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Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Last summer as instructors at a creative-writing conference, we had an experience that made us better writers. While critiquing a promising piece of fiction, we became frustrated because we couldn't put our finger on why the story didn't quite work. The tale, which centered around a young soldier's baptismal firefight in Vietnam, at first seemed solid. The main character was believable, the setting was described in gritty realism, and the plot had a beginning, middle, and end. But although the story was technically correct, it didn't really capture our interest. We found we couldn't get ...


Righting Women's Writing: A Re-Examination Of The Journey Toward Literary Success By Late Eighteenth-Century And Early Nineteenth Century Women Writers, Roslyn Stanford Dec 2000

Righting Women's Writing: A Re-Examination Of The Journey Toward Literary Success By Late Eighteenth-Century And Early Nineteenth Century Women Writers, Roslyn Stanford

Theses

This thesis studies the progressive nature of women's writing and the various factors that helped and hindered the successful publication of women's written works in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The thesis interrogates culturally encoded definitions of the term 'success' in relation to the status of these women writers. In a time when success meant, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, 'attainment of wealth or position', women could never achieve a level of success equal to the male elite. The dichotomous worldview, in which women were excluded from almost all active participation in the public sphere ...


Inventing Metaphors To Understand The Genre Of Poetry, Phyllis Whitin Dec 2000

Inventing Metaphors To Understand The Genre Of Poetry, Phyllis Whitin

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

To make personally meaningful connections with poetry as a genre, students in the author's seventh grade classes generated original metaphors to describe the essence of poetry.


Whan Love Knowen Nought: Non-Recognition In The Medieval Romance: Amor Hereos And Prosopagnosia In Robert Henryson's The Testament Of Cresseid And Chretien De Troyes' "Yvain”, Michelle Ann Bonczek Dec 2000

Whan Love Knowen Nought: Non-Recognition In The Medieval Romance: Amor Hereos And Prosopagnosia In Robert Henryson's The Testament Of Cresseid And Chretien De Troyes' "Yvain”, Michelle Ann Bonczek

English Master’s Theses

This thesis project examines the concept of non-recognition or prosopagnosia within the narrative structure of the medieval romance. The first section of the thesis provides a brief background to the birth and existence of courtly love and suggests amor hereos as the base for the practice of courtly love. Between the first and second sections, the project offers an interlude "On Henryson's Factual Tendencies," which focuses on the writing style of Robert Henryson and discusses his inclusion of astronomy and medicine in The Testament.

Subsequent sections offer discussion on: "On Henryson's Testament and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde ...


Ride It Like A Tiger: The Poems Of Daisy Fried '89, Nathalie Anderson Dec 2000

Ride It Like A Tiger: The Poems Of Daisy Fried '89, Nathalie Anderson

English Literature Faculty Works

No abstract provided.


“Sketches Of Spain”: Richard Wright's Pagan Spain And African-American Representations Of The Hispanic, Guy J. Reynolds Dec 2000

“Sketches Of Spain”: Richard Wright's Pagan Spain And African-American Representations Of The Hispanic, Guy J. Reynolds

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

At the start of Pagan Spain (1957), Richard Wright recalled a 1946 conversation with Gertrude Stein; she encouraged him to visit Spain: “ ‘You'll see what the Western world is made of. Spain is primitive, but lovely. ’ ” Wright meditated on his fascination with that country, an obsession rooted in the Civil War's political upheaval: “The fate of Spain hurt me, haunted me; I was never able to stifle a hunger to understand what had happened there and why” (PS, 10). Wright wrote as a leftist, as a political writer who had published anti-Franco articles. In his interest in Spain ...


The Widening Gyre: Images As Central To The Global Village, Mark Smith Dec 2000

The Widening Gyre: Images As Central To The Global Village, Mark Smith

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The image is emerging as the lingua franca of technological culture, both resurrecting characteristics of pre-literate classicism and consolidating the global community.


Edward Carpenter, Walt Whitman, And Working-Class ‘Comradeship.’, William A. Pannapacker Dec 2000

Edward Carpenter, Walt Whitman, And Working-Class ‘Comradeship.’, William A. Pannapacker

Faculty Publications

The contributors to this volume interpret various facets of masculinity, including many forms of sexuality and eroticism, institutional structures such as boys' public schools, and class formations and divisions. The authors demonstrate how the various constructions of same-sex desire in nineteenth-century Britain function with ambivalence and antagonism. Illustrated.


