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Attending To Phenomenology: Rethinking Cognition And Reflection In North American Writing Studies, Dylan B. Dryer, David R. Russell Jun 2018

Attending To Phenomenology: Rethinking Cognition And Reflection In North American Writing Studies, Dylan B. Dryer, David R. Russell

English Publications

As detailed elsewhere in this collection (esp. Bazerman; Carillo; Talbot), when North American Writing Studies of higher education and workplaces (henceforth, NAWS) turned to European continental philosophies, it turned away from information-processing (IP) cognitive theories. Those theories were early casualties of this “social-turn” (e.g., Bartholomae, 1985; Bizzell, 1982; Brand, 1987); today, NAWS seems somewhat squeamish about the fact that the brain is an organ with a broadly generalizable structure, predictable development, capacity constraints, operating costs, and so on. Yet cognitive research is a dynamic and thriving field that does not much resemble the after-image that persists in NAWS. Some ...


A Palimpsestuous Novel: Claire Legendre's La Methode Stanislavski, Michèle A. Schaal Jan 2018

A Palimpsestuous Novel: Claire Legendre's La Methode Stanislavski, Michèle A. Schaal

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Claire Legendre emerged on the French literary scene in 1997 with her novel Making-of. A prolific writer, she went on to publish an additional five novels,1 an anthology of short stories (Le Crépuscule de Barbe-Bleue, 2001), two co-authored books with Jérôme Bonnetto,2 four plays,3 one book-length essay (Le Nénuphar et l’araignée, 2015), as well as numerous smaller essays and short fictions. Despite this prolixity, Legendre’s publications have, thus far, garnered little academic attention.4 Two reasons may explain her current marginality within the field of French Studies. Her second novel, Viande (1999), relegated her to ...


Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li Jan 2018

Modern Chinese Essays: Zhou Zuoren, Lin Yutang And Others, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Modern essay, or creative nonfiction prose, whose success almost surpasses that of poetry, theater and fiction,1 was born out of the marriage of traditional Chinese and Western culture.2 On a superficial level, it distinguishes itself from traditional essay by using vernacular instead of classical or literary Chinese, and thus is more accessible to the masses. In terms of genre, it is narrower in scope than traditional essay which includes all non-verse writings, literary or not. More importantly, as Yu Dafu points out, modern essay values the expression of individuality and personality more than any other writings.3 By ...


“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 ...


Medieval And Futuristic Hells: The Influence Of Dante On Ellison’S “I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream”, Jeremy Withers Jan 2017

Medieval And Futuristic Hells: The Influence Of Dante On Ellison’S “I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream”, Jeremy Withers

English Publications

Even though some scholars have identified important precursors to science fiction (hereafter abbreviated as sf) in premodern genres such as epic, the fantastic voyage, and utopia, pre-Enlightenment eras are mostly absent in many critical discussions of the origins of – and the important influences on – recent sf. Additionally, many sf scholars and authors often emphasize the futurity of the genre, not its orientation and links to the past. For example, Harlan Ellison (whose story is a main focus of this essay) once defined sf as: “Anything that deals in even the smallest extrapolative manner with the future of man and his ...


To Believe Or Not To Believe: Zhou Zuoren's Alternative Approaches To The Chinese Enlightenment, Tonglu Li Apr 2013

To Believe Or Not To Believe: Zhou Zuoren's Alternative Approaches To The Chinese Enlightenment, Tonglu Li

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Resistances against May Fourth "enlightenment" (qimeng) have been celebrated as alternative versions of modernity that "decenter and destabilize" the mainstream paradigm (Chow et al. 2008: 3). But in this alternative modernities program, the complexity of the so-called center is often overlooked. Within the May Fourth movement, there are irreducible differences in position and different strategies of position taking. As Wang Hui (1997: 310) points out, what the May Fourth thinkers shared was only a common attitude toward tradition, not a unified theory; their proposals for establishing "newness" were quite different from each other. Surveying the roles the journal New Youth ...


