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All The World's A Page: Towards A Definition Of 'Writer' In An Age Of Opportunity, Sue Norton Dec 2015

All The World's A Page: Towards A Definition Of 'Writer' In An Age Of Opportunity, Sue Norton

Articles

This article considers the status of the writer at a time when publication is no longer elusive, given the immediacy of online dissemination. For those who identify as writers, it looks at the implications of blogging, social media, entrepreneurial self-publishing, and scholarly open access journals, including so-called ‘predatory’ ones. It argues for a distinction between day-to-day writing and composition, and seeks to establish a category for the writer that takes account of deliberation, craft, and readership. It juxtaposes the creative activity of Jack Kerouac, Virginia Woolf, Truman Capote, and Mother Goose against the linguist John McWhorter’s convincing dismissal of ...


December 30, 2015: Mckittrick Keynote Opens Ellis Series Spring Season, Department Of English Dec 2015

December 30, 2015: Mckittrick Keynote Opens Ellis Series Spring Season, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

The Department of English Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series WMU Faculty Keynote Lecture Casey McKittrick


Blood Of The Monster: Book 1 In The Covenant Trilogy, Emily Hayes Dec 2015

Blood Of The Monster: Book 1 In The Covenant Trilogy, Emily Hayes

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


December 17, 2015: 2016 Green Rose Prize From New Issues, Department Of English Dec 2015

December 17, 2015: 2016 Green Rose Prize From New Issues, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

The 2016 Green Rose Prize Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum by Nadine Sabra Meyer


December 16, 2015: The Gwen Frostic Reading Series Spring 2016, Department Of English Dec 2015

December 16, 2015: The Gwen Frostic Reading Series Spring 2016, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

The Gwen Frostic Reading Series Schedule for Spring 2016 Semester


Distillation, Howard Schaap Dec 2015

Distillation, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

No abstract provided.


December 12, 2015: Spring 2016 Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Events, Department Of English Dec 2015

December 12, 2015: Spring 2016 Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Events, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

No abstract provided.


The Hunger Games Are Playing On Loop— And I Am Tired Of Watching, Brianna R. Burke Dec 2015

The Hunger Games Are Playing On Loop— And I Am Tired Of Watching, Brianna R. Burke

English Publications

Say you wanted to take over the world—how would you do it? Let’s agree it looks much like the world we live in today, where some countries hold inordinate power over the lives of people in others; where global systematic racism, the shameful legacy of colonization and imperialism, has contrived to keep many humans poor and struggling. Now, let’s add climate change to that picture. How would you take over the world as landmasses slip underwater due to rising ocean levels, storms become more and more destructive, droughts decimate the agricultural stability of multiple countries (like in ...


Writing To Save The Earth, Jill Blye, Brea Caisey, Samantha Cicirelli, Brianna Davidson, Brianna Gallagher, Adam Hayes, Sydney Holbrook, Julianne Kilduff, Cassidy Morrow, Haley Piotrowski, Danielle Souza, William Tkaczuk, Leonarda Vieira Dec 2015

Writing To Save The Earth, Jill Blye, Brea Caisey, Samantha Cicirelli, Brianna Davidson, Brianna Gallagher, Adam Hayes, Sydney Holbrook, Julianne Kilduff, Cassidy Morrow, Haley Piotrowski, Danielle Souza, William Tkaczuk, Leonarda Vieira

Student Scholarship and Projects

A Magazine of Sustainable Ideas from EN199 Writing for the Earth (Professor John Kucich, Fall 2015)

A Sense of Place: Essays on Where We Live

  • Fogo, Cabo Verde, by Leonarda Vieira
  • Weweantic River, by Sydney Holbrook
  • Carver Pond, by Brianna Gallagher
  • Nantasket Beach, by Brianna Davidson
  • Ames Nowell, by Cassidy Morrow
  • Old Orchard Beach, by Jill Blye
  • A Place in the Sky, by Danielle Souza
  • Pond Meadow, by Samantha Cicirelli

Imagining a Future: Speculative Fiction

  • Peggy the Penguin in Antarctica, by Haley Piotrowski
  • Lives Change in One Day, by Julianne Kilduff
  • Dust, by Adam Hayes

Taking Action: Policy, Politics and ...