Dark Side Of The Dream: The Social Gothic In Vietnam Era America, Greg Smith Dec 2000

Dark Side Of The Dream: The Social Gothic In Vietnam Era America, Greg Smith

Dissertations

Gothic horror narratives have been a mainstay of American literature since Charles Brockden Brown's 1798 novel Wieland, and also of our cinema since the celebrated Universal films Dracula and Frankenstein in 1931. Often considered tripe by professional literary and film critics, such tales—both in written and cinematic form—began to gamer intellectual attention during the 1970s as their general popularity soared and as academic interest in American popular culture increased significantly. In the 1980s and 1990s, the Gothic genre became one of the most discussed and debated aspects of American pop culture, with numerous critics weighing in on ...


Irresolute Ravishers And The Sexual Economy Of Chivalry In The Romantic Novel, Gary Dyer Dec 2000

Irresolute Ravishers And The Sexual Economy Of Chivalry In The Romantic Novel, Gary Dyer

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Othello And Interpretive Traditions, Philip C. Kolin Dec 2000

Othello And Interpretive Traditions, Philip C. Kolin

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


A Feminist ‘Attack’ On Post-Structuralist And Psychoanalytical Readings Of Hamlet, Michele Gibney Nov 2000

A Feminist ‘Attack’ On Post-Structuralist And Psychoanalytical Readings Of Hamlet, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

This paper will do three things, the first of which will be to describe Jaqueline Rose’s argument within her essay, “Hamlet—The Mona Lisa of Literature.” The second task of this paper will be to explain what is at stake within Rose’s essay as it relates to previous criticism such as that of Irigaray, Freud, Woolf, and Derrida. Finally, by drawing upon the idea (in Rose’s paper) of femininity as a fetishisized concept that equals the opposite of “good” a correlation in opposition will be drawn between what she is trying to accomplish and what Freud argues ...


Goddess Of Death: The Pleasure Principle At Work In Shakespeare’S Texts, Michele Gibney Nov 2000

Goddess Of Death: The Pleasure Principle At Work In Shakespeare’S Texts, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

In the essay “The Theme of the Three Caskets,” Freud discusses man’s altering of a representation of death into one of love. This course of action is reminiscent of Nietzsche’s claim in Truth and Falsity in an Ultramoral Sense, where he claims that man invents truth to suit himself. Freud psychoanalyzes that man is altering reality out of a fear of his own mortality, while Nietzsche makes a similar claim by saying man does it out of a desire to live peacefully with others in a manner which preserves life.


Trauma, Mourning And Pedagogy, Jean Wyatt Nov 2000

Trauma, Mourning And Pedagogy, Jean Wyatt

Jean Wyatt

No abstract provided.


Review Of "Mothers Of The Nation: Women's Political Writing In England, 1780-1830" By Anne Mellor, Diane Hoeveler Nov 2000

Review Of "Mothers Of The Nation: Women's Political Writing In England, 1780-1830" By Anne Mellor, Diane Hoeveler

English Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Annotated Bibliography Of Research In The Teaching Of English, Deborah Brown, Judith Kalman, Wayne Martino, Gert Rijlaarsdam, Anne D'Antonio Stinson, Melissa E. Whiting Nov 2000

Annotated Bibliography Of Research In The Teaching Of English, Deborah Brown, Judith Kalman, Wayne Martino, Gert Rijlaarsdam, Anne D'Antonio Stinson, Melissa E. Whiting

Faculty Publications

Twice a year, in the May and November issues, RTE publishes a selected bibliography of recent research in the teaching of English. Most of the studies appeared during the six-month period preceding the compilation of the bibliography (January through June 2000,for the present bibliography), but some studies that appeared earlier are occasionally included. The listing is selective; we make no attempt to include all research and research-related articles that appeared in the period under review Comments on the bibliography and suggestions about items for inclusion may be directed to the bibliography editors We encourage you to send your suggestions ...


On Fantasy Stories, Cath Filmer-Davies Oct 2000

On Fantasy Stories, Cath Filmer-Davies

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Elaborates on the value that fantasy stories (and indeed all literature) have: “as sociological and enculturating strategies, in the creation and exchange of meaning, and as a means of empowerment to writers and readers equally.”


