadow, Annelise Riles Dec 2014

Wigmore's Shadow, Annelise Riles

Annelise Riles

Riles relates how John H. Wigmore, professor and Dean of the Northwestern Law School, fanned her interest in legal and literary fiction. Wigmore provided dozens of examples of legal fictions bundled together in the singular, and seemingly straightforward technical device of modern collateral. From this premise, she analyzes the difference between a legal fiction and a literary fiction, and examines the factors that make legal fiction distinctively legal.


Suncircles: A Prose/Poem 12/18/2014, Charles Kay Smith Dec 2014

Suncircles: A Prose/Poem 12/18/2014, Charles Kay Smith

Charles Kay Smith

A current project is writing a book of poetry. The different kind of poetry I’m trying to write melds science, humanities, and aesthetic aims of clarity and a polished plain style with social consciousness. I’m uploading one of the poems in the collection as an example of the kind of poetry I’m trying to compose.


Every Man's An Odysseus: An Analysis Of The Nostos-Theme In Corelli's Mandolin, Emily A. Mcdermott Dec 2014

Every Man's An Odysseus: An Analysis Of The Nostos-Theme In Corelli's Mandolin, Emily A. Mcdermott

Emily A. McDermott

In the sparkling first chapter of Louis de Bernieres's Corelli's Mandolin, the world of Homer's Odysseus is explicitly invoked. This is hardly surprising in a historical novel which will detail the Italian occupation of the Greek island of Cephallonia, near neighbor of Odysseus's Ithaca, during World War II. What is less immediately apparent is that the novel contains a further pattern of inexplicit allusion to the Odyssey, along with a pervasive theme of nostos. Emphasis on "homecoming" helps create the novel's ardent encomium to the Greek homeland that inspires such fierce love of place in ...


Wrench Yourself, Luca W. Cintolo Dec 2014

Wrench Yourself, Luca W. Cintolo

Luca W Cintolo

Wrench Yourself Luca Cintolo Faculty Sponsor: Cheryl Foster, Philosophy Wrench Yourself was originally conceived as a three part project. Part one, learning about the writing life, came to fruition through reading books on the craft. Part two involved producing a body of original, creative, non-fiction. Part three culminated in binding the polished pieces of writing in limited production, hand made, leather bound books. At the completion of this project I have created a hand-made book containing two essays. The first essay, Driven to Distraction, focuses on inattention behind the wheel and the pervasiveness of multi-tasking as a societal norm. The ...


Inside The Fairy Tale: Will He Or Won’T He?, Gwenyth E. Hood Dec 2014

Inside The Fairy Tale: Will He Or Won’T He?, Gwenyth E. Hood

Gwenyth Hood

The earth trembles. The Cinderlad stands appalled. His teeth are chattering like popcorn in a sack, The walls creak, the wind whistles in his ears, straw whips around his breast. Gripping a beam, he steadies and spits out the words, "If it grows no worse... " In his mind, his eldest brother storms, "Exceptions are exceptions, not the rules!" Black eves beneath black hood reprove him angrily. "Consider the probabilities! Remember, all is accident. I'm glad you escaped with your skin the last time. But don'{ imagine that's a pattern. Sensible men retreat strategically,"


The Swan-Chariot, Gwenyth E. Hood Dec 2014

The Swan-Chariot, Gwenyth E. Hood

Gwenyth Hood

The Goddess Nilhima marked me with the gift of the Seventh Level when I was just a boy. This great honor is given only to a handful in a thousand years, and many people, I am told, lie awake at nights tormenting themselves with desire for it. But they are foolish. It is not from stinginess that the Shining-gods ration out their gifts so sparingly. Truly, indeed, I doubt that anyone who understood the gifts of the Hadorvacheu would dare to accept them. They are precious, but they come with perils that no human being could willingly choose to face ...


Double Consciousness, Scott Abbott Nov 2014

Double Consciousness, Scott Abbott

Scott Abbott

David Albahari's two books newly available in English translations (Yale UP and Dalkey Archive) both portray emigrants from the former Yugoslavia in terms of identity flux, a condition that might be called "double consciousness."


A Wilderness Guide To Grief: An Interview With Gary Ferguson, Justin Wadland Nov 2014

A Wilderness Guide To Grief: An Interview With Gary Ferguson, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A conversation with Gary Ferguson about his book The Carry Home.


Have You Taken Your Lobster For A Walk Today? The Importance Of Dress In The Bohemian Literary Movement In Nineteenth Century France, Katie R. Adam, Sara B. Marcketti Nov 2014

Have You Taken Your Lobster For A Walk Today? The Importance Of Dress In The Bohemian Literary Movement In Nineteenth Century France, Katie R. Adam, Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti

This paper explores through writing of Baudelaire, Nerval, Gautier, Champfleury and Murger the ways in which Bohemians used dress to identify themselves and differentiate themselves from the prominent bourgeoisie.


