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A. Manette Ansay: 11-01-1995, A. Manette Ansay, Stan Sanvel Rubin Nov 1995

A. Manette Ansay: 11-01-1995, A. Manette Ansay, Stan Sanvel Rubin

Writers Forum Videos

A. Manette Ansay is an author known for works such as her short story collection Read This and Tell Me What it Says and her popular novel Vinegar Hill. She starts off the interview by reading a short excerpt from Vinegar Hill. She continues by talking about how Vinegar Hill originated, how her own life heavily influenced her writing and especially that novel, and the reviews and critiques of the novel. She then goes on to discuss how health problems caused her to begin writing poetry when she was 23 and how the MFA program she was accepted to at ...


Fleda Brown Jackson: 03-01-1995, Fleda Brown Jackson, Stan Sanvel Rubin Mar 1995

Fleda Brown Jackson: 03-01-1995, Fleda Brown Jackson, Stan Sanvel Rubin

Writers Forum Videos

Fleda Brown Jackson earned her PhD in American Literature at the University of Arkansas and is known for her poetry collections Fishing with Blood and Do Not Peel the Birches. She begins the interview by reading two poems from Do Not Peel the Birches, “Night Swimming” and “Learning to Dance.” The interview continues with a conversation about water as a central theme in her poetry. Jackson goes on to discuss memories and their importance in her writing, and reads her poem “Piano.” She talks about the evolution of her writing as well as how her first poetry collection, Fishing with ...


Emily Dickinson: The Concept Of Catharsis, Jennifer Wolfley Jan 1995

Emily Dickinson: The Concept Of Catharsis, Jennifer Wolfley

English Master’s Theses

Emily Dickinson remains recognized as one of greatest poets of the American literature canon. The majority of her work, while often considered dark and abstract, was unread by anyone else in her lifetime. Why then would she choose to create such a large volume of troubled writing in secret? This thesis project explores this question using a psychological lens, and examines the work for any possible therapeutic effects it may have had on Dickinson. The project further suggests that Dickinson suffered from clinical depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and extreme personality disorders. (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) II is used throughout ...