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R.A., Fred G. Leebron Dec 2012

R.A., Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

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Prometheus's Role Of The Poet, Sarah M. Connelly Dec 2012

Prometheus's Role Of The Poet, Sarah M. Connelly

Student Publications

This essay examines the characterization of Prometheus in the opening speech of Prometheus Unbound, by Percy Shelley, through the lens of Shelley’s “Defense of Poetry” in order to argue Prometheus’ existence as a poet. By giving humanity wisdom and bridging the gap between logic and compassion, Prometheus becomes the point from which imagination, beauty, art, and poetry stems. Prometheus’ role developed into a model of morality and love in contrast to the fear and spite of Zeus, whose influence is reflected in the evils of mankind. Yet, through the torturous reign of Zeus, Prometheus transcends his hate by retracting ...


My Mark Twain: Old Man River, Amelia Tatum Grabowski Jun 2012

My Mark Twain: Old Man River, Amelia Tatum Grabowski

Student Publications

Flowing across his pages, the Mississippi River inextricably winds itself through Mark Twain’s canon. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that my image of Clemens, my Mark Twain, is as a personification of his beloved river. Twain draws his readers to the water’s edge, seduces readers to stare into his depths, and reflects the achievements and failings of humanity. Furthermore, like the Mississippi River, Twain embeds himself in the American psyche.


The Duality Of Unca's Identity: The Use Of The Idol In Colonial And Religious Subjugation, Cheryl E. Tevlin Apr 2012

The Duality Of Unca's Identity: The Use Of The Idol In Colonial And Religious Subjugation, Cheryl E. Tevlin

Student Publications

The Female American follows the life of Unca Winkfield, the product of a bi-racial marriage in eighteenth-century America. Unca’s hybridity creates tension within the novel as she seems to alternate between a predominantly Christian worldview and a pagan one. Throughout the first part of the novel, Unca displays Christian values, praying after she is abandoned on an island. However, as she spends more time there, she begins to act like a pagan, using an abandoned oracle to communicate with the natives. Most scholars believe that Unca changes her beliefs in order to utilize whichever heritage is most beneficial at ...


Jane Austen And Genre: Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, And The Triumph Of The Realistic Novel, Megan E. Hilands Apr 2012

Jane Austen And Genre: Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, And The Triumph Of The Realistic Novel, Megan E. Hilands

Student Publications

This paper analyzes Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey in terms of genre. In particular, it examines the theatrical in Mansfield Park and the Gothic in Northanger Abbey. The production of Elizabeth Inchbald’s Lovers’ Vows and Catherine’s Gothic novel reading are key to the analysis of these genres. However, the use of subgenres goes far beyond the Bertrams’ production and Catherine’s books. Rather, the characters themselves adopt theatrical and Gothic characteristics throughout the novel. Furthermore, when these subgenres appear, they are presented in a manner that is harmful to the main characters. In this sense ...


Sanguine, Kathryn Rhett Jan 2012

Sanguine, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

Health care in America: even my doctor lines up for the community multiphasic blood screening, rather than going to the regular lab.

It costs thirty-two dollars for the usual screen, plus ten dollars for thyroid, or PSA or B-12. The blood-drawing used to be held at the local rec park building. Now it’s at the county emergency services building, outside of town on a brand-new winding country road. They could just as well hold it at the public library, or firehouse, or agricultural center—any large room usable for voting, or the traveling reptile show, could be set up ...


Catharine Trotter And The Claims Of Conscience, Joanne E. Myers Jan 2012

Catharine Trotter And The Claims Of Conscience, Joanne E. Myers

English Faculty Publications

Although Catherine Trotter, later Cockburn, has begun to receive increased critical attention, the role of religious themes in her writing remains largely unexplored. A key tendency in critical accounts, in fact, has been to ally her with the secular contractarian philosophy of John Locke, whom she defended in print. Biographical evidence suggests, however, that Trotter was not unconcerned with religious questions; raised an Anglican, she converted to Catholicism in her youth and returned to the Church of England in her early thirties. Her later philosophical works remain preoccupied with theological issues, notably voluntarism. This article proposes that we can identify ...


