Recent Submissions

  • Turnskin 

    Author(s):Bright, Hannah
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Turnskin is a monstrous exploration in human ferality. A true fairytale about a woman or a wolf or a girl nosing toward the wilderness within the self, it wonders at how to be both human and animal, imagined and real, alive ...
  • "I love discussing my work": a case study examining the use of discourse by eighth-grade students in writing workshop 

    Author(s):Phelan, Jane
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This case study explored the effect of discourse and oral rehearsal of writing on the progress of eighth-grade writers in the workshop model of writing instruction. Through my position of teacher-researcher, I observed ...
  • Language of shame, The: exploring the relationship between vulnerability and flow in teachers' professional lives 

    Author(s):Crowe-Stover, Kayla R.
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    ABSTRACT Social emotional intelligence (SEI) strategies and curricula have been developed for over a decade, but the impact of incorporating SEI into education has only recently begun to surface. The majority of research ...
  • Stress and vowel reduction by Korean learners of English 

    Author(s):Park, Ha Lim
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    With regard to teaching a second language, it has been controversial what a language teacher should focus on in developing intelligibility versus native-like production. Having a foreign accent is unavoidable for late ...
  • Meeting students at their points of departure: prior knowledge, transfer, and first-year composition 

    Author(s):Hegyi, Kevin
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    First-Year Composition students bring with them a vast supply of prior knowledge that influences their expectations for the outcomes of a First-Year Composition course. Composition faculty also bring with them an even ...
  • Burnley: for the noumuns 

    Author(s):McCallum, Alick
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    BURNLEY: for the noumuns, excavates the history of Burnley—a deindustrialised town in Lancashire in the North West of England. As a poetic rendering of autoethnography with ecopoetic leanings, the collection attempts to ...
  • Re-phrasing turf-human relations: opening space to imagine more polite practices with turfgrasses 

    Author(s):Egret, Cookie
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This thesis aims to induce wonder and cooperation towards enacting turfgrass formations and discourses in more reciprocal ways. I amplify Kenneth Burke's take on rhetoric as the art of inducing cooperation, but extend this ...
  • Damselfish year, The 

    Author(s):Osborne, Jordan
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This collection of poetry centers on exploring the relationship an individual has with their body and how it can be changed by the trauma of sexual violence. By refracting the self or creating a mask to obscure the self ...
  • That one place and other stories 

    Author(s):Craig, Katherine
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    That One Place and Other Stories is a collection of nine short pieces of fiction, each of which explores relationships amid extreme circumstances and the consumer culture of the late-20th- and early-21st-century United ...
  • Little mercy 

    Author(s):Walter, Robin
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Little Mercy is an exercise in interrogating the natural and exploring the intimately personal. Set in a cabin in the foothills of the Bighorns of Wyoming, the manuscript hopes to reach towards the universal through attending ...
  • Desert grey 

    Author(s):Hayes, Esther Marlena
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This collection of short stories and essays engages both the infertility of a landscape rendered unrecognizable by environmental change and the enduring fertility of the bodies that live there. The majority of the collection ...
  • Winterdark house 

    Author(s):Turner, Jess
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Winterdark House navigates the wounds and gaps left by grief—grief of the loss of a father to addiction, grief of the loss of the speaker to mental health struggles, grief of the loss of an aunt and a friend to drunk ...
  • Skinned 

    Author(s):Ramos, Yusnavy
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    "Skinned," is a collection of creative nonfiction essays that circle around what it means to love. Through the examination of Psychology findings, color, and masks that take on many forms, the pieces in this collection ...
  • How to clean a heart 

    Author(s):Brousard Norcross, Elena
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    In this short story collection, How to Clean a Heart I have included eight stories that represent the work I've achieved during my MFA, but also evidence for how I've expanded as a writer. My stories have gone from either ...
  • Return of the light 

    Author(s):Lanham, Ryan
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This book is a memoir that traces my path of healing after reaching rock bottom with an earnest suicide attempt in October 2011, one year after completing my enlistment in the Army. Each chapter, except one, begins with ...
  • 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 ...

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