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Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies In Nineteenth-Century America [Table Of Contents], Jason Berger Jun 2020

Xenocitizens: Illiberal Ontologies In Nineteenth-Century America [Table Of Contents], Jason Berger

Literature

Sociality under the sign of liberalism has seemingly come to an end—or, at least, is in dire crisis. Xenocitizens returns to the antebellum United States in order to intervene in a wide field of responses to our present economic and existential precarity. In this incisive study, Berger challenges a shaken but still standing scholarly tradition based on liberal-humanist perspectives. Through the concept of xenocitizen, a synthesis of the terms “xeno,” which connotes alien or stranger, and “citizen,” which signals a naturalized subject of a state, the book uncovers realities and possibilities that have been foreclosed by dominant paradigms. Xenocitizens ...


Nystagmic Poetics In Lorine Niedecker’S Postwar Poetry, Edward Ferrari Sep 2019

Nystagmic Poetics In Lorine Niedecker’S Postwar Poetry, Edward Ferrari

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In this article I explore the work of Lorine Niedecker, a poet not conventionally associated with disability studies, in order to flesh out an account of the function of visual disability in midcentury poetics and praxis. To do this I read Niedecker’s formative sequence “For Paul,” the late long poem “Wintergreen Ridge,” and other poems, through deformative practices in the belief that such an engagement shows how Niedecker’s hybrid objectivist praxis can be integrated with critical models of disability studies. Such an integration is then bodied forth in what I’m calling a “nystagmic poetics.” In such a ...


The Meaning In The Music: Music And The Prose Of Chopin, Joyce, Baldwin And Egan, Colin Perry Aug 2019

The Meaning In The Music: Music And The Prose Of Chopin, Joyce, Baldwin And Egan, Colin Perry

Senior Theses

Kate Chopin, James Joyce, James Baldwin, and Jennifer Egan are collectively gifted in the art of prose, yet each author also experiments with music in their literary works. An analysis of Chopin's The Awakening, Joyce's "The Dead," Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues," and Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad reveals a trend of authors utilizing music to enrich their texts and convey major themes.


Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett Aug 2019

Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett

Mandi Goodsett

Through the lens of critical librarianship, librarians are becoming increasingly involved in social justice, civic engagement, and human rights issues. This paper examines the collaboration between a subject librarian and a faculty member in an assignment that engaged in Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP), a teaching strategy with the goal of increasing students’ sense of civic agency and personal and social responsibility by connecting their classwork to public arenas; and project-based learning, wherein students develop a question to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge, which they share with a select audience.


Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Ed Folsom Aug 2019

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birthday Party And The Ghost Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jerome Loving Aug 2019

Walt Whitman's Seventieth Birthday Party And The Ghost Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jerome Loving

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


A Whitman Bicentennial Album: The Celebratory Procession, Brandon James O'Neil, Ed Folsom Aug 2019

A Whitman Bicentennial Album: The Celebratory Procession, Brandon James O'Neil, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Jean Huets. With Walt Whitman: Himself In The Nineteenth Century, In America., Brandon James O'Neil Aug 2019

Jean Huets. With Walt Whitman: Himself In The Nineteenth Century, In America., Brandon James O'Neil

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


In Memoriam: Rip Torn (1931-2019), Jerome Loving Aug 2019

In Memoriam: Rip Torn (1931-2019), Jerome Loving

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4 Aug 2019

Back Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


"Collect", Horace Traubel Aug 2019

"Collect", Horace Traubel

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Why We Love Horace Traubel, Helen Keller Aug 2019

Why We Love Horace Traubel, Helen Keller

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4 Aug 2019

Front Matter, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, Vol. 36, No. 4

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


"O You Singer Solitary": Walt Whitman On The Closet, Gary Schmidgall Aug 2019

"O You Singer Solitary": Walt Whitman On The Closet, Gary Schmidgall

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


The Centennial Of Horace Traubel's Death: Editor's Introduction, Ed Folsom Aug 2019

The Centennial Of Horace Traubel's Death: Editor's Introduction, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Walt Whitman At 200: Introduction, Ed Folsom Aug 2019

Walt Whitman At 200: Introduction, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

No abstract provided.


