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Sourwood: An Apiforestation Story, Tammy Horn Nov 2008

Sourwood: An Apiforestation Story, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

No abstract provided.


Pathos, Fall 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Oct 2008

Pathos, Fall 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Nataliya Pirumova

Issue 7


Swart Poes As Black Honey? Miscegenation And (Mis)Representation In Zake Mda's The Madonna Of Excelsior, Brian G. Kennelly Sep 2008

Swart Poes As Black Honey? Miscegenation And (Mis)Representation In Zake Mda's The Madonna Of Excelsior, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


“Louis Sachar’S Holes: Palimpsestic Use Of The Fairy Tale To Privilege The Reader”, Laura Nicosia Jul 2008

“Louis Sachar’S Holes: Palimpsestic Use Of The Fairy Tale To Privilege The Reader”, Laura Nicosia

Department of English Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

This article explores how readers respond to the multiple timelines and fairy tales in Sachar's novel, Holes.


Four Ways Of Seeing: Art Looks At Science, And Vice Versa, Peter Adams Jun 2008

Four Ways Of Seeing: Art Looks At Science, And Vice Versa, Peter Adams

Peter C.S. Adams

From the mythmaking of primitive cave painters and the rigorous observations of Renaissance painters sprang the two great ways of seeing the world: science and art. Until modern times, the two were often at odds, as each felt the other was trying to stifle it and dominate the conversation. But as the left and right hemispheres of the brain represent rationality and creativity and cannot function normally without massive interconnectedness, so can science and art only give us a complete picture of our world by working together. This paper will explore various ways in which science and art have interacted.


“Our Theater,” In Performance, Debra Castillo Jun 2008

“Our Theater,” In Performance, Debra Castillo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The final chapter of Miguel Rubio Zapata’s El cuerpo ausente (performance político) ‘Absent body (political performance)’ begins with an epigraph from Antonin Artaud, at first glance a very unexpected inspiration for a group famed for its politically-charged performances...


Howling (And Bleeding) At The Moon: Menstruation, Monstrosity And The Double In The Ginger Snaps Werewolf Trilogy, Erin M. Flaherty May 2008

Howling (And Bleeding) At The Moon: Menstruation, Monstrosity And The Double In The Ginger Snaps Werewolf Trilogy, Erin M. Flaherty

Honors College Theses

In this essay, I explore the radical reframing of the traditional werewolf narrative with respect to the figure of the double and the abject female body in the Ginger Snaps werewolf trilogy. Notable theorists discussed herein include Barbara Creed, Carol Clover, Julia Kristeva, April Miller and Robin Wood.

Throughout both its folkloric and cinematic history, the creature of the werewolf has been constructed almost invariably as a male monster suffering within a Jekyll and Hyde-like narrative of the double. An otherwise exemplary member of Robin Wood’s society of surplus repression, the male lycanthrope is doomed to endure a monthly ...


In Hand, Geoffrey Lee May 2008

In Hand, Geoffrey Lee

All Theses

What I hope to create in each of my stories is a piece of fiction that is exact in expression and that can be felt by my reader. I hope but do not expect that my work will move my reader; that takes a combination of chance, circumstance, and skill, and my skills as a writer are still developing. I can say, though, that that is what I have attempted to do with the stories in this collection.
The name of the collection comes from the title of its first story, 'In Hand.' I chose this title, both for the ...


Honey Bees: A History, Tammy Horn Apr 2008

Honey Bees: A History, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

Long known as the angels of agriculture, honey bees have received global attention due to losses attributed to a combination of factors: Colony Collapse Disorder, mites, deforestation and industrial agriculture. Honey bees provide pollination for crops, orchards and flowers; honey and wax for cosmetics, food and medicinal-religious objects; and inspiration to artists, architects and scientists.


Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly Apr 2008

Caught In/On The Web: To Publish Without Perishing In The Digital Age, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

Publishing online is an increasingly prevalent means for scholars to test their ideas. But what of its challenges? Focusing on an ill-fated Web site dedicated to the polemic French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, and on a proposed hypertextual edition of his most multilinear and multisequential work, this paper asks how to reconcile the need of academics with the bullheadedness of publishers who resist the renegotiation of copyright and the marketplace it (once) enabled.


