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“A Lion Fell”: Relations Recast And Visions Of Hercules In A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Sam Mccracken Apr 2017

“A Lion Fell”: Relations Recast And Visions Of Hercules In A Midsummer Night’S Dream, Sam Mccracken

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Narrating A Self: Reconstructing Empire In Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone, Barry Switay Apr 2016

Narrating A Self: Reconstructing Empire In Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone, Barry Switay

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Keeping The Memories Alive: Fictionalized Narratives Of Japanese Internment In North America, Erin Anderson Apr 2016

Keeping The Memories Alive: Fictionalized Narratives Of Japanese Internment In North America, Erin Anderson

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Angels In America And Rent: Aids Through The Ages, Nicole Motahari Apr 2016

Angels In America And Rent: Aids Through The Ages, Nicole Motahari

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Reading Steve Biko Through Contemporary South African Fiction: Black Consciousness As A Force For Something Else, Nathan E. Frisch Jan 2016

Reading Steve Biko Through Contemporary South African Fiction: Black Consciousness As A Force For Something Else, Nathan E. Frisch

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

The period of the mid 1970’s marked the revival of black politics in South Africa. The new wave of black political mobilization occurred in the vacuum that had been created by the government outlawing of black political parties such as the ANC, PAC, and CPSA. New schools of black political thought, such as Steve Biko’s Black Consciousness Movement, left behind the methods and goals of the traditional liberation organizations of the forties and fifties. The cultural and political philosophy of Biko inspired mass actions such as the Soweto uprisings and remains influential to this day. I examine works ...


The Essence Of The Path: A Traveler's Tale Of Finding Place, Ashley J. Holmes Jan 2016

The Essence Of The Path: A Traveler's Tale Of Finding Place, Ashley J. Holmes

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Risks Of Engagement: Infrastructures Of Place-Based Pedagogy In Urban Midwestern Contexts, Ashley J. Holmes Jan 2016

The Risks Of Engagement: Infrastructures Of Place-Based Pedagogy In Urban Midwestern Contexts, Ashley J. Holmes

English Faculty Publications

I was drawn to panel A.04 because of my interests in place-based pedagogy. In fact, later that day I gave a presentation on a place-based approach to mobile composition, drawing examples from my teaching (C.05). One of the aspects of this panel that I found particularly engaging was the way that each presenter took a different approach to his or her attention to issues of place. The projects were quite diverse, but there were clearly overlapping connections in terms of how our local geographies, urban spaces, and communities have important implications for the teaching of writing and rhetoric ...


From Page To Screen: The Rhetoric Of Tolkien And Jackson’S The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Nicole Motahari Apr 2015

From Page To Screen: The Rhetoric Of Tolkien And Jackson’S The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Nicole Motahari

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Intertextuality, The Media, And Schizophrenic Writing: Postmodernism In Don Delillo’S Libra, Jay Shelat Apr 2015

Intertextuality, The Media, And Schizophrenic Writing: Postmodernism In Don Delillo’S Libra, Jay Shelat

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Modernist Vocabulary, Daniel Jennings Apr 2015

Modernist Vocabulary, Daniel Jennings

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Binary: Decoding W.B. Yeats’S Esoteric Metaphors, Deborah M. Green Apr 2015

Beyond The Binary: Decoding W.B. Yeats’S Esoteric Metaphors, Deborah M. Green

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Transformative Learning, Affect, And Reciprocal Care In Community Engagement, Ashley J. Holmes Jan 2015

Transformative Learning, Affect, And Reciprocal Care In Community Engagement, Ashley J. Holmes

English Faculty Publications

Drawing on interviews with writing teachers, this article highlights some of the affective responses that may arise for students, community partners, and teachers when we situate our pedagogies in public sites beyond the classroom. I analyze a teacher-narrated moment of student distress to demonstrate how theories of transformative learning might help us productively theorize affect in service-learning and community-based education. To conclude, I offer a reciprocal model of care that employs tenets of feminist pedagogy, such as transparency and decentering of authority, and that acknowledges the valid emotions students, teachers, and community members may experience. I call for community literacy ...


