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Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress Dec 2018

Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

In 1869, the German-American medical doctor and poet, Eduard Dorsch, wrote a poem read in Detroit on the occasion of Humboldt’s 100th birthday. This article publishes the poem for the first time and explores its context within the life and times of its author.


Four Poems From Thorny Roses By Ichinohe Kenzō, Joshua Solomon Dec 2018

Four Poems From Thorny Roses By Ichinohe Kenzō, Joshua Solomon

Transference

Translated from Japanese by Joshua Solomon:

  • Thorny Roses
  • Sand Pear Petals
  • Rice Fish
  • Early Spring

Author acknowledges Ito Yumiko of Tsugaru Shobo for securing translation and publication rights.


The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore Dec 2018

The Return Of The Dead: Resurrecting Chappell's Family Gathering, Jonathan Moore

Master's Theses

This thesis examines Fred Chappell’s virtually overlooked collection of poetry Family Gathering (2000), and how the poems operate within the mode of the grotesque. I argue that the poems illuminate both the southern grotesque and Roland Barthes’s theory of photography’s Operator, Spectator, and Spectrum. I address Family Gathering as a family photo album full of still shots, snapshots, and even selfies, which illumines how Chappell’s use of the grotesque in this collection derives more from its original association with visual arts rather than only depicting the grotesque typically associated with characteristics deemed explicitly shocking or terrifying ...


Words From The Fire: Poems By Jidi Majia, Jidi Majia Aug 2018

Words From The Fire: Poems By Jidi Majia, Jidi Majia

UH Press Book Previews

Jidi Majia is one of China’s leading indigenous minority poets. In Words from the Fire he explores his Yi heritage in poems that incorporate Yi origin stories, myths, his endangered fire culture, environmental degradation, and the importance of poetic expression in a time of global changes. His writing is consistently tender, celebratory, and respectful of the natural world and the dignity of all people. He has received major awards in China and abroad, and has been translated into over twenty languages in thirty countries. His most recent honor is the Xu Zhimo Poetry Prize and Lifetime Achievement Award from ...


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.


Who Died: Redefining The Elegy Through Affect And Trauma, Brittney La Noire May 2018

Who Died: Redefining The Elegy Through Affect And Trauma, Brittney La Noire

Graduate Master's Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

This project introduces the claim that death literature, specifically elegies and epitaphs, do not rely on set structure or content, but rather are poetic effects of trauma and affect. Both have been defined and redefined by critical scholars, but there is still a division about their use. The beginning of the project will pull together Paul De Man, Cathy Caruth, Theresa Brennan, and Diana Fuss to apply the theoretical principle of trauma and affect transhistorically through Theocritus, John Milton, and Percy Shelley. The final portion will be an original creative collection of elegies combined with epitaphs as ending couplets about ...


Mountain/Home: New Translations From Japan, Frank Stewart, Leza Lowitz Jan 2018

Mountain/Home: New Translations From Japan, Frank Stewart, Leza Lowitz

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Mountain/Home presents new translations of Japanese literature from the country’s medieval period to the present. The narrative arc of the selections follows the evolution of Japan’s national self-image. Because Mount Fuji, more than any other national symbol, has represented the soul of Japan, Mountain/Home begins with works inspired by the mountain’s presence. They include excerpts from some of the first literary works in which Mount Fuji appears: the mysterious Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, early court poetry, and the Confessions of Lady Nijо̄, among others. These works are followed by a chapter from Lady ...


Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress Jan 2018

Eduard Dorsch And His Unpublished Poem On The Occasion Of Humboldt's 100th Birthday, Reinhard Andress

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

In 1869, the German-American medical doctor and poet, Eduard Dorsch, wrote a poem read in Detroit on the occasion of Humboldt’s 100th birthday. This article publishes the poem for the first time and explores its context within the life and times of its author.