Með Lögum Skal Land Vort Byggja: ‘With Law Shall The Land Be Built.’ Law-Speaking And Identity In The Medieval Norse Atlantic, Christopher R. Fee Jan 2012

Með Lögum Skal Land Vort Byggja: ‘With Law Shall The Land Be Built.’ Law-Speaking And Identity In The Medieval Norse Atlantic, Christopher R. Fee

English Faculty Publications

Gwyn Jones famously posited the notion of a cogent Norse identity as manifested by common language, culture, and mythology; further, as he clarified in his landmark work A History of the Vikings, law and the practice of law in local and national assemblies was a fundamental component of such a unifying cultural characteristic: "…for the Scandinavian peoples in general, their respect for law, their insistence upon its public and democratic exercise at the Thing, and its validity for all free men, together with their evolution of a primitive and exportable jury system, is one of the distinctive features of their ...


Hourglass, Kristyn M. Turner Jan 2012

Hourglass, Kristyn M. Turner

The Mercury

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How We Forget, Lauren E. Welles Jan 2012

How We Forget, Lauren E. Welles

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Christmas Parade, Elizabeth C. Williams Jan 2012

Christmas Parade, Elizabeth C. Williams

The Mercury

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The Diener, Rachel W. Wynn Jan 2012

The Diener, Rachel W. Wynn

The Mercury

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Breathless Sleep, Karl O. Utermohlen Jan 2012

Breathless Sleep, Karl O. Utermohlen

The Mercury

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Stalling On The Bottom, Erin N. Gallagher Jan 2012

Stalling On The Bottom, Erin N. Gallagher

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Crash, Amanda C. Kreuter Jan 2012

The Crash, Amanda C. Kreuter

The Mercury

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What Are The Odds?, Kristyn M. Turner Jan 2012

What Are The Odds?, Kristyn M. Turner

The Mercury

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Untitled, Tucker R. Pope Jan 2012

Untitled, Tucker R. Pope

The Mercury

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Dinosaur Sheets: To My Brother, Elizabeth C. Williams Jan 2012

Dinosaur Sheets: To My Brother, Elizabeth C. Williams

The Mercury

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Swallowed Glass, Chandra R. Kirkland Jan 2012

Swallowed Glass, Chandra R. Kirkland

The Mercury

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A Midnight Blue Poem, Rachel E. Ciniewicz Jan 2012

A Midnight Blue Poem, Rachel E. Ciniewicz

The Mercury

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The Threads Of Time, Rebecca L. Johnson Jan 2012

The Threads Of Time, Rebecca L. Johnson

The Mercury

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Broken Plate, Michael J. Plunkett Jan 2012

Broken Plate, Michael J. Plunkett

The Mercury

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Thoughts Of A Child, Emily A. Francisco Jan 2012

Thoughts Of A Child, Emily A. Francisco

The Mercury

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Because I Was Young And My Love Wasn't Real, Kathryn E. Bucolo Jan 2012

Because I Was Young And My Love Wasn't Real, Kathryn E. Bucolo

The Mercury

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Connection, Emily A. Francisco Jan 2012

Connection, Emily A. Francisco

The Mercury

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Why I Hate Parties, Thomas Z. Neufeld Jan 2012

Why I Hate Parties, Thomas Z. Neufeld

The Mercury

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Culture Shock, Rachel E. Ciniewicz Jan 2012

Culture Shock, Rachel E. Ciniewicz

The Mercury

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Flipped, Mariah A. Wirth Jan 2012

Flipped, Mariah A. Wirth

The Mercury

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Sanskrit Arms, Kathryn E. Bucolo Jan 2012

Sanskrit Arms, Kathryn E. Bucolo

The Mercury

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Lessons Learned From The World's Oldest Dad, Rebecca L. Johnson Jan 2012

Lessons Learned From The World's Oldest Dad, Rebecca L. Johnson

The Mercury

No abstract provided.