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The Sharpest Tooth, Shea M.D. Mullaney Dec 2011

The Sharpest Tooth, Shea M.D. Mullaney

Graduate Masters Theses

This thesis comprises 38 poems. A mixture of free and formal verse, these collected works include poems created during the author's graduate study in Creative Writing in addition to earlier poems substantially revised during that time period. Themes of the work include family dynamics, social responsibility, eroticism, digital technology, as well as American and queer identity, from a post-structuralist perspective.


Strike Out Across The Shoreless Ocean, Julia Claire Paajanen Dec 2011

Strike Out Across The Shoreless Ocean, Julia Claire Paajanen

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

What happens between a reader and a poem is none of my business. The world has always been yours; find your own way.

(1) Every choice is correct.

(2) Everything is true.

(3) What is anything, unless so far as it is enjoyed?

All you have to do is see the course, and when you see it, go.


Ladies And Gentlemen, Robert John Bartholomew Dec 2011

Ladies And Gentlemen, Robert John Bartholomew

Dissertations

This collection of short stories treats of the following diverse themes: the redemptive possibilities for seemingly despicable characters; the ways in which circumstances and the social environment affect characters' sexualities and personal relationships; the lengths to which characters are willing to go to get what they want, which want is often the desire to make contact with others; the struggle between characters' narcissism and their need to come to terms with a new self image, a self image which is often at odds with the one they wish for themselves; and the beauty of vulnerability. Additionally, one of the chief ...


First Year Experience: Writing Matters - Sundays With Al, Emily Dicksa Nov 2011

First Year Experience: Writing Matters - Sundays With Al, Emily Dicksa

First Year Experience Symposium

Assignment: to craft content that matters and to prepare a product that is ready for publication and a public reading. Write to the most important person in your life: describe why they have made such an impact on your life and how you imagine their influence will affect your future.


First Year Experience: Writing Matters, Ics 101 Nov 2011

First Year Experience: Writing Matters, Ics 101

First Year Experience Symposium

Cover and table of contents from the class journal, Writing Matters, produced for the fall 2011 class with instructors Dr. Katherine Schmidt and Dr. Karen Sullivan-Vance. Student submissions were bound together for the Symposium.

Assignment: to craft content that matters and to prepare a product that is ready for publication and a public reading. Write to the most important person in your life: describe why they have made such an impact on your life and how you imagine their influence will affect your future; or choose a life-changing event and write to your future self: describe the event, explain why ...


Anglofile, Kaci Carpenter May 2011

Anglofile, Kaci Carpenter

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Anny Sterling is stuck. After a freak accident that left her father disabled and without a steady income, she returned home after one semester of college to help pay the bills while her older sister Emily fled to Europe to spend her time chasing dark-haired men named Franco and Pablo. At twenty-five, Anny now spends her days at the local insurance agency running errands for other people and reciting the alphabet song in the file room. There’s little to no hope for advancement as she is short the required college hours to qualify for even an associate degree, but ...


Truth In Fiction, Timothy R. Baker Apr 2011

Truth In Fiction, Timothy R. Baker

English Master’s Theses

According to literary tradition and genre classification, fiction has often been regarded as writing that lacks a foundation of truth. However, this does not necessarily mean that fiction contains no elements of truth. In this thesis, Timothy Baker argues that fiction contains traces of truth - truths that may not be fundamentally based on facts, yet can still be recognized as embodying the deep-seated essence of truth. These “essential truths”, though largely shunned from the nonfiction genre, can be utilized to establish the groundwork of fiction - making the genre a reflection of reality itself - instead of a captured moment of reality ...


6 Ways To Celebrate Student Writing, Susan C. Adamson Jan 2011

6 Ways To Celebrate Student Writing, Susan C. Adamson

Articles

Susan Adamson, executive director of the Indiana Partnership for Young Writers, shares a few of her favorite strategies for celebrating student writing at the end of a unit of study.


Seaside, Ethan Munsill Jan 2011

Seaside, Ethan Munsill

The University Scholar

No abstract provided.


Wayward, Kathryn Rhett Jan 2011

Wayward, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

It’s hard to imagine, now, how it was that I took up with that boy in South Carolina, but facts are facts. William Buchanan Redmond was lawless and drawling, full of sideways glances and outrageous proposals. He went by Cannon.

One night on Hilton Head Island, where I was staying with a friend’s family (thanks to private school I had friends with houses on Nantucket, etcetera, though I lived in a modest house with my mother and sister that we were renovating to resell), he approached me at an outdoor concert. A guitarist was playing a sing-along rendition ...


Et Cetera, Marshall University Jan 2011

Et Cetera, Marshall University

Et Cetera

Founded in 1953, Et Cetera is an annual literary magazine that publishes the creative writing and artwork of Marshall University students and affiliates. Et Cetera is free to the Marshall University community.

