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The Incarnational Point Of View, Howard Schaap Dec 2016

The Incarnational Point Of View, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

No abstract provided.


How Do You Squash A Cricket? A Collection Of Essays, Kelley Barrett Dec 2016

How Do You Squash A Cricket? A Collection Of Essays, Kelley Barrett

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Essays include:

  • How Do You Squash a Cricket?
  • Imagine That
  • The Night of Their Lives
  • Not A Member
  • Coming of Age in a Catholic School Bathroom
  • The Perils of Being Pleasant
  • Single White Female Seeks Fairy Godmother
  • Parents These Days
  • Losing My Religion
  • A Good Enough Samaritan


Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers Dec 2016

Washington Irving And The Not-So-American Myth, Haydn Jeffers

English Class Publications

Washington Irving has often been revered as the father of American literature, and, more specifically, the father of the American myth. He was one of the first American writers to make a real living off his writing, and as such was considered to be America’s personal declarer of independence within the literary world. Having been viewed as so undoubtedly American in his writings, one might find interest in the fact that Irving drew very heavily on European sources in his inexplicable creation of this nation’s fiction, as it appears “he was not all that at ‘home’ with American ...


Trump Dreams Of Jeannie, Marleen S. Barr Dec 2016

Trump Dreams Of Jeannie, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This is a short story by Marleen S. Barr which describes how Trump encounters a genie, appoints Genghis Khan and Jack the Ripper to his Cabinet, and ends up corked in a bottle.


December 4, 2016: Kazoo Books Open House, Department Of English Dec 2016

December 4, 2016: Kazoo Books Open House, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

Local authors including Grace Tiffany and Andy Mozina will be hanging out at Kazoo Books on Sat., December 10th, 2:30 to 4:00.


Things I Haven't Told You, Kimberly A. Tedrow Dec 2016

Things I Haven't Told You, Kimberly A. Tedrow

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

Things I Haven’t Told You is a three-part thesis that consists of a critical introduction, a creative sample of ten poems, and an essay on using the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley as a creative prompt.

A critical introduction to the creative sample discusses the contextualization of memory, the observation of the physical world, and the rare metaphysical moments that occur in an ordinary life. The genesis and evolution of the work is explored, as well as the poet's development during the course of graduate study.

The creative sample of ten poems includes poems that articulate the malleable ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat Dec 2016

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Nasty People: An Illustrated Guide To Understanding Sex, Sophia Weaver Dec 2016

Nasty People: An Illustrated Guide To Understanding Sex, Sophia Weaver

Senior Honors Projects

Sex made me and it probably made you too, but for many of us sex remains a mystery for our entire lives. I see sexual images every day, but I rarely hear it discussed openly or factually. This is problematic. If most people are having sex and most people have a lot of misinformation about it, STDs, unwanted pregnancies and even sexual assaults are much more likely. Research suggests that increased (and well developed) sex ed. can reduce all of the possible negative outcomes of sexual misinformation. My observations of everyday life and my research in academia have given me ...


The Uses Of Disease, S. Ray Granade Nov 2016

The Uses Of Disease, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

Our library occupied the end of one east-pointing wing in the old Evergreen High School building. In furnishings it resembled nothing as much as the traditional reading room: bare rectangular wooden tables surrounded by straight-backed hard-oak wooden chairs. Windows pierced the outside walls that bounded it on the south, east, and north sides. Around the walls rose short semi-full shelves of books that I never saw taken down in my years of occupying the building. No periodicals sat in sight, nor did any traditional finding aids for books or periodicals. At the room’s east end stood an elevated desk ...


Grace Paley, Octavia E. Butler, And Wendy Wasserstein In The Cuny Graduate Center Bathroom, Marleen S. Barr Nov 2016

Grace Paley, Octavia E. Butler, And Wendy Wasserstein In The Cuny Graduate Center Bathroom, Marleen S. Barr

Publications and Research

This creative piece about book promotion describes how Grace Paley, Octavia E. Butler, Wendy Wasserstein, and the CUNY Graduate Center bathroom figure in Marleen S. Barr's efforts to draw attention to her novels OY PIONEER! and OY FEMINIST PLANETS: A FAKE MEMOIR.


Become A Believer, Howard Schaap Nov 2016

Become A Believer, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

No abstract provided.


October 28, 2016: Elizabeth Wardle Next Visiting Speaker In Ellis Speaker Series, Department Of English Nov 2016

October 28, 2016: Elizabeth Wardle Next Visiting Speaker In Ellis Speaker Series, Department Of English

Gleanings: Department of English Blog Archive

The Department of English Anthony Ellis Scholarly Speakers Series featuring Elizabeth Wardle


Desert Palms, Carolyn D. Pledge-Amaral Oct 2016

Desert Palms, Carolyn D. Pledge-Amaral

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

DESERT PALMS is a contemporary women’s novel set in an Arizona RV park. When Miamians Margie Campos and her husband, Carlos, unexpectantly inherit Desert Palms, a rundown retirement community, Margie reluctantly agrees to stay in Arizona to overhaul the park. With the discovery of a secret letter that threatens to unravel the family, an unscrupulous broker determined to buy the park on the cheap, and a husband bent on hitting it big, Margie digs in and starts to find purpose amidst a desert microcosm.

Told from Margie’s perspective in a closely attached third person, DESERT PALMS is a ...


