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Bao Phi Interview, Elyse Warnecke Jun 2019

Bao Phi Interview, Elyse Warnecke

Asian American Art Oral History Project

BIO: Bao Phi is a Vietnamese American spoken and written word artist. Coming from a family of refugees from Vietnam, his escapism and life values he has found in literature have allowed for many great accomplishments, such as poetry championships, several books of poetry collections, and most recently, children’s books. He uses his life stories and lessons, as well as current events to guide his audience, as well as his daughter and younger generations, through a rather difficult world. His most recent project has been publishing a children’s book illustrated by Thi Bui.


‘Some Foods Are Considered Aphrodisiac Because They Resemble Sexual Organs’: On Isabel Allende’S Aphrodite, Anke Klitzing Feb 2019

‘Some Foods Are Considered Aphrodisiac Because They Resemble Sexual Organs’: On Isabel Allende’S Aphrodite, Anke Klitzing

Articles

At the age of 56, well into her second marriage and a grandmother herself, novelist Isabel Allende decided to find out whether aphrodisiacs are all they are made out to be. She wrote Aphrodite: The Love of Food and Food of Love after extensive research into erotic literature across some centuries and continents, and this foundation of age-old wisdom also means that the book, while published in 1998, remains a timeless source of inspiration and enjoyment.


Writing For The Humanities And Arts, Shamecca A. Harris Jan 2019

Writing For The Humanities And Arts, Shamecca A. Harris

Open Educational Resources

This dynamic English Composition course asks students to both create and engage with texts, in a variety of forms, that demonstrate how culture and personal experience inform a writer’s work. In this class, students will read and write voraciously about social, political, economic and cultural issues that influence their lived experiences and use the conventions of multiple genres to both reflect and respond to the times in which they live. Moreover, they will also consciously consider what it means to write academically at the college level through regular self-reflection and revision. In doing so, students will strengthen their rhetorical ...


Pineapple Poetry - Studying Literature Through A Food Studies Lens, Anke Klitzing Dec 2018

Pineapple Poetry - Studying Literature Through A Food Studies Lens, Anke Klitzing

Articles

In his essay 'A Winter Feast', literature professor Paul Schmidt unveils the layers of meaning that Pushkin wove into the description of a New Year’s feast in Eugene Onegin. But unusually, Schmidt continues his essay making the jump from literary criticism to food studies by musing on the various items on the menu without reference to Onegin, but rather to the cultural and philosophical context of food, bringing in such varied references as Brillat-Savarin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Studying food writing through the lens of literary criticism allows us to penetrate the social and symbolic meanings of food more deeply ...


Mislabeled Muses, Deborah L. Dougherty Dec 2018

Mislabeled Muses, Deborah L. Dougherty

English Department: Traveling American Modernism (ENG 366, Fall 2018)

The women of the Beat generation are important artistic contributors to consider when analyzing the Beat movement. Through lives of Carolyn Cassady, Diane Di Prima, and Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs a different experience to the Beat scene is revealed. Providing a brief but introspective analysis of three women essential to the Beat movement, this article presents a new perspective to consider when analyzing the artistic contributions and lives of the Beatnik women throughout the Beat era.


Tales Of Cherry Blossom Dreams, Kelly Dykstra Aug 2018

Tales Of Cherry Blossom Dreams, Kelly Dykstra

Honors Projects

I studied the writings of Female authors during the Heian era of Japan to write an original work imitating that style.


Quiet As A Church Rat, Joseph A. Fromer Mar 2018

Quiet As A Church Rat, Joseph A. Fromer

Student Publications

Quiet as a Church Rat is about a naïve teenager who attempts to steal money from his grandma’s purse to buy a video game. This teenager wants to live dangerously like a “rat” but in the process of stealing money from his grandma, he finds out that the “rat” life isn’t for him.


Wednesday, Thomas F. Edwards Mar 2018

Wednesday, Thomas F. Edwards

Student Publications

A man recalls the death of his surrogate father.


Somos Tierra Floreciendo: El Surgimiento De La Literatura Kichwa Como Herramienta Política Y Cultural, Kaia Heimer-Bumstead Oct 2017

Somos Tierra Floreciendo: El Surgimiento De La Literatura Kichwa Como Herramienta Política Y Cultural, Kaia Heimer-Bumstead

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Este proyecto de estudio independiente examina el papel de la literatura escrita en la resistencia cultural y política de los pueblos kichwas de la sierra ecuatoriana. Analiza la manera en que la historia de colonización influye en la expresión cultural y lingüística de los pueblos originarios, en particular la fuerte tradición de oralidad y los niveles bajos de alfabetismo en la propia lengua que caracterizan a la actual producción cultural de la sociedad kichwa. Dentro de esto contexto, discute las implicaciones de adoptar y utilizar recursos y códigos occidentales, como la escritura alfabética, para preservar, fortalecer y revitalizar la lengua ...


