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2011

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Full-Text Articles in Modern Literature

Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly Dec 2011

Ap French Language And Culture: Strategizing For Success, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh Nov 2011

The Seven Spices: Pumpkins, Puritans, And Pathogens In Colonial New England, Michael Sharbaugh

Michael D Sharbaugh

Water sources in the United States' New England region are laden with arsenic. Particularly during North America's colonial period--prior to modern filtration processes--arsenic would make it into the colonists' drinking water. In this article, which evokes the biocultural evolution paradigm, it is argued that colonists offset health risks from the contaminant (arsenic poisoning) by ingesting copious amounts of seven spices--cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, vanilla, and ginger. The inclusion of these spices in fall and winter recipes that hail from New England would therefore explain why many Americans associate them not only with the region, but with Thanksgiving and ...


Barking At Death: Hemingway, Africa, And The Stages Of Dying, James Plath Nov 2011

Barking At Death: Hemingway, Africa, And The Stages Of Dying, James Plath

James Plath

From amazon.com:
Considering the time Hemingway spent not only on the safaris but also in preparing for them beforehand and writing about them afterwards, Africa was a major factor in his life and work. But surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to this aspect of Hemingway's oeuvre. This book fills that empty niche, opening the way for a long-delayed and multi-faceted conversation on a neglected aspect of Hemingway's work. Topics treated include historical, theoretical, biographical, theological, and literary interpretations of Hemingway's African topics and motifs.


Aperçus Du Noir: Regards Blancs Sur L'Autre, By Roger Little, Marie-Agnès Sourieau Nov 2011

Aperçus Du Noir: Regards Blancs Sur L'Autre, By Roger Little, Marie-Agnès Sourieau

Marie-Agnès Sourieau

No abstract provided.


Creole Identity In The French Caribbean Novel, By Adlai H. Murdoch, Marie-Agnès Sourieau Nov 2011

Creole Identity In The French Caribbean Novel, By Adlai H. Murdoch, Marie-Agnès Sourieau

Marie-Agnès Sourieau

No abstract provided.


Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov Oct 2011

Popular Italian Cinema: Culture And Politics In A Postwar Society, Flavia Brizio-Skov

Flavia Brizio-Skov

With its monsters, vampires and cowboys, Italian popular culture in the postwar period has generally been dismissed as a form of evasion or escapism. Here, four international scholars re-examine and reinterpret the era to show that popular Italian cinema was not only in tune with contemporary political and social trends, it also presaged the turmoil and rebellion of the 1960s and 1970s. Their analysis of peplum (or 'sword and sandal') films, horror films, spaghetti westerns and comedy Italian-style shows how genre cinema reflected the changes wrought by modernization, urbanization, consumerist culture and the sexual revolution. With striking insights into the ...


Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2011

Results From The 2011 Ap® French Language Exam Administration, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly Jul 2011

Teaching And Assessing Presentational Communication In Ap® French Language And Culture, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

No abstract provided.


North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Public Lands Task Force, Tammy Horn Apr 2011

North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Public Lands Task Force, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

No abstract provided.


North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Making A Difference One Pollinator At A Time, Tammy Horn Mar 2011

North American Pollinator Partnership Conference: Making A Difference One Pollinator At A Time, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign 10th Anniversary conference, held in Washington DC 2010, is the last place I saw myself being invited to a couple of years ago. Unemployed and changing careers, I withdrew from conventional academe to work bees on surface mine sites in Kentucky, which are not conventional places to define new careers.


Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2011

Hello And Goodbye?, Brian G. Kennelly

Brian G. Kennelly

Opening remarks on the panel, "Why Can’t We Teach What We’re Trained to Teach? Program Consolidation, Elimination, Realignment” at the Modern Language Association Convention on 6 January 2011.


The Language Of Horses, Julie Hensley Dec 2010

The Language Of Horses, Julie Hensley

Julie Hensley

Advance Praise for The Language of Horses "These living, breathing poems woo us...and we happily succumb to their charms."

-Dorothy Sutton, author of Backing into Mountains and Startling Art: Darwin and Matisse

"Here, among mountains and cornfields, stables and laboratories, are compelling human tongues: mother, father, daughters, lovers. The Language of Horses, in Hensley's fertile imagination and deft hands, is indeed 'the language of life rising.'"

-Libby Falk Jones, author of Above the Eastern Hilltops, Blue

"Like the scents of haymows and meadows, these poems of longing carry the reader back to an idyllic childhood in Big Stone ...


Beeconomy: What Women And Bees Can Teach Us About Local Trade And The Global Market, Tammy Horn Dec 2010

Beeconomy: What Women And Bees Can Teach Us About Local Trade And The Global Market, Tammy Horn

Tammy Horn

Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? Beeconomy examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have participated in the pragmatic aspects of honey hunting and in the more advanced skills associated with beekeeping as hive technology has advanced through the centuries.

Synthesizing the various aspects of hive-related products, such as beewax and cosmetics, as well as ...


Book Review: The Gloria Anzaldual Reader, And: The Feminist Theory Reader Local And Global Perspectives, And: Feminism Redux An Anthology Of Literary Theory And Criticism, Xiumei Pu Dec 2010

Book Review: The Gloria Anzaldual Reader, And: The Feminist Theory Reader Local And Global Perspectives, And: Feminism Redux An Anthology Of Literary Theory And Criticism, Xiumei Pu

Xiumei Pu

No abstract provided.


Expecting, Julie Hensley Dec 2010

Expecting, Julie Hensley

Julie Hensley

Cora As soon as your brother-in-law gives you word, you begin making the room ready. One of the upstairs bedrooms. The one with the east facing window. The room that was never filled.

You paint the walls a pale lilac. Elden and one of the farmhands drag an old iron bed in from the storage room in the barn. You sand off the rust and paint it white. You hang sheer curtains and spread a bright quilt—one of dozens your grandmother made over the years—across the bed. As a final touch, you add an antique vanity—a splurge ...


The Evocation Of Perspective Diagrams In Wallace Stevens's "To An Old Philosopher In Rome", Nevin Mayer Dec 2010

The Evocation Of Perspective Diagrams In Wallace Stevens's "To An Old Philosopher In Rome", Nevin Mayer

Nevin J Mayer

No abstract provided.


The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould Dec 2010

The Spoils Of War, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

“The Spoils of War,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (story about war and corruption in the North Caucasus, with critical introduction comparing the Chechen war to the Palestinian conflict) 82 (2011): 35-42.


Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould Dec 2010

Review Of The Calligrapher’S Secret By Rafik Schami, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

The Calligrapher’s Secret by Rafik Schami, Wasafiri: The Magazine of International Contemporary Writing 27 (3): 94-96.