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Pathos, Spring 2019, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2019

Pathos, Spring 2019, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Sadie Jordan


Pathos, Winter 2019, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2019

Pathos, Winter 2019, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Sadie Jordan


Pathos, Fall 2018, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2018

Pathos, Fall 2018, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Sadie Jordan


Empoword: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook For College Writers, Shane Abrams Jul 2018

Empoword: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook For College Writers, Shane Abrams

PDXOpen: Open Access Textbooks

EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class.

Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to ...


Pathos, Spring 2018, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2018

Pathos, Spring 2018, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Sadie Jordan

Volume 12 No. 3


Pathos, Winter 2017-2018, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2018

Pathos, Winter 2017-2018, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Sadie Jordan

Volume 12 No. 2


Citizens United V The Federal Election Commission, Inverted Totalitarianism And Contemporary Fiction, Cory R. Chambers Jun 2017

Citizens United V The Federal Election Commission, Inverted Totalitarianism And Contemporary Fiction, Cory R. Chambers

PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

In this paper I will explore the results of the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United vs The Federal Election Commission as reflected in the contemporary literature. I will look at the role the corporation plays in American politics post Citizens United. My primary texts is the novel Super Sad True Love Story. My research question is: did the Citizens United decision open the door for ‘inverted totalitarianism’ to seep through the cracks of American society Using the allegorical novel Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart, I will show how Citizens United, the political theory of Hannah Arendt, and ...


Pathos, Spring 2017, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2017

Pathos, Spring 2017, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Jessica Moore

Volume 11 No. 3


Pathos, Winter 2017, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2017

Pathos, Winter 2017, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Jessica Moore

Volume 11 No. 2


Pathos, Fall 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2016

Pathos, Fall 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Jessica Moore

Volume 11 No. 1


Pathos, Spring 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2016

Pathos, Spring 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Philip King

Volume 10 No. 3


Pathos, Winter 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2016

Pathos, Winter 2016, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Philip King

Volume 10 No. 2


Pathos, Fall 2015, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2015

Pathos, Fall 2015, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Philip King

Volume 10 No. 1


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 ...


Pathos, Winter 2015, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2015

Pathos, Winter 2015, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Brook Horn

Volume 9 No.2


Pathos, Fall 2014, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2014

Pathos, Fall 2014, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Brooke Horn

Volume 9 No.1


Pathos, Spring 2014, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2014

Pathos, Spring 2014, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Ryan de Laureal

Volume 8 No.3


Pathos, Winter 2014, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2014

Pathos, Winter 2014, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Kate Marshall

Volume 8 No.2


Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard Jan 2014

Teaching Australian Literature In A Class About Literatures Of Social Reform, Per Henningsgaard

English Faculty Publications and Presentations

This article presents an intriguing thesis about proximity and identification, distance and empathy based on the experience of teaching Sally Morgan’s My Place to American university students alongside Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a class examining literature as an agent of social change. Indeed, its response to the question, “How does the Australian production of My Place influence its American reception?” will surprise many people. Students more readily demonstrate empathy with characters and are prepared to ascribe their unenviable life circumstances to social structures that propagate oppression when reading ...


Pathos, Fall 2013, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2013

Pathos, Fall 2013, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Kate Marshall

Volume 8 No.1


An Excerpt From Al-Sayyid Asghar Akbar By Murtedha Gzar, Yasmeen S. Hanoosh Aug 2013

An Excerpt From Al-Sayyid Asghar Akbar By Murtedha Gzar, Yasmeen S. Hanoosh

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

The following is a translation of an excerpt from the novel Al-Sayyid Asghar Ak bar (Dar al-Tanwir, 2012) by Iraqi author Murtedha Gzar. This recent work by a young engineer from the southern city of Basra has received considerable attention in literary circles at home and abroad, significantly for the ways in which it departs from the mimetic norms of social realism that were found in the established narratological models of the pre-2003 U.S. occupation era, such as the varieties cultivated in the 1960s and 1970s in Iraq by seminal authors lik e Gha’ib Ṭu`mah Farman, Mahdi ...


Lessons In Immorality: Mishima's Masterpiece Of Humor And Social Satire, Nathaniel Peter Bond Jun 2013

Lessons In Immorality: Mishima's Masterpiece Of Humor And Social Satire, Nathaniel Peter Bond

Dissertations and Theses

From 1958 to 1959, Mishima Yukio published a series of satirical essays titled Lessons in Immorality, in the magazine Weekly Morningstar. Lessons in Immorality was made into a television series, a stage play, and a film.

Famous in the West for writing serious novels, Mishima's work as a humor writer is largely unknown. In these essays Mishima writes in a very comic style, making liberal use of hyperbole, burlesque, and travesty, in order to parody and satirize contemporary Japanese morality. Mishima uses humor to create a world in which Mishima Yukio, iconoclastic author and pop-culture figure, is an arbiter ...


Pathos, Spring 2013, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2013

Pathos, Spring 2013, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Deena Anreise


Pathos, Winter 2013, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2013

Pathos, Winter 2013, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Deena Anreise


Pathos, Fall 2012, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2012

Pathos, Fall 2012, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Deena Anreise


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 ...


Pathos, Winter 2012, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2012

Pathos, Winter 2012, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Joel Eisenhower

Issue 17


Pathos, Fall 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2011

Pathos, Fall 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Joel Eisenhower

Issue 16


Two Stories By Luay Hamza Abbas, Yasmeen S. Hanoosh Jun 2011

Two Stories By Luay Hamza Abbas, Yasmeen S. Hanoosh

World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations

Closing His Eyes (Ighmadh al-‘Aynayn) is a collection of seventeen short stories written between 2003-2007. It is the fourth and latest collection of short stories by Iraqi novelist, literary critic and short story writer Luay Hamza Abbas (published by Azmina, Amman, 2008). Through this collection, Luay Hamza Abbas’ talent as a storyteller has been acknowledged with national and international awards. The most recent of these is the Iraqi Ministry of Culture Award for Creative Short Story (2010) for his story bearing the title of the collection. “Closing His Eyes” has also won the Kikah Best Short Story Award in ...


Pathos, Spring 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2011

Pathos, Spring 2011, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Joel Eisenhower

Issue 15