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"The Tyrant Father": Leslie Stephen And Masculine Influences On Virginia Woolf And Her Novel, To The Lighthouse, Anya Graubard Mar 2019

"The Tyrant Father": Leslie Stephen And Masculine Influences On Virginia Woolf And Her Novel, To The Lighthouse, Anya Graubard

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This paper examines the volatile yet nurturing relationship between Virginia Woolf and her father, Leslie Stephen. It specifically considers the effects of three male “tyrants” in Woolf’s childhood, including not only her father but also her two half-brothers, who abused her sexually. Analysis of the dynamics of these relationships provides insight into Woolf’s lifelong battle with mental illness and helps us to understand the complicated relationships she had as an adult with men and women.

In her letters, diaries, and memoir essays, Woolf reveals how she drew from her own experiences of childhood to write her most famous ...


Heaven And Hell: A Novel Of A Manchukuo Childhood, Takarabe Toriko, Phyllis Birnbaum Oct 2018

Heaven And Hell: A Novel Of A Manchukuo Childhood, Takarabe Toriko, Phyllis Birnbaum

UH Press Book Previews

Takarabe Toriko’s autobiographical novel Heaven and Hell is a beautiful, chilling account of her childhood in Manchukuo, the puppet state established by the Japanese in northeast China in 1932. As seen through the eyes of a precocious young girl named Masuko, the frontier town of Jiamusi and its inhabitants are by turns enchanting, bemusing, and horrifying. Takarabe skillfully captures Masuko’s voice with language that savors Manchukuo’s lush forests and vast terrain, but violence and murder are ever present, as much a part of the scenery as the grand Sungari River.

Masuko recounts the “Heaven” of her early ...


Two Entries In The Dictionary Of Caribbean And Afro-Latin American Biography, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas Jul 2018

Two Entries In The Dictionary Of Caribbean And Afro-Latin American Biography, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas

Ana Rodríguez Navas

Two entries in the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography: Gastón Baquero and Lino Ayllón D'ou.


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress May 2018

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

No abstract provided.


Memory In Memoir & Biography: Science, Place, And Agency, Johnathan E. Longo Feb 2018

Memory In Memoir & Biography: Science, Place, And Agency, Johnathan E. Longo

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis explores modern scientific understanding of memory in humans and how it affects works of life writing. Scientific research shows that memory is unreliable and often misunderstood by the general public, and this has implications for different forms of life writing. This paper uses biographies, memoirs, and hybrid forms of life writing to explore how memory, with all its limitations, is used in service of a life story. How do writers of these sub-genres use memory and why are those strategies different from one another? Questions of agency and authority over written and spoken material make the issues still ...


Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress Dec 2017

Erinnerungen An Den Exilanten Und Literaturwissenschaftler Egon Schwarz (1922-2017), Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


An Unexpected Life Through Comics: An Interview With Ben Katchor, Frederick Luis Aldama Sep 2017

An Unexpected Life Through Comics: An Interview With Ben Katchor, Frederick Luis Aldama

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This interview conducted with Ben Katchor takes readers on a journey through his life, work, and different eras of comic strip and comic book creation. Katchor shares with Frederick Luis Aldama his origins as a word and drawing storyteller as well as his trials, tribulations, and successes throughout the latter 20th century.


Vintage Red.Docx, Rowan Cahill Sep 2017

Vintage Red.Docx, Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review article based on the author's reading of the autobiographical novel by Stephen Moline, Red (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2017). The novel is discussed in the context of the historiography of the Communist Party of Australia.


The Role Of George Henry Lewes In George Eliot’S Career: A Reconsideration, Beverley Rilett Jan 2017

The Role Of George Henry Lewes In George Eliot’S Career: A Reconsideration, Beverley Rilett

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

This article examines the “protection” and “encouragement” George Henry Lewes provided to Eliot throughout her fiction-writing career. According to biographers, Lewes showed his selfless devotion to Eliot by encouraging her to begin and continue writing fiction; by fostering the mystery of her authorship; by managing her finances; by negotiating her publishing contracts; by managing her schedule; by hosting a salon to promote her books; and by staying close by her side for twenty-four years until death parted them. By reconsidering each element of Lewes’s devotion separately, Rilett challenges the prevailing construction of the Eliot–Lewes relationship as the ideal ...


Two Entries In The Dictionary Of Caribbean And Afro-Latin American Biography, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas Jan 2016

Two Entries In The Dictionary Of Caribbean And Afro-Latin American Biography, Ana B. Rodriguez Navas

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Two entries in the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography: Gastón Baquero and Lino Ayllón D'ou.


Review Of Aaron And Alexander: The Most Famous Duel In American History By Don Brown, Christiana Manthei Jan 2015

Review Of Aaron And Alexander: The Most Famous Duel In American History By Don Brown, Christiana Manthei

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Stephen Parker. Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. X + 704 Pp., Jesse C. Wood Jan 2015

Stephen Parker. Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. X + 704 Pp., Jesse C. Wood

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Stephen Parker. Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. x + 704 pp.


Considering The Human And Nonhuman In Literary Studies: Notes For A Biographic Network Approach For The Study Of Literary Objects, Edward L. Bullock Jan 2014

Considering The Human And Nonhuman In Literary Studies: Notes For A Biographic Network Approach For The Study Of Literary Objects, Edward L. Bullock

Theses and Dissertations--English

In recent years critical projects spanning philosophy, the social sciences, science studies, and nearly everywhere that has employed the term ecology have engaged in thinking humans and non-humans together as collectively producing outcomes, where objects do work beyond how humans perceive or make use of them. Taking Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz as its focus, this thesis explores how this reorientation might contribute to literary studies and to literary criticism more specifically. The thesis considers a notion that novels constitute objects with biographies running “against” the biographic material of their authors, mobilizes actor network theory as a manner ...


Review Of Florence Nightingale By Demi, Rebekkah C. Reisner Jan 2014

Review Of Florence Nightingale By Demi, Rebekkah C. Reisner

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Review Of Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell By Tanya Lee Stone, Rebekkah C. Reisner Jan 2013

Review Of Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story Of Elizabeth Blackwell By Tanya Lee Stone, Rebekkah C. Reisner

Library Intern Book Reviews

No abstract provided.


Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life By Bruce King (Book Review), Daryl Cumber Dance Jul 2002

Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life By Bruce King (Book Review), Daryl Cumber Dance

English Faculty Publications

In Another Life Derek Walcott wrote, "I had entered the house of literature as a houseboy"; Jamaican poet Mervyn Morris signified on this image in his The Pond when he declared, "And these are my rooms now." The journey that Walcott makes from "houseboy" to master/ruler/owner of the house of literature (the Nobel Laureate is frequently acclaimed the greatest poet writing in the English language) is painstakingly detailed in Bruce King's tome Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life.


Agustín Gómez-Arcos, Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2002

Agustín Gómez-Arcos, Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Agustín Gómez-Arcos, a bilingual dramatist and novelist, was born in 1933 in the village of Enix (Almeria). The origins of his theater can be traced to his childhood experiences, in which he witnessed firsthand the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and the dark clouds of oppression of the Francoist regime, images that left indelible imprints on his literature and his life. Although in the future he would leave behind both native country and language, his memories of the Civil War and postwar period would continue to surface in his plays.