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  • 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 ...
  • Body in Flight 

    Settimio, Samantha (East Carolina University, 2013)
    This master's thesis is a collection of poetry focusing on the emotional and behavioral responses of a woman whose perception of life is considerably twisted by her chances at inheriting cancer and certain romantic ...
  • The Borderlands in Puerto Rico : Creating New Identities 

    Funderburk, Cheryl (East Carolina University, 2010)
    Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera is one of the most influential books on border theory, but because her theories are rooted in her experiences in the Rio Grande Valley between Texas and Mexico, they cannot be ...
  • Brackish Water : Stories 

    Kelly, Ivory (East Carolina University, 2011)
    Each of the five short stories in this collection depicts the struggle of a Belizean character and takes place in a locale that recalls the history or culture of a specific region of Belize. There are both male and female ...
  • 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, ...
  • Building Cultural Competence Through Multicultural Fiction 

    Luckhardt, Jessica Keally (East Carolina University, 2010)
    Cultural competence is a set of skills which is gaining recent attention as a tool for navigating a diverse American society. This study examines the purposeful instruction of select multicultural literature which can aid ...
  • 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 ...
  • Caught on the Precipice : A Collection of Short Stories 

    Marshall, Dominique (East Carolina University, 2011)
     The stories in Caught on the Precipice deal with a changing dynamic in family. Even though the characters are of varying ages and backgrounds, each protagonist must reconcile the missed connections of their past. The ...
  • The Causes of the Gordon Riots of 1780 : A Close Reading of Contemporary Accounts and Dickens's Barnaby Rudge 

    Faron, Katharine Marie (East Carolina University, 2010)
    Contemporary accounts of the Gordon Riots of 1780 are studied closely in order to ultimately determine how Dickens's use of these accounts in Barnaby Rudge reveals his view of the cause of the riots. Newspapers, political ...
  • 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, ...
  • Constellating Identities and Workplace Genres in Writing Center Discourse 

    Hardy, Brandon (East Carolina University, 2019-07-15)
    This study investigates the ways in which blank, written workplace genres mediate relationships and identities in the writing center. Forms developed for scheduling and recordkeeping are part of everyday practices that ...
  • 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 ...
  • THE COUNTER-COLONIAL TRAVEL WRITING OF FANNY PARKES AND E.M. FORSTER 

    Snook, Amy Lynn (East Carolina University, 2010)
    During the colonial period in India, British travelers wrote various forms of travel writing texts, such as letters, diaries, travelogues, scientific or geographical exposés, and novels. Usually those texts reflected an ...
  • Coyotes Sang the Braid Into Her Hair 

    Everett, Olivia, D. (East Carolina University, 2010)
    A chapbook length collection of lyric poetry that explores the myth-making process through the tension of opposites: the nature of the substantive (body) and the ephemeral (mind), the wild vs. the tame self, the rational ...
  • Cross-cultural Online Learning in Technical Communication Courses: Aiming for Intercultural Competence 

    Pennell, Therese Indira (East Carolina University, 2017-05-03)
    Teaching online in cross-cultural contexts is still a fairly new phenomenon. My research explores the impact of culture on the learners and instructors in four technical communication online courses. My study uses a ...
  • CULTURAL HAUNTINGS: TRANSCENDING GHOSTS, SPIRITS AND LITERARY GENRES 

    Rudd, Michael (East Carolina University, 2020-11-11)
    This thesis explores the cultural haunting genre by examining works by LeAnne Howe, Li-Young Lee, and Monique Truong. This project looks to further define and expand the cultural haunting genre to include all of the cultural ...
  • Cultural Hegemony, Identity, and the Story of the Catawba Nation 

    Fortner, Jefferson Locke (East Carolina University, 2012)
    The Catawba Indians, in order to maintain their own identity as an "other" culture, utilized a course of acceptance and collaboration with the Euro-American majority that came to surround them, while ultimately developing ...