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    • Alienation and Ethnic Identities in "Growing Up Ethnic in America," "Borderlands/La Frontera," and "The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing" 

      Long, Brittany Ann (East Carolina University, 2015)
      This thesis examines the concept of alienation during adolescence as an influential factor in ethnic identity development. The negative effects of alienation are frequently explored, but I argue experiences concerning ...
    • The Angel in the Garden : Recovering Elizabeth von Arnim's The Pastor's Wife 

      Oles, Ashley (East Carolina University, 2012)
      This thesis aims to examine Elizabeth von Arnim's The Pastor's Wife for two major purposes: 1) to work toward recovering von Arnim's work, which I believe to be important and worthy of critical attention, and 2) to examine ...
    • Antiseptic Humor : Using Comedy To Confront Realities And Refute Stereotypes In The Works Of Sherman Alexie 

      Bryan, Janie (East Carolina University, 2015)
      Sherman Alexie, a Native American author of poems, novels, plays, and film uses humor to expose and to explore lingering cultural stereotypes affecting people of Native American ancestry. These stereotypes often conflict ...
    • An Appetite for Metaphor : Food Imagery and Cultural Identity in Indian Fiction 

      Whitt, Jennifer Burcham (East Carolina University, 2011)
      Postmodern culture has been greatly influenced by food images and the usage of food as metaphor. Recent interest in food studies has opened doors in literary studies to examine how the use of food imagery and metaphor ...
    • Baby Monitor 

      Miller-Oteri, Megan (East Carolina University, 2011)
      Baby Monitor consists of twelve essays and nine journal entries about my new experience of motherhood and the first year and half of my first child, Benjamin's life. The essays and journal entries range from a mother's ...
    • Blankets in the River with Oranges and Other Stories 

      Gamero, Rafael (East Carolina University, 2015)
      This thesis is a collection of five short stories, four flash fiction pieces, and one creative nonfiction piece. They all have strong character perspectives and are unified by a distinctive Caribbean/Central American ...
    • A Blurry Outline and Other Stories 

      Smith, Stephanie Ann (East Carolina University, 2015)
      A Blurry Outline and Other Stories is a collection of four short stories and three flash pieces. Family, friends and loss, primarily a daughter's loss of her mother, are the themes that bind these stories together. The ...
    • Breaking Down Borderland Stereotypes: The Borderland Mindset and Double Consciousness 

      Babyak, Lauren (East Carolina University, 1/13/16)
      This thesis examines three different texts, using borderland theories as a framework, to demonstrate that borderlands are not about physical locations but psychological states of mind. By studying three distinct texts, ...
    • Bury Your Horses and Other Stories 

      Buchanan, Tim (East Carolina University, 2015)
      Bury Your Horses and Other Stories is a book-length collection of original short  stories. The work is intended to be understood as a complete book as well as its  individual stories. The work presents variations on the ...
    • Carrion Flower 

      Cory, Jessica (East Carolina University, 2012)
      Dysfunction can be defined, as it is by Merriam-Webster, as "impaired or abnormal functioning" or "abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group." Using the former definition, my poems often ...
    • Celestial Bodies : A Collection of Poems 

      Palko, Meghan (East Carolina University, 2012)
      A celestial body, according to Merriam-Webster, is "an aggregation of matter in the universe that constitutes a unit for astronomical study." More specifically, it is a planet, nebula, star, or some such natural heavenly ...
    • Changing the Game : A 21st-Century Perspective on the Use of the Supernatural in Multicultural Literatures 

      Williams, Jewel (East Carolina University, 2013)
      In this thesis, I attempt to present a new more modern perspective on the purpose of the literary supernatural. The use of the supernatural in literature has always been construed as a means of emphasizing forces outside ...
    • COME ON DOWN TO SEE FOR YOURSELF : SOUTHERN RAILROAD TRACKS AS RACIAL SEGREGATORS--THE CASE OF GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA 

      Jones, LaTasha R. (East Carolina University, 2010)
      Throughout American culture and through varying mediums, railroad tracks have been depicted as tropes of socioeconomic repression, technological development, and even bountiful migration. For instance, Joseph's Millichap, ...
    • Cotton, Rum, and Reason : Anti-Imperialist Poetry from 19th Century U.S. Newspapers and Post-Colonial Discourse 

      James, Joshua Nicholas (East Carolina University, 2013)
      Though American post-colonial criticism is by no means a field in need of literary material, one particular corpus is missing from the discussion. This thesis situates 19th century anti-imperialist poetry within the larger ...
    • A CYCLE OF CONTROL : WOMEN'S IDENTITY LOSS THROUGH COLONIALISM IN THE CARIBBEAN AND AFRICA 

      Mercer-Bourne, Laura Maegan (East Carolina University, 2013)
      Through analysis of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid, and Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell this thesis explores women's loss of identity through colonialism and ways in ...
    • Darth Bane : The Monomyth's Dark Liberator 

      Davis, Jenna F. (East Carolina University, 2013)
      Darth Bane: The Monomyth's Dark Liberator is an original thesis based on Joseph Campbell's theory of the monomyth and Drew Karpyshyn's Darth Bane Trilogy. Campbell's theory of the monomyth has most commonly been called the ...
    • Dismantling the Center from the Margins : Patriarchy and Transnational Literature by Women 

      Conwell, Joan (East Carolina University, 2011)
      This thesis explores the idea that transnational women writers are liminal figures: marginal as women, marginal as writers, and marginal as transnational personae "betwixt and between" nations. Authorial liminality provides ...
    • The English Eden : Nationhood and Kingship in Shakespeare and Spenser 

      Lukens, David (East Carolina University, 2014)
      Throughout the Renaissance in England are works that glorify the nation under a strong nationalistic message. Spenser, with The Faerie Queene, presents a chivalric romance that follows the adventures of several knights who ...
    • Escapist Ideations 

      Hutchinson, Katya Lee (East Carolina University, 2022-04-22)
      Escapist Ideations is a series of intaglio etchings exploring personal anxieties around global and systemic crises. Visualized as a series of escapist fantasies, each print represents a theme which is explored using ...
    • The Ethnic Bildungsroman 

      Elliott, Loretta Johnson (East Carolina University, 2013)
      This thesis will compare coming-of-age narratives by writers from three different ethnic groups, Mexican American, Native American, and Asian American: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros; The Absolutely True Diary ...