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    Melton, Jason Lamar
    In the fall semester of the 2016 academic year, I conducted a semester-long self study investigating students’ perceptions of the efficacy of an integrated Digital Literacy Workshop (DLW) scaffolding model. The participants were 23 students enrolled i . . .
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    Lund, Mary Graham
    Part of a retrospective digitization project.
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    Jacobson., Lenore F.
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    Kronick, Shirley.
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    Schmidt, Gwendolyn Elizabeth
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    Wehrman, Ann Caviness
    These deeply autobiographical poems explore primary areas of my life thus far: childhood memories, past and current relationships, abuse and healing, artistic expression, and spirituality and religion. The manuscript title refers to the dragon of Fran . . .
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    Jenks, Eleanor Cesander
    It was the purpose of this candidate to write a volume of poetry, entitled The Froward Mouth and Other Poems. The Froward Mouth may be described as a long lyric with a background narrative depicting the tragic degeneration through loss of moral restra . . .
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    Micsa, Carmen
    In my memoir, I analyze the topic of freedom: personal, political, philosophical, and psychological freedom. Through my immigration journey to the United States from my native country Romania I explore the multi-faceted notions of freedom, as I grappl . . .
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    Wilson, Tara
    The interesting thing about writing is that language is alive and evolves through interpretation and memory. As in quantum mechanics and calculating the exact position of a photon, being both wave and particle, the exact meaning of a word, being both . . .
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    Perry, Brian Phillip
    Through a series of interrelated short stories, Makeup presents a variety of relationships spanning the human existence from unborn child to old age. These relationships all suffer from our natural inclination to cover up the truths about each other a . . .
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    Casey, John Douglass
    Part of a retrospective digitization project.
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    Rudisill, Richard.
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    Gardner, George Robert.
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    Pickering, Jerry V.
    This study will attempt to deal with the body of J.D. Salinger's work from his earliest short stories through his novel, The Catcher in the Rye (1951). It will focus upon his major theme, the initiation of a young man or woman into the modern world an . . .
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    Laurgaard, Rachel K.
    The adventures of the Donner Party have never been retold in the form of a children's story, undoubtedly because of certain tragic and gruesome aspects which were dwelt on in adult accounts. However, the children of the party stated in later years tha . . .
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    Pearsall, Beth
    The fundamental belief expressed in this project is that diversity is necessary for learning and that often mechanisms that assess and track students work to erase diverse perspectives from classroom populations. Such homogenizing practices make the e . . .
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    Engler, Muriel
    It was the purpose of this project (1) to present seven specific scripts suitable for the teaching of English, speech, and radio broadcasting at the secondary level by recording on magnetic tape; (2) to show the need for scripts of this particular typ . . .
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    Bacon, Robert Russell
    Dino Buzzati was born in 1906 and has published several novels as well as other collections of short stories. Ii Deserto dei Tartari (The Tartar Steppe) is his only novel that has been translated and published in English. His other works are: L'invasi . . .
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    Paxson, William Charles
    There is a large amount of historical detail in this story, and if I were to point out where fiction begins and history ends, and why I did it that way, I would have to write a preface larger than the book. For the reader. however, some guidelines are . . .
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    Henning, Rebecca Leigh
    This thesis serves as a pedagogical introduction to the theory of social-expressivism, or the convergence of two main composition theories: expressivism and social constructivism. The author conducted a textual analysis of Peter Elbow and Pat Belanoff . . .
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    Honeycutt, Christina Dawn
    In the 1960s, higher education become more accessible to historically excluded groups, such as women, minorities, and the working class, forever changing the culture and population of college campuses. As a result of these changes, in 1974 the “Studen . . .
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    Perlongo, Kassandra Marie
    The purpose of Mythic Archetypes is to investigate Tolkien’s involvement with Welsh language, mythology, and history. Tolkien’s goal was to write a mythology for the people of England, and devise a “Secondary World” with real world or “Primary World” . . .
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    Marquardt, Kimberly Grace
    In 2031, a woman inherits a box full of books and notes for a thesis on postmodernism, history and post-1980 British fiction, but the thesis itself is missing. Thus begins an exploration of how postmodern concepts of historical knowledge, marginalizat . . .
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    Tindill, Teresa Lynn
    ABSTRACT INTERVENTION FOR THE WHOLE CHILD: A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO DOCUMENTATION by © Teresa Lynn Tindill 2009 Master of Arts in Education Reading/Language Arts Option California State University, Chico Spring 2009 A reading teacher in the primary grades . . .
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    Wallace, Ginamarie R.
    Traditionally, emotion was viewed as something occurring only within individuals with those emotions being expressed outwards. Emotion is now being recognized as having relational and embodied components outside of the individual. Emotion as multiface . . .
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    Letellier, Charlotte
    Representations of queer relationships in literature are often put in the subtext of works, rather than explicitly addressed. Using Passing by Nella Larsen, Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell, and The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, I am examining queer subte . . .
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    Kirkpatrick, Keaton R.
    Embedded mentors are trained students who are placed directly into courses to support student learning. While embedded support models are becoming increasingly common, little empirical research has been done to understand who embedded mentors are, wha . . .
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    King, Kelsey Michelle Jessica
    New teachers of composition have a lot to gain from developing a critically reflective stance about their teaching. If they can learn to intentionally engage in reflective practices which emphasize student success in relation to their course objective . . .
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    Keables, Jeanette M.
    When We Must Walk in Darkness is a memoir beginning with a Critical Introduction, followed by a collection of vignettes, each one representing a significant moment after my son Tyler’s 2002 near-fatal motorcycle accident. In the Critical Introduction, . . .
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    Huso, Emily
    Invasion of the Bees and Other Stories is a collection of short stories and flash fictions that explore themes of paternal absence and neglect, female distrust of men, relationship discord, self-sabotage, and various forms of abuse. Firmly footed in t . . .
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    Gibaldi, Mary
    In literary worlds, as in the actual world, women are often left without a space to call their own. Obliged instead to navigate men’s societal structures and homes, female characters naturally respond to the spaces they inhabit differently than their . . .
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    Duran, Hannah Nadiene
    In the ongoing discussion of how to support diversity in higher education, language usage and its variation has been one of the most disputed features of writing pedagogy and instruction. The purpose of this research study was to examine how language . . .
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    Dill, Kyler
    The last two decades have brought along much scholarship in regard to monstrosity within literature. This has been thoroughly shown through the ways in which Christians in England have made monsters of other religions. Christians have repeatedly, espe . . .
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    Astengo, Dan
    This thesis argues for the necessity of improved teaching practices in higher education literature courses; suggests a theoretical framework for literary study that engages readers on a personal level as well as within communities of other readers; an . . .
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    Wilcox, Catherine A.
    This empirical study analyzes the digital activist ecologies created by women in highly conservative Christian circles using social media to speak against traditionally taboo topics of domestic and sexual violence. This research covers a time of uphea . . .
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    Rhine, Amanda
    Black Dogs is a collection of short stories representing my exaggerated interpretations of three themes associated with self-destructive behavior: addiction, codependency, and self-entitlement. Theses individual themes are prominent subject matter in . . .
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    Deane, Jason
    Kali’s Waters is a collection of short fiction stories that works with themes of religion, loneliness, death, grief, coming-of-age, and human connection. The stories are based in the genre of literary realism, but also work to challenge the norms of t . . .
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    McClintic, Julie Ricks
    Dating While Fat: Notes From a Harmed Life is a memoir, collected in four linked stories, exploring the intersection of absurdity and horror at various times throughout the author’s life. “Dating While Fat” is a reflective look back at my life as a fo . . .
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    Liebenberg, Ibe
    The Judas Tree is a collection of poetry that focuses on the act of witnessing tragedy. This collection explores specific events I have observed in both nature and in firefighting. Many of the experiences in the collection were witnessed first-hand. T . . .
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    Bogan, Geoffrey
    This thesis both outlines and tests the limits of a methodology that can be used to make sense of references to certain literary genres as they appear in contemporary narratives. While much of my argument refers to literature, as I will note this meth . . .
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    Villaescusa, Sable
    Within William Shakespeare’s works the women characters range from being independent and outspoken to submissive and obedient. Throughout the plays, despite their natural personalities, the women are often faced with social institutions that regulate . . .
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    Shaffer, Marta
    Whipstitch is a collection of poems that explores themes of amateurship, grief, mental illness, addiction, and love through the poet’s decisions regarding how to use imagery, humor, and form. The poet describes individuals and cultures that make mista . . .
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    Scholl, Luke
    An American Dream is made up the first five chapters of a work of fiction that will ultimately become a novel. An American Dream is a novel about John and Matt, two young men who have been friends most their lives, and how this friendship comes to an . . .
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    Evans, Stephanie
    This memoir is a coming-of-age story utilizing three main segments: one focusing on a failed relationship with my father, another confronting mortality through the diagnosis of a chronic illness, and a third strand focusing on death through a work exp . . .
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    Coyle, Eliott
    Inheritance is a collection of poetry that sets out to redefine the word “inheritance” through three sections. The first section of the collection follows the musical inheritance of the speaker and the impressions of family that have come before him. . . .
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    Collins, Nathan Joshua
    This thesis is built on the assumption that in order to be a serious Thoreau scholar, one must move away from Walden (1854) and read his other works. Walden is, to be sure, Thoreau’s most studied book and remains an iconic example of 19th-century Amer . . .
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    Bromley, Kyleen
    Two Rooms is a collection of stories comprised of both fiction and creative nonfiction. The use of nonfiction and fiction in this project is a meditation on my recovery as an alcoholic. The two rooms discussed in this project refer to the use of ficti . . .
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    Booth, Daria Donoghue
    Queens of Sheba is a collection of six personal essays that seek to present both personal story and universal themes. In my essays, I share stories of my family, my father’s dementia, the loss of my first husband, my relationship with food and body im . . .
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    Kinkle-Wirz, Amanda L.
    Walking the line between historical autobiography and analysis of Communities of Practice and Situated Learning theories, this thesis simultaneously conducts a close examination of my own personal journey in the writing program at California State Uni . . .
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    Skripek, Matthew Paul Stephens
    Terraforming Hell is a collection of poems that explore the dark terrain of reality, the fantastic, and the rift that lies between. It traverses the æther and the dreamstate. Some poems find their footing in the natural world while others walk beyond . . .