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Narrative Life Review And Poetry-Writing With Older Adults, Cherita M. Black Dec 2014

Narrative Life Review And Poetry-Writing With Older Adults, Cherita M. Black

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This thesis explores narrative life review and poetry writing with older individuals, as an alternative to support their successful aging. Four females, ages 66-93, participated in a two-part project. Phase I included: (a) completing a narrative life review, and (b) developing original poetry with the researcher. Phase II included: (a) poetry reflection and (b) completing an open-ended evaluation. Phase 1 results demonstrated four successful narrative life reviews, which composed the poetry-writing sessions. Phase II demonstrated that three out of four participants reported no significant positive influences in the evaluation. Implications suggest social well-being replicated study can possibly assess social well-being ...


Rulers, Rhetoric, And Ray-Guns: A Post Colonial Look At 90'S Alien Invasion Media, Logan Matthew Hudspeth Nov 2014

Rulers, Rhetoric, And Ray-Guns: A Post Colonial Look At 90'S Alien Invasion Media, Logan Matthew Hudspeth

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis opens discussion on American alien invasion films of the 90s as a self-critique, a reaction to being an imperial power at the end of the Cold War. The alien menace in these films is not the "other" but rather the U.S. itself being the colonizer or conqueror looking to expand its sphere of influence. Furthermore, it discusses how Presidential rhetoric in the films play a role in this postcolonial reading. Specific works studied are: Independence Day (1996), Mars Attacks! (1996), Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998), and The Puppet Masters (1994).


Variation Within Uniformity: The English Romantic Sonnet, Thomas Hamilton Cherry Aug 2014

Variation Within Uniformity: The English Romantic Sonnet, Thomas Hamilton Cherry

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The English Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century wrote numerous poems from genres and styles all across the poetic spectrum. From the epics of ancient origin concerning kings and fanciful settings to the political odes on fallen leaders and even the anthropological histories of what it meant to live in their time, these poets stretched their stylistic legs in many ways. One of the most interesting is their use of the short and rule-bound sonnet form that enjoyed a reemergence during their time. Though stylized throughout its existence, the sonnet most often falls into a specific form with guidelines ...


Isaac Watts And The Culture Of Dissent, Andrew Eli M. Yeater Aug 2014

Isaac Watts And The Culture Of Dissent, Andrew Eli M. Yeater

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Although Isaac Watts wrote hymns in the early eighteenth century, some of his hymns, such as “Joy to the World,” “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?,” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” survive today as well-known hymns. However, little has been written about the rhetorical effects of his hymns. This thesis demonstrates that, like any other literary work, Watts’ hymns can be analyzed rhetorically. This thesis analyzes Watts’ hymns with the aid of Louis Montrose’s New Historicism, showing how Watts’ hymns were impacted by the English culture in which he lived and how they impacted the religious culture ...


Fearless Girl: A M-M-Memoir, Rachel Hoge May 2014

Fearless Girl: A M-M-Memoir, Rachel Hoge

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This is a coming-of-age memoir about stuttering, and the temptation to misuse alcohol to achieve fluent speech. This is also about relationships, impactful ones—ones that have influenced my stutter, for better or for worse.


It's A Long Story: A Collection Of Short Stories, Anna Beth Gillon May 2014

It's A Long Story: A Collection Of Short Stories, Anna Beth Gillon

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

According to editor Alan Rinzler, “Short story collections are big business. Thousands of anthologies are in print with many more published each year. A quick look at Amazon shows 29,000 story collections listed.” Rinzler estimates that 3,500 of these are single-author collections. (Rinzler, 2009)[1]. With all of those short stories in print, it is no wonder that short story writing remains the focus of many university-level creative writing courses. Short stories are relatively quick and easy to read, and many are filled with insight, meaning, and some thrilling twists. Over the course of my college career, I ...


Two Of A Kind: The Death And Life Of Patricia And Joan Miller, Monica Spees May 2014

Two Of A Kind: The Death And Life Of Patricia And Joan Miller, Monica Spees

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Twin sisters, Patricia and Joan Miller, create an unusual story that few people know. In their youth, they had fairly successful singing and performing careers, but they became reclusive as they got older and continued their lives only with each other. No one knew much about or heard much from them for about 40 years. Then police found them dead in their South Lake Tahoe, Calif., home in February 2012. Autopsy reports showed they died within hours of each other several weeks before police found them.

I intend to investigate the lives of the two sisters and their devotion to ...


For The Love Of Things: An Exploration In The Art Of Storytelling, Georgina Kleinhelter May 2014

For The Love Of Things: An Exploration In The Art Of Storytelling, Georgina Kleinhelter

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This project challenges the perception that are for younger audiences, as well as the belief that illustration is an extension of literary work, rather than a formula for convening a distinct story at once related to, and separate from, literary companion pieces. The project is comprised of six sections. The first half is made up of: an artist statement explaining the intention and influences behind the print series, an essay exploring my fine art influences, and an essay focusing on my literary influences. The second section is the series of prints, the collection of short stories, and the conclusion. The ...


I Am Not A Tree, Ashley Coulter May 2014

I Am Not A Tree, Ashley Coulter

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

I am not going to gut my thesis like a fish. To give you an “abstract” is to give you the “big picture” of this intricate, complex work. I don’t know “love” or “hope” or “humanity” or “loss.” I know a wooden rocking horse, the touch of bare feet on a cold tile floor, the bond I feel when driving for hours on the interstate behind the same car, the sudden hint of despair that comes over me when the car begins to veer toward the exit, as if I’m losing my travel companion. To give you the ...


The Ancient Art Of Smile-Making, Elizabeth Ann Garrett May 2014

The Ancient Art Of Smile-Making, Elizabeth Ann Garrett

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

If I am anything, I am a Kentuckian, which means I appreciate a good storyteller. In my writing, I hope to bring back some dignity to the “lost cause” of the good values from a broken culture. While I am not quite “southern” enough to qualify as a writer of Southern Gothic fiction, I can relate to this brand of identity crisis in which someone wants to maintain an archaic mindset in a culture charging towards “progress.” As technology and corporate success take precedence over a genteel and pastoral soul, our collective competitiveness has crippled a quaint future of back ...


The Lone Flower: A Collaborative Cybernovel, Western Kentucky University Department Of Communication Jan 2014

The Lone Flower: A Collaborative Cybernovel, Western Kentucky University Department Of Communication

Communication Student Publications

No abstract provided.


2014 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee Jan 2014

2014 Jim Wayne Miller Contest Winners, Creative Writing Committee

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Cyberbook: An Introduction To Topics In Cyberculture, Western Kentucky Univeristy Department Of Communication Jan 2014

Cyberbook: An Introduction To Topics In Cyberculture, Western Kentucky Univeristy Department Of Communication

Communication Student Publications

No abstract provided.


John Lennon: A Day In The Rye, Derek S. Ellis Jan 2014

John Lennon: A Day In The Rye, Derek S. Ellis

Mary Ellen and Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing

No abstract provided.


Ua68/6/2/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Speculative Fiction Society, Wku Archives Jan 2014

Ua68/6/2/2 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Speculative Fiction Society, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of the Speculative Fiction Society.


Ua68/6/2/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations English Club, Wku Archives Jan 2014

Ua68/6/2/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations English Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of the English Club including minute books, programs, and banquet records.


Ua68/6/2/4 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Sigma Tau Delta, Wku Archives Jan 2014

Ua68/6/2/4 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Sigma Tau Delta, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of Sigma Tau Delta.