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A Critical Introduction to the Proletarian Novels of Alan Sillitoe

A Critical Introduction to the Proletarian Novels of Alan Sillitoe

Date: August 1969
Creator: Boyd, Ronald E.
Description: This study seeks to analyze each of Sillitoe's proletarian novels as a separate artistic endeavor, to study each in terms of its critical reception, plot, theme, characterization, setting, and style.
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Realism in Hamlin Garland's Prose Fiction of Midwestern Farm Life

Realism in Hamlin Garland's Prose Fiction of Midwestern Farm Life

Date: 1950
Creator: Brack, Patsy Lee
Description: No artist can be set apart from the developments and problems of his day, and so it was that Hamlin Garland, literary spokesman for the Midwestern farmers of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, was inevitably bound to portray his region with all of its economic, social, and political complexities. His work was destined to be influenced by the echoes of the Civil War, the immigration of both Americans and foreigners to a fertile, grain-producing country, and by all the problems of adjustment that faced this agrarian society.
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A Study of the Stressed Back Vowels in the Speech of Gregg County, Texas

A Study of the Stressed Back Vowels in the Speech of Gregg County, Texas

Date: 1950
Creator: Bradford, Frances R.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to contribute some knowledge of the vowel sounds in the speech of one part of East Texas, Gregg County. Although these sounds do not vary greatly from those heard in other parts of the South, the variations which do occur are of interest to the student of speech sounds, and for that reason the sounds studied are carefully recorded in this paper.
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The Little Weird: Self and Consciousness in Contemporary, Small-press, Speculative Fiction

The Little Weird: Self and Consciousness in Contemporary, Small-press, Speculative Fiction

Date: May 2007
Creator: Bradley, Darin Colbert
Description: This dissertation explores how contemporary, small-press, speculative fiction deviates from other genres in depicting the processes of consciousness in narrative. I study how the confluence of contemporary cognitive theory and experimental, small-press, speculative fiction has produced a new narrative mode, one wherein literature portrays not the product of consciousness but its process instead. Unlike authors who worked previously in the stream-of-consciousness or interior monologue modes, writers in this new narrative mode (which this dissertation refers to as "the little weird") use the techniques of recursion, narratological anachrony, and Ulric Neisser's "ecological self" to avoid the constraints of textual linearity that have historically prevented other literary modes from accurately portraying the operations of "self." Extrapolating from Mieke Bal's seminal theory of narratology; Tzvetan Todorov's theory of the fantastic; Daniel C. Dennett's theories of consciousness; and the works of Darko Suvin, Robert Scholes, Jean Baudrillard, and others, I create a new mode not for classifying categories of speculative fiction, but for re-envisioning those already in use. This study, which concentrates on the work of progressive, small-press, speculative writers such as Kelly Link, Forrest Aguirre, George Saunders, Jeffrey Ford, China MiƩville, and many others, explores new ideas about narrative "coherence" from the points ...
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The Messenger in Shakespeare

The Messenger in Shakespeare

Date: May 1955
Creator: Branch, James Wesley
Description: The messenger genus is a broad one. It contains several species and sub-species, some of which will hardly seem to belong to the group until they are examined from a functional or structural standpoint. An attempt will be made to break this great group into three species.
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The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

Date: 1940
Creator: Brashears, Evelyn McFatridge
Description: Through an investigation of the problem of the authorship of 1 Henry VI, the author endeavors to present some new evidence concerning the play's authorship. The problem is examined from the standpoint of the relationship between authorship and sources.
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The French Element in the English Language

The French Element in the English Language

Date: 1956
Creator: Brooks, Herbert Frank
Description: The present study has been undertaken in order to create an informative presentation of the scope of French influence throughout the development of English. With this goal in mind a word list has been compiled and arranged by historical periods to show to what extent the language of each period has benefited from its borrowing.
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Estrangement

Estrangement

Date: August 1967
Creator: Brooks, Jack D. M.
Description: This thesis describes the "shifting center-of-consciousness" literary technique and then presents a fictional work written by the author using that technique.
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The Intellectual Development of Shelley as Reflected in Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, and Prometheus Unbound

The Intellectual Development of Shelley as Reflected in Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, and Prometheus Unbound

Date: 1944
Creator: Brotze, Selma
Description: This study of Shelley's intellectual development as it is reflected in these philosophical poems is offered in the hope that knowledge of Shelley's idealism may inspire faith in the beauty which life can possess and trust in the high ideals which alone can create such beauty.
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Woman, the Root of Man's Self-Destruction in four Shakespearean Plays

Woman, the Root of Man's Self-Destruction in four Shakespearean Plays

Date: January 1967
Creator: Brown, Barbara Love
Description: This thesis examines four plays by Shakespeare to illustrate the theme of men's downfall as caused by the women they love. One play from each type of relationship was chosen: Coriolanus for mothers who exert disastrous influence on their sons; King Lear for daughters responsible for their fathers' downfall; Cymbeline for the injurious effect of a wife on her husband, and is significant because the moral dissolution comes through her great virtue rather than through her character faults; and Troilus and Cressida for lovers who are not bound either by blood or legal ties.
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