Is Man A Myth? Mere Christian Perspectives On The Human, Donald T. Williams Oct 2000

Is Man A Myth? Mere Christian Perspectives On The Human, Donald T. Williams

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Explores the nature of humanity from the perspectives provided us by G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien, and forces us to consider such difficult questions as “why are we here” and “what is our purpose.”


From Dubric To Taliessin: Charles Williams's Early Work On The Arthurian Cycle, Eric Rauscher Oct 2000

From Dubric To Taliessin: Charles Williams's Early Work On The Arthurian Cycle, Eric Rauscher

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Explores the transformation of Dubric into Taliessen, focusing on how Dubric gradually recedes in importance in Williams’s thinking about the Arthur story and is finally transformed into Taliessen.


Till We Have Faces: From Idolatry To Revelation, Dominic Manganiello Oct 2000

Till We Have Faces: From Idolatry To Revelation, Dominic Manganiello

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Examines the “face” image and theme in Lewis’s novel and relates it to the use of the same image in a much broader literary context, from Augustine to Oscar Wilde.


J. R. R. Tolkien And The Matter Of Britain, Verlyn Flieger Oct 2000

J. R. R. Tolkien And The Matter Of Britain, Verlyn Flieger

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

Suggests that Tolkien’s legendarium is in some ways modeled on the Arthurian story and that he had the Matter of Britain in mind as he worked on his own stories.


Book Reviews, Nancy-Lou Patterson Oct 2000

Book Reviews, Nancy-Lou Patterson

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

The C. S. Lewis Reader’s Encyclopedia. Foreword by Christopher Mitchell. Ed. Jeffrey D. Schultz and John G. West. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 3. Ed. Barbara Reynolds. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.

Roverandom. Tolkien, J. R. R. Ed. Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond. Reviewed by Nancy-Lou Patterson.


Letters, Grace E. Funk Oct 2000

Letters, Grace E. Funk

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature

No abstract provided.


The Changing Faces Of Online Help, John Battalio Oct 2000

The Changing Faces Of Online Help, John Battalio

John T. Battalio

No abstract provided.


Contradicting Theories Of Art By Nietzsche And Plato, Michele Gibney Oct 2000

Contradicting Theories Of Art By Nietzsche And Plato, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

Plato proposes that there are ultimate, pure forms created by God behind every object in the world. Nietzsche, in response to this, argues that not only is there a multitude of differences between each object that have been disregarded to keep the illusion of the ideal, but that man himself creates the ideals and not an omnipotent deity. For Plato, art imitates the imitations of the pure form: thus confusing mankind, hindering their path to finding the pure, and tying them to a reality that is an appearance only. But for Nietzsche, art can save man from reality by producing ...


The Quest For Normalcy In The Jazz Age, Andrew Bayan Oct 2000

The Quest For Normalcy In The Jazz Age, Andrew Bayan

All-College Writing Contest

No abstract provided.


Atheism And Sadism: Nietzsche And Woolf On Post-God Discourse, Michael Lackey Oct 2000

Atheism And Sadism: Nietzsche And Woolf On Post-God Discourse, Michael Lackey

English Publications

In the western world, twentieth-century literature has been an extended experience of atheism and sadism. Lest this claim not seem dogmatic enough, let me put it differently, more boldly: this century has been an attempt to ingest and digest Nietzsche, to cannibalize the Übermensch philologist, first in order to comprehend the strength and depth of his vision, but second to enact his philosophy. Were this a standard academic essay, I would define atheism and sadism, identify and analyze a few texts that best corroborate my thesis, and draw some conclusions about the twentieth century. But sadism and atheism are not ...


Our Children Playing Catch In The Evening Of No Warning, Kevin Clark Oct 2000

Our Children Playing Catch In The Evening Of No Warning, Kevin Clark

English

No abstract provided.


Appraising The Whole Motion: Dickey's Place In Literary History, Douglas Keesey Oct 2000

Appraising The Whole Motion: Dickey's Place In Literary History, Douglas Keesey

English

No abstract provided.


Vol. 20, No. 4 (2000), William Boozer, Tina H. Hahn, Robert C. Khayat Oct 2000

Vol. 20, No. 4 (2000), William Boozer, Tina H. Hahn, Robert C. Khayat

Faulkner Newsletter and Yoknapatawpha Review

No abstract provided.