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Demon rum and saintly women: Temperance fiction of the early nineteenth century
The Myth of Gravity
The Straight and Narrow: A novella
The jar of light and gold
A sentimental tale: Death and madness in "The Bondwoman's Narrative"
Connecting to Cuban national identity through literature: An examination of memory, nostalgia, trauma and exile in Oscar Hijuelos's "Our House in the Last World" and "A Simple Habana Melody"
Healing the borders: Pueblo medicine and cultural hybrids in Frank Waters' "The Man Who Killed the Deer" and Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony"
Three Russian phrases
Along divergent paths: A two-part thesis in creative and technical writing
"Phosphoric glimmers" in Eden: Coverdale's failed allegory and Hawthorne's moral in "The Blithedale Romance"
The Hopeless Treatment
Female sexual identity in Toni Morrison's "Love"
Shaping an "idea without hands": Bronson Alcott's educational theory brought to life in "Little Women"
Female teaching and learning in Morrison's "Paradise"
Finding Camus's absurd in Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying, the Sound and the Fury", and "Absalom, Absalom!"
Fear and loathing in American literature: Freedom, the American dream, and Hunter S. Thompson
The things we did, all the things that we do
The Healing Cane
The identity challenge in Toni Morrison's "Paradise"
Someday, when I lived in Frost
Power and its price: Female roles and the consequences of gaining agency in Toni Morrison's "Beloved" and Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres"
"A living fire to enlighten the darkness": Allegorical interpretations of Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" and J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Existing off the map: Reading Stein and Barnes as hybrid architects
The maximalist transformation of the female immigrant identity in Bharati Mukherjee's "Jasmine" and "The Holder of the World"
Slack cinema: Notes on genre and culture
Arrivederci Mama: love longs of a stolen daughter
The Transcendentalist hip-hop movement
"Nothing of ourselves": Agriculture and community in St. John de Crevecoeur, Susan Fenimore Cooper, and Henry Beston
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