Navigating With Harriet Quimby, Rachael Peckham Nov 2014

Navigating With Harriet Quimby, Rachael Peckham

Rachael Peckham

My maternal grandmother Ruth never missed an episode of the game show Jeopardy! One night in 2008, while I was working on my dissertation about a long-forgotten aviatrix with whom my family and I share connections, Grandma Ruth called to tell me about a Jeopardy! clue she had just heard: "The first woman to fly across the English Channel." My grandmother was reserved and soft-spoken, but I imagine her slapping the armrests of the recliner, disturbing the outstretched cat at her side, and beating all three contestants to the buzzer: "Who is Harriet Quimby?"--the subject of my dissertation.


Apple, Daydream, Memory, Rachael Peckham Nov 2014

Apple, Daydream, Memory, Rachael Peckham

Rachael Peckham

My older sister, Sarah, is the mother of an eighteen-month old girl, a precocious curly-haired toddler who shows less interest in carving a pumpkin than she does lying down in the grass beneath an apple tree. Claire was definitely showing signs of her Aunt Rachael this afternoon, Sarah debriefed in an email last week. She was in her own world. I remember my own worlds, my daydreams. They appeared on the way to school, to weekly piano lessons, church every Sunday. Always in the car, because we lived in southern Michigan, Amish country, landlocked by corn and twenty miles of ...


Review Of Demands Of The Dead In American Literary History, Katy Ryan Oct 2014

Review Of Demands Of The Dead In American Literary History, Katy Ryan

Katy Ryan

No abstract provided.


Disillusionment In War Literature, Esmeralda Kleinreesink Oct 2014

Disillusionment In War Literature, Esmeralda Kleinreesink

Esmeralda Kleinreesink

After the First World War, disillusionment is the idea that is most commonly associated with the experience of being a soldier. The romantic ideal of war as a glorious, honourable event, that will turn you into a man is shattered due to the gruesome nature of modern warfare. Or so it is often said. But is it true? Did this feeling of disillusionment start only after the First World War, or are there indications for an earlier start? Is it a country-dependent phenomenon, or one that can be found all over the Western world? And if so, is this feeling ...


A Vampire Hitman From San Francisco, Joel M. Drotts Esq. Oct 2014

A Vampire Hitman From San Francisco, Joel M. Drotts Esq.

Joel M. Drotts Esq.

Join our main character Joel in one of San Francisco's roughest neighborhoods, where vampires have decided to hide in plain sight. Joel earns his blood is deadly to vampires, as he learns that the Freemasons are also undercover vampire slayers battling an ancient evil who wants to take over mankind!


Trying Home Book Talk: University Bookstore Reading, Justin Wadland Oct 2014

Trying Home Book Talk: University Bookstore Reading, Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland

A recording of a book talk given at the University Bookstore on October 10, 2014. Video produced by TalkingStickTV.


Writing Showcase (Vol 6 No 5 - 2014), Everett N K Ofori Sep 2014

Writing Showcase (Vol 6 No 5 - 2014), Everett N K Ofori

Everett N K Ofori

No abstract provided.


Women Writing Auto/Biography: Anna Banti’S Artemisia And Eunice Lipton’S Alias Olympia, Claire Marrone Sep 2014

Women Writing Auto/Biography: Anna Banti’S Artemisia And Eunice Lipton’S Alias Olympia, Claire Marrone

Claire Marrone

Neat definitions of biographical and autobiographical writing have been challenged in the twentieth century. This essay offers a comparative study of two texts which may be classified as autobiography or biography or both, and which, because of their blurred generic boundaries, bring to light several theoretical questions about life writing.


When (Writing) In Rome…, Peter Bognanni Sep 2014

When (Writing) In Rome…, Peter Bognanni

Peter M. Bognanni

No abstract provided.


Solitary Blue, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Solitary Blue, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Dragons De Mar, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Dragons De Mar, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Blessing, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Blessing, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Toro And Toreador, Kim Ranger Sep 2014

Toro And Toreador, Kim Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


I Am, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

I Am, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Reactions To Villa-Lobos' Rudepoema (Composition For Piano), Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Reactions To Villa-Lobos' Rudepoema (Composition For Piano), Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Desaparecida, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Desaparecida, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Añoranza De Australia, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Añoranza De Australia, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Butcher's Dump, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Butcher's Dump, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Leap To Faith, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Leap To Faith, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Driftwood, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Driftwood, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.


Voice Of The Angels, Kim L. Ranger Sep 2014

Voice Of The Angels, Kim L. Ranger

Kim L. Ranger

No abstract provided.