Poems For My Woofie The Story Of Lt. Wilfred V. Michaud, 1st Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Allison Orr Dec 2015

Poems For My Woofie The Story Of Lt. Wilfred V. Michaud, 1st Parachute Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Allison Orr

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

My senior capstone project is the creation of a book of investigative poetry. The subject of the work is my grandfather, Wilfred V. Michaud. He was a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. The poetry addresses the history of Michaud’s battalion and the battles it fought, as well as personal stories of Michaud’s life and experience in the service. Several secondary sources were used to gain historical context for the poetry. Additionally, primary sources were used to provide information about Michaud’s personal experiences. The combination of primary and secondary sources established the ...


Swimming In A Sea Of Hypocrisy?: The Ethical Ambiguity Of David Rieff's Memoir, Carolyn Rickett, Paul T. Race, Jill Gordon Dec 2015

Swimming In A Sea Of Hypocrisy?: The Ethical Ambiguity Of David Rieff's Memoir, Carolyn Rickett, Paul T. Race, Jill Gordon

Arts Conference Papers

When noted intellectual Susan Sontag died from myelodysplastic syndrome in 2004 aspects of her illness trajectory and death were captured and curated by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The harrowing photographs of Sontag’s diseased body – and later her corpse laid out in a New York mortuary – were included in travelling global exhibitions and were further commodified in Leibovitz’s book which she titled A Photographer’s Life. The historical events of Sontag’s illness and death were therefore (re)written and (re)presented in a way that involved commercial gain.

Sontag’s son, the journalist David Rieff, registered his contempt for ...


Exteriority, Howard Schaap Nov 2015

Exteriority, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

No abstract provided.


Confessions Of A Young Workaholic: A Letter To My Future Self, Haley C. Ochs Nov 2015

Confessions Of A Young Workaholic: A Letter To My Future Self, Haley C. Ochs

Honors Program: Student Scholarship & Creative Works

How a child is raised is often the main impact on their future endeavors and behaviors. In this short letter, I assess how my upbringing affected my current attitudes and how I wish to better myself for the future.


November 6, 2015: Carol Symes Lecture, Department Of English Nov 2015

November 6, 2015: Carol Symes Lecture, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

The Department of English Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series featuring Carol Symes


Easy Hearts: A Novel, Andrew J. Olsen Nov 2015

Easy Hearts: A Novel, Andrew J. Olsen

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Easy Hearts is a novel set in contemporary Texas. Justin Borchard, just paroled after three and-a-half years in prison, returns to his hometown in East Texas where his wife, Melinda, has been tending bar at the Shortleaf Inn. After Melinda confesses to a brief affair with a local oil executive named Waylon Goodwin, an affair she has ended, and facing limited prospects in their hometown, Melinda and Justin make the hard choice to accept a proposition from Waylon: they will leave home for Hearts County, a desolate swatch of hardpan in the Permian Basin of West Texas, where Waylon has ...


Ooliths, Estelle Mazor Nov 2015

Ooliths, Estelle Mazor

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

OOLITHS is a poetry collection that challenges commonly held American values such as the sanctity of the family, the American Dream, the nobility of parenthood, and faith in God. Divided into eight sections, the collection follows the arc of childhood, adolescence, maturity and decline. Images of birds, crickets, the beach, the moon, and rainstorms anchor the poems to Miami’s natural habitat and to each other, while images involving music, sleep, raisins, coffee beans and eggs unite them in the realm of the domestic.

OOLITHS includes traditional forms such as sonnets, as well as nonce forms, prose poems, free verse ...


Calle Panadero, Giselda Aguiar Nov 2015

Calle Panadero, Giselda Aguiar

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This collection of nine short stories follows Adelia Villalobos and Isidoro Belmonte, two Cuban Americans solving crimes in present-day South Florida. The former best friends have grown apart during college, but when Adelia is drawn into a murder case, the outcome leads Isidoro to return home and the pair to found the unlicensed detective agency, Calle Panadero (Spanish for Baker Street). Their cases explore the underside of many facets of the community, including bigamy, fraud, and criminal organizations. Along the way, they deal with love, death, and family obligations, and arrive at a new understanding of how their destinies are ...


