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Place, Literacy Learning, and Civic Engagement: A Case Study of Adventure Risk Challenge
Place, Literacy Learning, and Civic Engagement: A Case Study of Adventure-Risk-Challenge investigates learning that takes place at Adventure-Risk-Challenge (ARC), a nonprofit, outside-of-school program that supports the ...
Critiquing Critical Pedagogy: A Multidisciplinary Theoretical Inquiry
ABSTRACT This dissertation posits that while critical pedagogy reflects composition studies’s understanding of how students learn to write in significant ways, it is also characterized by several limitations that can ...
Towards an Africa-Focused Ecocriticism: The Case of Nigeria
My dissertation explores early African environmental literary criticism, which I argue, can be traced back to the 1960s. Looking closely at early African environmental literary criticism enables us to recognize the genesis ...
The Rhetoric* of Writing Assessment
The Rhetoric* of Writing Assessment uses strategic variations of rhetorical theory to reimagine writing assessment’s complicated disciplinary past and rethink its foundational concepts through its multifaceted rhetorical ...
Unnatural Ecopoetics: Unlikely Spaces in Contemporary Poetry
The shift toward and identification of what I am calling unnatural ecopoetics represents an important development for ecopoetics and more broadly for ecocriticism--first, through broader applicability of ecopoetic theory ...
Petrarchan Reform and Reform of Petrarch in Early Modern England
AbstractDiscussions of Petrarchism in early modern English studies often focus on its influence on secular love lyrics, but Petrarch’s Canzoniere also has a religious undertone. Petrarch’s speaker in the in-vita section ...
Modernism, Responsibility, and the Novel
Through formal innovation and experimentation—and through a renewed commitment to human subjectivity—many modernist writers consciously disrupted traditional modes of narration. In doing so, their writing simultaneously ...
The Veils of War: A Collection
The Veils of War is a collection of short stories which pull themes and traditions from both the horror and historical fiction genres.Together, these stories portray World War II from different cultural and vocational ...
Silence and Fallout: The Nuclear Legacy of Father and Son
This dissertation explores nuclear experimentation in Idaho's Lost River Desert and its cultural and historic ties to religion, economics, and familial relationships.
The Trail to Healing: Environmental Injustice and Trauma in Linda Hogan's Novels
Throughout the course of her four novels, Chickasaw author Linda Hogan represents the trauma among Native American peoples caused by exposure to environmental injustice over centuries. Her fictional characters struggle ...