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Rocky Mountain Refuge: Constructing "Colorado" In Science Fiction, Carl Abbott Jul 2012

Rocky Mountain Refuge: Constructing "Colorado" In Science Fiction, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Colorado has long functioned in American culture as the epitome of the American West, identified both as a safe refuge and as a place for starting over. This essay examines the ways in which writers of speculative fiction have drawn on Colorado's historically constructed identity as the setting for stories of refuge and retreat. The discussion examines parallels in the use of the Colorado setting by sf writers Robert A. Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Leigh Brackett, and Ursula K. LeGuin, by political novelist Ayn Rand, and by mainstream thriller writers Stephen King and Justin Cronin ...


Spanish Heritage Language Processing: An Erp Study, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski, L Bartlett Mar 2012

Spanish Heritage Language Processing: An Erp Study, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski, L Bartlett

Harriet Wood Bowden

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Assessment Of Proficiency Through The Elicited Imitation Task, Harriet Bowden Feb 2012

Assessment Of Proficiency Through The Elicited Imitation Task, Harriet Bowden

Harriet Wood Bowden

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Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing: Evidence From Across Linguistic Domains, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski Feb 2012

Heritage Spanish Speakers’ Linguistic Knowledge And Processing: Evidence From Across Linguistic Domains, Harriet Bowden, K Morgan-Short, K Potowski

Harriet Wood Bowden

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Silenced Tongues And Inaccessible Spaces: Home And Language In The Work Of Leïla Sebbar And Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Erica Grant Carley Jan 2012

Silenced Tongues And Inaccessible Spaces: Home And Language In The Work Of Leïla Sebbar And Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Erica Grant Carley

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Home has often been understood as a stable point of origin or a location of belonging, where one understands and is understood. However, the existence of multinational and multilingual homes prompts a reimagining of home as a concept. It cannot be considered a stable location through which identity and origin may be determined. Rather, home must be understood as an ever-changing set of feelings and experiences. As such, it is inextricably joined to language. It is through language that home is defined, experienced and constructed. In this paper, I discuss the varied notions of home and language in the autobiographical ...


Review Of What's The Time, Mr. Wolf? By Debi Gliori, Emily C. Hartman Jan 2012

Review Of What's The Time, Mr. Wolf? By Debi Gliori, Emily C. Hartman

Library Intern Book Reviews

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Review Of Archie By Domenica More Gordon, Emily C. Hartman Jan 2012

Review Of Archie By Domenica More Gordon, Emily C. Hartman

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Review Of Skippyjon Jones: Cirque De Ole By Judy Schachner, Mollie R. Nelson Jan 2012

Review Of Skippyjon Jones: Cirque De Ole By Judy Schachner, Mollie R. Nelson

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Review Of Dog In Charge By K.L. Going, Emily C. Hartman Jan 2012

Review Of Dog In Charge By K.L. Going, Emily C. Hartman

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Review Of This Moose Belongs To Me By Oliver Jeffers, Emily C. Hartman Jan 2012

Review Of This Moose Belongs To Me By Oliver Jeffers, Emily C. Hartman

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Non-Subjects And Post-Individuals: The Negotiation Of Identity In The Postmodern American Suburb, Lacey N. Smith Jan 2012

Non-Subjects And Post-Individuals: The Negotiation Of Identity In The Postmodern American Suburb, Lacey N. Smith

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Suburban studies, particularly with regards to literary analysis, has only recently been recognized as an analytical space in its own right rather than as a peripheral space within urban studies. Through close readings of both Danielle Dutton's S P R A W L and Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides, this essay investigates the ways that the suburb functions as a type of postmodern space, specifically focusing on the implications such space poses for notions of identity, individuality and subjectivity. In this essay, I employ Henri Lefebvre's theory of the production of space, Fredric Jameson's theory of postmodern ...


Review Of Ready For Pumpkins By Kate Duke, Mollie R. Nelson Jan 2012

Review Of Ready For Pumpkins By Kate Duke, Mollie R. Nelson

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Review Of Zorro Gets An Outfit By Carter Goodrich, Mollie R. Nelson Jan 2012

Review Of Zorro Gets An Outfit By Carter Goodrich, Mollie R. Nelson

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Review Of Rocket Writes A Story By Tad Hills, Mollie R. Nelson Jan 2012

Review Of Rocket Writes A Story By Tad Hills, Mollie R. Nelson

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Review Of Waterloo And Trafalgar By Olivier Tallec, James T. Sandberg Jan 2012

Review Of Waterloo And Trafalgar By Olivier Tallec, James T. Sandberg

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Review Of Nightsong By Ari Berk, Mollie R. Nelson Jan 2012

Review Of Nightsong By Ari Berk, Mollie R. Nelson

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Review Of Cat Tale By Michael Hall, Emily C. Hartman Jan 2012

Review Of Cat Tale By Michael Hall, Emily C. Hartman

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Review Of The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore By William Joyce, James T. Sandberg Jan 2012

Review Of The Fantastic Flying Books Of Mr. Morris Lessmore By William Joyce, James T. Sandberg

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An Opposing Self, Christine M. Gamache Jan 2012

An Opposing Self, Christine M. Gamache

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

People have always been both frightened and fascinated by the unknown, and themes touching on the existence of things beyond human understanding have longevity in the literary arena as well as in popular culture. One such theme is that of the doppelgänger, or double, which has been around for centuries but was first made popular by Jean-Paul’s (Johann Paul Friedrich Richter) work Hesperus in 1795. Due to a resurgence in the nineteenth century in the popularity of Gothic literature, doppelgängers, or variations of this double motif, found their way into some of the most famous works of literature by ...


Course Syllabus: Harry Potter And International Politics - Identity, Violence And Social Control, Emma Norman Dec 2011

Course Syllabus: Harry Potter And International Politics - Identity, Violence And Social Control, Emma Norman

Emma R. Norman

The themes we draw from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series are used to illuminate parallels in contemporary world politics and to apprehend in detail some of the key problems that revolve around the three core themes of the course (identity, violence, and social control). How, for instance, does life in Hogwarts help to illuminate the multiple, crosscutting identities produced by globalization? How does the divide between wizards and muggles, or Hermione’s obsession with elvish welfare, serve to illuminate continued discrimination in current liberal democracies and do these narratives help to widen our options when it comes to ...


Mahfouz, Naguib, Benjamin Geer Dec 2011

Mahfouz, Naguib, Benjamin Geer

Benjamin Geer

An encyclopaedia article about the Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz.