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Circuit Rider, Kimberley Harris Idol May 2009

Circuit Rider, Kimberley Harris Idol

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

An historical novel set at the end of the American Civil War focusing on the week between President Lincoln's assassination and John Wilkes Booth's death. The backdrop of the story is comprised of the historical events and political figures that shaped this period in time in America. The plot is also configured around the fictional histories of three young souls, the spirit of a murdered Chinese immigrant girl, and a brother and sister who's home in the Appalachians was destroyed during the war. All three are escaping the devastating consequences of the war and seeking a new ...


The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher May 2009

The Sociology Of Scenes, The Sacramento Poetry Scene, Dana Nell Maher

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

For this ethnography, I use my feminist perspective, grounded theory, participant observation, and autoethnographic techniques to explore an urban poetry scene. I suggest that scene studies are a viable alternative to community studies and that we move our articulation of social experience to reflect it as it occurs, on a multitude of continuums. My goal with this project is to develop, use, and discuss the utility of a definition of scene that is intended to be useful to scene studies researchers. To this end, I both evaluate an outdated definition of scene (Irwin 1973 & 1977), and define the three core ...


Wraith Walking, Jason Coley May 2009

Wraith Walking, Jason Coley

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

With this work I wanted to explore the space between memory and imagination: namely, how much imagination fills the fissures that run though our knowledge of our past. The protagonist, Joshua, has been estranged from his family for nine years and learns of his father's death while in China. But without explanation, Joshua is awaken one morning by an old fabrication of his childhood imagination--a character now very real--who accompanies Joshua on his search for a fantastical object.

Pareidolia is the phenomenon of seeing figures and faces in vague stimulus, such as clouds and wood grains. It is commonly ...


Word~River Literary Review (2009), Jo Gibson, Lollie Ragana, Martin Dean Dupalo, Homeira Foth, Lily I. Mackenzie, Susan Ribner, Anne Stark, Mike Jaynes, Allan Johnston, Taylor Altman, Susan Nyikos, Lisa Konigsberg, Alex M. Frankel, Kristin Elsie Graef, Mari-Carmen Marin, Brian R. Young, Stacy Esch, Heather Trahan, Lee Casson, Rebecca Grace Williams, Kate Doughtery, Linda Maxwell, Mark Evan Davis, Erin Kelley, Rowan Johnson, Natalie Carter, John Shields, Kevin P. Keating, Renée E. D’Aoust, Anna Geyer, Heather Moymer, Algie Ray Smith, Adam Cushman, Margaret Finnegan, Alan Ramón Clinton, Thomas Sabel, Deborah Stark, Maggie Landess Jan 2009

Word~River Literary Review (2009), Jo Gibson, Lollie Ragana, Martin Dean Dupalo, Homeira Foth, Lily I. Mackenzie, Susan Ribner, Anne Stark, Mike Jaynes, Allan Johnston, Taylor Altman, Susan Nyikos, Lisa Konigsberg, Alex M. Frankel, Kristin Elsie Graef, Mari-Carmen Marin, Brian R. Young, Stacy Esch, Heather Trahan, Lee Casson, Rebecca Grace Williams, Kate Doughtery, Linda Maxwell, Mark Evan Davis, Erin Kelley, Rowan Johnson, Natalie Carter, John Shields, Kevin P. Keating, Renée E. D’Aoust, Anna Geyer, Heather Moymer, Algie Ray Smith, Adam Cushman, Margaret Finnegan, Alan Ramón Clinton, Thomas Sabel, Deborah Stark, Maggie Landess

word~river

wordriver is a literary journal dedicated to the poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction of adjuncts and part-time instructors teaching in our universities, colleges, and community colleges. Our premier issue was published in Spring 2009. We are always looking for work that demonstrates the creativity and craft of adjunct/part-time instructors in English and other disciplines. We reserve first publication rights and onetime anthology publication rights for all work published. We define adjunct instructors as anyone teaching part-time or full-time under a semester or yearly contract, nationwide and in any discipline. Graduate students teaching under part-time contracts during the summer ...