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Review Of Fly Already, Michael F. Russo Etc. Sep 2019

Review Of Fly Already, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

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The Ends Of Plot: Rupture And Entanglement In L’Amica Geniale, Victor X. Zarour Zarzar Sep 2019

The Ends Of Plot: Rupture And Entanglement In L’Amica Geniale, Victor X. Zarour Zarzar

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation employs narrative theory to contextualize Elena Ferrante’s successful saga, L’amica geniale, within the larger tapestry of European novelistic discourses. It engages with conceptions of narrative structure put forth by critics like Ortega y Gasset, Brooks, and Winnett to understand how L’amica geniale offers cutting commentary on our exegetic practices and advances a geometry of narrative entanglement. I contend that Ferrante recuperates and italicizes nineteenth-century modes of storytelling, displaying a form of epistemological tension rooted in a movement away from a belief in plot’s semantic potentialities and into the postulation of a poetics of smarginatura ...


Odysseus Re-Imagined: Experimental Fiction Responds To The Call Of The Ancients- Technology And Science Fulfill Classic Epic Devices In Cloud Atlas And The Silent History, Debra Jeanette Freeland Sep 2019

Odysseus Re-Imagined: Experimental Fiction Responds To The Call Of The Ancients- Technology And Science Fulfill Classic Epic Devices In Cloud Atlas And The Silent History, Debra Jeanette Freeland

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

The timeless, lyrical poem of Ancient Greece, revered for its grand battles, supernatural forces and legendary heroes is a fading memory of a forgotten past. Many critics, scholars, and authors like Theodore Steinberg concur, “. . . “[the] twentieth-century epic” is oxymoronic, the epic died with Milton” (10). Yet, the echoes of the past resound in the present as the characteristics and literary conventions of the Homeric epic are easily found in contemporary genres, including fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian fiction. What has emerged is not a repeat of the past, but something different, something new. The influence of science and technology is apparent ...


La Vida De Lazarillo De Tormes Y De Sus Fortunas Y Adversidades, Chad M. Gasta Aug 2019

La Vida De Lazarillo De Tormes Y De Sus Fortunas Y Adversidades, Chad M. Gasta

Chad M. Gasta

La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades is considered the world’s first picaresque novel and its prototype. Published in 1554 concurrently in Spain and Antwerp by an unknown author, the book tells the story of Lazarillo, an orphaned boy who becomes an apprentice to a series of masters, each of whom train him in the ways of the world. As the adult narrator, Lázaro explains how through cunning, deception, and wit, he has been able to overcome his ignoble birth to ascend socially and prosper materially. But in the process of reading his story ...


Katya Krylova. The Long Shadow Of The Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, And Culture. Camden House, 2017., Laura Mclary Aug 2019

Katya Krylova. The Long Shadow Of The Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, And Culture. Camden House, 2017., Laura Mclary

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Katya Krylova. The Long Shadow of the Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, and Culture. Camden House, 2017.


Deaf Characters In Young Adult Literature, Kimberly Gangwish Aug 2019

Deaf Characters In Young Adult Literature, Kimberly Gangwish

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

The multicultural literature movement has its roots in civil rights and the desire to give voice and representation to marginalized cultures. Literature is a societal artifact that can inform and influence the development of cultural identity. Deaf culture is a unique culture that is underrepresented in young adult literature. This underrepresentation places more importance on accurate representations of Deaf culture since young adult fiction may be the only exposure to Deaf culture that both hearing and deaf teenagers may have. Accurate representation in literature is necessary for deaf to see themselves in what they read and for hearing to better ...


Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani Aug 2019

Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017. 190 pp.


Prominence In Singapore And American English: Evidence From Reading Aloud, John M. Levis Aug 2019

Prominence In Singapore And American English: Evidence From Reading Aloud, John M. Levis

John Levis

English has spread far beyond the boundaries of the traditional L1 varieties (eg British, American, Australian English). Not only is English a leading foreign language throughout the world, it is also a central language for many multilingual communities throughout the world. The speakers of these new Englishes are not yet fully seen as ‘native speakers’ by many speakers from the traditional L1 varieties but cannot be called ‘non‐native speakers’ in any meaningful sense of the word. Kachru (1990) calls these new varieties ‘outer circle’ Englishes, a contrast to the ‘inner circle’ native speaker varieties and the ‘expanding circle’ foreign ...


Review Of I Heart Oklahoma, Michael F. Russo Etc. Aug 2019

Review Of I Heart Oklahoma, Michael F. Russo Etc.