Alterite, Performance, Hybridite: Une Esthetique De La Troisieme Vague Feministe, Michèle A. Schaal May 2012

Alterite, Performance, Hybridite: Une Esthetique De La Troisieme Vague Feministe, Michèle A. Schaal

Michèle A. Schaal

France has recently experienced a renewed interest in feminist and gender-related issues. Both in academia and society at large, a younger generation of theorists, authors and activists, influenced by American third-wave feminism and gender studies, has reasserted the necessity to fight for equal rights. My research reveals that as early as the mid-nineties, French writers Marie Darrieussecq, Virginie Despentes and Nina Bouraoui anticipated these feminist discourses in their early novels. In particular, they mirrored the concepts of alterity, gender performance, and hybridity currently at stake in this third wave of French feminism. My dissertation investigates the literary manifestations of these ...


The Middle Of Everything, Kathryn Jennifer Sukalich Jan 2012

The Middle Of Everything, Kathryn Jennifer Sukalich

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The Middle of Everything is a collection of personal essays about language, place, and memory. The thesis is framed by stories of Alzheimer's disease and divided into sections that travel to different places to consider what memories, stories, and people are important. The settings of the essays range from Wisconsin to Spain, from Iowa to Mexico, and the narrator explores the relationship between people and places, the way place influences individuals and the way individuals impact place. The collection is also a personal journey about learning to deal with losses and about learning what home means. It explores personal ...


The Private Conversion Of A Public Man: Timeless Presence And Disparate Linking In T.S. Eliot's Poetry, Natalie Albertson Jan 2012

The Private Conversion Of A Public Man: Timeless Presence And Disparate Linking In T.S. Eliot's Poetry, Natalie Albertson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This essay explores the way incarnation allows T.S. Eliot to renegotiate and redistribute themes of time, age, life, and death from his pre-conversion to post-conversion poetry. The incarnation, especially its dispensation of time, is a paramount part of Eliot's conversion. I posit that incarnation drove Eliot to Christianity because incarnation represents a divine disruption of time. This disruption bridges time and timelessness, here and there ,and life and death. Eliot's eventual rest in the Chalcedonian form of incarnation, therefore, provides a resolution of and not a divergence from his poetry previous to his conversion.


A Tongue Set Free From Fashionable Lies, Frederick E. Macvaugh Jan 2012

A Tongue Set Free From Fashionable Lies, Frederick E. Macvaugh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

"A Tongue Set Free from Fashionable Lies"; a collection of lyric and narrative poems, explores human relationships with place, nature, and one another. The collection’s title states succinctly its aesthetic: to express plainly and accessibly the feelings and truths of experience, of a life lived and made meaningful. Each of the collection’s sections explores and celebrates the joys and sorrows of one aspect of human experience: the domestic world and its debts to nature, nature and its mortal dangers, the promise of Heaven. As a collection, the poems praise the contradictions and paradoxes of a life lived and ...


Review Of África En El Carnaval Mexicano By Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas, Elisa G. Rizo Jan 2011

Review Of África En El Carnaval Mexicano By Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas, Elisa G. Rizo

World Languages and Cultures Publications

Marco Polo Hernandez Cuevas propane la lectura del Carnaval como clave para el entendimiento de la herencia africana en Mexico. A lo largo de los cinco capftulos, tres de ellos publicados anteriormente, Hernandez interpreta las practicas culturales relacionadas con el Carnaval como una forma de resistencia africana iniciada desde la colonia. La siguiente cita resume la idea central, misma que esta presente a lo largo dellibro y es reiterada en sus conclusiones...


