Recent Submissions

  • A corpus-based analysis of English vocabulary input provided in K-12 textbooks used in Saudi Arabia 

    Contributor:Alhudithi, Elham;
    Date Submitted:2017
    The importance of a textbook becomes greater when it is the major source of foreign vocabulary input as is the case in Saudi Arabia with the English language. Given the fact that numerous studies indicated that Saudi EFL ...
  • How to get to heaven from Colorado, and other essays 

    Contributor:Chellman, Dana;
    Date Submitted:2017
    A collection of eleven personal essays, this creative nonfiction masters thesis explores patterns and evolution of mental health and illness primarily as they exist within families and self. Using nonfiction forms including ...
  • Mosaic disturbance 

    Contributor:Brant, Cedar;
    Date Submitted:2017
    In ecology, the most resilient landscapes are ones that experience a mosaic of disturbance. This means small swaths of windfall, wildfire, and beetle kill across a landscape that create a patchwork of forest dynamics. A ...
  • When the body starves 

    Contributor:Bohling, Joyce;
    Date Submitted:2017
    This thesis is a collection of personal essays, blending memoir and cultural criticism, on the topic of eating disorders. Several of the chapters are personal narratives about my experience having anorexia nervosa and ...
  • "Trigeminal : linked stories from Alexander M. Morrison" 

    Contributor:Morrison, Alexander M.;
    Date Submitted:2017
    The trigeminal nerve is the fifth cranial nerve, and it is responsible for sensations and motor functions in the face. Trigeminal literally means "thrice-twinned," as the trigeminal nerve has three major branches processed ...
  • The body my mother gave me 

    Contributor:Riedl, Morgan;
    Date Submitted:2017
    This collection of personal essays investigates the theme of identity, specifically identity in flux, how and why it changes, paying particular attention to the influence of relationships. Mostly memoir, these essays ...
  • "Of a vale" 

    Contributor:Rice, Kylan;
    Date Submitted:2017
    Of a Vale uses the form of the poetic Bildungsroman to account for the formation of a poetic and a subjectivity, all while staying aware of the stakes, limits, and implications of the generic framework that it operates ...
  • I got better' : narrative challenges to contemporary psychiatry 

    Contributor:Wilk, Michelle;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Mental illness is receiving significant amounts of attention, both via the media and via the medical system. Narratives are a way for people diagnosed with mental illnesses to share how they recovered from their illness. ...
  • City of mosques : a collection of short stories 

    Contributor:Alam, Shoaib;
    Date Submitted:2016
    A collection of short stories exploring lives that begin or take root in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. One of the major metropolises of the modern world, Dhaka is known in Bengal as the City of Mosques for its confluence ...
  • In small rooms 

    Contributor:Naughton, Kathleen;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The form the language of these poems takes is linked and cannot be separate from how it means to mean. In some ways, the poems are "about" the language used to talk about the most mundane and universal human experiences—love, ...
  • On self-annihilation : bending the borrowed light 

    Contributor:Sangalis, Dean;
    Date Submitted:2016
    These stories attempt to capture greater meaning in narrative by employing a philosophical, though pragmatic, backbone: the idea of Harmonic Resonance, or a musical outlook of the world that acknowledges the pivotal role ...
  • Second/foreign language writing apprehension and writing identities 

    Contributor:Davis, Leslie A.;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Formal academic writing tasks can produce high levels of anxiety or apprehension in students regardless of whether that writing is carried out in their native language or in a second or foreign language. The Colorado State ...
  • The lion tamer 

    Contributor:Hansen, Sarah;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The Lion Tamer is a novel set in an early 20th century Midwest American circus, following the stories of two women whose lives become entangled when they are both involved in a murder. The novel centers mainly on a young ...
  • Thru : literary essays on life and long-distance hiking 

    Contributor:Moore, Stewart;
    Date Submitted:2016
    "Thru: Literary Essays on Life and Long-Distance Hiking" is a collection of three non-fiction essays centered around long-distance hiking. The goal of "Thru" is to create sample pieces for a potential literary journal ...
  • The Hofstede model and national cultures of learning : a comparison of undergraduate survey data 

    Contributor:Whalen, John Matthew;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Researchers in cross-cultural pedagogy often invoke the work of Hofstede (1980; 1986) and Hofstede, Hofstede, and Minkov (2010) to explain variation in classroom behavioral norms across countries (e.g. Cronjé, 2011; Li & ...
  • Understanding the use of affinity spaces in public education through action research 

    Contributor:Hoberg, Richard A.;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The new Common Core State Standards demand rigorous academic outcomes of public school students. Teachers of English Language Arts has been both strained and invigorated by these demands in recent years, and educational ...
  • Melissa untitled 

    Contributor:Hohl, Melissa;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The poems in Melissa untitled investigate the name and the act of naming as they relate to identity and imagination. The name is an indicator of the person or the place, of course. Further, though, the name constitutes a ...
  • Small bits of color : stories 

    Contributor:McDonough, John;
    Date Submitted:2016
    This collection of stories, written over the past three years, is concerned with the way relationships (with an emphasis on the platonic, but also including sexual, familial, and professional) shape an individual's self ...
  • Romero's rhetoric : blurred audience identity as unifying tactic in war-torn El Salvador 

    Contributor:Gabriel, Darcy;
    Date Submitted:2016
    In this thesis I examine a homily given by Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador in 1979, "The Church's Mission in a Crisis." In particular, I use critical discourse analysis in three main areas. First, I analyze the ...
  • Opening the Black Box of the 2015 Baltimore Riots : an Actor-Network Theory contribution to composition 

    Contributor:Koban, John Edward;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The purpose of this project is to experiment with new ways of supplementing the "social turn" in composition by using Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as a methodology. In demonstrating the ways ANT could support composition, I ...

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