"Stately Temples": Consubstantiality and Consciousness in Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy; or Shadows Uplifted

"Stately Temples": Consubstantiality and Consciousness in Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy; or Shadows Uplifted

Date: August 1996
Creator: Louis-Ray, Deborah
Description: The purpose of this master's thesis is to examine Frances Harper's narrative strategy and moral didacticism in Iola Leroy: or Shadows Uplifted (1892) as she strives to achieve consubstantiality and a "heightened consciousness" within her characters and her audience while adhering to the literary and feminist paradigms of the late nineteenth century. Harper identifies with her African-American male audience's dilemma of "double-consciousness" and their veil of androcentrism. She also identifies with her Euro-American female audience's delicate and matriarchal roles, while also attempting to uplift their position of the "Other" to the "One." Finally, with her African-American female audience, Harper identifies with their complex situatedness of "double-consciousness" and the "Other," while also attempting to uplift them from a historically imposed position of selflessness to one of empowerment.
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Emotional Tendencies of Children as Expressed in their Verse

Emotional Tendencies of Children as Expressed in their Verse

Date: August 1939
Creator: Kisinger, Katherine
Description: This study analyzes the verse created for and about children so that it can be determined how emotions are addressed. American and English poetry from between the years 1600 and 1800 served as the study focus.
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The Strain of Melancholy in Eighteenth Century Poetry

The Strain of Melancholy in Eighteenth Century Poetry

Date: May 1939
Creator: Savage, Manera Crass
Description: This thesis addresses the possible sources of melancholy evident in Eighteenth Century writing. Possibilities include nature, mental state, attitudes, sentimentalism, and significant works of fiction.
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A Guide to the Teaching of Negro Literature in High School

A Guide to the Teaching of Negro Literature in High School

Date: June 1970
Creator: Tucker, Rose Warren
Description: This paper will be a survey of the major American Negro writers from pre-Civil War days to the present time. Background information concerning each major period will be given, along with information about each author and comments about the selections which are appropriate for classroom discussion. Teachers will also be given suggestions for presenting the material to class, as well as suggested questions and assignments. In conclusion, it will be shown how the literature presented can be fused into the eleventh grade course of study for the Fort Worth Public Schools.
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The Personification of Death in Middle English Literature

The Personification of Death in Middle English Literature

Date: May 1970
Creator: Humphries, Judith G.
Description: This study concentrates on the personification of death in Middle English literature and examines some examples of the literature from the period.
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Primitivism and Progress in the Fiction of George S. Perry and Fred Gipson

Primitivism and Progress in the Fiction of George S. Perry and Fred Gipson

Date: August 1968
Creator: Wilson, James W.
Description: This thesis examines the degree of primitivism in the fiction of George Sessions Perry and Fred Gipson for the purpose of determining their respective attitudes toward the effect of modern technology on rural Central Texas.
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The Concept of Leadership in Modern American War Novels

The Concept of Leadership in Modern American War Novels

Date: August 1968
Creator: Wiggins, Stanley C.
Description: This thesis explores the topic of leadership through the war novels of: Styron and Uris, Jones, Mailer and Shaw, Cozzens, Hersey and Heller and finally, Wouk and Michener.
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Phenomenology and Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism

Phenomenology and Northrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism

Date: August 1968
Creator: Tuck, Ralph Michael
Description: This thesis discusses the principles of phenomenology as well as the critical theory and interrelation with the Anatomy of Criticism.
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Lamb's Self-Revelations as "Elia"

Lamb's Self-Revelations as "Elia"

Date: January 1968
Creator: Rushing, Paula B.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to determine the nature of Charles Lamb as revealed in his Elia essays. To this end, these essays form the major portion of the text. The general procedure for ascertaining what these excerpts indicate is as follows: first, the characteristics of Charles Lamb are determined from a study of the Elia essays; second, these characteristics are considered in relation to information derived from biographies. Careful attention is given to significant discrepancies between the essays and other sources.
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Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Charles Dickens

Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Charles Dickens

Date: August 1950
Creator: Gaydon, Mary Allee S.
Description: This thesis endeavors to show how Charles Dickens revealed himself and his life in his works.
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Epic Qualities in Moby-Dick

Epic Qualities in Moby-Dick

Date: August 1952
Creator: Russell, John Joe
Description: Many critics not satisfied with explaining Moby-Dick in terms of the novel, have sough analogies in other literary genres. Most often parallels have been drawn from epic and dramatic literature. Critics have called Moby-Dick either an epic or a tragedy. After examining the evidence presented by both schools of thought, after establishing a workable definition of the epic and listing the most common epic devices, and after examining Moby-Dick in terms of this definition and discovering many of the epic devices in it, I propose the thesis that Melville has written an epic, not unlike the great epics of the past.
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Religion as a Factor in the Literary Career of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Religion as a Factor in the Literary Career of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Date: July 1952
Creator: Miller, John Davidson
Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate various religious elements in Nathainel Hawthorne's life in relation to his career as a literary artist. The moral seriousness of this author at once strikes us as being something closely akin to religious sentiment, but he refused to endorse any specific dogma or to subscribe to any one organized faith. We know from his work that he had a religion, but his silence leaves ample room for conjecture if we wish to "label" him, or decide which of those religions that he contemplated was most congenial to his nature.
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Myth in Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Myth in Alan Sillitoe's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

Date: December 1970
Creator: Wright, Vicki Prather
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to point out the three levels of mythic structure contained in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, a novel published in 1958 by the British novelist Alan Sillitoe. The novel has been criticized almost solely in its role as a work dealing exclusively with the English proletariat; the critics have ignored mythic content in the novel, and in doing so have missed valuable meaning and structure which each myth adds to the novel.
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John Donne's Double Vision :  Basic Dualities in the Sermon Literature

