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    • Power and Place : A Case Study Approach to Rethinking Crisis Communication 

      Dunn, Carolyn Kusbit (East Carolina University, 2010)
      This dissertation examines a 2003 explosion at a pharmaceutical plant in Kinston, North Carolina against the framework of both crisis communication theory and critical discourse analysis theory. In the wake of the explosion, ...
    • 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, ...
    • Atlantic City 

      Frazier, Jason (East Carolina University, 2010)
      Abstract  Atlantic City  by Jason Frazier  April, 2010  Director: Ron Mitchelson  DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH  Atlantic City is a screenplay inspired in part by events that took place in Catskill, NY in  the early 1980's. The ...
    • Moving a Lighthouse : Cape Hatteras 

      Snead, Nathan T. (East Carolina University, 2010)
      Moving a Lighthouse is a collection of poems that focuses on the evolution of coastal fishing villages. This collection discusses the changing way of life on Hatteras Island.  
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Deadly Campaign 

      Bowen, LeeFredrick (East Carolina University, 2010)
      This is a feature length screenplay. A terrible flu like epidemic has broken out in the country. Bryan, a fresh young intern journalist, is on his first assignment with a major Washington newspaper. Bryan is teamed up ...
    • INDIGENOUS IDENTITY, ORAL TRADITION, AND THE LAND IN THE POETRY OF OODGEROO NOONUCCAL, LUCI TAPAHONSO, AND HAUNANI-KAY TRASK 

      Woods, Amanda (East Carolina University, 2010)
      This thesis is a postcolonial, ecocritical examination of the poetry of Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Luci Tapahonso, and Haunani-Kay Trask. It considers the use of poetry as a continuation of oral tradition, the poets' individual ...
    • The Declaration of Independence : A New Genre in Political Discourse or Mixed Genres in an Unlikely Medium? 

      Capansky, Trisha (East Carolina University, 2011)
      The dissertation shows how mismatched content/medium relationships can supersede the responses of traditional pairings when the medium dominates the discursive power of the discourse. The dissertation, in part, looks at a ...
    • 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 ...
    • Word Magic : Defining Harry Potter's World in New Terms 

      VonHilsheimer, Tessa (East Carolina University, 2011)
      Since 1997, Harry Potter has captivated wizards and Muggles alike. A large part of the series' appeal is Rowling's language and ability to create a world that completely immerses readers into the depths of their imagination ...
    • Secreted Behind Closed Doors : Rethinking Cather's Adultery Theme and "Unfurnished" Style in My Mortal Enemy 

      Adams, Janah R. (East Carolina University, 2011)
      In recent years, My Mortal Enemy (1926) has been virtually ignored in Cather scholarship. I place the novel in its literary and critical context by building on information from the critical reception and recent scholarship ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 1582 Pinehurst 

      Revels, Amber Dawn (East Carolina University, 2011)
      Virginia "Ginny" Lovhaug lives her life by routine. Every day is exactly the same, varying little. She has a caring roommate, a bizarre best friend, and a loving boyfriend. However, someone in her life isn't who they seem ...
    • Who Watches the Watchmen : The Revaluation of the Superhero in the Nihilistic World of Alan Moore's Watchmen 

      Ange, Stacy Ryan (East Carolina University, 2011)
      Alan Moore's comic book series Watchmen is unique in comic book history in that it possesses a multi-layered, multi-interpretive structure and complex philosophically driven narrative. One of the novel approaches of Watchmen ...
    • A Folkloric Study On Wide Sargasso Sea 

      Uzun, Esra (East Carolina University, 2011)
      This study aims to offer an alternative approach to analyze and understand literary texts through folklore. I focused on Jean Rhys's famous novel Wide Sargasso Sea, which has often been examined through a postcolonial ...
    • Issues of Criticism and Authorship in Arthur Miller's All My Sons : A Bakhtinian Reading 

      Salvadori Heritage, Barbara (East Carolina University, 2011)
      All my Sons may not be Miller's most known work today, but it is the play that brought him recognition as a playwright. Since its first production, in 1947, critics have assessed the play's content and characters through ...
    • The Grave That Knows My Bones 

      Servie, Sarah (East Carolina University, 2011)
      The Grave That Knows My Bones focuses on the relationship between a WWII and Vietnam veteran and his son. The story is of my grandfather, a hardened and disciplined soldier, my father, a boy who grew up troubled by confusion ...
    • RENEWING MAORITANGA : ECOLOGICAL HEALING FOR A POSTCOLONIAL WORLD IN KERI HULME'S THE BONE PEOPLE, WITI IHIMAERA'S THE WHALE RIDER, AND PATRICIA GRACE'S POTIKI 

      Canfield, Michele (East Carolina University, 2011)
      This project concerns three novels written during the Maori Renaissance--a time of renewal and resurgence for the indigenous people of New Zealand. Keri Hulme's The Bone People (1983), Witi Ihimaera's The Whale Rider (1987) ...