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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 ...


“Slip Into Your Nicest Lightweight Summer Sleuthing Outfit And Find That Poodlenapper”: Queering 1950s Style In Mabel Maney’S Lesbian Mystery Novels, Starring Cherry Aimless, Nancy Clue, And The Hardly Boys., Gwendolyn Michel Jan 2018

“Slip Into Your Nicest Lightweight Summer Sleuthing Outfit And Find That Poodlenapper”: Queering 1950s Style In Mabel Maney’S Lesbian Mystery Novels, Starring Cherry Aimless, Nancy Clue, And The Hardly Boys., Gwendolyn Michel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

An analysis of Mabel Maney’s 1990s trio of campy, lesbian mystery novels parodying the heroes and heroines of three mid-twentieth century youth fiction series: Nancy Drew, Nurse Cherry Ames, and the Hardy Boys. Transformed into lesbian and gay characters Nancy Clue, Nurse Cherry Aimless, and the Hardly Boys, these young adult characters are impeccably-dressed LGBTQ+ heroes who solved mysteries and fought crime with all the skill, plucky know-how, and youthful enthusiasm of the characters they parodied. With fresh handkerchiefs always at the ready, and well-stocked handbags and rucksacks, Nancy Clue, Cherry Aimless, and the Hardly Boys solved mysteries and ...


Housing Diversity In Children’S Literature, Carla Earhart Oct 2017

Housing Diversity In Children’S Literature, Carla Earhart

Charleston Library Conference

Previous studies have examined diversity in children’s literature: Gender diversity, racial diversity, religious diversity, and diversity in family composition. This project examines an often overlooked diversity issue in children’s literature: Housing diversity. In the stories they read and the accompanying images, children need to see a variety of housing environments and need to see the settings and the people portrayed in a positive manner.

Renting an apartment is an increasingly popular housing option for many families. However, many children’s books glamorize living in a traditional house. Using a rubric designed by the course instructor, students in a ...


The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling The Collaborative Spirit(S), Shannon Davis, Joel Minor Nov 2016

The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling The Collaborative Spirit(S), Shannon Davis, Joel Minor

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management

The James Merrill Papers, housed in Washington University Libraries Special Collections, contains manuscripts, drafts, and other materials from the renowned poet. In 2013, work began to digitize and deliver a selection of the Merrill Papers towards his epic poem, The Book of Ephraim. Because the Libraries’ already used Omeka digital exhibit software for a number of projects, the materials were delivered in an Omeka exhibit, The James Merrill Digital Archive. The process of transforming an archival collection into a digital exhibit required the expertise and input of many collaborators including library staff in Special Collections and Scholarly Publishing, and students ...


¡Viva La Vida!, Javier Villarreal Feb 2013

¡Viva La Vida!, Javier Villarreal

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.


Américo Paredes And His Audiences, Lyon Rauthbun Feb 2013

Américo Paredes And His Audiences, Lyon Rauthbun

NACCS Annual Conference Proceedings

No abstract provided.