Más Allá, El Eternauta, And The Dawn Of The Golden Age Of Latin American Science Fiction (1953–59), Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira Jan 2010

Más Allá, El Eternauta, And The Dawn Of The Golden Age Of Latin American Science Fiction (1953–59), Rachel H. Haywood Ferreira

World Languages and Cultures Publications

On a winter’s night in 1957 (or 1959)1 a guionista, or writer of comics, is working late in the atelier of his Buenos Aires home when a man dressed in futuristic clothing materializes in the chair across from him [Fig. 1]. The man tells the writer that he travels through time, searching the centuries for those he has lost. He has been called by hundreds of names, the most apt of which is el Eternauta [the Eternaut] because of his “triste y desolada condición de peregrino de los siglos” [sad and desolate condition as a time pilgrim] (EtI_OSL ...


Three Russian Phrases, Tim Dicks Jan 2008

Three Russian Phrases, Tim Dicks

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The lives of three individuals come together in the limited geography and intersecting social circles of Des Moines, Iowa.


Therapeutic Journeys: Subversion Of Archetypal Convention In Women's Travel Narrative, Dawn Eyestone Jan 2008

Therapeutic Journeys: Subversion Of Archetypal Convention In Women's Travel Narrative, Dawn Eyestone

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The travel writing canon has been historically restricted to authors of a certain race, class, and gender even though the literature itself is not so narrow. Critics of the genre have noted the discrepancy between the literature and the canon without fully addressing how or why that gap has emerged. This thesis examines that gap more closely and argues that the limitations in the canon are due to the very nature of how critics have defined "the traveler": the adventuring Odysseus. This archetype, which hides behide eupehmisms of aesthetic standards, actually silences any authors not reproducing a white, Western, masculine ...


Alchemy In The Atomic Age, Andrew Judge Jan 2008

Alchemy In The Atomic Age, Andrew Judge

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A collection of poems exploring the nature of scientific inquiry and its relationship to religion and the "supernatural."


Care Ethics And Cloning: A Speculative Literary Critique Of Human Biotechnology, Laurel A. Tweed Jan 2008

Care Ethics And Cloning: A Speculative Literary Critique Of Human Biotechnology, Laurel A. Tweed

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Debates about human cloning are typically argued within a framework of individual rights and justice that promote a particular view of human independence. As a result, the cloning debate is impoverished because it fails to adequately consider human interdependence. Rather than considering whether we have a right to clone, feminist care ethics offers the question, is it caring to clone? To explore questions of social and political care ethics within the cloning debate, this thesis examines two contemporary speculative novels, Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003) and Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005), which represent uses of ...


Along Divergent Paths: A Two-Part Thesis In Creative And Technical Writing, Angela C. Furtado-Rasmussen Jan 2008

Along Divergent Paths: A Two-Part Thesis In Creative And Technical Writing, Angela C. Furtado-Rasmussen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Due to the difference topics representing each co-major--Creative Writing and Rhetoric, Composition, and Professional Communications--this thesis is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the creative writing portion of my thesis--the first half of my young adult fantasy novel. Part II focuses on my interests in visual communication and secondary education as fulfillment for the rhetoric portion of my master's degree in English.;Abstract Part I: Creative Writing Two magical books--one good, one evil--each concealed and protected until now.;It began 300 years ago in the secluded mountain town of Cennfhain. There, the battle between The Senchen and ...


Good Seeing You: A Collection Of Short Stories, Brian Douglas Burmeister Jan 2008

Good Seeing You: A Collection Of Short Stories, Brian Douglas Burmeister

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A short story collection exploring the frailties and difficulties of human relationships.


Fearful Symmetry, Margaret Elizabeth Werning Jan 2008

Fearful Symmetry, Margaret Elizabeth Werning

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Fearful Symmetry is the first third of a science-fiction novel looking at humanity sans nature. After the Earth has been reduced to crumbling rock and acidic water, human beings are the only living organism left. They survive on metal platforms, suspended above the toxic water, and rely on scientific advancement to provide for their needs. However, after eight generations of this way of life, one man questions the value of their existence, disturbed by all that has been lost. And two people close to him try to find the technological advances that could return that which has been lost.