Faculty Publications

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Spirit Don't Ever Die: Apocalypse And Denial In An Infinite Universe, Nathan Riggs Aug 2019

Spirit Don't Ever Die: Apocalypse And Denial In An Infinite Universe, Nathan Riggs

Theses and Dissertations

In The Great Derangement, Amitav Ghosh catalogs contemporary fiction’s failure to adequately engage with catastrophic climate change. In this thesis, I argue the engagement problem has a century-old analogue in fiction’s approach to entropy. Entropy was among the first secular apocalyptic modes in mainstream discourse, and this investigation of authors’ approaches to its portrayal provides a model for understanding fiction’s denial or acceptance of apocalypse. I first examine William Hope Hodgson’s 1912 novel The Night Land, a far-future tale set in a post-solar Earth. I contend that Hodgson’s centering of the human experience prevents him ...


Representations Of Domestic Workers In Modern Arabic Fiction, Samaher Aldhamen Aug 2019

Representations Of Domestic Workers In Modern Arabic Fiction, Samaher Aldhamen

Theses and Dissertations

In this study, I have examined the representations of domestic workers in a number of Arabic mid-century and contemporary novels, using feminism and intersectionality as my overarching framework. I employed several scholarships of feminism such as Marxist and postcolonial feminism to examine the discourse on working-class women. The initial assumption of this study is that there is a noticeable invisibility of domestic workers in Arabic novels. If these characters manage to find their way into a text, they are typically ahistorical figures whose subjectivity is not centered.

Among the Arabic novels I have examined, I found that the tradition of ...


A Sense Of Unending: Apocalypse And Post-Apocalypse In Novels Of Late Capitalism, Brent Linsley Aug 2019

A Sense Of Unending: Apocalypse And Post-Apocalypse In Novels Of Late Capitalism, Brent Linsley

Theses and Dissertations

From Frank Kermode to Norman Cohn to John Hall, scholars agree that apocalypse historically has represented times of radical change to social and political systems as older orders are wiped away and replaced by a realignment of respective norms. This paradigm is predicated upon an understanding of apocalypse that emphasizes the rebuilding of communities after catastrophe has occurred. However, in the last half-century, narratives that emphasize the destruction of human civilization without this restorative component have begun to overshadow the more historically popular post-apocalyptic models that were particularly abundant during the early days of the Cold War. In light of ...


Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer Aug 2019

Gender In Apocalyptic California: The Ecological Frontier, Marykate Eileen Messimer

Theses and Dissertations

Climate change is the consequence of ideologies that promote human reproduction and resource consumption by sacrificing human justice, nonhuman species, and the land. Both biology and queer ecologies resist this notion of human separation and supremacy by showing that no body is a singular, impermeable entity, that all beings are biologically and inexorably connected. My dissertation demonstrates that fiction writers use this knowledge to locate a utopian vision that can counteract the dystopian impotence of living within climate change. This argument is founded on novels written by women and set in California, a state that uniquely inhabits a utopian and ...


Break, Marí Lopez Jul 2019

Break, Marí Lopez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


La Brujis, Bridget Ocampo Jul 2019

La Brujis, Bridget Ocampo

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


The Great Heist On Palm Drive, Kristian Espinoza Jul 2019

The Great Heist On Palm Drive, Kristian Espinoza

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Orange Apron, Angela Gonyer Jul 2019

Orange Apron, Angela Gonyer

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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Papi, Graciela Chipres Jul 2019

Papi, Graciela Chipres

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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Questions, Nancy Roman Jul 2019

Questions, Nancy Roman

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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Ay Mija, 'Sta Loca, Maddy Jackson Jul 2019

Ay Mija, 'Sta Loca, Maddy Jackson

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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My Home, A Memoir, Maritza Galvan Jul 2019

My Home, A Memoir, Maritza Galvan

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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Family Art, Antonio De Jesus Sanchez Bautista Jul 2019

Family Art, Antonio De Jesus Sanchez Bautista

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


A Place To Call Home Jul 2019

A Place To Call Home

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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Fresno Nights, Esther Flores Jul 2019

Fresno Nights, Esther Flores

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Mixed Emotions, Emily Ibarra Jul 2019

Mixed Emotions, Emily Ibarra

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Querida Palmdale, Alexandro Ochoa Jul 2019

Querida Palmdale, Alexandro Ochoa

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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Time Exists Because I Exist, Jocelyn Bolanos Jul 2019

Time Exists Because I Exist, Jocelyn Bolanos

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

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N'De, Marí Lopez Jul 2019

N'De, Marí Lopez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Hope, Lesly Vasquez Jul 2019

Hope, Lesly Vasquez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.


Say His Name, Elissa A. Rodriguez Jul 2019

Say His Name, Elissa A. Rodriguez

CouRaGeouS Cuentos: A Journal of Counternarratives

No abstract provided.