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Grassi, historicity, and rhetorical presence in John Ford's "Perkin Warbeck"
This research acknowledges history and drama as dynamic, not static. The reading or viewing audience takes an active role in rewriting or re-viewing what is read on print or seen and heard on stage. Every audience member ...
The rhetoric of Sydney Smith
George Edward Pickett: A macro-historical/micro-historical perspective
The purpose of this study is to prepare a life history of George Edward Pickett (1825-1875). However, there are many historiographical problems which present a variety of interpretations of George Pickett. As a result, ...
Anna Raguet Irion: Writing a woman's life into Texas history
Anna Raguet Irion (1819-1883) came with her family from Pennsylvania by way of Cincinnati, Ohio to Nacogdoches in 1833. Her father, Henry Wynkoop Raguet, and Sam Houston became friends and political allies during the ...
"A Streetcar Named Desire": The history of its scholarship and the rhetoric of its genre
A difficult task in modern literature is the art of genre classification, especially in regard to modern drama. A play that continues to be difficult to classify is Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. A close ...
A life of one's own: A novel examining a struggle with suicide
This purpose of this study is to examine, through the creation of a novel, how relationship problems like those contributing to the suicides of Virginia Woolf, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath, might be incorporated into the ...
Psychological, cultural, and gender crises: perception of identity in Louise Erdrich's "Love Medicine"
Love Medicine emphasizes the significance of perception through a tripartite quest for identity: for psychological identity which involves the traditional exploration of self; for tribal identity which involves the exploration ...
The rhetoric of distance education
Higher education is currently undergoing a paradigm shift, moving from the medieval model to a newer model based on the characteristics of distance education. This change can best be observed in the rhetoric of the documents ...
The civil rights movement in Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon"
Although Toni Morrison situates all of her novels in a specific place and time, historical context is especially relevant in Song of Solomon (1977). However, scholars typically examine Milkman's quest for his family history ...
Ricardian women, mythogenesis, and webbing: Analysis and application of rhetorical principles of the historical novel in Rosemary Jarman's ricardian cycle
The classic definition of the historical novel largely ignores modern women--centered historical novels which move in cyclic, non-linear fashion and create webs of narrative which interact intertextually. The current study ...