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2018

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Full-Text Articles in Creative Writing

My Mother On Dream Interpretation And The Lack Of Finality In Death, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston Dec 2018

My Mother On Dream Interpretation And The Lack Of Finality In Death, Jaime Elizabeth Johnston

Comparative Woman

This is an interview with my mother, a dream interpreter. In this interview we explore her process of interpreting dreams and her contact with the spirit world.


Ekatvam, Atreyee Chakraborty Dec 2018

Ekatvam, Atreyee Chakraborty

Comparative Woman

"What is spirituality? Is this all about God? And what is God? A mystical concept? All I know that if we surrender to the will of God, if we pray and repent for our sins, we will be saved out of our trouble and we will get peace of mind. To me, my dance is my God. Through my dance I have touched the essence of spirituality."


Behold, Kaitlyn Mccray Burnett Dec 2018

Behold, Kaitlyn Mccray Burnett

Comparative Woman

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Elders Talkin’, Lizzie Nova Dec 2018

Elders Talkin’, Lizzie Nova

Comparative Woman

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Om!, Aparajita Dutta Dec 2018

Om!, Aparajita Dutta

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Grand Mothers, Lizzie Nova Dec 2018

Grand Mothers, Lizzie Nova

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Accidents Happen, Courtney A. Brown Dec 2018

Accidents Happen, Courtney A. Brown

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


The Quest For Self: Using Mandala Art In Reflective Practice Journaling, Kathleen Quinn Dec 2018

The Quest For Self: Using Mandala Art In Reflective Practice Journaling, Kathleen Quinn

Comparative Woman

This article is a nexus of research, personal journaling reflections, and mandala creation from the authors own journals and focuses on the use of Mandalas as part of a reflective practice journaling process. Attention to mandala usage within reflective practice considering depth interiority, engaging and sharing with others. The authors approach to mandala construction is included followed by an exercise for observation and assessment of mandalas. The structure for reflective practice helps shape transformational leaders, using expressive arts, narratives in journaling. This transformational Discovery pathway and narrative exercises can be used for creating professional learning communities. This form of reflective ...


Men Who Write About Women, Grace Pulliam Dec 2018

Men Who Write About Women, Grace Pulliam

Comparative Woman

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If Everything Was Perfect, Courtney A. Brown Dec 2018

If Everything Was Perfect, Courtney A. Brown

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Sacred Spaces, Ikea Johnson Dec 2018

Sacred Spaces, Ikea Johnson

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker Dec 2018

My Big Fat Catholic Queer Wedding, Kourtney Baker

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Becoming God, Megan Barrios Dec 2018

Becoming God, Megan Barrios

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


“I Am Dark Energy”, Taylor Scott Dec 2018

“I Am Dark Energy”, Taylor Scott

Comparative Woman

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Saying Goodbye To Grandma, Courtney A. Brown Dec 2018

Saying Goodbye To Grandma, Courtney A. Brown

Comparative Woman

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Pantheon, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés Dec 2018

Pantheon, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés

Comparative Woman

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José Martí In Central Park, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés Dec 2018

José Martí In Central Park, Zilia Balkansky-Sellés

Comparative Woman

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In Between Realms: The Search For Feminine Selfhood In The Essais Of Montaigne, Anna Suarez Dec 2018

In Between Realms: The Search For Feminine Selfhood In The Essais Of Montaigne, Anna Suarez

Comparative Woman

My purpose is to explore factors of the Renaissance that determined women’s selfhood in Montaigne’s Essais. I argue that the shift into modernity is responsible for the loss of women’s autonomy as well as the anxiety experienced by men regarding their power as well as their potential. Montaigne and Renaissance discourse defines women only by their bodies (sexual organs) and I explore the elements that established biological essentialism. This paper exemplifies comparative literature in the sense that it combines literature, theory, and art for the purpose of creating a well-researched examination of the root causes for why ...