John Donne's Double Vision : Basic Dualities in the Sermon Literature

Date: May 1971
Creator: Beck, Allen D.
Description: This thesis is concerned with establishing the basis for evaluating John Donne's sermon literature as a thematic whole. In order to demonstrate this thematic unity and continuity, this study shows how Donne employes several bodies of imagery which reflect his double vision of man and sin and provide the basis for discussing the basic dualities in the bulk of Donne's 160 extant sermons.
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Love is the Answer: a Creative Thesis Production Combining Multi-Media and Oral Interpretation

Love is the Answer: a Creative Thesis Production Combining Multi-Media and Oral Interpretation

Date: August 1971
Creator: Lane, Todd K.
Description: The problem of this thesis in creative production is concerned with the use of multi-media in an oral interpretation program so as not to obscure the author's message. The production attempted to utilize literature chosen to represent a basic theme and present it with selected media so that a positive response is evoked from the audience. The study also attempts to show, through example, that a program of oral interpretation using multi-media can sustain audience interest for a full evening of entertainment. An attempt is also made to show that multi-media need not be in constant use, that some literature can best utilize the "subtractive theory" which intensifies the message by deleting a majority of media.
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The Relationship between Developmental Task Situations and Children's Interests in Stories

The Relationship between Developmental Task Situations and Children's Interests in Stories

Date: August 1961
Creator: Worley, Stinson Ezell, 1927-
Description: The problem of this study was to determine what relationship, if any, exists between middle-grade children's general and expressed interests in certain stories contained in selected reading textbooks and the developmental value of the stories. Specifically, three sub-problems were involved, as follows: 1. To determine the developmental value of certain stories found in selected reading textbooks. 2. To determine the general and expressed interests of children in the stories. 3. To compare the general and expressed interests of the children in the stories with the developmental value of the stories.
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Khrushchev and Socialist Realism: a Study of the Political Control of Soviet Literature, 1960-1963

Khrushchev and Socialist Realism: a Study of the Political Control of Soviet Literature, 1960-1963

Date: August 1969
Creator: Sanders, Harold R.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine the topic of political control of literature within the Soviet Union. The specific scope of this examination includes an investigation of Nikita S. Khrushchev and his utilization of socialist realism as one of the primary methods of literary control during the period, 1960-1963. A study of literature and its political control will demonstrate the important and dynamic roles which the political control of literature fulfills in the political system.
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The Treatment of the American Dream in Three Novels by Bernard Malamud

The Treatment of the American Dream in Three Novels by Bernard Malamud

Date: December 1971
Creator: McAndrew, Sara
Description: The American Dream is an established theme in much American literature from the beginning to the present. In dealing with this major theme, three critics, Leo Marx, Henry Nash Smith, and R. W, B. Lewis have evolved a cohesive definition of this complex and ambiguous vision. Three major components define the Dream: a pastoral dream of a new, fertile Eden, a success dream of financial prosperity, and a dream of world brotherhood to be realized in the new continent. These three components are examined individually in three novels by Bernard Malamud, A New Life, The Natural, and The Assistant. In these novels, Malamud asserts the failure of the American Dream, but envisions the rise of a new humanity and morality that could lead to the salvation of the American people and to a time where dreams could be reborn.
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Isolation and Caritas: Polar Themes in Melville's The Confidence-Man

Isolation and Caritas: Polar Themes in Melville's The Confidence-Man

Date: December 1971
Creator: Hollen, Norman V.
Description: The thesis examines isolation and caritas, or charity, in The Confidence-Man as polar themes which express, respectively, withdrawal from and suspicion of the human community and integration within and appreciation for that community. Isolation is considered a negative theme; caritas, an affirmative theme.
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Dark Imagery in Women in Love

Dark Imagery in Women in Love

Date: June 1967
Creator: Moore, James Alton
Description: This thesis discusses the characters, themes, and imagery in the novel Women in Love written by D.H. Lawrence.
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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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An Interpretation of the Theme of Snopesism in the Work of William Faulkner

An Interpretation of the Theme of Snopesism in the Work of William Faulkner

Date: August 1964
Creator: Moore, Jeanette Fenley
Description: Ever since the publication of the novel Sartoria, members of a strange new breed of people by the name of Snopes have appeared in every Faulkner novel and short story which constitutes a part of what is called the Yoknapatawpha chronicle. Heretofore, it has been popular to support the thesis that the Snopeses represented the embodiment of crass commercialism, the inevitable replacement for the dying cotton aristocracy, and the direct retribution for the sins that had caused the downfall of these degenerate Southern gentry. This thesis will attempt to show, not that such a contention is wholly wrong, but that the real meaning of Snopesism lies much deeper than this, far beyond such a simple interpretation.
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British and Indian Influences in the Identities and Literature of Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond

British and Indian Influences in the Identities and Literature of Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond

Date: August 2003
Creator: Lakhani, Brenda
Description: With globalization and modernization, increasingly people are influenced by multiple cultures. This paper examines the case of two authors, Mark Tully and Ruskin Bond, who were born in India shortly before India's Independence (1947). Both had British parents, but one considers himself Indian while the other has retained his British identity. The focus of this paper is how and why this difference has occurred and how it has influenced their writing. Both Tully and Bond write short stories about India and Indians, particularly the small towns and villages. Their reasons for writing, however, are very different. Tully writes to achieve social change, while Bond writes because he loves to write.
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Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times

Edgar Allan Poe in Relation to his Times

Date: 1940
Creator: Young, Sallie Sue McCarty
Description: This study is based upon the prose works of Poe and covers the topis of politics and social reforms, contemporary attitudes toward death, customs, science and pseudo-science, and contemporary literature. The thesis attempts to prove that Poe's works show manifest evidences of his being a product of his times.
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