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Dramatizing The Void: Crime Fiction's Journey To Forgetting, Kylene N. Cave May 2019

Dramatizing The Void: Crime Fiction's Journey To Forgetting, Kylene N. Cave

Andrews Research Conference

Scholars often cite the transition from the golden age to the hardboiled tradition in the 1920s and 1930s as the most radical shift in crime fiction. By 1945, crime stories regularly exhibited destabilized language, increased interest in psychology of the mind, and a blatant rejection of conclusive endings as a means of exploring the unreliable nature of memory and eye-witness testimony. Whereas the crime fiction narratives preceding 1945 embodied a clear sense of logic and order, and established hermeneutics and signifying practices as the keys to unlocking the mysteries behind human behavior; post-45 crime fiction not only rejects these notions ...


Tom Bombadil And Goldberry: Romantic Theology As Revelation In Tolkien’S The Lord Of The Rings, Brandon Best Apr 2016

Tom Bombadil And Goldberry: Romantic Theology As Revelation In Tolkien’S The Lord Of The Rings, Brandon Best

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

While the majority of literary critics suggest Tom Bombadil either subverts or dilutes the Rivendell’s against Mordor, this essay analyzes Bombadil and Goldberry through the romantic theology of Charles Williams, Tolkiens’ fellow Inkling. William’s romantic theology suggests romantic experiences reveals glimpses of perfection, suggesting the Hobbits’ stay at Tom Bombadil’s home within Withywindle reveals the ideal of salvation within The Lord of the Rings. Utilizing Williams’ Outlines of Romantic Theology, this essay shows how Tolkien’s vision for an ideal community guides Bombadil as the moral model for the rest of the free peoples to follow. While ...


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.


Getting The Picture: Engaging Student Learning Using Pinterest, Jo Koster Feb 2016

Getting The Picture: Engaging Student Learning Using Pinterest, Jo Koster

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

In a digital environment, teachers and students have access to a wide variety of material that can be used to create discussion, spark inquiry, and prompt critical thinking. One of the social media tools that can be used for this is Pinterest, a free online visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool that allows users to curate and share information through the creation of visual bookmarks called “boards.” Users can “pin” material to their boards either by linking to other online sites or by uploading materials of their own; boards can be grouped by similar characteristics, themes, events, questions, ideas ...


Representation Of The Mother’S Body As A Narrative Conduit For Wartime Themes In Saga, Bess Pallares May 2015

Representation Of The Mother’S Body As A Narrative Conduit For Wartime Themes In Saga, Bess Pallares

Student Research Symposium

“Representation of the Mother’s Body as a Narrative Conduit for Wartime Themes in Saga” examines how both diagetic and extradiagetic art creates a visual syuzhet to convey themes of interdependence and transgenerational memory in the comic book series Saga. My method of research was a narrative analysis of volumes 1-4 of Saga, particularly focusing on the artistic representation of two mothers’ bodies within the narrative and on covers of the books, as related to the themes and story. As a result, I found in the artistic syuzhet that the representation of two characters’ bodies as they interact physically with ...


Modernist Vocabulary, Daniel Jennings Apr 2015

Modernist Vocabulary, Daniel Jennings

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Reaching Reality: Realistic Portrayals Of Racism, Paige Evans Apr 2015

Reaching Reality: Realistic Portrayals Of Racism, Paige Evans

MAD-RUSH Undergraduate Research Conference

This paper argues that genre is essential to the accurate depiction of racism. By focusing on three landmark texts—Richard Wright’s Native Son, Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and Percival Everett’s Erasure—an overview of the most powerful genres in this discussion is given. The first, Realism, is defined by its determination to show physical reality. The next, Surrealism, is associated with cognitive reality. Poststructuralism, the last genre included, is described as using the cognitive effects of Surrealism to actively commentate and critique the physical realities of Realism. It is this interaction that marks Poststructuralism as the genre ...


Fall 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Raising Spirits: Victorian Ghost Stories", Lynn Parker Oct 2014

Fall 2014 Lyceum Lecture: "Raising Spirits: Victorian Ghost Stories", Lynn Parker

Lyceum Lecture Series

In addition to being "great reads" that still frighten us today, Victorian ghost stories and supernatural literature reflect the growing apprehension that Victorians felt in response to rapidly shifting cultural boundaries, such as changes in religion, new scientific theories, and advancing technology. Examining the Victorian fascination with the spectral encourages us to consider the ways in which our contemporary culture's obsession with the supernatural may mark a similar discomfort with fast-paced social change.

Presented by Dr. Lynn Parker, Professor, English Department, Framingham State University.


Call For Projects "Out Of Bounds: Contemporary English Studies", University Of North Florida Mar 2014

Call For Projects "Out Of Bounds: Contemporary English Studies", University Of North Florida

English Graduate Organization

Contemporary English departments are expanding in order to encompass a wide variety of intellectual thought by intersecting countless disciplinary fields. It seems that nothing is out of bounds or off limits. The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at the University of North Florida is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for its spring conference, which will be held April 7, 2014. The EGO Conference is a small collection of students and faculty whose desire is to promote graduate student scholarship, as well as to facilitate the professionalization of graduate students within the larger field of English Studies.

EGO welcomes papers ...