Cormac Mccarthy’S Border Trilogy And The Modern American Identity Crisis, Michael G. Cox Aug 2019

Cormac Mccarthy’S Border Trilogy And The Modern American Identity Crisis, Michael G. Cox

Masters Theses

The narrative trope of the American western is a long-standing literary convention rooted in a convoluted history of conquest, exploration, settlement, and exploitation. At the heart of the western genre is the idyllic vision of self-reliance. From its inception, the United States developed westward, pushing the limits of self-governance into the farthest reaches of empty terrain. As a result, the frontier has long been a symbol of personal liberty, a place where travelers and homesteaders have the freedom to achieve private independence in its purest form. Hollywood has done much to nurture this nostalgic image of prairie life. Iconic silver ...


Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer Aug 2019

Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer

Theses and Dissertations

Climate change is the consequence of ideologies that promote human reproduction and resource consumption by sacrificing human justice, nonhuman species, and the land. Both biology and queer ecologies resist this notion of human separation and supremacy by showing that no body is a singular, impermeable entity, that all beings are biologically and inexorably connected. My dissertation demonstrates that fiction writers use this knowledge to locate a utopian vision that can counteract the dystopian impotence of living within climate change. This argument is founded on novels written by women and set in California, a state that uniquely inhabits a utopian and ...


Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett Jul 2019

Increasing Faculty-Librarian Collaboration Through Critical Librarianship, Adrienne Gosselin, Mandi Goodsett

Michael Schwartz Library Publications

Through the lens of critical librarianship, librarians are becoming increasingly involved in social justice, civic engagement, and human rights issues. This paper examines the collaboration between a subject librarian and a faculty member in an assignment that engaged in Public Sphere Pedagogy (PSP), a teaching strategy with the goal of increasing students’ sense of civic agency and personal and social responsibility by connecting their classwork to public arenas; and project-based learning, wherein students develop a question to research and create projects that reflect their knowledge, which they share with a select audience.


Revitalization Of Female History: An Analysis Of Adrienne Rich's Diving Into The Wreck And The Dream Of A Common Language, Kate Soules Jul 2019

Revitalization Of Female History: An Analysis Of Adrienne Rich's Diving Into The Wreck And The Dream Of A Common Language, Kate Soules

Augsburg Honors Review

Of the many important female American poets of the twentieth century, Adrienne Rich is one of the most significant. In her many journals and essays, Rich exposes an ongoing journey of self-discovery, a journey also revealed in her poetry. Her books of poetry Diving into the Wreck and The Dream of a Common Language in particular display a progression of thought about womanhood. This progression begins with a desire for androgyny achieved through a revival of the feminine portion of history in Diving into the Wreck. To achieve androgyny would mean an achievement of balance between male and female, which ...


Snakeskins, Sunsets, And Seeing: Creation And Theodicy In Pilgrim At Tinker Creek, Madeline Perkins Jul 2019

Snakeskins, Sunsets, And Seeing: Creation And Theodicy In Pilgrim At Tinker Creek, Madeline Perkins

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard uses nature to talk about philosophical and spiritual topics. She exercises the habit of seeing, which is both passive observation and active creation, and uses it to explore questions of God’s goodness, or theodicy. Dillard’s creation—Pilgrim at Tinker Creek—does not deny that both cruel things and beautiful things exist in God’s creation. Dillard instead proposes that “[t]he answer must be . . . that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there” (Pilgrim 10). The ...


Searching For Purpose: Silas House’S The Coal Tattoo, Brooke E. Boling Jul 2019

Searching For Purpose: Silas House’S The Coal Tattoo, Brooke E. Boling

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

This paper examines The Coal Tattoo by Silas House and its focus on psychological self-reflection by its two main characters, Easter and Anneth Sizemore. Anneth, the younger of the sisters, is characterized as a “wild child,” chasing after men and sex in an attempt to discover her identity and fulfill a longing within her that may be too large to satisfy. The Sizemore girls’ mother, Birdie, committed suicide when Anneth was five years old. Through a Lacanian lens, Anneth’s entrance into subjectivity is a violent and incomplete one, which evolves into an incomplete sense of her “imaginary” self and ...


