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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

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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 ...


The Effects Of Abuse For African Americans Using Critical Autobiographical Analysis, Shelby Carmichael Jul 2018

The Effects Of Abuse For African Americans Using Critical Autobiographical Analysis, Shelby Carmichael

Psychology Summer Fellows

This analysis looks into the effects of sexual and physical abuse on the social outcomes and behavior of black children into adulthood. Incorporating current research findings on the effects of abuse on childhood development, an autobiographical analysis is conducted through the lens of critical theory to see the direct impact abuse has on an individual’s behavior and their social outcomes. Specifically this analysis will investigate the factors of socio-economic background, race, culture, community response to admitting abuse, access to therapeutic resources, externalized behavior, internalized behavior, and adulthood outcomes for African American abuse victims. This research contributes to the sparse ...


A Dark Record: Criminal Discourse And The African American Literary Project, 1721-1864, Brian Baaki Jun 2016

A Dark Record: Criminal Discourse And The African American Literary Project, 1721-1864, Brian Baaki

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A Dark Record charts the emergence and traces the evolution of a central figure in American culture, the myth of the black criminal. It does so both to explore the ideological effects of print, and to present an alternative history of African American literature. Historians have long maintained that the association of African Americans with crime solidified in our national culture during the post-Reconstruction period, the nadir for African American civil rights, with a corresponding rise in the over-policing of black individuals and communities. For its part, my study looks back from the post-Reconstruction period, and examines the role earlier ...


Aurora Bertrana: Una Trayectoria Literaria Marcada Por La Perspectiva De Género, Sílvia Roig Jan 2013

Aurora Bertrana: Una Trayectoria Literaria Marcada Por La Perspectiva De Género, Sílvia Roig

Theses and Dissertations--Hispanic Studies

My dissertation explores the narrative of Aurora Bertrana (1892-1974), an unknown writer today, but a successful and recognized female author in Catalonia and Spain during the mid 20th century. The written work of Aurora Bertrana is almost never mentioned in manuals of literature. Relegated almost to absolute oblivion, her rich, intellectual writting has not received the attention it deserves. I have studied seventeen of Bertrana’s novels –practically her entire oeuvre– written in Catalan and Spanish, including the following excellent books that have escaped critical attention: Ariatea (1960), “El pomell de les violes” (mn.), L’inefable Philip (mn.), La ...


Through Smoke And Mirrors: Constructing Identity Between The Myths Of Black Inferiority And A Post-Racial America, Gwyneira Yvette Dixon Ledford Oct 2012

Through Smoke And Mirrors: Constructing Identity Between The Myths Of Black Inferiority And A Post-Racial America, Gwyneira Yvette Dixon Ledford

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation is an inquiry into my life. It is an exploration of my lived experience as an African American female negotiating through traditions in Southern culture and societal pressures to create a positive identity. Using autobiographical narrative (Connelly, He, & Phillion, 2008, Pinar, 2008) as a methodology and Black Feminist Thought (Collins, 2000), double consciousness (DuBois, 1903), and the Nigrescence Theory of black identity development (Cross, 1991) as the theoretical framework, I examine my experiences from childhood to adulthood. Through these narrations, I note paradigm shifts in my thinking that identify the psychological struggles between feeling racially inferior and comfortable ...


Autoethnographic Cultural Criticism As Method: Toward Sociological Imaginations Of Race, Memory And Identity, Sandra J. Song Jun 2009

Autoethnographic Cultural Criticism As Method: Toward Sociological Imaginations Of Race, Memory And Identity, Sandra J. Song

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article represents a growing body of literature that fuse creative modes of writing with the academic discourse using an autoethnographic approach to cultural analysis. Shuttling between theory and practice, I situate my research preoccupations in relation to the growing body of literature on Asian American cultural production, memory, and identity. Influenced by diverse writers such as bell hooks, Gloria Anzaldúa, Elaine H. Kim, and Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés, who have discussed or practiced autobiographical writing/autobiographical cultural criticism, I highlight key moments in my life as an aspiring scholar and in spheres outside of the academy to engage the theoretical ...


Olaudah Equiano: Facts About His People And Place Of Birth, Friday Onyeoziri Sep 2008

Olaudah Equiano: Facts About His People And Place Of Birth, Friday Onyeoziri

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

Olaudah Equiano, an African-American born in 1745 in Essaka, a town in modern eastern Nigeria, is reputed as the first African-born former slave to write his autobiography without the help or direction of white writers of his time like his predecessors. His work is recognized "not only as one of the first works written in English by a former slave, but perhaps more important as the paradigm of the slave narrative, a new literary genre" (Olaudah). Equiano's Narratives lately became the focus of some controversies by his critics who question the authenticity of his claims, which they see as ...


Private Life And Collective Experience In Quebec: The Autobiographical Project Of France Théoret, Mary Jean Green Jan 1993

Private Life And Collective Experience In Quebec: The Autobiographical Project Of France Théoret, Mary Jean Green

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In her study of women's autobiographical writing, Carolyn Heilbrun contends that women's authorship has been most hindered by the lack of narrative structures adequate to the telling of women's experience. She further suggests that female narrative will be found as women talk together, exchange stories, and move toward a collective understanding of self. In recent years, the interplay of women's voices has assumed new importance in women's writing, and specifically in women's life/writing in French. Perhaps beginning with Simone de Beauvoir's feminist classic, The Second Sex, where the words of hundreds of ...


Autobiographical Authority And The Politics Of Narrative, Renée Larrier Jan 1991

Autobiographical Authority And The Politics Of Narrative, Renée Larrier

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Autobiographical narratives, which include autobiography, autobiographical novel, memoir, and chronicle, constitute a major genre in African francophone literature. Informed by history, they do not celebrate personal accomplishment, but rather accentuate the group experience. These self-stories rely on realistic representation in order to document events for future generations and function to correct stereotypical misconceptions—therein lies their political consciousness.


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 35, No. 3, Karl J. R. Arndt, Donald Graves, Michael Colby, Paul Mcgill, Nancy K. Gaugler, Harry E. Chrisman, William T. Parsons Apr 1986

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 35, No. 3, Karl J. R. Arndt, Donald Graves, Michael Colby, Paul Mcgill, Nancy K. Gaugler, Harry E. Chrisman, William T. Parsons

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The First German Broadside and Newspaper Printing of the American Declaration of Independence
• An Overview of Flax and Linen Production in Pennsylvania
• A Civil War Soldier's Tale
• Samuel W. Pennypacker's Translation of the Haslibacher Hymn
• An Autobiographical Sketch of Mrs. Sarah Hunter
• In Memoriam: Earl F. Robacker, 1904-1985
• Aldes un Neies / Old & New


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 28, No. 3, William T. Parsons, David H. Rapp, Phyllis Vibbard Parsons, Alfred L. Creager, Alvin F. Kemp Apr 1979

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 28, No. 3, William T. Parsons, David H. Rapp, Phyllis Vibbard Parsons, Alfred L. Creager, Alvin F. Kemp

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Lebenslauf of John Nicholas Schaefer
• Philip Jacob Michael: Ecclesiastical Vagabond or "Echt Reformirte" Pastor
• Drum! Drum! Drum!
• Kartz G'dichte (Short Poems)
• More Dialect Stories
• Aldes un Neies


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 26, No. 1, Angus K. Gillespie, Susan Stewart, Mac E. Barrick, Gary D. Hydinger, Leonard Primiano, Louis Winkler, Gordon C. Baker Oct 1976

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 26, No. 1, Angus K. Gillespie, Susan Stewart, Mac E. Barrick, Gary D. Hydinger, Leonard Primiano, Louis Winkler, Gordon C. Baker

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Pennsylvania Folk Festivals in the 1930s
• Rational Powwowing: An Examination of Choice among Medical Alternatives in Rural York County, Pennsylvania
• Memories of a Moonshiner
• The Pennsylvania Germans: Folklife Studies from Autobiographical Sources
• Student Life at a Pennsylvania Dutch College
• Pennsylvania German Astronomy & Astrology XIV: Health and the Heavens
• A Traditional Family Reunion
• Roads, Ferries, Fords and Bridges: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 45


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 20, No. 2, Carroll Hopf, Gregory Gizelis, Mac E. Barrick, Susan Dwyer Shick, Amos Long Jr., William S. Troxell, Ruth K. Hagy Jan 1971

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 20, No. 2, Carroll Hopf, Gregory Gizelis, Mac E. Barrick, Susan Dwyer Shick, Amos Long Jr., William S. Troxell, Ruth K. Hagy

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Decorated Folk Furniture
• Foodways Acculturation in the Greek Community of Philadelphia
• David Stoner: Notes on a Neglected Craftsman
• Baptist Autobiography as a Folklife Source
• Bank (Multi-Level) Structures in Rural Pennsylvania
• Der Census Enumerator
• Leisure Time Activities in West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1800-1850
• Local Characters and Originals: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 18


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 17, No. 2, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Don Yoder, Monroe H. Fabian, Phares H. Hertzog, William A. Reagan, Claude Unger, Lester O. Troyer, John Eby Pfautz Jan 1968

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 17, No. 2, Earl F. Robacker, Ada Robacker, Don Yoder, Monroe H. Fabian, Phares H. Hertzog, William A. Reagan, Claude Unger, Lester O. Troyer, John Eby Pfautz

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• The Far-From-Lonely Heart
• Almanac Album
• Some Moravian Paintings in London
• Snakelore in Pennsylvania German Folk Medicine
• The Blacksmith and his Tools
• "Shouting, Jumping Evangelicals"
• The Old Goschenhoppen Lutheran Burial Register, 1752-1772
• Personalia from the "Amerikanischer Correspondent"
• Regionalism Among the Holmes County Amish
• The Pennsylvania German Churches and Sects (1878)
• Notes and Documents: A Curious People (1877) ; Pokes and Tuts (1964)
• Feather Beds and Chaff Bags: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire No. 6


Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 16, No. 3, Lewis Edgar Riegel, Nancy J. Mcfall, Ruth M. Home, Don Yoder, Jacob Bishop Crist, Susan R. Severs, Abraham R. Horne Apr 1967

Pennsylvania Folklife Vol. 16, No. 3, Lewis Edgar Riegel, Nancy J. Mcfall, Ruth M. Home, Don Yoder, Jacob Bishop Crist, Susan R. Severs, Abraham R. Horne

Pennsylvania Folklife Magazine

• Reminiscences of a Boyhood in Reading, 1883-1890
• Preserving York's Architectural Heritage
• Jordan Museum of the Twenty
• Pennsylvania Broadsides: II
• Memoirs of a Lutheran Minister, 1850-1881
• Notes and Documents: Nicknames from a Mennonite Family
• The Crafts at Newport
• Anglicizing the Pennsylvania Dutch, 1966 and 1875
• Nicknames: Folk-Cultural Questionnaire #3