Para-Expertise, Tacit Knowledge, And Writing Problems, Jenny Rice Nov 2015

Para-Expertise, Tacit Knowledge, And Writing Problems, Jenny Rice

Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies Faculty Publications

My office is on the thirteenth floor of an eighteen-story concrete tower that sits in the heart of campus. The building is so massively disproportionate to other buildings that it looms over the entire campus. Inside, the hallways are long and narrow, with no windows or natural light. A bank of six large elevators takes up the center space of each floor. Perhaps it is not surprising that this office tower has become the source of campus lore and legends among students and faculty. During my first semester on campus, a student asked if I knew the history of my ...


Bodies Of Water: Somebody | Nobody (For E.D.), Clark Lunberry Nov 2015

Bodies Of Water: Somebody | Nobody (For E.D.), Clark Lunberry

English Faculty Publications

On a pond adjacent to the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, parts of Emily Dickinson’s well-known poem about being a “Nobody” were recently written on the water. During the fall of 2014, the familiar words of that poem’s opening line – “I’m Nobody! Who are you?” – appeared to float upon the library’s pond, reflecting vividly in the light of day (yet disappearing entirely in the dark of night). While inside the library’s large open stairway, on the tall windows that face directly out onto that pond, the first line of the poem ...


Alcoholism, Miscomprehension And Salvation : Edwin O'Connor's The Edge Of Sadness, Eamon Maher Nov 2015

Alcoholism, Miscomprehension And Salvation : Edwin O'Connor's The Edge Of Sadness, Eamon Maher

Articles

No abstract provided.


The Elements Of Web Communication (For Amateurs), Joshua Neds-Fox Oct 2015

The Elements Of Web Communication (For Amateurs), Joshua Neds-Fox

Library Scholarly Publications

Presentation given at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference 2015, October 28th, in Novi, Michigan.

"Writing for the web is not the same as writing for other media. But your library website content is written by your library staff, who may be neither writers nor web professionals. This session will explore everyday strategies to improve your approach to writing for the web. Your web content will be more readable, your site will be more usable, and you will be more confident in your ability to reach patrons online."


The Innocent Orange Blossom, Polen Ly Oct 2015

The Innocent Orange Blossom, Polen Ly

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: Writers on Film


Literature And Cinema: My Doubts, My Challenges And My Hope, Byambaa Sakhiya Oct 2015

Literature And Cinema: My Doubts, My Challenges And My Hope, Byambaa Sakhiya

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: Writers on Film


The Ormonde, Sara Baume Oct 2015

The Ormonde, Sara Baume

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: Writers on Film


Mourning Of Art, Birgül Oğuz Oct 2015

Mourning Of Art, Birgül Oğuz

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Art of Mourning


The Art Of Mourning, Rachel Rose Oct 2015

The Art Of Mourning, Rachel Rose

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Art of Mourning


This Too Shall Pass, Nisah Haron Oct 2015

This Too Shall Pass, Nisah Haron

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Art of Mourning


The Story Of A Cry, Karen Villeda Oct 2015

The Story Of A Cry, Karen Villeda

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Art of Mourning


Points In Time –Writing As A Surrogate Immortality, Aki Salmela Oct 2015

Points In Time –Writing As A Surrogate Immortality, Aki Salmela

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Art of Mourning


The Impetus Is Forward Motion, Sarah Mason Oct 2015

The Impetus Is Forward Motion, Sarah Mason

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

THE IMPETUS IS FORWARD MOTION is a book of personal essays about the author’s childhood, teenage years, and beginning of adult life. The essays explore the themes of relocation, family, pets, art, and education with a focus on revealing what it means to be female in the modern world. The essays serve as an emotional description of a coming-of-age period of a member of the boomerang generation.

The collection is more or less in reverse chronological order and begins with a recent account of a very long drive and ends with a familial truth that had remained a secret ...