Pathos, Spring 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Apr 2008

Pathos, Spring 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Laura Pieroni

Issue 6


The Processing Of Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: Memorization Vs. On-Line Computation, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman Feb 2008

The Processing Of Inflectional Morphology In L1 And L2 Spanish: Memorization Vs. On-Line Computation, Harriet Bowden, C. Sanz, M. Ullman

Harriet Wood Bowden

No abstract provided.


How Newness Enters The World: The Methodology Of Sheldon Pollock, Rebecca Gould Jan 2008

How Newness Enters The World: The Methodology Of Sheldon Pollock, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

No abstract provided.


Traditional Music And Song And The Poetry Of Thomas Kinsella, Seán Crosson Dr. Jan 2008

Traditional Music And Song And The Poetry Of Thomas Kinsella, Seán Crosson Dr.

Seán Crosson

Music and song are both important influences on, and themes in, the poetry of Thomas Kinsella. His poetry also features several individuals associated with music, none more frequently than his close friend, the composer Seán Ó Riada, a central figure in the revival in popularity of Irish traditional music since the 1950s. This paper charts some significant developments in Kinsella's work from the late 1950s, and indeed, intriguing parallels, and shared emphases, apparent in the comments and work of both Kinsella and Ó Riada. For Kinsella, his experience of traditional song - described in his poem 'The Shoals Returning' - preceded ...


The History Of The Wood-Pulp Beer Coaster, Max Nelson Jan 2008

The History Of The Wood-Pulp Beer Coaster, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

The wood-pulp beer coaster (or mat) was patented by Robert Sputh of Dresden in 1892. It became a popular advertising medium in the early twentieth century and after World War II a common collectible.


Reading Pushkin’S Tales Of Belkin Through Sainte-Beuve’S Vie, Poésies Et Pensées De Joseph Delorme, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas Jan 2008

Reading Pushkin’S Tales Of Belkin Through Sainte-Beuve’S Vie, Poésies Et Pensées De Joseph Delorme, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Intersections Of Age And Gender, Laura Quilter, Liz Henry Jan 2008

Intersections Of Age And Gender, Laura Quilter, Liz Henry

Laura Quilter

No abstract provided.


L'Imaginaire Mémoriel: Détournements De L'Archive, Anthony Purdy, Bertrand Bourgeois Jan 2008

L'Imaginaire Mémoriel: Détournements De L'Archive, Anthony Purdy, Bertrand Bourgeois

French Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Pathos, Winter 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board Jan 2008

Pathos, Winter 2008, Portland State University. Student Publications Board

Pathos

Editor: Laura Pieroni

Issue 5


Tragic No More?: The Reappearance Of The Racially Mixed Character, Suzanne W. Jones Jan 2008

Tragic No More?: The Reappearance Of The Racially Mixed Character, Suzanne W. Jones

English Faculty Publications

During the nineteenth century and early in the twentieth, the tragic mulatto/a figured prominently in American fiction, only to recede after the Harlem Renaissance when African-American writers called for "race pride" and racial solidarity and to disappear entirely in the late 1960s after the Black Power movement ushered in racially conscious concepts such as "Black Is Beautiful." Since 1990, however, the mixed black-white character has made a significant comeback in American fiction. Contemporary representations suggest that choosing one's racial identity is only slightly less difficult than it used to be because of American society's conflation of skin ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications Jan 2008

Reviews Of Recent Publications

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Fuentes, Carlos. Christopher Unborn by Asela Laguna

Faber, Sebastian. Exile and Cultural Hegemony: Spanish Intellectuals in Mexico, 1939-1975 by Miguel González-Abellás

Haines, Brigid and Margaret Littler. Contemporary Women’s Writing in German: Changing the Subject by Anna K. Kuhn

Cate Arries, Francie. Spanish Culture behind Barbed Wire: Memory and Representation of the French by Carmen Moreno-Nuño

Tremblay, Rosaline. L’Écrivain imaginaire, Essai sur le roman québécois, 1960-1995 by Betty Louise McLane-Iles

Ponomareff, Constantin V. One Less Hope: Essays on Twentieth-Century Russian Poets by Maria Khotimsky


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.


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 ...


Horizons, Volume 25, 2008, Sacred Heart University Jan 2008

Horizons, Volume 25, 2008, Sacred Heart University

Vistas (Horizons)

No abstract provided.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...