Recent Submissions

  • The production of English vowels by native Arabic speakers 

    Contributor:Alqarni, Hanan;
    Date Submitted:2018
    When Arabic learners first delve into the English language, they may find many difficulties in pronunciation due to the fact that there are vast differences between English and Arabic, especially regarding the number of ...
  • Learner-centered comparison study between American native speakers and Saudi English language learners in forming English requests and refusals in academic setting 

    Contributor:Alqarawi, Nahlah;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Native speakers of a language may not consider cultural differences when performing speech acts which can lead to misunderstandings between people from different cultures. Therefore, this study investigates differences ...
  • Decommission 

    Contributor:Raunig, Colin;
    Date Submitted:2018
    The novel-in-progress is first person female and follows Brittany, a Naval Flight Officer, two weeks before the decommissioning, or retirement of the naval airplane known as the E-6B Mercury, two years after the E-6B plane ...
  • Choose your own Nick : a collection of stories 

    Contributor:Seyedbagheri, Mir-Yashar;
    Date Submitted:2018
    The six stories in Mir-Yashar Seyedbagheri's thesis, "Choose Your Own Nick" explore character development through the prism of one character in a plethora of what if scenarios. The stories seek to develop an understanding ...
  • Trump's "Travel Ban" : how the discourse of two executive orders conceals animus against Muslims 

    Contributor:Fredrickson, Amy;
    Date Submitted:2018
    The implementation, although temporary, of the Trump administration's "travel ban" executive orders sparked public criticism. Many criticized these orders for restricting travel based on religious profiling, an inimical ...
  • Distrust of government 

    Contributor:Boyles, Claire Lynn;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Distrust of Government is a book-length collection of short stories centered in a tradition of literature of the American West, typically set in rural small-towns on the Front Range and Eastern Plains of Colorado. These ...
  • The order of lost things 

    Contributor:Matheny, Lauren Lynn;
    Date Submitted:2018
    My thesis project is a novel, The Order of Lost Things. This novel explores themes of love, grief, and loss: the protagonist, Ana, is left to pick up the pieces after her ex-husband dies and leaves her as executor for his ...
  • Still, the West 

    Contributor:Mucklow, David;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Still, the West is a collection of poems organized in two sections. The first section centers around the history of barbed wire, mending fences, and a familiarity with the place of Northwest Colorado. The second section ...
  • All at once, just once 

    Contributor:Peats, Ryann;
    Date Submitted:2018
    All at Once, Just Once is a collection of poems structured to reflect the cyclical nature of the calendar year as someone who identifies as queer. The first and last sections introduce & explore themes of grief, coming ...
  • Cheerleaders, jocks, nerds and "the man" : popular representations of schooling in modern television 

    Contributor:Solem, Allison;
    Date Submitted:2018
    In recent years, the availability of media has increased and adolescents are engaged with some type of media for most of the day. However, television remains one of the most popular mediums in America, despite increases ...
  • Wake up, beast 

    Contributor:Vance, Debbie;
    Date Submitted:2018
    This thesis project takes the Pleaides/Orion myth as its origin. According to the myth, the great hunter Orion fell in love with the Pleiades, seven virginal sisters, and chased them around the world for seven years, until ...
  • A small tally of future regrets 

    Contributor:Pipe, Meghan;
    Date Submitted:2018
    These eight short stories, told mainly but not exclusively from the perspectives of young women, portray work and relationships at a moment of cultural shift, at the start of the twenty-first century in America, when women ...
  • Negotiating space, place and power in the postmodern and contemporary encyclopedic novel 

    Contributor:Rankin, James M.;
    Date Submitted:2018
    This project examines the shifts of global and cartographical power in the late 20th and early 21st centuries through the lens of the encyclopedic novel. I argue that cartographies of power have become increasingly global, ...
  • The octopus tree 

    Contributor:Hansen, Chelsea Lorraine;
    Date Submitted:2018
    "The Octopus Tree" was a story idea I started thinking about when I was teenager. I didn't feel like my writing ability and own mental health was in a positive enough state to write it until I pursued this MFA. "The Octopus ...
  • Gone song 

    Contributor:Young, Catherine;
    Date Submitted:2018
    Gone Song is a collection of poems divided into two primary sections. With its major themes of loss and grief, the book explores different means of survival, looking both toward the outside world—landscape, other people, ...
  • Naming myself 

    Contributor:Stoneburner, Sarahbeth;
    Date Submitted:2017
    Naming Myself is a collection of twelve nonfiction essays and short memoirs unified by a theme of identity: particularly what is means to name yourself, and name past experiences to claim authority in one's life. The ...
  • ESL writing conference : expectations and revisions in the subsequent draft 

    Contributor:Ritthirat, Karanrat;
    Date Submitted:2017
    Although the area of L2 feedback has been widely investigated (eg, Ferris, 2004; Ferris & Roberts, 2001; Goldstein & Conrad, 1990), there has been little research examining students' expectations of writing conferences and ...
  • Complicating creativity : student insights into the production of a literary anthology 

    Contributor:Moyer, Craig;
    Date Submitted:2017
    This study originated from my curiosity about the link between critical thinking and creativity and my desire to foster both in my high school visual art and English language arts students and classes. Using qualitative ...
  • The residents 

    Contributor:Heins, Kaitlin;
    Date Submitted:2017
    The Residents is a collage horror novel that follows Robbie, a wilderness ranger in Aspen, as she is mourns the death of her partner, Evie, and is haunted by her in their previously-shared home. Robbie's perspective on ...
  • Of tender archives 

    Contributor:Jarrott, Denise;
    Date Submitted:2017
    The following collection of poems is a meditation on the archive of the human life by using texts, both real and imagined, as its vehicle. Of Tender Archives is divided into four sections: A Partial Alphabet, or a collection ...

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