Not Unacquainted With Pain, Amanda Anne Schumacher Jan 2008

Not Unacquainted With Pain, Amanda Anne Schumacher

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My thesis is a collection of short stories entitled, "Not unacquainted with pain." These stories all depict narrators in the midst of great loss as they try to cope, comprehend, and carry on. These narrators seek to deal with their feelings of grief, guilt, and longing as they look for definition in the world around them. They seek to articulate their feelings in a variety of different ways, through connection with family, to disassociation with family, to seeking epiphany in a work of art. The narrators themselves range dramatically in age and experience, from a seven year-old girl, to a ...


Bridging The Gaps: Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet As A Transitional Work In Twentieth Century Literature, Tyler John Niska Jan 2008

Bridging The Gaps: Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet As A Transitional Work In Twentieth Century Literature, Tyler John Niska

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quartet, consisting of four books---Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1959), and Clea (1960)---has long been overlooked academic literary criticism and Durrell's works have largely failed to enter Western canon due to their curious and indefinite status within the literary movements of the twentieth century. This thesis locates the Quartet at the historical and ideological confluence of the major literary philosophies of the century---modernism and postmodernism. Durrell's work seems to exhibit modernist techniques, such as anxiety, uncertainty and the lack of an authoritative viewpoint, as well as themes of human memory, attention to Freudian ...


We Disappear, Ariane Louise Sandford Jan 2007

We Disappear, Ariane Louise Sandford

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

We Disappear tells the story of the author's experiences growing up in a diplomat and Christian Scientist family. Each chapter corresponds to a different chapter in the author's life, as she moves from East Berlin to apartheid South Africa to Washington, D.C. to Munich to Minnesota. The opening and closing chapters of the memoir serve as bookends, and depict the author's struggle to accept her grandmother's Alzheimer's, a disease unacknowledged by her Christian Scientist family.


Ascension, Jennifer Grace Brooks Jan 2007

Ascension, Jennifer Grace Brooks

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Cybil has a normal life. She has a good job at Federal Express, a great boyfriend, and a close friend. When her former college roommate, Candice Warren, reappears with another one of her eccentric plans, Cybil must decide whether she should endorse Candice's political ambitions or to finally write her off as insane. From the colorful city of Memphis, TN to the subtropical island of Ascension, both Cybil and Candice find themselves in one of the most unique political situations ever.


The Center Of Almost Everything, Anja Katrina Brand Jan 2007

The Center Of Almost Everything, Anja Katrina Brand

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Act Of Running, Jennifer Anne O'Neill Jan 2007

The Act Of Running, Jennifer Anne O'Neill

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Brown Water Flashbacks, Dennis Allen Mckinney Jan 2007

Brown Water Flashbacks, Dennis Allen Mckinney

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


A Tale Of A "Half Fairy, Half Imp": The Rape Of Jane Eyre, Kathryn S. Jaekel Jan 2007

A Tale Of A "Half Fairy, Half Imp": The Rape Of Jane Eyre, Kathryn S. Jaekel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Under Which This Water Runs: Stories, Jessica Fokken Jan 2007

Under Which This Water Runs: Stories, Jessica Fokken

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Don't Call Me Crazy, Valerie Giscard Goodman Jan 2007

Don't Call Me Crazy, Valerie Giscard Goodman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The first 93 pages of this memoir describes the ongoing mental problems of a 19-year-old bi-racial female from a small town in Iowa. The memoir recounts the routines of the mental health unit in the local hospital, friendships formed on the unit, and the doctor-patient relationship. The mindset of the mental patient is shown in detail questioning of the stigma of mental illness and the effectiveness of treatment plans. There is an historical account that provides some speculation on the source of the problem. The resolution of the issues are provided in the synopses at the end.


Removed: A Novel, Molly Ann Magestro Jan 2007

Removed: A Novel, Molly Ann Magestro

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.