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Leap Year: Chance, Chase, Or Curse?, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel Jan 2016

Leap Year: Chance, Chase, Or Curse?, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

Based on a popularized legend in which St. Patrick granted to St. Bridget the right for all single women to propose marriage during leap years, the custom has produced ephemera as evidence of stereotypical old maids and bachelors and created vinegar valentines, ball invitations, dance cards, sheet music and calling cards. Between 1904 and 1916, at least 54 publishing houses created Leap Year postcards illustrated by more than 17 of the most talented artists of the day. Despite possible good intentions, the majority of the ephemera stereotypes single women as so desperate to marry that even unsuitable spouses, including alcoholics ...


The Student Researcher Volume 1 (Full Publication), Selena Sanderfer Faculty Advisor Jan 2014

The Student Researcher Volume 1 (Full Publication), Selena Sanderfer Faculty Advisor

The Student Researcher: A Phi Alpha Theta Publication

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Mediating Moms: Mothers In Popular Culture, Kristi Branham Jun 2013

Book Review: Mediating Moms: Mothers In Popular Culture, Kristi Branham

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumančić Jan 2010

Rescripting Stalinist Masculinity: Contesting The Male Ideal In Soviet Film And Society, 1953-1968, Marko Dumančić

History Faculty Publications

This dissertation traces the evolution of a new type of cinematic masculinity in the fifteen years following Joseph Stalin’s death and examines how controversial post-Stalinist movie heroes became a battleground for the country’s postwar values and ideals. During the 1950s and 1960s, postwar Soviet leadership faced the kinds of sociopolitical ruptures that were also evident on the other side of the Iron Curtain; the Communist Party leadership struggled to moderate the combined destabilizing effect of consumerism, a recalcitrant youth (sub)culture, and Cold War anxieties. Nowhere was the angst of the postwar period more obvious than in the ...


The Narratives Of Ann Lee As A Core Component Of Shaker Theological Evolution, Matthew Cook Dec 2007

The Narratives Of Ann Lee As A Core Component Of Shaker Theological Evolution, Matthew Cook

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, or the Shakers, are a small progressive communal religious group founded in the mid-eighteenth century by a woman named Ann Lee. This thesis follows the stories told about Ann Lee by the Shakers throughout their history and documents how the changing narratives reflect the changing culture of Shakerism. As a result of being both a progressive and a communal religious society, the Shakers faced the dilemma of maintaining their religious core while maintaining a progressive stance that was consistent with the dominant culture from which they strived to separate themselves ...


Fannie’S Flirtations: Etiquette, Reality, And The Age Of Choice, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel Jan 1995

Fannie’S Flirtations: Etiquette, Reality, And The Age Of Choice, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

The 1890s were, for bright young females, an age of choice. Despite admonitions that flirting would ruin their reputations, many south central Kentucky adolescents enjoyed courtship rituals and remained highly respected in their communities. For every Charlotte Perkins Gilman with a mission set on advancing the status of women within our society, numerous females existed simply to enjoy life’s fullness and frivolity. Fannie Morton Bryan’s life story, as told through her diaries and newspaper accounts, gives readers a glimpse of the many rather than the few, the fun-loving rather than the serious-minded, and the old maid flirt in ...


Women Writers In Revolution: Feminism In Germaine De Staël And Ding Ling, Sara Powell May 1994

Women Writers In Revolution: Feminism In Germaine De Staël And Ding Ling, Sara Powell

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this essay, the concern is feminism in the writings of the two revolutionary women, Germaine de Stael, who lived and wrote during the French revolutionary era, and Ding Ling, who lived and wrote during the Chinese Communist revolutionary era. The main theme of the essay is to determine whether the feminism in their work is of a similar nature despite the vast differences in the times and places in which they each lived. Concomitantly, the theme is also an attempt to discover through such similarities if feminism is of a universal nature. Through biographical sketches and analysis of selected ...


The Little Colonel: A Phenomenon In Popular Literary Culture, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel Apr 1991

The Little Colonel: A Phenomenon In Popular Literary Culture, Sue Lynn Mcdaniel

DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications

Written by Annie Fellows Johnston (1863-1931), a set of twelve novels published between 1895 and 1912, influenced thousands of readers to emulate the main character, Lloyd Sherman, and her chums. As the rise of the “New Woman” found multi¬tudes of southern women fearful that such change would threaten the stability of the home, impressionable young readers idealized the Old South and accepted the selfless values which Johnston taught through the Little Colonel series. Drawing upon both her own experiences and those of her devoted audience, Johnston recorded life as she knew it and provides modern read¬ers with insight ...


Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 57, Wku Student Affairs Apr 1979

Ua12/2/1 College Heights Herald, Vol. 54, No. 57, Wku Student Affairs

WKU Archives Records

WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Articles in this issue:

  • Judd, Alan. Regents Undecided on Date of Selection
  • Galloway, Amy, Young, Monte. Faculty Views Differ on Recent Allegations
  • Crusaders to Play in Concert Tonight
  • Man Charged with Threats – Martin Ostrofsky
  • Fish, Tim. Expenses May Force Housing Rise
  • Man Threatens Female Student
  • ‘Starvation Wages’ Should Be Raised
  • Chambers, Stephe. Defends Homosexuals
  • Finkbone, Bryan. Agrees With Ken Cooke
  • Queenan, Shannon. Dave Turner has Friend
  • Whitaker, David. Bashed Bunnies: ROTC Students Survive; Rabbits Don’t
  • Turner, Gregory. Questions Fee Rise
  • Moretz, Patty. Homosexuals Not Gay
  • Carpenter, Steve. Dark-sky ...