Prevention Cascade: The United States And The Diffusion Of R2p, Michael Galchinsky Jan 2015

Prevention Cascade: The United States And The Diffusion Of R2p, Michael Galchinsky

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Lament As Transitional Justice, Michael Galchinsky Sep 2014

Lament As Transitional Justice, Michael Galchinsky

English Faculty Publications

Works of human rights literature help to ground the formal rights system in an informal rights ethos. Writers have developed four major modes of human rights literature: protest, testimony, lament, and laughter. Through interpretations of poetry in Carolyn Forché’s anthology, Against Forgetting, and novels from Rwanda, the United States, and Bosnia, I focus on the mode of lament, the literature of mourning. Lament is a social and ritualized form, the purposes of which are congruent with the aims of transitional justice institutions. Both laments and truth commissions employ grieving narratives to help survivors of human rights trauma bequeath to ...


Popular Depression: How Literature Is Affecting The Female Image, Samantha Bloodworth Apr 2014

Popular Depression: How Literature Is Affecting The Female Image, Samantha Bloodworth

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


“Gender Flip-Flopping In Hitchcock”: A Closer Look At Rear Window, Vertigo And Psycho, Nicole A. Motahari Apr 2014

“Gender Flip-Flopping In Hitchcock”: A Closer Look At Rear Window, Vertigo And Psycho, Nicole A. Motahari

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Wordsworth And Industrialization In 1833, Crystal Turner Apr 2014

Wordsworth And Industrialization In 1833, Crystal Turner

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


African American English, Slang, Dialect, And Hip-Hop Jargon, Rodney K. Odom N/A Apr 2014

African American English, Slang, Dialect, And Hip-Hop Jargon, Rodney K. Odom N/A

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Slang Or Nah?, Faith Booker Apr 2014

Slang Or Nah?, Faith Booker

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Street Art As Public Pedagogy & Community Literacy: What Walls Can Teach Us, Ashley J. Holmes Jan 2014

Street Art As Public Pedagogy & Community Literacy: What Walls Can Teach Us, Ashley J. Holmes

English Faculty Publications

This essay analyzes the street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile (STWTS) to argue that public art plays an essential, pedagogical role in enhancing literacy education and intercultural communication within our communities. Functioning as both a public pedagogy and community literacy, STWTS demonstrates the power of public art to address injustice and provoke community conversation. To conclude, the essay calls literacy educators to expand the sites of pedagogy to include the everyday literacies students encounter within local public spaces.


Signature Experience: Approaches To Justice, Annica Epstein, Ralph Culpepper, Dominic Day, Rosa Felix, Macy Lister, Ikeriah Mayner, Jalisa Mott, Jamika Render, Mandisa Styles, Justin Taylor, Monique White Mar 2013

Signature Experience: Approaches To Justice, Annica Epstein, Ralph Culpepper, Dominic Day, Rosa Felix, Macy Lister, Ikeriah Mayner, Jalisa Mott, Jamika Render, Mandisa Styles, Justin Taylor, Monique White

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Reflections Of A Pious Margery In The Book Of Margery Kempe, Melodie J. Rodgers Mar 2013

Reflections Of A Pious Margery In The Book Of Margery Kempe, Melodie J. Rodgers

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Maps, Mythologies And Identities: Zombies And Contra-Anglo Spirituality In Edwidge Danticat’S Breath, Eyes, Memory And Angie Cruz’S Soledad, Elizabeth J. West Jan 2013

Maps, Mythologies And Identities: Zombies And Contra-Anglo Spirituality In Edwidge Danticat’S Breath, Eyes, Memory And Angie Cruz’S Soledad, Elizabeth J. West

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Art Spiegelman's Maus: (Graphic) Novel And Abstract Icon, Jonathan Kincade Jan 2013

Art Spiegelman's Maus: (Graphic) Novel And Abstract Icon, Jonathan Kincade

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

No abstract provided.