All The Waking Things, Jonathan L. Duckworth Oct 2016

All The Waking Things, Jonathan L. Duckworth

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This literary fantasy novel is presented as the manuscript of a writer under the pseudonym of “Noisette,” who possesses the final writings of the revolutionary Cazimir Pazikov, a historical figure in the book’s world of whom little is known. In his journal entries, Cazimir Pazikov details the final days of his life. After accidentally murdering his lover, Varina, Cazimir buries her at a crossroads as part of a ritual to resurrect her. To complete the ritual, Cazimir must journey around his native Alban Province (a region of the wartorn Kingdom of Paradigm modeled off 19th century America with ...


Hunger: Essays, Monica I. Restrepo Oct 2016

Hunger: Essays, Monica I. Restrepo

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

HUNGER: ESSAYS is a collection of lyric essays that present the coming-of-age story of a young woman growing up in a Panamanian family where identity is defined by patriarchal notions of femininity (e.g., physical appearances) and economically-oriented career aspirations. In an attempt to fit into this family rather than explore her difference, the narrator undergoes psychological trauma that results in anorexia during her young adulthood. As she works towards healing, the narrator grapples with Western dichotomies of body and mind in an effort to become a more integrated self.


Surprise, Howard Schaap Oct 2016

Surprise, Howard Schaap

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

No abstract provided.


Re-Fictionalizing Philippine Fiction Writing: Alter(Na[Rra]Tive) Platforms And Counter-Literature, Eros S. Atalia Oct 2016

Re-Fictionalizing Philippine Fiction Writing: Alter(Na[Rra]Tive) Platforms And Counter-Literature, Eros S. Atalia

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: World Literature Today: Cross-currents


World Literature Today, Wasi Ahmed Oct 2016

World Literature Today, Wasi Ahmed

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: World Literature Today: Cross-currents


Here And There: At The Borders Of Reality, Memory, And The Fantastic, Tomoka Shibasaki Oct 2016

Here And There: At The Borders Of Reality, Memory, And The Fantastic, Tomoka Shibasaki

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: World Literature Today: Cross-currents


World Literature Today, Zp Dala Oct 2016

World Literature Today, Zp Dala

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: World Literature Today: Cross-currents


A Perpetual Teen Spirit, Jianing Zhou Oct 2016

A Perpetual Teen Spirit, Jianing Zhou

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: World Literature Today: Cross-currents


Write Your Own Hamilton: Finding Your Story In Libraries, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Collen Theisen, Becky Canovan Oct 2016

Write Your Own Hamilton: Finding Your Story In Libraries, Jennifer Burek Pierce, Collen Theisen, Becky Canovan

School of Library and Information Science Publications

Whether it's the musical, Hamilton, or the graphic novel, Lumberjanes, stories often have research behind them. Libraries and archives offer powerful and amazing resources that can add telling details, dramatic tension, or brand new ideas to your stories, whether nonfiction or fiction. We explain what libraries offer writers, ways to connect archival material to narratives, and how to find hidden gems in libraries and archives. Harnessing the power of social media to connect with libraries and archives is another dimension of these explorations. This talk is aimed at educators, creators, and librarians who want to learn and share ideas ...


Ambidextrous, Hensli Rahn Solórzano Oct 2016

Ambidextrous, Hensli Rahn Solórzano

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Sound of Your Words, the Line on Your Screen: Hybrid Media


The Marketing Of My Poetry: A Sharing, Ko Hua Chen Oct 2016

The Marketing Of My Poetry: A Sharing, Ko Hua Chen

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Sound of Your Words, the Line on Your Screen: Hybrid Media


Wish To Become An Unforgettable Flower, Chae Won Lee Oct 2016

Wish To Become An Unforgettable Flower, Chae Won Lee

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Sound of Your Words, the Line on Your Screen: Hybrid Media


[Untitled], Mara Genschel Oct 2016

[Untitled], Mara Genschel

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Sound of Your Words, the Line on Your Screen: Hybrid Media


The Sound Of Your Words, Christine Yohannes Oct 2016

The Sound Of Your Words, Christine Yohannes

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: The Sound of Your Words, the Line on Your Screen: Hybrid Media


New Biography, Giving Until It Feels Good, Details Lifelong Service Of Ouachita Chancellor Ben Elrod, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau Oct 2016

New Biography, Giving Until It Feels Good, Details Lifelong Service Of Ouachita Chancellor Ben Elrod, Trennis Henderson, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Dr. Ben Elrod, who served as Ouachita Baptist University’s 13th president from 1988 to 1998, recently was honored with the release of a biography titled Giving Until It Feels Good – Ben M. Elrod: Arkansas Educator and Fundraiser.

The 82-page biography, written by Rex Nelson and Ian Cosh, was published by WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan. A book signing by Dr. Elrod will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family and Community on the Ouachita campus in conjunction with Homecoming activities.


On Writing And Politics, Obari Gomba Oct 2016

On Writing And Politics, Obari Gomba

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: Writing and Politics (IC Book Festival panel)


Political Notes From A Venezuela Writer, Carlos Patiño Pereda Oct 2016

Political Notes From A Venezuela Writer, Carlos Patiño Pereda

International Writing Program Archive of Residents' Work

Panel: Writing and Politics (IC Book Festival panel)