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Full-Text Articles in Modern Literature

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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Understanding Autism: Exploring Society's Classification Of The Autistic Body And The Representations Of Autism In Literature And Film, Sydney Townes-Witzel Jan 2008

Understanding Autism: Exploring Society's Classification Of The Autistic Body And The Representations Of Autism In Literature And Film, Sydney Townes-Witzel

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this paper, I argue that society has classified autism as a single experience and have falsely promoted that individuals have "an autistic experience". I claim that no single, true experience such as this can exist for "truth" is an ever evolving ideal in discourse. The concept of "an autistic experience" is what society constructs, reproduces and essentially what society gives credit to as a representation of autism. Therefore, no actual set standard of an experience exists since each individual has his own experience. In countering the concept that a "true autistic experience" exists, I examine the works of Mark ...