These digital collections include Honors theses, theses, and dissertations from the Department of English.

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  • An harm we none: memoir of a veterinary medical education 

    Author(s):Ring deRosset, Susan
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The veterinary profession, we First-Years were told during orientation, is the white-collar demographic with the highest addiction, depression, divorce, and suicide rates in the country. Despite these warnings and all the ...
  • Developing America's youth: an empirical study of today's adolescent leaders 

    Author(s):Choun, Jeanne Marri
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This research explores the perceptions that adolescent leaders in a middle school environment related to themselves and peers in a leadership program. Findings were collected through interviews and survey responses over a ...
  • Developing America's youth: an empirical study of today's adolescent leaders 

    Author(s):Bednar, Rachel
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This research explores the perceptions that adolescent leaders in a middle school environment related to themselves and peers in a leadership program. Findings were collected through interviews and survey responses over a ...
  • Emotioned discourses in K-12 bullying cause, prevention, and response: the affective performativity of bully and victim 

    Author(s):Halboth, Olivia
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Bullying is a serious and exigent public health concern that affects millions of students in K-12 education every year. This thesis employs Critical Emotion Theory to reconceptualize bullying as a discursive issue of social ...
  • Elementals and other essays 

    Author(s):Ellison, Courtney
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    A collection of personal essays that explore the concept of fragmentation and its effects on memory. This collection challenges the belief that life is experienced in a linear way, and instead suggests that conceptually ...
  • To smoke a wasp's nest 

    Author(s):Browne, Margaret F.
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This manuscript centers on destroying wasps' nests as a central metaphor for a kind of exorcism of a deep-seated grief. Grief for a time and place in a family's history, for the traumas they experienced that left long-lasting ...
  • Blue sail come cover 

    Author(s):Lodge-Rigal, Susannah
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Blue Sail Come Cover is a study of love—an investigation of care blurred by fear and gratitude, a searching for sign in world and word, both. These poems explore conditions of loss and fear, and within those wounds, the ...
  • Mechanisms light and miraculous 

    Author(s):Schonning, Daniel
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Mechanisms Light and Miraculous is a work concerned with form. From abecedarians to long stretches of terza rima, to the innovated "Little Box," each poem in the collection is beholden to a set of constraints that intimately ...
  • Betterment 

    Author(s):Thomas, Michelle
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Betterment explores a possible near future in the Southeastern Michigan town of Harwood, fifteen years into recovery from a pandemic caused by the virus H1X1. In Harwood, neglected infrastructure of pipes and waste management ...
  • Hope is oxygen 

    Author(s):Senie, Evan
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This novel is about Jeb, Cam, and an unnamed mind character. Jeb is from Cape Cod, and he's kind of a schlub in his mid-twenties who works a job he doesn't like and drifts through unsatisfying relationships with women. He ...
  • Re/designing the writing center to support technical literacy initiatives 

    Author(s):Getty, Matt
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Technology pervades most aspects of life and a level of technical prowess is all but required to participate in modern society. The increasing emphasis on STEM initiatives and "learning to code" often focuses on functional ...
  • Reconfiguring discourse to attend to interrelation: a rhetorical analysis of kelp agency in scientific texts 

    Author(s):Anderson, Jennifer
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The purpose of this thesis is to consider how thinking-with kelp ecologies in knowledge-making practices opens opportunities for attending to the co-becoming of species through interrelations. In this thesis, I consider ...
  • Bringing attention to carceral and criminal justice practices in Ghana: critical discourse analysis of international organizations’ texts 

    Author(s):Dumavor, Roland
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The prison and the criminal justice systems in Ghana are fraught with serious challenges that relate to injustice and inhumane prison conditions. Most of the incarcerated people suffer lack of adequate legal aid, torture, ...
  • Tension of writing across the curriculum, a subservient and subversive curricular movement, The 

    Author(s):Norwood-Klingstedt, Matthew
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    A Writing Across the Curriculum Program (or proponent or article) that does not seek to transform the classroom into a locus of consciousness-raising and liberating education is not one that is in keeping with the original ...
  • Junipers, The 

    Author(s):McCarthy, Geneva
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The poems in Geneva McCarthy's thesis, The Junipers, explore intersectionality as a function of sentience-based epistemological and ontological concerns. The pieces explicitly seek to engage the world in terms of connectivity ...
  • Let me go first: essays on place 

    Author(s):LaCrosse, Michelle
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This thesis is comprised of narrative nonfiction essays on place and immersion memoir intended to answer a broad question about exploration and what does it mean to be a citizen of the world in the twenty-first century. I ...
  • Examining listening skills of diplomatic French as foreign language learners: an angle for languages for specific purposes 

    Author(s):Zecher, Eryth
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Listening comprehension and vocabulary knowledge are closely intertwined. Vocabulary knowledge (size) has been found to be a strong predictor of successful listening comprehension even when listening is done under adverse ...
  • Dive 

    Author(s):Shively, Christa
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This manuscript investigates the ways in which themes such as motherhood, family history, American history, illness, addiction, ecology, war and manual labor might all be threaded together. The desire was to incorporate ...
  • This sky, over everything 

    Author(s):Nelson, Cherie
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    "This Sky, Over Everything," is a collection of creative nonfiction essays that circle around grief and the aftermath of loss. Using the over-arching metaphors of constellation, navigation, and sacred texts, the eleven ...
  • Little blue 

    Author(s):Friar, Keiko
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; Student works; children's books
    This work is an undergraduate student honors thesis project, "Little Blue," a children's first chapter book (aimed at ages 9-11 years old) offering affirmations of worthiness. Purpose is to reach and affirm the experiences ...

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