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Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Apr 2019

Brennan, Mary Kate (Fa 1284), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1284. Student interview conducted by Mary Kate Brennan with renowned Appalachian poet Jim Wayne Miller. Brennan’s focus throughout the interview is on “the cultural sensitivity and awareness that permeates Miller’s poetry.” Miller also touches on what he considers to be the central themes of his work, the struggles and triumphs of communities within the Appalachian region, and pride in cultural heritage. The collection contains a detailed index, interview summary, transcription, index cards with questions, and a reel-to-reel audio tape of the interview.


Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston Apr 2019

Appalachian Goodbyes, Emily Houston

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This is a collection of poetry and nonfiction using the Japanese poetic form of haibun (a back and forth between haiku and prose, both sections attempting to clarify and further each other while approaching the subject in entirely different manners) as a form of memoir instead. This collection is about my home that has not always felt like home and what it means to love and hate an Appalachian identity. It is also about my relationships, both with Appalachia and the world outside it and with the people who call it home and the people I have met when I ...


Break Us Beautiful, Elizabeth Upshur Jul 2018

Break Us Beautiful, Elizabeth Upshur

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem addressed in this thesis is cultivating an answer to the question: what creates or comprises the sum total of my Blackness as a modern American woman living in our current political climate? I primarily use a read/call and response methodology, responding to both lived and hypothetical experiences that explore or demonstrate the ways that identity, race, gender, sexuality, regionality, religion, and the historical thumbprint intersect. The results are this collection of poems that is at times mythological, at times irreverent, both abstract and formal as it seeks to fit these pieces into a singular mosaic. The conclusion ...


Watersheds In Life, Molly Morgan Apr 2016

Watersheds In Life, Molly Morgan

Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


Watershed, Matthew Doyle Apr 2016

Watershed, Matthew Doyle

Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


The Systems Of Life, Madeline Stephenson Apr 2016

The Systems Of Life, Madeline Stephenson

Robert Penn Warren Essay Contest

No abstract provided.


F. Warden, Natalie Turner Jan 2016

F. Warden, Natalie Turner

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Names, Natalie Rickman Jan 2016

Names, Natalie Rickman

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Are You A Listener?, Sara Ann Alexander Jan 2016

Are You A Listener?, Sara Ann Alexander

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


The Answer Is Yes, Katherine Wilkins Jan 2016

The Answer Is Yes, Katherine Wilkins

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Pear Tree - (1st Place Winner), Bridget Yates Jan 2016

Pear Tree - (1st Place Winner), Bridget Yates

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


A Prediction, Warily, Taylor Reyes Jan 2016

A Prediction, Warily, Taylor Reyes

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


Transitions, Harrison C. Taul Jan 2016

Transitions, Harrison C. Taul

Goldenrod Poetry Festival

No abstract provided.


"A Life And Death Dilemma", Christy Lester Nov 2015

"A Life And Death Dilemma", Christy Lester

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


“Looking Skyward: An Analysis Of ‘Augress’ By Michael Shewmaker”, Lydia Anvar Nov 2015

“Looking Skyward: An Analysis Of ‘Augress’ By Michael Shewmaker”, Lydia Anvar

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


“Son Of Man (Of Steel): Messianic Imagery In Zach Snyer’S Man Of Steel (2013)", Jordan Upton Nov 2015

“Son Of Man (Of Steel): Messianic Imagery In Zach Snyer’S Man Of Steel (2013)", Jordan Upton

Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

No abstract provided.


Heaven's Disco Dances, Savannah Leigh Osbourn May 2015

Heaven's Disco Dances, Savannah Leigh Osbourn

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Heaven’s Disco Dances is a collection of poetry about finding identity through defamiliarization and displacing oneself from reality to better understand it. Within the literary community, there is a great deal of derision toward writing that fails to be “real” or “serious” enough, and poetry is an excellent example of how sometimes the extraordinary speaks to us in ways that realistic fiction cannot. The marvelous and fantastic might serve as an escape from the world, but not necessarily from reality. Rather, they give readers a different lens on life, and sometimes that makes it a more powerful one, because ...


Between Two Worlds, Stephanie Tillman May 2015

Between Two Worlds, Stephanie Tillman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

“Original Sin”—evocative and powerful words, but what if they were applied to one of the world’s most popular fairy tales? This thesis explores Snow White in the context of the Seven Deadly Sins and the grand fall of Adam and Eve. The forbidden fruit manifests itself in different ways, pulling the prim and proper princess into places she never could have imagined. But what of the Wicked Queen, here known as Lilith? She too feels the bite of the world’s sick sense of humor, exacting revenge on those who have wronged her. Are these poems about them ...


Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University Jan 2015

Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University

Student Creative Writing

The fine arts magazine of Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green.


Isaac Watts And The Culture Of Dissent, Andrew Eli M. Yeater Aug 2014

Isaac Watts And The Culture Of Dissent, Andrew Eli M. Yeater

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Although Isaac Watts wrote hymns in the early eighteenth century, some of his hymns, such as “Joy to the World,” “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?,” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” survive today as well-known hymns. However, little has been written about the rhetorical effects of his hymns. This thesis demonstrates that, like any other literary work, Watts’ hymns can be analyzed rhetorically. This thesis analyzes Watts’ hymns with the aid of Louis Montrose’s New Historicism, showing how Watts’ hymns were impacted by the English culture in which he lived and how they impacted the religious culture ...


Variation Within Uniformity: The English Romantic Sonnet, Thomas Hamilton Cherry Aug 2014

Variation Within Uniformity: The English Romantic Sonnet, Thomas Hamilton Cherry

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The English Romantic poets of the early nineteenth century wrote numerous poems from genres and styles all across the poetic spectrum. From the epics of ancient origin concerning kings and fanciful settings to the political odes on fallen leaders and even the anthropological histories of what it meant to live in their time, these poets stretched their stylistic legs in many ways. One of the most interesting is their use of the short and rule-bound sonnet form that enjoyed a reemergence during their time. Though stylized throughout its existence, the sonnet most often falls into a specific form with guidelines ...


Ua68/6/2/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations English Club, Wku Archives Jan 2014

Ua68/6/2/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations English Club, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of the English Club including minute books, programs, and banquet records.


Ua68/6/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Publications, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua68/6/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Publications, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Publications created by and about the English Department.

Zephyrus is produced by the English Department and contains student creative writing.

"A literary magazine called Voices had been produced for a number of years prior to that, but in 1969 Professor Gatlin, with the help of Professor Will Fridy, came up with the title Zephyrus, the Roman name for the west wind, because Dr. Wood had asked that "Western" be included in the title." From A Centennial History of the Department of English of Western Kentucky University by James Flynn

"In 1979, Frank [Steele], along with his wife, Peggy, began publishing ...


Ua68/6/2/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Western Writers, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua68/6/2/1 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Student Organizations Western Writers, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records of the Western Writers and issues of Voices magazine.


Ua1b Wku University Wide Committees/Events, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua1b Wku University Wide Committees/Events, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records regarding university wide events such as lecture and concert series. See individual departments for smaller co-sponsored events.


Ua32/4/1 Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp, Wku Gender & Women's Studies Jun 2008

Ua32/4/1 Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp, Wku Gender & Women's Studies

WKU Archives Records

Booklet reviewing events at Women & Kids Learning Together Summer Camp.


Ua37/2 Faculty Personal Papers Small Collections, Wku Archives Jan 2008

Ua37/2 Faculty Personal Papers Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small donations from individual faculty and staff members. These are generally one or two items housed in a single folder. Papers range from gradebooks and syllabi to funeral cards and obituaries. The existing records are arranged in alphabetical order by donor surname. Future donations will be arranged in the order in which they are received.


Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University Jan 2001

Zephyrus, Western Kentucky University

Student Creative Writing

No abstract provided.


Ua35/11 Student Honors Research Bulletin, Wku Honors Program Jan 1995

Ua35/11 Student Honors Research Bulletin, Wku Honors Program

WKU Archives Records

The WKU Student Honors Research Bulletin is dedicated to scholarly involvement and student research. These papers are representative of work done by students from throughout the university.

  • Allen, Melody. Women in Control of Courtship in As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice and All's Well That Ends Well
  • Amlani, Islamshah. Electron Stimulated Desorption of Alkali Halides
  • Brillhart, Kelly. Women Without Men: Hemingway's Female Characters
  • Burton, Lori. Financial Statements with Environmental Concerns: An Exploratory Study of the Impact on the Auditor's Role and Responsibilities
  • Combs, Vicki. Dancing the Descent: Energy and Entrophy in William Carlos Williams
  • Davis ...


Feminism, Selfhood & Emily Dickinson, Regina York Feb 1991

Feminism, Selfhood & Emily Dickinson, Regina York

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This paper will draw on the work of leading feminist critics and the works of Dickinson, her biographers, and her critics. No effort is being made to trace the history of feminist criticism; that has been done numerous times by critic after critic. Nor does this paper attempt to provide a concordance to critical thought on Dickinson. That, too, is unnecessary. Rather, this paper looks at the relationship between self-identity in Dickinson's poetry and the fundamental need for such a pronounced sense of identity to serve as the cornerstone of feminist criticism. Dickinson's courage to be female and ...