From David Walker To President Obama: Tropes Of The Founding Fathers In African American Discourses Of Democracy, Or The Legacy Of Ishmael, Elizabeth J. West Jan 2012

From David Walker To President Obama: Tropes Of The Founding Fathers In African American Discourses Of Democracy, Or The Legacy Of Ishmael, Elizabeth J. West

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Queering The Family Space: Confronting The Child Figure And The Evolving Dynamics Of Intergenerational Relations In Don Delillo's White Noise, Joshua Little Dec 2011

Queering The Family Space: Confronting The Child Figure And The Evolving Dynamics Of Intergenerational Relations In Don Delillo's White Noise, Joshua Little

English Theses

Criticism surrounding the children of the Gladney family in Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise remains a contested issue. I argue the children and their social environment reflect Lee Edelman’s analysis of the Child figure and its bolstering of reproductive futurism. The Child figure upholds a heteronormative social order that precludes equal rights and social viability for non-normative family structures and those opposed to an inherently conservative ideology. I find the continually evolving family structure elicits new dynamics among its members, offering greater social independence for all, which institutes a stronger familial bond and ensures a greater chance for ...


Inside And Outside 1101: First-Year Student Perceptions Of Academic Writing, Laura E. Jones Dec 2011

Inside And Outside 1101: First-Year Student Perceptions Of Academic Writing, Laura E. Jones

English Theses

First-year undergraduate students have vastly different perceptions of academic writing, the writing process, and the value of writing within their specific academic disciplines. These perceptions differ not only from their instructors but also from their peers. Yet, while reams of literature discuss, debate, and decipher student perspectives of writing from a scholarly point of view, the first-year student voice is conspicuously absent from this discussion. This study followed 92 first-year students through their first college composition course, English 1101, in order to capture the student perspective of how writing fits in their academic careers. The results indicate that while most ...


Willa Cather's O Pioneers!: Violence And Modernist Aesthetics, Jordan F. Hobson Dec 2011

Willa Cather's O Pioneers!: Violence And Modernist Aesthetics, Jordan F. Hobson

English Theses

Willa Cather's 1913 novel, O Pioneers! concludes with an unexpected moment of extreme violence as two young lovers, Emil Bergson and Marie Shabata, are murdered by Marie's husband in a mulberry orchard. Cather's novel is almost wholly devoted to the psychological interior of the protagonist, Alexandra Bergson, thereby rendering this violent interruption more dynamic as it essentially undercuts the generally lulling interiority of the narration. My interest here is to examine this strange moment of violence and Alexandra's subsequent forgiveness of Frank for the murder of her brother and his own wife through the theoretical paradigms ...


Secular Understanding And Shattering The Myth Of The American Dream: A Chronological Analysis Of Changing Attitudes And Depictions Of Murder Within The Twentieth-Century American Literary Canon, Tsipi Wagner Aug 2011

Secular Understanding And Shattering The Myth Of The American Dream: A Chronological Analysis Of Changing Attitudes And Depictions Of Murder Within The Twentieth-Century American Literary Canon, Tsipi Wagner

English Dissertations

Extreme violence, which often results in murder, is a prominent theme in the American literary canon; therefore, it deserves a wider and more focused lens in the study of Twentieth-Century American literature. Murder and entertainment seldom coexist in canonical literature, but the very nature of the murder, foreign to many readers, consequently piques one’s curiosity, and demands special attention.

The literary texts I have chosen to discuss are four novels and three plays. They all belong to the genre known in literature as ‘a crime novel or play.’ The murderers are easily identified, and their criminal acts have been ...


Haunting The House, Haunting The Page: The Spectral Governess In Victorian Fiction, Shane G. Mcgowan Aug 2011

Haunting The House, Haunting The Page: The Spectral Governess In Victorian Fiction, Shane G. Mcgowan

English Theses

The Victorian governess occupied a difficult position in Victorian society. Straddling the line between genteel and working-class femininity, the governess did not fit neatly into the rigid categories of gender and class according to which Victorian society organized itself. This troubling liminality caused the governess to become implicitly associated with another disturbing domestic presence caught between worlds: the Victorian literary ghost. Using Henry James’s novella The Turn of the Screw as a touchstone for each chapter, this thesis examines how the spectral mirrors the governess’s own spectrality – that is, her own discursive construction as a psychosocially unsettling force ...