Taking Back Control: Memes, Trump, 4chan, Gamergate, And The Rise Of The Alt-Right, Cam Fediuk Jun 2019

Taking Back Control: Memes, Trump, 4chan, Gamergate, And The Rise Of The Alt-Right, Cam Fediuk

Western Research Forum

Background

My thesis’s impetus is the rise of reactionary discourse on the internet, collectively known as the alt-right. As with the traditional right, the alt-right is anti-feminist, anti-immigration, and anti-political-correctness, but unlike its predecessor, is also anti-establishment, anti-religion, pro-Donald Trump, and thoroughly engaged with and immersed in the meme-based political discourse of digital media.

Hypothesis

I argue against the cyber-utopianism proposed by Douglass Rushkoff and other early internet theorists; I argue that, while the internet has made memes central to political discourse, the rise of laissez-faire social media platforms has not made the digital generation more enlightened, or tolerant ...


Intimate Fictions: The Rhetorical Strategies Of Obscene Violence In Four Novels, Steven Monk Jun 2019

Intimate Fictions: The Rhetorical Strategies Of Obscene Violence In Four Novels, Steven Monk

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Richard Wright, Marlon James, Cormac McCarthy and Ken Levine are each celebrated in their respective fields but notorious for their obscene depictions of violence. Contrary to trauma theorists’ claims that violence shatters language and cannot be spoken, these writers speak violence in its most disturbing forms: torn eyeballs, dead infants, forced fecal consumption and mechanized rape. I argue that obscene violence, much like obscene language, creates a space of intimacy in which transgressive, subversive and oppositional thoughts may be spoken. By alienating their texts from the larger reading public, these writers entice a smaller group of sympathetic readers to develop ...


Overcoming Doubt In A Spiritual Narrative: The Challenges Jarena Lee Faced In Pursuit Of Her Calling, Emily Dietrich Jun 2019

Overcoming Doubt In A Spiritual Narrative: The Challenges Jarena Lee Faced In Pursuit Of Her Calling, Emily Dietrich

Inter-Text: An Undergraduate Journal for Social Sciences and Humanities

No abstract provided.


Romance Novels And Higher Education, Rebecca Reitemeier Jun 2019

Romance Novels And Higher Education, Rebecca Reitemeier

Inter-Text: An Undergraduate Journal for Social Sciences and Humanities

No abstract provided.


Anthropocene Blues By John Lane, Jessica S. Cory Jun 2019

Anthropocene Blues By John Lane, Jessica S. Cory

The Goose

Review of John Lane's Anthropocene Blues


Ph: A Novel By Nancy Lord, Jennifer Schell Jun 2019

Ph: A Novel By Nancy Lord, Jennifer Schell

The Goose

Review of Nancy Lord's pH: A Novel


Shale Play: Poems And Photographs From The Fracking Fields By Julia Spicher Kasdorf And Steven Rubin, Kelly Shepherd Jun 2019

Shale Play: Poems And Photographs From The Fracking Fields By Julia Spicher Kasdorf And Steven Rubin, Kelly Shepherd

The Goose

Review of Julia Spicher Kasdorf and Steven Rubin's Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields


Critical Introduction: Responsibility And Representation & Introduction To All My Mother’S Lovers, Ilana Masad Jun 2019

Critical Introduction: Responsibility And Representation & Introduction To All My Mother’S Lovers, Ilana Masad

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This critical component of the creative thesis All My Mother’s Lovers explores the question of fiction writers’ responsibility to themselves, their work, and their readers in the age of social media and easy access of readers to writers and vice versa. Using two examples of recent online controversies, this piece explores the varying ways in which readers respond to writers and writers to readers and rhetorically analyzes the responses of those in positions of power (writers, publishers) as well as the cultural contexts from within which they respond. It then draws conclusions as to the trajectory of these two ...