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Room 32, Winner 1st Tru Creative Non-Fiction Competition, 2017, Bronwen Evans Dec 2017

Room 32, Winner 1st Tru Creative Non-Fiction Competition, 2017, Bronwen Evans

TRU Creative Non-Fiction Magazine

A great-granddaughter reflects on her dying great grandmother as she pays her last visit to her.


God Is An Elephant: A Creative Nonfiction Guide To Devotion, Friends, And Conservation, Erin G. Bentley Dec 2017

God Is An Elephant: A Creative Nonfiction Guide To Devotion, Friends, And Conservation, Erin G. Bentley

Honors Theses AY 17/18

This creative nonfiction piece focuses on the month I spent in Thailand and Cambodia the summer after my sophomore year of college. Through my work on an elephant sanctuary, I was introduced to the problems facing captive and wild Asian elephants and was inspired to research the impacts that people and industry have on elephant health and conservation. During this experience I was afforded the chance to explore not only the intricacies surround elephant care, but also my own stance on everything from elephant conservation to a greater examination of faith. Through working with elephants, exposure to the Thai and ...


Marching Morally Towards Equality: Perspective Of Bishop Richard Allen, Ernest M. Oleksy Dec 2017

Marching Morally Towards Equality: Perspective Of Bishop Richard Allen, Ernest M. Oleksy

The Downtown Review

The African American's struggle for equality is fraught with contributions from men and women of various ilk. Amongst these early abolitionists were naturalist Benjamin Banneker, freeman orator Frederick Douglass, and Bishop Richard Allen, who is the focus of this paper. Through an analysis of primary and secondary sources, the author takes on the persona of the late Bishop speaking to a community of his fellow African Americans as he comments on timely events and characters and advises the listeners on a reasonable course of action.


Inseparable: Perspective Of Senator Daniel Webster, Ernest M. Oleksy Dec 2017

Inseparable: Perspective Of Senator Daniel Webster, Ernest M. Oleksy

The Downtown Review

Considering the hypersensitivity that their nation has towards race relations, it is often ineffable to contemporary Americans as to how anyone could have argued against abolition in the 19th century. However, by taking the perspective of Senator Daniel Webster speaking to an audience of disunionist-abolitionists, proslaveryites, and various shades of moderates, numerous points of contention will be brought to light as to why chattel slavery persisted so long in the U.S. Focal points of dialogue will include the Narrative of Frederick Douglass, the "positive good" claims of Senator John C. Calhoun, the disunionism of William Lloyd Garrison, and the ...


A Checklist For Mortals: Preparing For Death’S Arrival, Becky Daniel Dec 2017

A Checklist For Mortals: Preparing For Death’S Arrival, Becky Daniel

Professional Projects from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications

We learn everything from our parents—how to walk, talk and treat potential life partners. Yet our culture in the United States makes it difficult to talk to our parents about death and those consequences have a real impact. Closing a loved one’s estate can stretch from months to years without proper planning. While death is constant, the death industry is not. It is ever changing. And while all lives have equal value, there are many preparations that one person may need (veteran, parent, lotto winner) while another does not. The best way to prepare for death is to ...


Full Issue, The Anthology Dec 2017

Full Issue, The Anthology

The Anthology

This is the entirety of the 2017 Winthrop Anthology issue.


My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachael Cefalu Dec 2017

My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachael Cefalu

Graduate Theses

My thesis is a travel memoir that describes experiences I have had while traveling to various destinations. Throughout each piece, I have included retrospections about my relationships with people who are closest to me and how we connected during our travel experiences.


My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachel Cefalu Dec 2017

My Life Through Travel: Family Struggles And Unforgettable Memories, Rachel Cefalu

Graduate Theses

My thesis is a travel memoir hat describes experiences I have had while traveling to various destinations. Throughout each piece, I have included retrospects about my relationships with people who are closest to me and how we connected during our travel experiences.


The Tactics Of Confrontation: Documentary Epistemology In The Fiction Of W.G. Sebald, Adam Pieroni Dec 2017

The Tactics Of Confrontation: Documentary Epistemology In The Fiction Of W.G. Sebald, Adam Pieroni

Graduate Theses

Of the many enigmatic features of W.G. Sebald's fiction, perhaps the most perplexing is the author's uncanny ability to convey a topic while avoiding explicit reference to it. This is especially true in regard to the Holocaust, a topic Sebald rarely labels with terms traditionally associated with its history, but which arguably constitutes the ethical core of the works. Partially in response to historian Saul Frieländer's suggestion that literature may potentially offer cohesion to "the growing fragmentation of the history of the Nazi period" ("Trauma" 52), this thesis investigates the relationship between Sebald's unique stylistics ...


256 Hillary Lane, Emma Gears Dec 2017

256 Hillary Lane, Emma Gears

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Where A Boundary, Elizabeth Pellegrino Dec 2017

Where A Boundary, Elizabeth Pellegrino

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Chicken Feet, Simone Louie Dec 2017

Chicken Feet, Simone Louie

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


The Indestructible Man, Marissa Canarelli Dec 2017

The Indestructible Man, Marissa Canarelli

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


Webbed, Laurie J. Jackson Dec 2017

Webbed, Laurie J. Jackson

Gandy Dancer Archives

No abstract provided.


