Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • In between : too White to be Indian, too Indian to be White 

    Contributor:Harness, Susan Devan;
    Date Submitted:2016
    This thesis is a work of creative nonfiction. As a memoir, its purpose is to reveal the lived realities of being born into an American Indian family, then removed from that family, citing 'neglect', and adopted and raised ...
  • From the watchtower 

    Contributor:Barron, Nathaniel;
    Date Submitted:2016
    This novel excerpt, composed over a period of three years, deals with surveillance culture in the former East Germany and with the parallels between memory and surveillance. Bernhard, a former East German Border Guard, ...
  • How to dress a fish 

    Contributor:Kerstetter, Abigail;
    Date Submitted:2016
    In 1901, my great-grandfather, Michael Chabitnoy, an orphan and full-blooded Aleut, was sent to the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania, far removed from his Alaska Native heritage. He died shortly after my grandfather ...
  • You are very adaptable and other essays 

    Contributor:Stanko, Natalya;
    Date Submitted:2016
    This is a collection of eight personal essays and journalistic pieces. In “Enough is Enough,” I explore how sources’ voices can influence a journalistic work. In “What Happened to the Time Last Labor Day,” I attempt to ...
  • Walking in another's skin : the cultivation of empathy and intercultural understanding in the International Baccalaureate Program 

    Contributor:Mainhart, Kaitlyn;
    Date Submitted:2016
    In 1968, the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) was launched and within 10 years the program exploded in popularity all over the world. Now that popularity has spread to 159 countries with nearly half of IB accredited ...
  • "No class I took in senior year matters compared to what I'm taking now" : the reading and writing transition from high school to college 

    Contributor:Hatley, Kelsey;
    Date Submitted:2016
    The transition from high school to college signals a significant change in what students are expected to know and be able to do in an educational context, especially with reading and writing. Many researchers, teachers, ...
  • Lexical bundles in master's-level finance research articles 

    Contributor:Ali Drouhamane, Alhassane;
    Date Submitted:2016
    Lexical bundles are a type of formulaic sequences mainly identified on the basis of their frequencies and ranges. They have been found to consistently serve important discourse functions in academic prose, where, for ...

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