Et Cetera welcomes submissions in literary and film criticism, poetry, short stories, drama, all types of creative non-fiction, photography, and art.


Blazing The Real: Writing By Indiana Children, Susan C. Adamson, Julie Patterson Jan 2011

Blazing The Real: Writing By Indiana Children, Susan C. Adamson, Julie Patterson

Anthologies

I got my first camera when I was in third grade—a Brownie Hawkeye flash model with a snazzy little camera case. The instruction manual provided six simple steps for taking successful pictures.

Hold the camera steady, supporting it underneath. Then, with the sun behind your back or over your shoulder, locate the subject in the finder. At the instant of exposure, hold your breath and press the shutter release with a gentle squeezing action (Brownie Hawkeye Instruction Manual).

The camera came with two rolls of film, each with16 frames. I eagerly used them up and sent the exposed film ...


Mild To Moderately Severe, J D. Valencia Jan 2011

Mild To Moderately Severe, J D. Valencia

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Mild to Moderately Severe is an episodic memoir of a boy coming of age as a latch-key kid, living with a working single mother and partly raising himself, as a hearing impaired and depressed young adult, learning to navigate the culture with a strategy of faking it, as a nomad with seven mailing addresses before turning ten. It is an examination of accidental and cultivated loneliness, a narrative of a boy and later a man who is too adept at adapting to different environments, a reflection on relationships and popularity and a need for attention and love that clashes with ...


The Mockingbird, Etsu Department Of Art And Design, Etsu Department Of Literature And Language Jan 2011

The Mockingbird, Etsu Department Of Art And Design, Etsu Department Of Literature And Language

The Mockingbird

Jessica Augier [Step]; Ani Bolkan [She’s Long Gone, Snapshot 1]; Joshua Burd [Marle Bowl]; Caron Castle [Denial, Enspenserian Stanza]; Rebecca Catron [Desert Whispers]; Luke Champouillon [Done Playing]; Anthony Cole [In the Search of Thebes]; Lanora Davis [Corset]; Andrew Frost [Ben & David]; Sterlin Hammond [Floundering]; Bradley Hartsel [By and by, Vinyl]; Leona Holman [The Ojibawa Dictionary of Phrases: Gii-ayaa (Ge-a-ya] , V. 1. He Became My Hero]; Greg Houser [Adam Stanifer]; Robert Kottage [September]; Justin Kyle [March of the Dead]; Adam Lambert [The Pub and Roy Harper]; Tina Michael [Mother’s Postcards]; Ethan Palmer [Love Song , The Collapse]; Audrey Peters [Words Matter ...


False Truths, Loren M. Deron Jan 2011

False Truths, Loren M. Deron

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Paper Heart, Kelly J. Weitner Jan 2011

Paper Heart, Kelly J. Weitner

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Nancy Tippersworth, Charles R. Zange Jan 2011

Nancy Tippersworth, Charles R. Zange

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


In November, Matthew W. Barrett Jan 2011

In November, Matthew W. Barrett

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan Jan 2011

In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan

Theses

This thesis addresses the question of how university academics in the creative arts might assess students’ creative works fairly and appropriately. Specifically, it considers how these academics conceptualise and approach the task of student assessment, what tensions and dilemmas are experienced in student assessment, and how student assessment practices in the creative arts might be made more transparent and robust. The complexities of student assessment in the creative arts, and the uncertainties and vulnerabilities that beleaguer academics when making judgements about the quality of their students’ creative works are widely recognised, but not well understood. This investigation employed Naturalistic Inquiry ...


A Case For The Human Condition, Austin W. Clark Jan 2011

A Case For The Human Condition, Austin W. Clark

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Trapped In A Passing Storm, Chandra R. Kirkland Jan 2011

Trapped In A Passing Storm, Chandra R. Kirkland

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Remembering The Day, Tina Cochran Jan 2011

Remembering The Day, Tina Cochran

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Bible Bolt, Kathleen M. Flynn Jan 2011

Bible Bolt, Kathleen M. Flynn

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


My Kind Of Nothing, Elizabeth C. Williams Jan 2011

My Kind Of Nothing, Elizabeth C. Williams

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Dry Wood, Gregory E. Scheiber Jan 2011

Dry Wood, Gregory E. Scheiber

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Rooms (Re)Visited, Megan E. Hilands Jan 2011

Rooms (Re)Visited, Megan E. Hilands

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


La Cloche, Sabrina M. Marinelli Jan 2011

La Cloche, Sabrina M. Marinelli

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Doe River Gorge, Elizabeth J. Elliott Jan 2011

Doe River Gorge, Elizabeth J. Elliott

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Against The Wind, William M. Buerger Jan 2011

Against The Wind, William M. Buerger

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


A Ghost On Earth, Alive, Nina Li Jan 2011

A Ghost On Earth, Alive, Nina Li

The Mercury

No abstract provided.