An Unstable Container, John Lapine Dec 2017

An Unstable Container, John Lapine

All NMU Master's Theses

An Unstable Container is a collection of short creative nonfiction essays and poetry, with influences from personal memoir, lyric essays, race and gender studies, and poetry. The work examines the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, and the ways in which language, society, and the human body contribute to the construction of one's sense of self. Through the lenses of language, modern technology, medicine, and genetics, An Unstable Container explores blackness, queerness, masculine identity, growing up in rural Michigan, and the dangers and pleasures of corporeality. The collection also interrogates the social institutions of marriage and religion, gender roles ...


A Road Out Of Naknek Part One: The Tide Turns, Keith Wilson Dec 2017

A Road Out Of Naknek Part One: The Tide Turns, Keith Wilson

All NMU Master's Theses

I make an annual summertime return to Naknek, a town on Bristol Bay where the salmon have made their own annual summertime return for thousands of years. My thesis is a series of nonfiction essays about my background there, both as a commercial fisherman and my upbringing. It is something I consider the “Part One” of a book still under the process of writing. It is a series of essays, alternating these two motifs of the salmon and of my experiences growing up somewhere like Naknek.

I constructed this thesis to read like the tide. Bristol Bay salmon go out ...


Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins Dec 2017

Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The intent of this thesis was to test the feasibility of constructing performance-for-development narrative using a constructive logic approach. I created an equation which expressed the sum of non-human-elements as the sum of a narrative with each element serving as a variable. I used a review of persuasion literature to provide insight into the selection and manipulation of each variable. I provided my family as a hypothetical example and used my knowledge of their preferences and communication styles in conjunction with the literature and the equation to craft a narrative which might increase pro-school attitudes in other families like my ...


Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta Dec 2017

Food Transitions: How Food Symbolizes Another Chapter, Josiah Peralta

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Through critical self-analysis of my life, I intend to answer the question, “How does food help us transition from one chapter of our life to another?” My purpose is to provide a personal viewpoint about related topics associated with food, like class, origin of food, religion or lack of, culture and tradition, obesity, food choice, and love. Through this viewpoint, I will demonstrate how food associations can encapsulate our past, memories, and identity in a way that moves us from the past to the present, and, hopefully, the future.

Capstone theme: Food, Ethics, and Politics


Waiting As Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, And Whiling Away, Harold Schweizer Dec 2017

Waiting As Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, And Whiling Away, Harold Schweizer

Faculty Journal Articles

„Waiting as Resistance: Lingering, Loafing, and Whiling Away” is a critique of the economics of consumption, suggesting that the widespread denigration of waiting as lost time and its economic and psychological displacements in consumer goods amount to a denigration of human life itself. In the practice of lingering and its related temporalities, the author proposes, we regain an appreciation of the fundamental temporality of all things, that everything, we humans included, is constituted by time. Conceptually indebted to Theodor Adorno and substantiated with reference, chiefly to Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and other poetic works, this argument throughout opposes ...


A Reader's Guide To The Major Writings Of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan A. Finn, Jeremy M. Kimble Nov 2017

A Reader's Guide To The Major Writings Of Jonathan Edwards, Nathan A. Finn, Jeremy M. Kimble

Faculty Books

Jonathan Edwards—widely considered one the most important theologians in American history—has influenced generation after generation with his transcendent vision of our great and glorious God. But reading his writings for the first time can be a daunting task.

Here to be your trustworthy guides are some of the very best interpreters of Edwards, who walk you through his most important works with historical context, strategies for reading, and contemporary application—launching you into a lifetime of discovering Edwards’s God-centered vision of the Christian life for yourself.


The Funeral, Katherine M. Carithers Nov 2017

The Funeral, Katherine M. Carithers

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Lives Awash In Neon, Logan T. Collins Nov 2017

Lives Awash In Neon, Logan T. Collins

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


The Mouse, Katherine M. Carithers Nov 2017

The Mouse, Katherine M. Carithers

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


On Combustion, Tommy E. Hart Nov 2017

On Combustion, Tommy E. Hart

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


The Whether And Nots (Excerpt), Kylee J. Sibilia Nov 2017

The Whether And Nots (Excerpt), Kylee J. Sibilia

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


The Storm, Katherine M. Carithers Nov 2017

The Storm, Katherine M. Carithers

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Firefly Heaven, Logan T. Collins Nov 2017

Firefly Heaven, Logan T. Collins

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Dragon Season, Madeleine R. Waters Nov 2017

Dragon Season, Madeleine R. Waters

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


Editor's Note, Madeleine R. Waters Nov 2017

Editor's Note, Madeleine R. Waters

HUMBUG

No abstract provided.


The Game Warden's Gun, S. Ray Granade Nov 2017

The Game Warden's Gun, S. Ray Granade

Creative Works

Growing up in 1950s Evergreen, Alabama, meant more than growing up in a small, South-Alabama county-seat town. It meant growing up in a rural environment where hunting and fishing were never more than a few minutes away. Field and stream activities lured mostly males above the age of eight, and generous game laws did not obviate a brisk business in poaching. Since it was a poor county, Conecuh had its share of those who poached to put meat on the table as well as those who poached because they did not believe that game laws applied to them. Some prime ...