Write What You Know: The Process Of Writing A Young Adult Novella, Grace Morgan Apr 2017

Write What You Know: The Process Of Writing A Young Adult Novella, Grace Morgan

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

One tragedy, two lives changed forever. This novella follows the paths of two characters coping with the death of loved ones. It examines the themes of grief, friendship, family, self-discovery and inner strength. Specifically, how these things manifest and change after experiencing extreme loss. The dual narrative compares and contrasts the varying ways people react to grief. This project on creative writing followed the writing process from brainstorming to final draft.


Behind Valencia: A Contemporary Play, Emily Charbonneau Apr 2017

Behind Valencia: A Contemporary Play, Emily Charbonneau

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

SYNOPSIS The purpose of this play is to highlight the length that modern females go to in order to maintain a desired appearance, especially across social media. These desired appearances are influenced by the glamorous and unrealistic looks and physiques that are prevalent in the media. Essentially, the primary goal of these characters is to attract the attention of their male counterparts because of the gender roles society promotes. This shallow lifestyle can be completely consuming for impressionable, young females.


The Idea Of You, Julia Zygiel Mar 2017

The Idea Of You, Julia Zygiel

Student Publications

A woman confesses to a man but it doesn't go as planned. Although she is rejected the woman walks away pleased, and the man is left befuddled and without resolution.


Stay, Gabriella M. Sanchez Mar 2017

Stay, Gabriella M. Sanchez

Student Publications

Stay is a liberation poem as told by a young woman recounting various memories of a tumultuous relationship that threatens to hold her back. Despite the pain of heartbreak, the woman is determined to not stay stuck, but respect her true self and independence.


Red Sheets, Maggie E. Burke Mar 2017

Red Sheets, Maggie E. Burke

Student Publications

A poem about a painting of a dark bedroom with a large window.


Awake And Asleep: The Words I'Ve Dreamt, Carolina Sanchez May 2016

Awake And Asleep: The Words I'Ve Dreamt, Carolina Sanchez

Honors Projects Overview

This project is the result of my introduction to formal poetry. It includes several formal poems in different forms, including my own.


Fragile Saints, Mary-Claire Ibarra Mar 2016

Fragile Saints, Mary-Claire Ibarra

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

FRAGILE SAINTS is a magical realist novel set in contemporary Peru. Elsa is struggling with her recent divorce and childhood memories of her family’s silk-producing farm haunt her, so when Elsa’s dying grandmother requests to see her, she visits Peru. There, Elsa learns she has inherited a country house, near the old family hacienda, which is haunted by a dark secret. Elsa is intrigued with the house, its caretakers, and her new lover Gustavo, yet she encounters disturbing ghostly visitors.

The novel is written primarily from Elsa’s point of view, as she discovers her purpose, but an ...


Traincar Sentimentalists, Jonathan S. Coppe Mar 2016

Traincar Sentimentalists, Jonathan S. Coppe

Student Publications

A young man and a young woman, an architect and an actress respectively, meet on a train and discover that they are what each has been looking for. A lighthearted love scene, set in the 1950s.


Wind, Hannah C. Albright Mar 2016

Wind, Hannah C. Albright

Student Publications

A young woman confronts overwhelming tragedy.


A Chat Between Cats, Marisa K. Gonzalez Mar 2016

A Chat Between Cats, Marisa K. Gonzalez

Student Publications

This scene is about what goes on during the intermission of Cats the Musical. The scene is full of little conversations between different people one would see attending a musical.


Dollhouse, Maggie E. Burke Mar 2016

Dollhouse, Maggie E. Burke

Student Publications

This piece is about a girl retelling a story about her mother's past relationship with an abusive boyfriend.


Ego, Konner Jebb Mar 2016

Ego, Konner Jebb

Student Publications

This is a prose poem that explores the issues of depression and body image through a horror and gothic-like perception. The speaker is haunted by a monster that lives within their own reflection.


"I Am Not Certain I Will / Keep This Word", Victoria Parker Jan 2016

"I Am Not Certain I Will / Keep This Word", Victoria Parker

Honors Projects Overview

Contemporary American poet Louise Glück has published twelve books of poetry spanning almost fifty years from Firstborn in 1968 to Faithful and Virtuous Night in 2014, as well as one critically-acclaimed book of essays. Her work has received prestigious awards such as the Wallace Stevens Award (2008), the Pulitzer Prize (2003), and the Bollingen Prize (2001), and she was appointed the twelfth United States Poet Laureate in 2003. Glück’s poetry is often anthologized, as in the Vintage Contemporary American Book of Poetry and No More Masks: An Anthology of Twentieth Century American Women Poets, and taught in ...