Smoke And Mirrors, Megan Barrios Dec 2018

Smoke And Mirrors, Megan Barrios

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


The Resurrection, Megan Barrios Dec 2018

The Resurrection, Megan Barrios

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


“Blood Moon”, Carmela Lanza Dec 2018

“Blood Moon”, Carmela Lanza

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Continental Divide(S), Carmela Lanza Dec 2018

Continental Divide(S), Carmela Lanza

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


“Seven Mothers”, Carmela Lanza Dec 2018

“Seven Mothers”, Carmela Lanza

Comparative Woman

No abstract provided.


Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally Dec 2018

Meera Atkinson. The Poetics Of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017., Katie Lally

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Meera Atkinson. The Poetics of Transgenerational Trauma. Bloomsbury, 2017.


More Than Skin-Deep: Reading Past Whiteness In Hemingway’S “Hills Like White Elephants”, Laura Valeri Oct 2018

More Than Skin-Deep: Reading Past Whiteness In Hemingway’S “Hills Like White Elephants”, Laura Valeri

Journal of Creative Writing Studies

The author argues a much neglected element in the seminal Hemingway's story "Hills Like White Elephant." Reading the story by taking into context a subtext of racial bias lends new interpretation to the story.


Nights In The City Beautiful, Veronica Suarez Oct 2018

Nights In The City Beautiful, Veronica Suarez

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Nights in The City Beautiful is a collection of confessional, free verse poems that explores sexual trauma, mental health, the exigencies of marriage, and the complexities of human desire. These interconnected poems are grounded with a braided narrative and tackle taboo themes. In Part 1: Monogamy, the reader journeys into the world of Vincent and Victoria, their profound love, and their anxiety disorders. In Part 2: Polyamory, Victoria gets caught in a love triangle when she meets her publishing coworker, Peter Langley.

The book evokes the movement of Romanticism and first-and-second-generation Romantic poets such as William Blake and Lord Byron ...


Poem As Space For Artistic Contestation: Finding Multiple Voices Of Female Writers Through Artistic Vocabularies, Edil Hassan Oct 2018

Poem As Space For Artistic Contestation: Finding Multiple Voices Of Female Writers Through Artistic Vocabularies, Edil Hassan

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This project is a creative piece that consists of ten poems and a critical analysis of artistic vocabularies utilized by women writers: Aicha Bassry, Furugh Farrukhzad, and Fatima Mernissi. I argue that their speaking together, especially through multiple voices, is a political act that can be privileged above normative discussions of art currently. This comes from the common worlds they build in their poetic and scholarly work, which despite differences in voice and vocabulary, centralize women. I define artistic vocabulary in this project as the transformation that takes place when image is translated into word. I explore this idea of ...


Ici-Bas!, Nicholas A. Koloian Oct 2018

Ici-Bas!, Nicholas A. Koloian

Student Publications

High school student Moses King isn't a goody two-shoes, but the bully Samuel doesn't understand (or care) about this fact. In this story written by Nicholas Koloian, Moses finds his retribution through his bold friend, Henry, who must overcome his own problems in a tale exploring race, sexuality, and high school bullying.


Book Review: Mai N. Moua (2017). The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story. Minnesota Historical Society Press. 240 Pp. Isbn: 978-1681340364, Kong Pheng Pha Aug 2018

Book Review: Mai N. Moua (2017). The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story. Minnesota Historical Society Press. 240 Pp. Isbn: 978-1681340364, Kong Pheng Pha

Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement

Book reviewed by Kong Pheng Pha: Mai N. Moua (2017). The Bride Price: A Hmong Wedding Story. Minnesota Historical Society Press.


Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-To-The-Land Life By Dianna Hunter And The New Farm: Our Ten Years On The Front Lines Of The Good Food Revolution By Brent Preston, Kristin Van Tassel Aug 2018

Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-To-The-Land Life By Dianna Hunter And The New Farm: Our Ten Years On The Front Lines Of The Good Food Revolution By Brent Preston, Kristin Van Tassel

The Goose

Review of Dianna Hunter's Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life and Brent Preston's The New Farm: Our Ten Years on the Front Lines of the Good Food Revolution.