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Full-Text Articles in Modern Literature

Wordsworth And Milton: The Prelude And Paradise Lost, Colin Mccormack Dec 2010

Wordsworth And Milton: The Prelude And Paradise Lost, Colin Mccormack

English Student Papers

No abstract provided.


The James Brothers And The Tragic Beauty Of Individualism, Corey Plante Dec 2010

The James Brothers And The Tragic Beauty Of Individualism, Corey Plante

English Student Papers

No abstract provided.


Emily And Annie: Doris Lessing's And Jamaica Kincaid's Portraits Of The Mothers They Remember And The Mothers That Might Have Been, Daryl Cumber Dance Nov 2010

Emily And Annie: Doris Lessing's And Jamaica Kincaid's Portraits Of The Mothers They Remember And The Mothers That Might Have Been, Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

In 2008 at the age of eighty-nine, Nobel laureate Doris Lessing returned to the mother who has haunted her life and her literature in order to rewrite a fictional account of the life that might have been and a biographical account of the life that she actually lived in Alfred & Emily. Her efforts to finally exorcise the powerful and hated figure that has hounded her for most of her eighty-nine years call to mind similar efforts throughout the canon of fifty-nine-year-old celebrated Antiguan-American novelist Jamaica Kincaid to free herself. Both writers take advantage of and seek to find some degree ...


Mothers And/As Monsters In Tony Duvert's Quand Mourut Jonathan, Brian G. Kennelly Oct 2010

Mothers And/As Monsters In Tony Duvert's Quand Mourut Jonathan, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Moving Through Fear: A Conversation With Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Amy L. Johnson Oct 2010

Moving Through Fear: A Conversation With Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Jennifer L. Fabbi, Amy L. Johnson

Library Faculty Publications

Prior to its release in August 2010, Susan Campbell Bartoletti's newest book, They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group (2010), received an incredibly positive response in the form of starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Horn Book, and Kirkus Reviews. Through her impeccable research and ability to weave a compelling story out of the place "where darkness and light smack up against each other" (Bartoletti & Zusak, 2008), she has made it possible for children and young adults to access and understand the horror of the Third Reich in ...


Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2010

Designing Thematic Instruction With Authentic Resources: Science And Technology, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Ap® French Language, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2010

Ap® French Language, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


‘Young Boys, No Trouble, Very Safe’?: Frédéric Mitterrand’S La Mauvaise Vie As Text And Pretext, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2010

‘Young Boys, No Trouble, Very Safe’?: Frédéric Mitterrand’S La Mauvaise Vie As Text And Pretext, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Jack Kerouac: Le Sel De La Semaine, Thomas A. Ipri Jul 2010

Jack Kerouac: Le Sel De La Semaine, Thomas A. Ipri

Library Faculty Publications

In 1967, Jack Kerouac appeared on the French service of the Canadian Broadcasting Service on the program Le Sel de la a Semaine. This Icarus Films release takes a fascinating look at Kerouac’s connection to Quebec where his parents are from. This interview by Fernand Seguin took place just 2 years before Kerouac’s death, making the program all the more poignant.


Engaging The Religious Dimension In Significant Adolescent Literature, Rickey Cotton Jul 2010

Engaging The Religious Dimension In Significant Adolescent Literature, Rickey Cotton

Selected Faculty Publications

This article discusses the religious dimension in contemporary adolescent novels of recognized merit. It notes psychological and sociological studies indicating that religion is a significant factor in the actual lives of both adults and adolescents and observes that consequently it can be expected that quality literature will reflect this reality. A functional definition of religion was used to address the practical and varied ways religious or religious-like dynamics are engaged by adolescent characters. Religion was defined as whatever individuals do to come to grips with profound existential issues—questions dealing with ultimate issues. An examination of works by three major ...


“Making Sense Of The Lunacy: Synesthesia, Paratextual Documents And Thoughtless Memory In John Dufresne’S Deep In The Shade Of Paradise”, Laura Nicosia Jul 2010

“Making Sense Of The Lunacy: Synesthesia, Paratextual Documents And Thoughtless Memory In John Dufresne’S Deep In The Shade Of Paradise”, Laura Nicosia

Department of English Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works

No abstract provided.


Style As A "[M]Anner Of Seeing": The Poetics Of Gustave Flaubert, Nicole Lyn Brownfield May 2010

Style As A "[M]Anner Of Seeing": The Poetics Of Gustave Flaubert, Nicole Lyn Brownfield

Masters Theses

Although Madame Bovary is considered a classic of modern realism, Gustave Flaubert would disagree with his classification as a realist, as he hardly remained loyal to a single literary genre or period. Rather, he longed to create a work of literature that would stand alone as an object of art, and to make this dream a reality he employed the techniques that he believed generated artful and expressive prose. As an author and artist, he was influenced greatly by other art forms, such as music and the visual arts, and like other authors of his time, he sought to discover ...


Apuleius: Metamorphoses: An Intermediate Latin Reader (Review), Max Nelson Jan 2010

Apuleius: Metamorphoses: An Intermediate Latin Reader (Review), Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Venezuelan Avant-Garde: María Calcaño's Erotic Poetry, Giovanna Montenegro Jan 2010

Venezuelan Avant-Garde: María Calcaño's Erotic Poetry, Giovanna Montenegro

Comparative Literature Faculty Scholarship

Abstract: This essay treats the Venezuelan avant-garde and its historical development through the poet María Calcaño (1906-1956). An analysis of Calcaño’s work reveals how her erotic avant-gardism was excluded from male-dominated avant-garde literary circles in Venezuela in the 1920s and the 1930s. Rather than analyzing the Latin- American avant-garde as a product of European vanguardisms, I show how Calcaño’s poetry draws upon women’s physical and erotic experience to generate a new female- authored avant-garde poetic corpus. Calcaño therefore produces work that illustrates the poetic expression of women’s identity in Venezuela. She is the first poet who ...


Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy And The State Behind It, Stephen Buryk Jan 2010

Russia's Natural Gas: The Strategy And The State Behind It, Stephen Buryk

Donald T. Campbell Social Science Research Prize

No abstract provided.


The Mother Tongues Of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation, Roland K. Végső Jan 2010

The Mother Tongues Of Modernity: Modernism, Transnationalism, Translation, Roland K. Végső

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

The relation of modernism to immigrant literatures should not be conceived in terms of an opposition between universalistic and particularistic discourses. Rather, we should explore what can be called a modernist transnationalism based on a general universalist argument. Two examples of this transnationalism are explored side by side: Ezra Pound’s and Anzia Yezierska’s definitions of the aesthetic act in terms of translation. The readings show that the critical discourses of these two authors are structured by a belief in universalism while showing opposite possibilities, both generated by modernist transnationalism. The essay concludes that we now need to interpret ...


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 ...


Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro Jan 2010

Southern Encounters In The City: Reconfiguring The South From The Liminal Space, Eveljn Ferraro

Modern Languages & Literature

In Il pensiero meridiano, sociologist Franco Cassano claims that the cultural autonomy of the South hinges upon a radical redefinition of the relationship between South and North. Dominant representations of the South as a “not-yet North”1 (Cassano viii), always imperfectly mimicking a more advanced North, found themselves on the idea of a linear transition from backwardness to development where the differences are often reduced to a matter of time. If Gramsci, in The Southern Question, deconstructed the Italian North/South binarism by suggesting potential alliances among non-dominant groups (namely, Northern workers and Southern peasants), Cassano proposes a spatial rethinking ...


"Is There Such A Things As A Detour?": The Study Of Language And Comprehension In Charlotte Delbo And Paul Celan, Lauren Rudin Jan 2010

"Is There Such A Things As A Detour?": The Study Of Language And Comprehension In Charlotte Delbo And Paul Celan, Lauren Rudin

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Within the study of trauma literature, many scholars, from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, disagree as to whether or not a writer effectively can communicate a traumatic event through language. My study of Charlotte Delbo and Paul Celan suggests that the relationship between language and comprehension demonstrates both the limitation and the ability of language to describe the Holocaust experience. By preventing their readers from establishing a lasting referent and violating the ordinary usage of syntax, Delbo and Celan stylistically convey their Holocaust experiences through language, despite language's distinct limitations.


Photograph: Poet On Dust Jacket, Richmond, Virginia 1996, Alexander Long Jan 2010

Photograph: Poet On Dust Jacket, Richmond, Virginia 1996, Alexander Long

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies Of Escape And Inclusion, Mojgan Behmand Jan 2010

Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies Of Escape And Inclusion, Mojgan Behmand

Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship

Cry of the Peacock, Moonlight on the Avenue of Faith, and Caspian Rain are the enticing titles of Gina Bonakdar Nahai’s Iran-focused novels, published in 1991, 1999, and 2008 respectively. And the titles hold true: the narratives reflect the pain, melancholy and dream-like beauty conveyed in the titles as they divulge characters who strive to escape the restrictions of their community, religion, government, and gender. In the meantime, as the author depicts these fantasies of escape and attempts at flight –and frequently harshly punishes them–, the characters achieve a hitherto unknown feat, namely the depiction of Jewish Iranian main ...


'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello Jan 2010

'The Drink Has Called It Into Being': A Year In A Wine Column, Moya Costello

School of Arts and Social Sciences

For a year, between 2009 and 2010, I wrote a wine-review column in a free regional newspaper as a passionate amateur. I conceive of the wine reviews as creative nonfiction and of myself as a role model for my students who have the option of writing on food. Genre has its courtiers and jesters and, in itself, it is bound for change as any other cultural phenomena. I think of my wine-writing practice as destablising that specific genre, attempting a transformation of it into an expanded field, via the efficacy of writing and wine as art. It is contentious to ...


Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather I. Sullivan Jan 2010

Ecocriticism, The Elements, And The Ascent/Descent Into Weather In Goethe’S Faust, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

The ostensibly religious and ethical significance of Faust's final ascension after his death tends to distract, if not blind, readers to other possible implications of that upwards movement and to the idea that he may continue and return "back to earth." The assumption that heavenly powers reward Faust leads to the claim that Goethe's tragedy validates the quest of "land developers" or those who would strive regardless of the consequences. I propose, in contrast, that we read Faust's "final" ascension alongside Goethe's weather essay, "Witterungslehre 1825," and thereby note that this upward motion is not necessarily ...


Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein Jan 2010

Rotrou’S Bélisaire: Hierarchy And Meaning, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Bélisaire (1643) differs significantly from the bulk of Rotrou’s theater, perhaps above all in its array of profoundly disparate features. The notion of hierarchy offers a means of organizing the dissimilar elements and understanding the play as a whole. Like so many of Rotrou’s plays, the subject is not original. Its source is Mira de Amescua’s El ejemplo mayor de la Desdicha.