Inviting Students To Determine For Themselves What It Means To Write Across The Disciplines, Brian Hendrickson, Genevieve Garcia De Mueller Jan 2016

Inviting Students To Determine For Themselves What It Means To Write Across The Disciplines, Brian Hendrickson, Genevieve Garcia De Mueller

Arts & Sciences Faculty Publications

Situated in the literature on threshold concepts and transfer of prior knowledge in WAC/WID and composition studies, with particular emphasis on the scholarship of writing across difference, our article explores the possibility of re-envisioning the role of the composition classroom within the broader literacy ecology of colleges and universities largely comprised of students from socioeconomically and ethno- linguistically underrepresented communities. We recount the pilot of a composi- tion course prompting students to examine their own prior and other literacy values and practices, then transfer that growing meta-awareness to the critical acquisition of academic discourse. Our analysis of students’ self-assessment ...


Don't Tell My Mother, But..., Macie St. Jacques Jan 2016

Don't Tell My Mother, But..., Macie St. Jacques

Honors Projects Overview

An Honors Project submitted in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for Honors in the Department of English.


Studying And Supporting Writing In Student Organizations As A High-Impact Practice, Brian Hendrickson Jan 2016

Studying And Supporting Writing In Student Organizations As A High-Impact Practice, Brian Hendrickson

Arts & Sciences Faculty Publications

Institutions of postsecondary education, and the field of writing across the curriculum and in the disciplines (WAC/WID) in particular, need to do more to trouble learning paradigms that employ writing only in service to particular disciplines, only in traditional learning environments, and only in particular languages, or in service to an overly narrow or generalized idea of who students are, where they're going, and what they need to get there. In relating a cross-section of a larger effort to study and support writing as a high-impact practice in a student chapter of an international nonprofit humanitarian engineering student ...


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 ...


Aging Ragefully: A Look At Aging Women In Four Contemporary American Dramas, Rachel Thomas May 2015

Aging Ragefully: A Look At Aging Women In Four Contemporary American Dramas, Rachel Thomas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Despite the growing feminist discourse in America, ageism continues to be a problem, partially due to stereotypical representations of aging women in the media and in literature. This thesis examines the portrayals of aging women in four American dramas: Zona Gale’s Miss Lulu Bett, Edward Albee’s The American Dream and The Sandbox, and Tracey Letts’ August: Osage County. Each of the aging matriarchs in these dramas plays a different role within her family structure; however, all employ others’ perceptions of them as a means of gaining or keeping control over their own situation. Chapter 1 examines Mrs. Bett ...


Banshees: Poems, Eileen P. Kennedy Apr 2015

Banshees: Poems, Eileen P. Kennedy

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Theological Creative Nonfiction: Christian Literature For Christian Life, Elizabeth R. Hurt Apr 2014

Theological Creative Nonfiction: Christian Literature For Christian Life, Elizabeth R. Hurt

Senior Honors Theses

Since the Christian worldview is composed of more than theoretical truth, Christian literature should reflect these other aspects, such as how that truth is applied in the lives of the saints. Furthermore, the praxis element of worldview is reflected in literature more naturally in narrative genres than in more expository writings like systematic theology. Narrative genres mirror the complex, temporal way a person lives his life, and because of this are able to show how objective truth is applied in subjective situations. For this reason, Christians need contemporary writing that reflects the process of everyday Christian living to offer a ...


Revamping The Vampire Heroine: Reshaping The Character Of Bella Swan Through Twilight Fan Fiction, Kaitlyn D. Boisvert Jan 2014

Revamping The Vampire Heroine: Reshaping The Character Of Bella Swan Through Twilight Fan Fiction, Kaitlyn D. Boisvert

Pell Scholars and Senior Theses

Due to her bland personality and submissive nature, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight heroine Bella Swan is often ridiculed by critics and readers alike. Yet some fans have taken to writing fan fiction as a way to defend Bella or explore her troublesome characteristics. Building on Henry Jenkins' scholarly approach to fan-generated writings, I analyze fan fiction writings based on Bella Swan in New Moon. I consider what sort of new perspective or interpretation the authors bring into their original works. My findings indicate that while not all fan fiction works deviate from Meyer's original character model, many do manage ...